Appreciate any comments or direction, and sorry if this is well-trod ground in this echo.
Since I've just gotten back into BBS'ing and Fidonet, I thought I'd get
Since I've just gotten back into BBS'ing and Fidonet, I thought I'd
get some perspectives from folks on analog modems, the PSTN,
and dial-up BBS'ing.
On 04/04/18, James Digriz pondered and said...
Since I've just gotten back into BBS'ing and Fidonet, I thought I'dget
Welcome back, I've flicked you a netmail.
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* Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (3:770/100)
in today's world, the mailers operate, mostly, on their own port (24554 default for binkp) and so there's no real need for the old style front end mailer sharing the same port as the BBS... it can still be done, though... i do it here with my frontdoor/remoteaccess setup running on OS/2... there are not very many systems out there doing this so there's not much mail being transferred over telnet mailer connections... the majority of today's systems are using binkd or have a mailer that offers the binkp protocol...
i don't know if that answers your question(s) or not... hopefully it does help some...
04 Apr 2018 17:11, from James Digriz -> All:
Since I've just gotten back into BBS'ing and Fidonet, I thought I'd get some perspectives from folks on analog modems, the PSTN,
and dial-up BBS'ing.
From my point of view analog modems, PSTN and BBSes are completely irrelevant nowadays.
There seem to be some people who, for whatever reason, still have BBSes, but all that I know use IP communication like SSH or (jikes :( ) telnet.
* Origin: Dogs come when you call. Cats have answering machines. (2:310/31)
I probably wasn't clear enough, though.
The problem I'm looking at is going from serial connections to analog
and back, on both ends, over the PSTN, when there is no copper,
analog, or TDM. Where there is no POTS, only fiber, only IP data networking underlying everything. It's not clear to me that such use
of voice phone lines will be univerally available.
With or without the "repeal" of "Net Neutrality", the economics appear
to disencentive support for analog data.
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