• what brings you here?

    From Rusty Shackleford to All on Wed Sep 21 01:14:19 2016
    so what brings you here? i just kinda ran across the place yesterday, been years since i checked out a BBS and i figured i'd give it a shot again.
  • From Mbe to DaiTengu on Fri Aug 17 06:15:16 2018
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Rusty Shackleford to All on Wed Sep 21 2016 01:14 am

    so what brings you here? i just kinda ran across the place yesterday, been y
    same here my friend. have been searching for pacific island and zen, but they seem to be talken down a long time ago.. :(
  • From Demar to Mbe on Fri Dec 7 08:04:36 2018
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Mbe to DaiTengu on Fri Aug 17 2018 06:15 am

    Just stopping by myself, rom Indiana orginally where I ran a BBS way back when. This brings back memories, would love to get back into it if there were more intrest. Salute!
  • From Helgrima to Demar on Mon Jan 7 13:03:10 2019
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Demar to Mbe on Fri Dec 07 2018 08:04 am

    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Mbe to DaiTengu on Fri Aug 17 2018 06:15 am

    Just stopping by myself, rom Indiana orginally where I ran a BBS way back wh This brings back memories, would love to get back into it if there were more intrest. Salute!
  • From King Karl to Rusty Shackleford on Tue Feb 19 13:10:07 2019
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Rusty Shackleford to All on Wed Sep 21 2016 01:14 am

    so what brings you here? i just kinda ran across the place yesterday, been y
    Just doing a class project and our goofy ass teacher wants us to eplore this thing
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  • From DaiTengu to King Karl on Wed Feb 20 15:06:12 2019
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: King Karl to Rusty Shackleford on Tue Feb 19 2019 01:10 pm

    Just doing a class project and our goofy ass teacher wants us to eplore this thing

    your goofy ass teacher is awesome. A "class project" (really just my project for class) was my first real introduction to the world of BBSes back in the early 90's.

    I actually just posted the whole story today over on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/bbs/comments/asqhef/how_did_you_discover_the_world_of_ bulletin_board/egw1xnf/

    DaiTengu

    ... Rugby is played by men with odd-shaped balls!!
  • From Reverend to Rusty Shackleford on Thu Oct 8 05:13:04 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Rusty Shackleford to All on Wed Sep 21 2016 01:14 am

    Rusty,
    Honestly i got hurt at work and theyre still wasting my time by having me come in each day on 3rd shift, so what better way to spend my time than to be looking at telnets?
  • From Null to Rusty Shackleford on Thu Oct 22 19:51:08 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Rusty Shackleford to All on Wed Sep 21 2016 01:14 am

    I hope this is not the BBS equivalent of necroing a thread. but I am here to learn a bit more before hosting a BBS of my own. I wanted to begin using the bulletin board systems for quite some time now, but I did not have a phone line connection only an internet connection. So instead of using telnet or SSH I managed to run theis connection over VoIP.

    Null
  • From DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 00:34:43 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Null to Rusty Shackleford on Thu Oct 22 2020 07:51 pm

    I hope this is not the BBS equivalent of necroing a thread. but I am here to learn a bit more before hosting a BBS of my own. I wanted to begin using the bulletin board systems for quite some time now, but I did not have a phone line connection only an internet connection. So instead of using telnet or SSH I managed to run theis connection over VoIP.

    Necro away! :)

    The phone line for this BBS runs over a digital phone line, so there's some compression and loss, and holding a connection can be a bit tricky. People tell me they have no issues, but I sit next to the modem, I hear the disconnections and call-backs :)

    DaiTengu

    ... Don't force it, get a larger hammer.
  • From Null to DaiTengu on Fri Oct 23 10:50:32 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 2020 12:34 am

    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Null to Rusty Shackleford on Thu Oct 22 2020 07:51 pm

    I hope this is not the BBS equivalent of necroing a thread. but I am he to learn a bit more before hosting a BBS of my own. I wanted to begin using the bulletin board systems for quite some time now, but I did not have a phone line connection only an internet connection. So instead of using telnet or SSH I managed to run theis connection over VoIP.

    Necro away! :)

    The phone line for this BBS runs over a digital phone line, so there's some

    DaiTengu

    ... Don't force it, get a larger hammer.
    Really? Who is the phone provider Ooma?

    Null
  • From DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 11:02:41 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Null to DaiTengu on Fri Oct 23 2020 10:50 am

    The phone line for this BBS runs over a digital phone line, so there's
    some
    Really? Who is the phone provider Ooma?

    Spectrum. It was, at one point, cheaper to have internet + phone rather than just Internet. I think now it's runing me about $15 a month or so.

    DaiTengu

    ... Anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy.
  • From Null to DaiTengu on Fri Oct 23 11:49:31 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 2020 11:02 am

    Spectrum. It was, at one point, cheaper to have internet + phone rather tha DaiTengu
    That actually sounds pretty nice. I am going to have to look into how much it would be to get some trunked phone lines where I am at so I can setup a BBs with equal parts Dial-In Users as well as TelNet.
  • From DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 15:48:10 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Null to DaiTengu on Fri Oct 23 2020 11:49 am

    Spectrum. It was, at one point, cheaper to have internet + phone

    That actually sounds pretty nice. I am going to have to look into how much it would be to get some trunked phone lines where I am at so I can setup a BBs with equal parts Dial-In Users as well as TelNet.

    Be careful with the digital phone lines, You need to make sure they're using a codec that can support a modem, preferably something uncompressed. Spectrum claims I can fax up to 9600 baud, but, as you can see, The line supports faster speeds, up to about 30K BPS.



    DaiTengu

    ... Omens are there to be broken.
  • From Null to DaiTengu on Sat Oct 24 10:27:45 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: DaiTengu to Null on Fri Oct 23 2020 03:48 pm

    Be careful with the digital phone lines, You need to make sure they're using

    I am looking at the codecs and doing comparisons. It might take some time andI have other things to take care of first. I am using a DOS 6.22 right now, and I will be trial running synchronet and writing up some custom server side applicatrions to go onto it.

    after I finish that and get a test system and I get familiar with freePBX/hylafax I will start thinking about SIP providers more.
  • From DaiTengu to Null on Sat Oct 24 13:36:48 2020
    Re: what brings you here?
    By: Null to DaiTengu on Sat Oct 24 2020 10:27 am

    I am looking at the codecs and doing comparisons. It might take some time andI have other things to take care of first. I am using a DOS 6.22 right now, and I will be trial running synchronet and writing up some custom server side applicatrions to go onto it.

    Addons for Synchronet are fairly simple if you're competent with Javascript.

    I don't think SBBS will run on DOS 6.22 though. I run on Linux (CentOS 7), and my dialup line runs on a Gentoo box. You can also run it on Windows, but you're better off with a 32-bit version of Windows to be able to get 16-bit DOS doors to work, the 64-bit versions of windows don't have the 16-bit subsystem anymore.

    DaiTengu

    ... All things being equal, a fat person uses more soap than a thin person.