• FidoWeb and the Star system

    From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to All on Wed Jan 5 18:24:28 2022
    Hello All!

    OK, the Star system has been formed for one primary and a few secondary
    reasons :

    With the closure of Janis Kracht the admin for FileGate which is the system for
    receiving software as archived files and information of one type or another from the various contributors, Authors and programmers to place into the fido (and other) network/s.

    As she shut down very quickly from the announcement of closure due to personal reasons that many of us can relate to and me taking it on AND my age (75 in June) I thought it wise to have a group (called file Stars*) that would act if something long term happened to me or my system so that any one or all could take over with the minimum of effort - mostly contacting all file contributors with the new change of address to use to upload to.

    With that in mind and for resilience all are linked together to pass on all such files and this allows a contributor to upload to any one of the systems.

    Added to this as we are there and do it already to one extent or another is do similar with common echo areas. Region specific is not included for obvious reasons.

    Here the only issue is Dup messages and possibly bad echos both of which can be
    handled in standard software for the most part.

    These processes are no different than any network Hub and Spoke system which is
    basically the way we have run for what 30+ years one way or another.


    Vincent

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  • From Ray Quinn@1:214/22 to Vincent Coen on Thu Jan 13 19:16:12 2022
    Vincent Coen <vincent.coen@2:250/1> wrote:
    Hello All!

    OK, the Star system has been formed for one primary and a few secondary reasons :

    With the closure of Janis Kracht the admin for FileGate which is the system for
    receiving software as archived files and information of one type or another from the various contributors, Authors and programmers to place into the fido (and other) network/s.

    I was receiving the entire file backbone from Janis. Which system do I make contact with to resume?

    Thanks!

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Ray Quinn on Thu Jan 13 19:36:26 2022
    I was receiving the entire file backbone from Janis. Which system do I make contact with to resume?

    I am in the same situation here. I am busy getting the areas linked to new working links.

    You are welcome to link here. Netmail or email me at agianson@gmail.com if you would like to do that.

    I am relinking the areas myself and they are not all setup yet but I am working on that and they are coming together.

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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Ray Quinn on Fri Jan 14 13:38:08 2022
    Hello Ray!

    Thursday January 13 2022 19:16, you wrote to me:

    Vincent Coen <vincent.coen@2:250/1> wrote:
    Hello All!

    OK, the Star system has been formed for one primary and a few
    secondary reasons :

    With the closure of Janis Kracht the admin for FileGate which is the
    system for receiving software as archived files and information of
    one type or another from the various contributors, Authors and
    programmers to place into the fido (and other) network/s.

    I was receiving the entire file backbone from Janis. Which system do I
    make contact with to resume?

    Thanks!

    I pass on to the other system files as they arrive but you are more than welcome to connect to me as the replacement for Janis as I am now acting as the
    master filegate hub.

    Just send me a password you wish to use for session, file (filemgr) and echos (areafix) along with the node address you wish to use and I will have it fixed up ASAP.

    Once set up I will link you in to echo area Z2REGION25 which is my system status and important message area for all downlink (traffic normally 2 - 5
    msgs per month at most so please set that up on your system for your usage) followed by Notify messages from filemgr and areafix which should give you a list of available areas as well as connected one's.
    When you send your first link up add %HELP for my systems details on using each
    one and you are off or at your request can set you up for all file and echo areas - as you need .


    Bye the bye, are you the author of the OS/2 fossil driver released in the 80/90's ?


    Vincent
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    * Origin: Air Applewood, The Linux Gateway to the UK & Eire (2:250/1)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Vincent Coen on Fri Jan 14 10:44:10 2022

    On 2022 Jan 14 13:38:08, you wrote to Ray Quinn:

    Bye the bye, are you the author of the OS/2 fossil driver released in
    the 80/90's ?

    you're thinking of Ray Gwinn (who also created and maintained the X00 fossil driver)... he's not been in fidonet for maybe 20 years now... he is on facebook, though...

    )\/(ark

    "The soul of a small kitten in the body of a mighty dragon. Look on my majesty, ye mighty, and despair! Or bring me catnip. Your choice. Oooh, a shiny thing!"
    ... The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accep
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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to mark lewis on Fri Jan 14 17:36:50 2022
    Hello mark!

    Friday January 14 2022 10:44, you wrote to me:


    On 2022 Jan 14 13:38:08, you wrote to Ray Quinn:

    Bye the bye, are you the author of the OS/2 fossil driver
    released in the 80/90's ?

    you're thinking of Ray Gwinn (who also created and maintained the X00
    fossil driver)... he's not been in fidonet for maybe 20 years now...
    he is on facebook, though...

    Nuts, one letter out, OK, thanks for the info.

    Vincent

    --- Mageia Linux v8 X64/Mbse v1.0.7.24/GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Air Applewood, The Linux Gateway to the UK & Eire (2:250/1)