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Meaning of FILE REQUEST

 
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1. The fidonet equivalent of ftp, in which one bbs system automatically dials another and snarfs one or more files. Often abbreviated "FReq"; files are often announced as being "available for FReq" in the same way that files are announced as being "available for/by anonymous ftp" on the internet.

2. The act of getting a copy of a file by using the File Request option of the bbs mailer.

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