The structure ...

You can see the fidonet structure as an star. Within this star are the node's, wich are most often the dial-up systems (the BBS's) for users and/or his points. But there is more than only the node's, every node is getting his mail from an hub, wich on his turn is getting his mail at his host. The host is created for an specific region. The host is getting his mail from the RC (Region Coordinator). The RC is representing mostly one or two nations, but there is more. The RC's are distributing mail (and or files) on internattional level, they are called zone's (ZC). Fidonet has been diverted into 5 zone's, wich are as follow:

Zone 1: North America
Zone 2: Europe, Middle East and western Russia
Zone 3: Oceanie, Australia en New Zealand
Zone 4: Southern America

Also an Zone 5 has exists (Africa), but since November 9th, 2012 this zone has been erased due to no interrest.
The fidonet Zone 6 (Japan, Korea, Taiwam, India, etc..), has been deleted since july 26th, 2007 and the nodes have been reassigned.
The nodes from the Asian part of Russia and Israel are assigned to zone 2, and the rest to zone 3.

An nodenumber (or hub, host) exists in the early days of onle an 2d address, later they created an 3d (still used) an and 4d address, but also an 5d address is in use as of today. An nodenumber exists of zone:net/node notation, but because also 4d addresses exists for points, it can also be zone:net/node.point.
An 5d address can also given the domain name, so my old nodenumber, wich was 2:280/1041 (in 3d), should than be: 2:280/ so you see that fidonet has also an link to the internet.

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