Dallas Echomail Hub
Between 1987 and ‘89, FidoNet Echomail routed through a four-node hub system in Dallas, Texas. I was part of that hub, along with Jon, Wynn, and Chuck.
This arrangement was set up for cost-optimization. The four of us lived in the same area code so it didn’t cost anything to call each other, and we each had dedicated long-distance partner systems. I don’t remember where Chuck and Wynn made their connections, but mine were in California and Jon’s were in Australia. By passing through the Dallas hub, California systems could send Echomail to Australia with little expense and minimal delay.
|Chuck Lawson||Night City / Dallas Inbound||1:124/100|
|Wynn Wagner||The POLE||1:124/108|
|David Finster||Pink World||1:124/111|
|Jon Sabol||Hardwired / Dallas Outbound||1:124/200|