International Searching For Your Individual PATH Network.
This document shall serve as an introduction to SEARCHNET,
information about the Network and, most importantly, how to join us.
Welcome to SEARCHNET, a network created to provide a place for all
entities to discuss their individual search for the meaning of their lives.
Since March, 1993, Searchnet has grown to include over 40 member
nodes. In addition to discussing our spiritual paths, we have included
a wealth of information on the state of our beloved planet, Earth.
Discussions about conspiracies, U.F.O.'s, The Patriot Movement, The
New World Order, Survival, Earth Changes, The coming Earth
Transformation, and a spiritual interpretation of today's news events.
Often there are penetrating explanations of the REAL NEWS, behind the
news. Join our SearchNet discussions for alternative views of world
SEARCHNET was created by Glenda Stocks, a young woman in her
thirties, who saw a need for a network that invites people who have
come to a point in their lives where they are seaching for answers to
the meaning of existence. A network for people who are asking,
"Who am I?", "What is my mission in life", "How did I get here",
"How can I be, the best I can be", SEARCHNET attempts to provide
a forum for the airing of these questions.
Not limited to any one religion, SEARCHNET is open to discussion
of all paths, spiritual and non-spiritual.
SEARCHNET would also like to be a network for information
exchange. A network where people of varying abilities and expertise
may come and inform others of what they have experienced on their
path. In this regard, SEARCHNET has a strict policy of TOLERANCE.
All people are welcome, and all beliefs and non-beliefs are to be
respected, among all participants on SEARCHNET.
Host Systems, Network Structure
SEARCHNET currently contains one administrative system:
Sysop: Glenda Stocks
Because we are still a new network, we are currently seeking HUBs
and Nodes in as many areas as possible.
FTN Message Transfer Format
Currently SEARCHNET supports mostly the FidoNet standard mail
format of message transfer. It will be the responsibility of each
individual node to poll their HUB system for mail, whether this be done
manually, or automatically -- unless special arrangements have been made
for your HUB to poll you.
If you need QWK support, please contact the Zone Coordinator at 1:330/201
or 114:1/0. QWK support IS available from the Zone Coordinator as of
How To Join Us
Enclosed in this information archive is a text file entitled
SEARCHNT.APP which contains all the information we need to know to
approve your system for a node number. To avoid confusion, please
rename the application to LASTNAME.APP, where LASTNAME is the first
eight letters of your last name. There are then TWO steps that must
be followed in order for your application to be processed.
(1) Complete the application and send it via netmail file-attach to either:
Glenda Stocks at XBN BBS (508) 586-6977 - (Fidonet 1:330/201), or
to your local SEARCHNET HUB;
*** PLEASE INDICATE if you want to be a Host or Hub to FEED other Searchnet
(2) Print out the completed application, affix your legal signature to it,
and mail (yes, US Postal Service) it to the Zone Coordinator:
1344 Park St
Stoughton, MA 02072
This hard copy of your application should be sent with 120 days.
Your application that is received by netmail will usually be
processed within 48 hours. If you have applied to the Zone Coordinator
at XBN BBS, then you may poll after the 2nd day for a reply, or a reply
will be sent you within 7 days. If you have applied to a SEARCHNET Hub,
then that hub will inform you as to when and how your application will be
The SEARCHNET nodelist is produced in the standard St. Louis
style format and will follow the Julian Calendar method of sequential
numbering. The most recent nodelist will always be available through any
of the HUB systems. These systems will also have the nodelist available
for File Request under the magic name SERCHLST for the corresponding
SERCHLST.### files. The nodelist will be archived in ZIP format.
Updates to the nodelist will be distributed on Friday's to all HUB
systems who in turn should forward the updated nodelist to all of it's
nodes. If for some reason, you have not received the latest nodelist by
Saturday morning, F'Req SERCHLST.* from your HUB, or from XBN BBS
This document last revised, December 29, 1993