Definition

FidoNet

Started in 1984, FidoNet is a system for exchanging e-mail and discussion group and other files among users of over 30,000 bulletin board services. FidoNet messages are sent using the UNIX-to-UNIX Copy Protocol (UUCP). Messages can travel over the Internet after being converted to TCP/IP format by computer servers that act as Internet gateway.

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This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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