[nos-bbs] Bill's Global AXIP and back to Global MAILBOX again

Mark Phillips g7ltt at g7ltt.com
Sun Nov 16 04:25:45 EST 2008

Isn't this what White Pages was meant to do?

As I see it how will the network know when a new user joins and where to
get a hold of him.

I like the IMAP idea. Anyone could connect to any BBS anywhere and as
part of the logon process the host would poll the IMAP server and
present the user with a list of his email.


On Sat, 2008-11-15 at 11:31 -0600, Maiko Langelaar (ve4klm) wrote:
> Bill,
> I've been thinking about *instant* AXIP for years, just never got to
> it, too many other things to do I guess. The original thought I had
> was that if my system received an AXIP/AXUDP packet from some remote
> system, that I would automatically attach an AXIP/AXUDP link back to
> that very system, and *see what happens*. Of course, the sysop would
> be notified by mail immediately of this event, and so on. Of course
> that had no security, but it was just a concept I thought of. Once
> there was significant traffic flow, the sysop could be prompted to
> make the new link *permanent* or *lets forget about this one*, or
> whatever.
> There are other issues of course, but bare bones that's what I had
> in mind.
> This goes along the same line of thought as GLOBAL mailboxes :
>    What if I could connect to any NOS, FBB, MSYS, whatever system
>    and simply direct a mail to a callsign (ie, VE4KLM), instead of
>    to VE4KLM@#WPG.MB.CAN.NOAM ? Our callsigns are **UNIQUE**, so why
>    bother with the #WPG.MB.CAN.NOAM or somewhere.someplace.com ?
> Winlink has it that you simply send to the CALLSIGN. Again, I have
> seriously been thinking about a global system where we just scrapt the
> suffix, so that the mail is truly GLOBAL, not local to a particular
> system. People have suggested a central IMAP server with IMAP proxies
> distributed globally and then have *participating* NOS systems link
> into that system. OR something along that line.
> That stuff truly exites me.
> Maiko Langelaar / VE4KLM
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Mark Phillips, G7LTT/NI2O
Randolph, NJ

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