Who We Are
The Datashed is a miniature data center in the American Southwest, in the spirit of the heterogeneous machine rooms of the 1980s and 1990s. Dedicated to melding old and new technology.

FidoNet BBS

I run a FidoNet BBS (1:305/1) called the Chiva Town Social Hub.

This is hosted on a reliable T1/DS1 connection. The BBS software is Synchronet with binkd and tinytic running on a dedicated IBM eServer running FreeBSD. I carry full feeds and most file areas, and am also linked to DoveNET and CSCNet.

All BBS data is backed up nightly, both locally and to an offsite server.

telnet/ssh/www/irc/gopher: hub.chivanet.org (on the standard ports)

Please join us and feel free to create an account on this BBS! It’s a little-known secret that such an active and wonderful community still exists and thrives.

I am deeply grateful to Phillip Kimble and T.J. Barlow for their assistance in getting me connected to FidoNet, and to Janis Kracht and the rest of the FidoNet community for their ongoing (and often thankless) work in keeping bulletin boards alive for so many years. I can only hope to contribute a small part to this wonderful and vibrant community.