Tag Archives: Zer0net

About Zer0net

Zer0net (AKA The Zer0 Network) is a small, private FTN-based message network (“othernet”) that caters to underground bulletin board systems. Zer0net was founded in the late 1990s during a desperate time when the last few great dial-up systems were folding and, due to lack of good solutions, telnet hadn’t quite taken hold outside of the… Read More »

Zer0net’s Big Two-Oh!

In celebration of its 20th birthday this August, I wanted to write about some of the largely untold history of Zer0net. Prehistory Most of my direct exposure to echomail networks came from the few networks the local PD boards in my area carried, including Fidonet itself. Beyond that, most of what I knew about them… Read More »