FurNet (FidoNet)

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FurNet was a collection of BBS "echoes" run using the FidoNet protocol. Echoes are message boards that are periodically synchronized between BBSes, usually once or twice each night except where systems were local or accessible via PCPursuit, a once-popular packet switching network offering local dialouts to facilitate long-distance BBS access. The FurNet echoes were founded by Nicolai Shapero, the "Mad Russian Sysop of StormGate Aerie".

Furry fans would roleplay on these echoes, posting as many as several pages at a time and waiting a day or two to view others' responses. A select few echos were also dedicated to the discussion of furry art and lifestyle topics. Some FurNet member BBSes also ran gateways offering BBS users access to early furry newsgroups, but these were never officially a part of FurNet.

[edit] FurNet Echo Boards

BLACK-HAT -- A furry storyboard set on the starship Black-Hat -- CONFURENCE -- ConFurence con com & others echo -- DALWARS -- Dallas "Barr Warrs" outgrowth (discussion) -- DAMPFUR -- Back room (x-rated) for TGIFurry (storyboard) -- EAGLE -- General chit chat (discussion) -- FAB_DONUT -- Fabulous Donut Shop (Yet Another Furry Storyboard) -- FANARCHY -- Bizarre comments to confuse the Feds ("discussion") -- FILK -- Fannish folksongs (discussion) -- (on the BACKBONE) FURBIOS -- Biographies of furry characters for storyboards -- FURFEN -- Another furry discussion board -- FURFUN -- x-rated "back room" for furledance -- FURLEDANCE -- storyboard -- FURMALL -- storyboard related to FLD -- FURSEX -- Sex related topics for furries (discussion) -- FURTREK -- Yet another ST:TNG furry storyboard -- FURRY -- Non-political furry echo (discussion) -- FURRYDOM -- Furry flames ("heated" discussions) -- FUR_MAG -- Furry magazines (discussion) -- FUR_SYSOP -- FurNet Sysops' echo -- FUR_TECH -- Costuming, computers, & other tech stuff (discussion) -- HORSEFEATHERS -- Yet another Furry Storyboard (horsefeathers inn) -- INTERCEPTED -- The multiversal party line (storyboard) -- KFUZ -- Furry DJs at a Furry Radio Station (storyboard) -- LOCKERS -- YAFS (backroom style again, X-rated) -- PFI -- Past and Future Inn (storyboard) -- PFI_HTUB -- Back room (x-rated) for PFI (storyboard) -- ROGUES -- Biographies of furry characters for PFI -- SFBELOW_DECK -- Back room (x-rated) for Shadowfox (storyboard) -- SHADOWFOX -- Shadowfox cruise lines (storyboard) -- TGIFURRY -- Thank God It's Furry (storyboard) -- THICKET -- artists echo -- WRIT_COMMENT -- Out of character comments by writers on the storyboards (discussion) -- ZEPBEACH -- Yet another furry storyboard (Nude beach -- X-rated) -- ZEPPOINT -- Yet another furry storyboard (Beach resort this time) --

[edit] Members of the FurNet BBS Network

+----------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Station Name Number PCP Outdial FidoNet Number | | ====================== ============== =========== ============== | | StormGate Aerie 1-310-822-6729 CALAN 102/524 | | The Tiger's Den 1-714-530-2554 CASAN 103/143 | | Wandering Wolf's Den 1-503-246-3684 ORPOR 105/96 | | Super Deformed BBS 1-404-333-8554 GAATL 133/611 | | The Dragon's Cave 1-206-752-4160 NONE 138/198 | | North STAR BBS 1-408-247-7827 CASJO 143/219 | | Shadowfox 1-510-452-3551 CAOAK 161/313 | | ClawMarks 1-510-452-0350 CAOAK 161/314 | | Unicon BBS 1-415-349-6984 CASFA 204/2 | | NVARNG 1-702-887-7352 NONE 213/700 | | The Trap Line 1-416-588-2964 NONE 250/432 | | The Matrix 1-804-323-6635 UNKNOWN 264/227 | | The Mystic Order 1-804-495-0612 NONE 275/134 | | The Time Machine 1-804-599-6401 NONE 271/236 | | T.O.U.P. BBS 1-914-354-7499 NONE 272/1 | | FVRCVS MAXIMVS 1-215-483-4047 PAPHI 273/952 | | United Front BBS 1-718-886-1829 NYNYO 278/403 | | USS Scorpion NCC 4017 1-904-678-3503 NONE 366/4017 | | Gardens of Avalon BBS 1-210-308-9579 NONE 387/57 | | Naorhy Imperial Republic 1-210-670-0501 UNKNOWN 387/860 | | Pentarou! Enterprises 1-815-654-7956 NONE 2210/7956 | | Changewinds 1-513-752-8431 NONE 2350/37 & 11/500 | | Brass Cannon 1-602-639-1039 NONE 15/29 | +----------------------------------------------------------------------+

Most or all of the above will be out of service by now, and the table is for historical reference only.

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