In spring 1992 I have installed a public Fidonet-usenet gateway for
Russian-language echomail, and created a top-level hierarchy "fido7".
This is not a normal usenet hierarchy, in the sense that newsgroups
are not created after voting, but rather as corresponding fidonet
echomail areas appear, and also distribution of this hierarchy was
restricted because all usenet correspondents are logically users
at the gateway node (2:5020/230 at that time) and could cause trouble
to the sysop (me) if their behavior was inappropriate for Fidonet.
This server describes the
current status of fido7 hierarchy
Also, I am the moderator (in Fidonet sense, this is a "post-moderator")
of Russian-language Fidonet echomail area "RU.UNIX" that is available
as the newsgroup "fido7.ru.unix" (Formerly, it was also gatewayed into
"relcom.fido.ru.unix" but since autumn 1997 they are not connected).
Here are the rules of this conference (in