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ref:fidonet_glossary [2020/11/04 19:43] – Defined "Poll" digital manref:fidonet_glossary [2021/09/22 18:51] (current) – [AreaTag] I guess 50 char area tags are okay (per FMail.txt) digital man
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 ====== FidoNet Glossary ====== ====== FidoNet Glossary ======
  
-This is our glossary of technical terms specific to FidoNet.+This is the Synchronet glossary of technical terms specific to FidoNet.
  
 ===== AKA ===== ===== AKA =====
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 system. The Area Manager process has also been called a "Conference Manager" ([[http://ftsc.org/docs/fsc-0057.003|ConfMgr]]). system. The Area Manager process has also been called a "Conference Manager" ([[http://ftsc.org/docs/fsc-0057.003|ConfMgr]]).
  
-===== AreaTag =====+===== Area Tag =====
  
-A FidoNet //AreaTag// is a unique area identifier made of up to 35 US-ASCII (traditionally, all uppercase) alphanumeric characters with a few punctuation and symbolic characters (e.g. ''!'', ''.'', ''-'' and ''_'') allowed. Message area tags are also referred to as //Echo Tags//.+A FidoNet //Area Tag// (a.k.a. Area Name or Echo Tag) is a unique area identifier made of up to 50 US-ASCII (traditionally, all uppercase) alphanumeric characters with a few punctuation and symbolic characters (e.g. ''!'', ''.'', ''-'' and ''_'') allowed.
 ===== Attach or FLO Mailer? ===== ===== Attach or FLO Mailer? =====
  
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 A //Downlink// is a Linked Node which your system "feeds" messages and for which your system is responsible for routing received messages from. A //Downlink// is a Linked Node which your system "feeds" messages and for which your system is responsible for routing received messages from.
 +
 +===== Echo =====
 +  * Message echo - A way to distribute messages between systems (see EchoMail).
 +  * File echo - Like a message echo, but for distributing files instead of messages.
  
 ===== EchoMail ===== ===== EchoMail =====
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 Point-to-point (usually person-to-person) directly-delivered or routed messages (now more commonly referred to as "e-mail" or just "mail"). Point-to-point (usually person-to-person) directly-delivered or routed messages (now more commonly referred to as "e-mail" or just "mail").
 +
 +===== Network Coordinator =====
 +Primarily a node who has the added task of administering a LOCAL segment of the nodelist for his/her NET, a NET may cover part or all of a city and or part of a country.
  
 ===== Node ===== ===== Node =====
 +How a particular FTN/Fidonet system is referred to.
 +
 All FidoNet node-listed systems are //nodes// of the network. All FidoNet node-listed systems are //nodes// of the network.
  
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 A poll of a node is when a connection is attempted to a linked-node even though there are no files (e.g. mail) waiting to be sent to that node. A poll of a node is when a connection is attempted to a linked-node even though there are no files (e.g. mail) waiting to be sent to that node.
 +
 +===== Region =====
 +A REGION may cover an entire country or just a part of a country depending on it's size, the REGIONAL address is not obvious in the end node address.
 +
 +===== Regional Coordinator =====
 +Primarily a node who has the added task of administering a REGIONAL segment of the nodelist for his/her REGION.
 +
 ===== Scan ===== ===== Scan =====
  
 To //scan// message bases means to //export// locally-posted messages from your BBS's local message bases into EchoMail packets to be sent to your upstream link (hub) and any downstream linked nodes you may have. To //scan// message bases means to //export// locally-posted messages from your BBS's local message bases into EchoMail packets to be sent to your upstream link (hub) and any downstream linked nodes you may have.
 +
 +===== TIC =====
 +
 +"TIC" is the standard file extension for the information file that is sent along with a file that is distributed in a File Echo
  
 ===== Toss ===== ===== Toss =====
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 A 5D (5 dimensional) address refers to an FTN address consisting of a standard A 5D (5 dimensional) address refers to an FTN address consisting of a standard
 3D or 4D address with an appended "@domain" (e.g. ''1:103/705@fidonet''). This domain component is limited to 8 case-insensitive characters - it is **not** an Internet domain. 3D or 4D address with an appended "@domain" (e.g. ''1:103/705@fidonet''). This domain component is limited to 8 case-insensitive characters - it is **not** an Internet domain.
 +
 +===== Zone Coordinator =====
 +Primarily a node who has the added task of administering a ZONE segment of the nodelist for his/her ZONE, a ZONE can cover a single country or several countries.
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
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