Binkd's Home Page

There are some Russian documents on this page.

Binkd is a TCP/IP daemon, written by Dima Maloff and others to transfer files between two Fidonet systems. It supports so-called "Binkley-Style outbound", also supported by most Fidonet software. It uses it's own protocol (called Binkp), but it's not a big problem, as binkd (started Nov, 96) now is maybe the most popular fidonet-over-IP technology in the former USSR.

Binkd cannot (and never will) make calls via regular telephone lines, so it should be used not instead of, but along with any other Bink-style Fidonet mailer. It's known that Binkd (at least) runs perfectly together with Ifmail, Brake!, Bink/+, McMail, T-Mail and Xenia mailers.

Binkd comes in ANSI C sources, so it can be built in almost any environment with Berkeley sockets API supported (multitasking is a plus). I know about UNIX (AIX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux, Solaris), OS/2, NT, DOS, and Windows'95 ports.

(new) Right now (2000/06/13) I don't develop binkd (though I do read BINKD-DEV mailing list), and all the official versions of binkd past 0.9.3c are released by Pavel Gulchouck and the team of BINKD-DEV. You can get current binkds from I'll try to mirror all the releases here.






Binkd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.



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Binkd User's Guide

Binkd User's Guide (english) by Nick Soveiko.

More Binkd Links

  • Binkp/1.0 (Binkd's protocol) and binkp/1.1 docs and the license (russian)
  • FSP-1011 -- A Fidonet Standard Proposal (FSP) for Binkp


    Thanks to all these people, who ported Binkd, patched it, or helped Binkd project in other ways. (Please, excuse me, if I forget someone!)

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