memories. I'll never forget the sound of modem negotiation even until the da M>die.
It is satisfying to see that fido technology and bulletin boards as a technol M>have survived to the 21st century and suffered fools. The visionaries who M>created the earliest technology invented something that outlasted their M>contributions long after they were driven away. They are technological pione M>of a type the world will never fully appreciate.
I am also impressed to see that software is still being actively developed. M>authors of binkd, husky, synchronet, ezycom, mystic and more have done an M>immeasurable service. At the time circumstances pulled me away I was sure M>things would implode in a few years but occasionally I peek in and see people M>still participating.
I was shocked to see someone releasing BBS software in 2015. It got me M>wondering how active are bulletin boards today? How many visitors do you see M>and what type of things do they come for? Seeing the energy got me inching M>set one up if only to play my old games. My only fear is not being able to f M>cracks for all the doors I once registered as I suspect most people who M>maintained them fell off the planet or would not care to hassle with someone M>over something they were paid $15 for 15 years ago.
The BBS is one of the last hobbies I can still do because of
declining health, and my BBS is the last one left in the state
Years ago, when we had at least a dozen BBS's in the Little Rock
alone, users and Sysops would gather at a local restaurant every so
often, to put names to faces, recruit new users to their BBS's, etc. Sadly, those days around here are long gone.
Most of the time, I'm the only caller on the system, although I've picked up some new users via another hobby, ham radio. I'm glad there
are several brands of software, but I've only run the following:
1) SoftMail and Mini-Net -- BBS software for the Radio Shack TRS-80..
2) GT Power (dial-up) -- for my birthday in 1992, a friend of my ..
3) Synchronet (dial-up, telnet, and web) -- in May, 2005, I upgraded..
.. software, to get "the best of both worlds". One thing I really like about Synchronet (3.14a and later) is that you can run both fossil
and on-fossil doors on the system.
4) Virtual Advanced (telnet and web) -- currently running it, but as
noted above, with constant telnet server crashings, I'm working on
setting up Synchronet again. However, there won't be dial-up access ..
It is unlikely someone is messing with your system. In my opinion,
telnet based bulletin boards to not represent a large enough trophy
for someone to concern themselves with attacking one. It would
most likely be a system update which is having compatibility with
legacy software. Could try seeing if running in 'compatibility'
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