Scouting Bulletin Boards - FidoNet
Lorne A. Dudley (DUDLEY2@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA)
Mon, 16 May 1994 11:36:00 EDT
Hi John !
> Is there any way to access these through Internet?
>John E. Pannell
>ASM Troop 39
>Old North State Council
No, not easily. Some sites "may" duplicate them as newsgroups, but I
couldn't tell you which sites would do it, if any.
Perhaps some other members of this group might be aware of a site.
FidoNet is a lot slower than Internet, since messages are usually
transferred between individual cities over the local telephone network
during off-peak (read inexpensive) times. So a message might take up
to a week to get from point A to point B.
A specific user registered at a FidoNet node may be sent mail from
Internet as follows.
Fidonet address <zone>:<net>/<node> expands to:
So, "Lorne Dudley" at 1:249/106 would be:
If you have mail privileges on a FidoNet node, you can send messages
to Internet at follows.
Address the message to Uucp at 1:1/31.
On the first line of the message body, put:
(or whatever the internet address happens to be)
Your best bet is to get in touch with a local FidoNet BBS in your area
and ask the SYSOP if he is aware of anyone locally carrying the
SCOUTER and SCOUTING echos.
A number of Scout Districts in Canada have individuals who
volunteer to run a BBS on FidoNet, which picks up the SCOUTER and
SCOUTING echos. I expect that local BSA Councils have members who
do the same. You will need a dial-up modem and the appropriate
communication software for your PC or Mac, or whatever.
I don't know where "Old North State Council" might be. If you give
your city and state in your reply, perhaps some other members on the
list might contribute the local information. I believe an article
appeared in the BSA magazine two or three years ago, describing the
SCOUTER and SCOUTING echos. I have never personally seen the article.
Perhaps a BSA member can contribute this information.
1st Bayridge Sea Scouts
C A N A D A
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City