"This is why node numbers aren't given out "word of mouth", or at other sysops request. It has to be done directly, as a test."
I remember struggling getting the old WWIV software to handle the message transfers of Fido, but when it finally worked it felt like I cracked the world.
Of course, there were elitists on the Fido side that sneered at WWIV BBSes, but that is another story. lol