[rescue] BBS

Magnus magnus at yonderway.com
Wed Apr 11 12:01:27 CDT 2007

John Floren wrote:

> I go to tech college, so I've got phone service that I'm not using and
> lots of geeks right on campus. Some friends and I were toying with the
> idea of putting up a dial-in BBS, but we're not sure what software
> would be the best choice. So, I'm looking for suggestions. I've got a
> PIII system lying around to mess with. I'd *like* to use a UNIX-like
> OS underneath, but I guess DOS wouldn't be too bad. I'd rather not use
> Windows, if possible ;)

Well to be historically correct you could always run Waffle 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_(bbs) but I don't think it is 
maintained anymore.

Most BBS software that was popular back in the day is either going to 
have Y2K issues or will require a license key from a company that likely 
no longer exists.

My old BBS ran Renegade in a DOS emulation layer under OS/2.  Worked 
great.  Of course, neither the BBS software or the OS mentioned are 
supported anymore.

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