Synchronet v3.19b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2022).

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Chopping Block

Synchronet BBS, being a 30 year old project, has acquired a lot of features that are likely not used by anyone (Synchronet sysops or their users) any longer. These features add code (where bugs, including security vulnerabilities, may hide) and often just noise/clutter to the sysop/user experience.

If you or you users depend on any of the following Synchronet BBS features, please reach out to the development team and make that known or risk losing these features at some point in the future:

  • Auto-login by IP address (terminal server)
  • IDENT queries upon connect (terminal server, services)
  • Attach/FrontDoor-style FidoNet mailer support (SBBSecho)
  • Terminal server cold-key (opposite of hot-key) user setting


Features that Synchronet BBS used to include but were removed due to nonuse:

  • PostLink/UTI driver (RIME/RelayNet support)
  • 900/976 phone number support for credit purchases
  • WIP terminal support
  • JavaScript-generated (e.g. HTML) FTP directory indexes
  • r0dent-write

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