Powered by OS/2

I think I’m the last one on the internet crazy enough to try this, but here goes…

powered by os2

So the VPS where I run my BBS came up, and they wanted more money.  And honestly, running a BBS from 1994 in 2015 just doesn’t cut it when it comes to system resources, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to bring it ‘home’ so I moved it inside.  The cool thing though is that I don’t have to use usermode nat anymore, so I can use FTP to shuffle files around, which is a nice thing to have.  I may have to investigate if there is an rsync as well, as reading files directly from the VM would be a bonus.  It’d be cool to read things like Tradewars scores, last user activity and whatnot.

While I was setting up HTTP, and repointing to a new address, I figured I’d go all in on OS/2, and load up Apache on OS/2 2.0, and let it host it’s own website.

Hosting on OS/2
Hosting on OS/2

The ‘hard’ thing to fight was updating the mime.types, and dealing with CR/LF issues moving my old pages from Linux to OS/2.  Luckily my C: drive is already HPFS, so I have long filenames already.

I guess the next thing to do is setup a RAM disk, and virtual servers so I can move Team OS/2 onto OS/2.  Someone named Kohtaro Shinya just snagged the original Team OS/2 page.  At least it’s not some forex scam, but now it’s tourism for Osaka.

But yes, my crappy BBS still lives, I think it’s moved hosts at least 7 times since 2011.

Author: neozeed

I live in SE Asia, doing generic work, enjoying my life & family

7 thoughts on “Powered by OS/2”

    1. Not really, it’s about as tedious as any other apache install. It just has ancient mime types when I want to serve stuff like XML, Javascript, PNG’s and Flash… But surprisingly it runs.

        1. I just downloaded it from here.. I guess I could have built it, I do have EMX and all that installed, but I’m kind of lazy…

  1. Do you suppose that there are no longer any Internet worms left that exploit vulnerabilities in such an old version of Apache? 🙂

    1. I don’t know… It would almost be funny.

      That reminds me, I should see if I can get a version of SunOS and BSD that can run that old morris worm.

  2. I moved teamos2.com and surprisingly Apache 1.2 supports the aliases just fine. Yay. Kind of funny that someone hit it right before I could test it.

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