See the announcement below. Also any new applicants will be given access to B4GATE, and almost any system on UUHECNET can be reached through it..
The cool thing is that we have over 30 nodes in the network, of which I estimate at least 10-15 are online at any given moment.
From: Sampsa Laine (b4gate!pyffle!system)
B4GATE appears to have become the de facto hub of UUHECNET since
MRGATE is down and not likely to reappear. With this in mind,
I'll periodically post a list of systems registered with B4GATE.
Basically, all mail (unless direct host to host) on UUHECNET
now goes through B4GATE, which also acts as an SMTP gateway
for the UUCP nodes that have *.uuhec.net domain names.
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The following systems are directly connected to b4gate.
Please note that even if the connection is defined, there
is no guarantee that host will be running, thus message
delivery cannot be guaranteed.
Sample bangpath: b4gate!pyffle!sampsa send a message to the
user sampsa on the pyffle machine via b4gate.
Systems under b4gate:
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Good news everyone – Turnkey Pyffle v0.21 (due out July-ish) will have a curses-based installation wizard to guide you through those annoying installation steps that might have kept some of you from installing it.
In a fit of madness I decided to write a Waffle BBS clone in Python, which is now sufficiently far along that I’ve decided to announce its existence to anyone who might still be reading this newsgroup 🙂
As announced earlier, I was in the process of setting up a news service on B4GATE.
I am now satisfied that it works and am more than happy to set up feeds to members.
The current list of newsgroups is as follows:
uuhec.admin General UUHECNET admin issues
uuhec.hardware Discussion re: retro hardware
uuhec.uucp General discussion about UUCP
uuhec.dec Discussion about DEC hardware
uuhec.vms OpenVMS forum
uuhec.unix UNIX/Linux etc forum
uuhec.waffle Waffle BBS discussion
uuhec.random Random banter
uuhec.decnet DECNET networking forum
uuhec.hecnet Forum for members of the hobbyist DECNET, HECnet
uuhec.mac Macintosh (OS X) discussion
uuhec.mac.classic Classic Mac (System 1-9)
uuhec.8bit General 8-bit retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.cbm Commodore 8-bit retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.cpm CP/M and 8080/Z80 retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.apple Apple I/II/III retrocomputing forum
uuhec.test Test area for people setting up systems
I’ve enabled Google Talk for the UUHEC.NET domain, I suggest I set up accounts for all of us, it’s a nice little service, based on Jabber, so you can use any client you wish (i.e. it’s not limited to Google Talk). Personally I’m using Adium, being a Mac user.
Please drop me a note if you want an account, I’ll then set this up for you.
If you already have a Jabber/Google Talk account, I can be reached at admin (at) uuhec.net