I wonder how the Fido network will know if a sysop drops dead suddenly, if he'
not connected iRL with someone else in the network? (as happened to a couple local sysops here -- one dropped dead, but his boss was a personal friend,
discovered the problem, and kept fido here rolling; another one went (Mr. 1:1/ >himself, Bob Satti) and his wife passed everything over to a fellow local fido
sysop. . .
When Gordon Lewicky died in July 2005, which was two years ago now,
I have no idea how long people kept his BBS listed in the Fidonet
records until someone noticed that the bbs no longer existed. Its
always possible that the Fidonet organization has robots that check
on connections frequently to see which ones respond as being in
existence, or indicate that they are offline by the fact that the
robot can't login to the site. Donald
Nah, no robots. People know each other and we call to check up on each othe If I disappeared, I know that within a day someone would be calling my wife see what happened to me.
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