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Network Glossary

The networks shown on this web page are configured using Netmgr. Netmgr uses the information from the map to produce routing tables which when loaded into the switches allows them to act together in a network fashion.

The symbols used in Netmgr represent the different type of operating systems (FPAC, Rose, TNC, other network, etc.) used in the different sites. The following gives a brief description for each symbol:

This symbol represents a FPAC Switch.  A FPAC switch consists of a PC, up to nine TNC's, radios and power systems.

This symbol represents a Rose based switch. It consists of TNC's connected together via a matrix, typically a diode matrix. The TNC's have special code (Rose) installed in the EPROM.

This symbol represents a ghost site that is used for common routing, such as 411 service. Using a ghost in the routing with a very high quality factor causes the the routing for 411 info to go to the nearest site connected to the ghost. Thus each site can have it's own 411 info.

This symbol represents an adjacent network that is administered by the net administrator in that area.

This symbol represents a user that is typically connected directly to the network. In most cases it is a co-located BBS.

This symbol represents a stand alone TNC that is used in the network, such as an interface to a direct connection to other areas.