This week I will be putting The Ohio Freenet BBS in the spotlight!
OFN Message Gateway
Hosting these newsgroups: UseNet – FidoNet – FamilyNet – DoveNet – Microsoft
Services: NNTP, Telnet, Weather stats
BBS: Telnet to Tek1systems.com
Your system operator, sjohns, welcomes you to OFN Message Gateway:
a Tek1systems Bulletin Board System (BBS) and free public internet message groups portal
– Discover the other services of the Internet-
Internet message newsgroups:[UseNet] – [FidoNet 1:226/410] – [DoveNet] – [FamilyNet 8:8/440] – [Microsoft]
Message groups: Astronomy – Physics – Computing & Networks – Religion & Theology – more
Access at: http://ohiofreenet.org – telnet://tek1systems.com
Implementing an expansion of FIDONET: this is now Fidonet node 1:226/410 and the mail tosser is being configured. Currently pulling and offering Fido via NNTP, but the BinkD configuration continues. My feed from Eastern Star and the conferences are set up for your use. This is also a Familynet node 8:8/440. This system has just been installed on a new server: a Dell Precision workstation with dual Xeon processors and Windows 2003 Server R2. An second identical server has been installed and is to be clustered to this one to ensure greater fault tolerance. The second server is now the Sonic Music player: sign up and you can access, via web browser, my 5GB music library – ’80’s, 90’s music for all. Enjoy your stay…
——–= Ohio Links =——–
Ohio.gov – Ohio Dept of Education – Ohiojobs.com – State of Ohio jobs – Wikipedia: Ohio
Besides UseNet, there exist other discussion networks, called echo networks, that provide the same thing although most of them are targeted towards a single area such as science, gaming, computers, or religion. OFN hosts a few of these also: FamilyNet, DoveNet, and others are soon to be integrated into OFN.
Fidonet is another origional newgroup service that was begun in the early 1980’s via Computer Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) that were the means of internet access at the time. It was founded by Tom Jennings in San Francisco, California and grew to consist of thousands of networked BBS’ today. OFN has joined this network as node #1:226/410 and our Fido feed is getting bigger by the day.
Besides newsgroups, OFN is actually a large BBS (the origin of most Internet Service Providers); and also provides telnet access to message groups as well as weather, other BBS’, public university systems, and legacy text-based games. OFN’s telnet service is available at telnet://tek1systems.com – use a command prompt or telnet client to access.