After doing a lot of hunting I finally came across this guide and am putting it here for posterity. I did switch from Argus to Radius (an Argus Clone) and went through this guide exactly as spelled out and it’s working perfectly. Waiting now for a message back from the NC with a node number. The original guide can be found here.
Updated 12/29/12 – I have also updated the bottom of the post a couple of items if you are in a multi-network situation.
Synchronet Setup For FidoNet
By Dantin Hart of Rat’s Nest BBS 9/22/05Updated by Lord Time of Time Warp of the Future BBS 12/15/08 (on the links and e-mail)
Also Updated by Richard Miles of Shadowscope on 11/14/12
Okay heres the deal, you need to download 2 files required to get your Synchronet
BBS running with FidoNet and they can be obtained through your Hub’s Coordinator,
File names are BACKBONE and nodelist. As was explained to me by Rob Swindel the
author of Synchronet BBS. BACKBONE.NA is the North American BACKBONE FILE.
Make sure to contact your coordinator for the appropriate File Extension and or File.
Also you may talk to your coordinator about getting the current nodelist.%%% <- extension
is a number which changes with every release.
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