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Hello. You have just connected with the IP 188.8.131.52 at the local address ftn.owlserver.de:2080. Thank you for your interest. To
simplify your subsequent searches a bit, a brief survey of the ways to
navigate the site and the home area follows.
The "little blue" menu appears at the upper edge of every page and will
always show you the right path to whatever you are looking for, or
bring you back to wherever you were. The following will tell you
exactly where a click on one of the menu entries will bring you:
This is the main menu. It contains messages, files and a few other things organized into the Home and Miscellaneous categories.
The starting point and the area in which you are located at the
moment. The exact description of sub-areas follows a bit later.
The file areas of the OWL-Server, presently around 267091
files with 160
in size, organized into 2702
Additionally there are detailed search systems, file
lists, surveys and much more to help navigate this area. Naturally,
the files can then be downloaded by HTTP or FTP.
The messages areas of the OWL-Server. Online forums, chat rooms,
newsgroups, e-mail, Fidonet and a wide range of other networks are
available. Naturally, opportunities to browse exist, including the
possibility of reading messages online.
Everything that doesn't fit elsewhere. Statistics on the system load,
a few gimmicks and a lot of software documentation, including (not only)
that for the programs used at this site.
Questions and help
There are several information pages that can be accessed at any time and will hopefully make it easier to live on and with these pages :-)
- eMail (@)
This entry accesses a form that allows you to send a question to the
- Help (?)
This entry accesses a brief help page. In addition to the main links,
you will also find technical information on navigation of these pages
A local mirror of the externallay hosted presentation, for example under www.owl-server.de,
organized a bit differently in this case. Please note that in contrast
Information on the OWL-Server: accessing, services, technology,
software, specials and a thousand other things. In short, comprehensive
information on this system.
The "rest" of the online presentation. Ranges from the collection of
links through home pages and an index of abbreviations, up to
information on regular regional meetings.
An introduction to the OWL-Server services with all the basic functions and an overall survey of subareas and alternatives. This is the easiest starting point for a trip into the depths of the system.
You are presently here.
The search engine for the entire site may be found here. Only this
site, not the entire web, is searched here - but the search really
combs the site. Since several search engines exist here, you will also
find some information on the alternatives.
Just what the title says: a brief overview of the entire structure of
this site. Made up in graphical form, and naturally containing direct
links to nearly every page of the site.
Once again the help function. This was already listed under @.
And once again the form for questions. Already explained
And here's a new, old friend: the telnet gate into the classical BBS.
The telnet port is open here to permit access. This operates using a
telnet client. Just set it to ANSI emulation. However, you should use
a special client to optain proper graphical displays, and particularly
for Z-modem downloads.
Please note: Although all the pages have been finished, some of the
layouts are not yet complete. Thus, most things should operate
correctly, but the appearance might not yet be as uniform as it should
be. Sorry - but we'll attend to these details as well in the next litte
This server's uptime is 4 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes and 57 seconds.