It’s always cool to see them pop up in the wild. So here is the quick writeup on gabucino.be going over some of the trials of setting up bbs.gabucino.be ..
And apparently he’s had far better luck getting the modems to operate well more like modems. So no cheating as I did by using passive mode FTP to transfer QWK packets in & out of the system. Its all very cool, and of course powered by OS/2 on Qemu so that makes me happy!
There isn’t a flash/java based page, so I’d recommend using syncterm.
Well the last while I have ‘rediscovered’ the fun of BBS’ing
. There is a resurgence of popularity of the Synchronet BBS
software. The cool thing about it is the ease to setup the QWK
messages (it just uses ftp!) and within 30 minutes of downloading and installing I had myself a node VERT’s quicknet
You too can download your very own BBS software here.
There is even a GREAT terminal emulator suitably named Syncterm that completes the experence. It supports rsh, telnet, ssh, x/y/z modem and cool ANSI graphics!
The source to the whole thing is GPL’d so there is some hope that this will allow BBS’s to continue out there for some time.
Oh yeah and I did get a VPS so I do plan on hosting some of the old files from vaxenrule.com .. In ther interim though you can connect to the ‘underground’ BBS @ 188.8.131.52 … You could telnet in with any old telnet client, but I’d suggest Syncterm!