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Fidonet is an amateur message network created in 1984 by Tom Jennings. It was originally conceived for users of his Fido Bulletin Board Software (BBS) to exchange messages between different systems. A message sent from a user of a Fidonet system makes its way to the destination via a "store and forward" approach. Fidonet's popularity soared in the late 1980's through the 1990's.

The network grew to a hierarchical distribution; with "Zones" establishing the intercontinental presence, the "Regions" and "Nets" that comprise a locality within the Zone, and the "Nodes" and "Points" being the sites or operators within a Net. At its peak there were over 30,000 systems in Fidonet and countless people exchanging messages, especially in public forums known as Echomail. A very strong sense of community had formed, and that still prevails today.

Net 229 is a Fido network that covers the city of Toronto and surrounding areas known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


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