FidoNet is an amateur electronic mail network with several decades of thousand of mail nodes world wide. Before Internet access became commonplace, FidoNet probably ranked up there alongside some of the better known commercial on-line services in terms of the number of people who used it. Now, of course, it is adapting to the new technologies and many FidoNet systems are also web servers, news servers, and generally accessible over the Internet in one way or another. FidoNet nodes are often personal computers in somebody's basement; the system operator (sysop) may be a young child or a retired grandfather. Some nodes are networks consisting of dozens of PCs or larger systems, and some are run by governments, fire departments, or large corporations to support the needs of their constituents or customers. A few are actually money making ventures.
What is Fidonet? How Fidonet works? How to join?
How to join FidoNet.
A database that is used by Fidonet and Othernets moderators to record information about conferences (echoes) that the networks may carry.
Resource site about starting a BBS and joining FidoNet with a lot of great links.
Contains historical fidonet documents, information about fidonet in MN, links to fidonet resources, and a historical analysis of the fidonet nodelist.
FidoNet History, Resources and Support, Software Developer Resources, Tom Jennings.
Contains technical standards, standards proposals and related documents that have been archived and indexed.
Explanations from the region co-ordinator.
A collection of open source, OS-independent software for Fidonet including a tosser, a file echo processor and a message editor along with several libraries.
The main official web-site of FidoNet with a lot of information.
QFE is full-featured FTN message editor for Linux with a graphical interface. It written on C++/Qt and does not depend on either KDE or Gnome. All operations with FIDO message base use fidoconfig and smapi packages from HUSKY project.
Presents the history of the network and provides information about its organizational, technical and geographical structure.
Thanks to DMOZ, which built a great web directory for nearly two decades and freely shared it with the web. About us