FidoNet consists of approximately 10,000 systems world-wide which comprise a network which exchanges mail and files via Modems using a proprietary protocol. They are connected for the purposes of exchanging E-Mail to the Internet thru a series of gateway systems which interact with the Internet via UUCP with cooperating UNIX-based smart-hosts which act as their MX-receivers. With some exceptions, you cannot Telnet or FTP to a FidoNet site, only communicate via E-Mail and Usenet News. General Info on FidoNet
__ / \ /|oo \ (_| /_) _`@/_ \ _ | | \ \\ | (*) | \ )) ______ |__U__| / \// / FIDO \ _//|| _\ / (________) (_/(_|(____/ (c) John Madil Traditional FidoNet logo by John Madil FidoNet Logo 2010 by Dmitriy Ignatov (2:5028/66) FidoNet is a worldwide computer network that is used for communication between bulletin board systems (BBSs). FidoNet
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Diagram showing a possible configuration for a wireless mesh network, connected upstream via a VSAT link (click to enlarge) History Network structures
These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections. Do-It-Yourself Internet With Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi Even if you've managed to find an Internet connection for yourself, it won't be that helpful in reaching out to your fellow locals if they can't get online to find you.