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All about FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server)

Written by  Antonio Ravanelli
Friday, January 20, 2006

FIBS is an abbreviation for First Internet Backgammon Server and was invented in 1992. It is a server program written by Andreas Schneider.

You can connect to FIBS using telnet; the server runs on machine fraggel65.mdstud.chalmers.se (raw address 129.16.235.165). Now you have to log in to FIBS. If you already have an account on FIBS, you use the login name and password you selected. If you're a first time user, you must log in as guest. Then you are granted a limited kind of access, until you make yourself known by choosing a FIBS user name and a password. From that moment on, you can use FIBS to play against other players, human or otherwise, from all over the world.

You can play backgammon or just watch. The usual style of competition is match play. A ratings system ranks players based on their performance. There are regular tournaments to participate in.

More info about FIBS and other Backgammon sites’ review is available at: 247-backgammon and at the following address: http://www.fibs.com/connecting.html.

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