• Rasbarry pi

    From Joe Schweier@1:342/201 to All on Tue Jul 25 14:03:59 2017
    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the performance??

    Just wondering...

    Thanx

    IB Joe
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's Computer & BBS
    Telnet to the BBS @ joesbbs.com

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  • From Rudi Timmermans@2:292/140 to Joe Schweier on Mon Jul 31 17:54:00 2017
    Hi Joe,

    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the
    performance??

    I'm works verry good and no problems, it's fast also here ;)


    ---
    Best regards,
    Rudi Timmermans.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A34 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: X-TReMe BBS (2:292/140)
  • From Joe Schweier@1:342/200 to Rudi Timmermans on Mon Jul 31 09:20:48 2017
    On 07/31/17, Rudi Timmermans said the following...

    Hi Joe,

    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the performance??

    I'm works verry good and no problems, it's fast also here ;)


    Thanx... I may take a look at it later...

    Thanx again!!!

    IB Joe
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's Computer & BBS
    Telnet to the BBS @ joesbbs.com

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A34 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Joe's Computer & BBS (1:342/200)
  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Joe Schweier on Tue Aug 1 08:25:00 2017
    Joe Schweier wrote to All <=-

    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the
    performance??

    Use it on a board here, runs really well. :)


    ... All real programs contain errors.
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  • From Joe Schweier@1:342/200 to Tony Langdon on Mon Jul 31 17:39:55 2017
    On 08/01/17, Tony Langdon said the following...

    Joe Schweier wrote to All <=-

    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the performance??

    Use it on a board here, runs really well. :)


    I might take the plunge .... thanx for the info...

    IB Joe
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's Computer & BBS
    Telnet to the BBS @ joesbbs.com

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A34 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Joe's Computer & BBS (1:342/200)
  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Joe Schweier on Tue Aug 1 11:27:00 2017
    Joe Schweier wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    I might take the plunge .... thanx for the info...

    Jump in, the water's fine! :)


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  • From Dave Vandermeer@1:229/275 to Joe Schweier on Tue Aug 1 12:02:23 2017
    On 07/25/17, Joe Schweier said the following...

    Anyone using the rasbarry pi version of Mystic???? Hows the
    performance??

    I run A31 on Pi .. the performance isnt any different than running it on DOS
    or OS/2 .. As long as you don't have alot of extra unnecesary stuff running
    in the background.

    With Raspbian full install here's my free output

    ---
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 945512 802740 142772 52536 78804 593160
    -/+ buffers/cache: 130776 814736
    Swap: 102396 43304 59092
    ---

    Now mind you I am running my desktop in 1900x1080 resolution so a good chunk
    of my 1G RAM is used up there but it doesn't affect the BBS at all

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
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  • From ib joe@1:342/200 to All on Sat Sep 2 08:43:11 2017
    had a system failure with my VM that had the BBS on it. Bought a Rasbarry Pi box and installed Mystic on that. Life is strange... I mean technology... where we came from and where it is today.... I'm running a BBS package off a little box .... slaller than a pack of smokes... and a 1.5 Tb HDD that cost less than it cost me for a meg of ram at one point.

    If things where at this level years ago, feature rich BBS package and the ability to run all that on a tiny little box.... the internet my have never taken off....

    But thank god Gore invesnted the internet...

    I can't wait to getthis puppy online...

    Joe

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: joesbbs.com (1:342/200)
  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to ib joe on Mon Sep 4 09:22:00 2017
    ib joe wrote to All <=-

    @TZ: 4168
    had a system failure with my VM that had the BBS on it. Bought a
    Rasbarry Pi box and installed Mystic on that. Life is strange... I
    mean technology... where we came from and where it is today.... I'm running a BBS package off a little box .... slaller than a pack of smokes... and a 1.5 Tb HDD that cost less than it cost me for a meg of
    ram at one point.

    I remember the effort I went through to build my first BBS machine - an XT clone with a 10MB HDD. Used to take 45 minutes to toss a day's Fidonet mail. :) And now, I use Raspberry Pi boards, a far cry from those old days. :)

    But thank god Gore invesnted the internet...

    LOL


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  • From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to Tony Langdon on Sun Sep 3 18:41:26 2017
    Hello Tony,


    ... where we came from and where it is today.... I'm
    running a BBS package off a little box .... slaller than a pack of
    smokes... and a 1.5 Tb HDD that cost less than it cost me for a meg of
    ram at one point.

    I remember the effort I went through to build my first BBS machine - an XT clone with a 10MB HDD. Used to take 45 minutes to toss a day's Fidonet mail. :) And now, I use Raspberry Pi boards, a far cry from those old days. :)

    I recall my first BBS machine. An XT running at 4.77Mhz with 512kb of ram. It came with two 320k 5-1/4 floppies. But changed one of the floppies out for a 20MB MFM HD. I remember when I first formatted the HD and thinking.

    Gosh... Will I ever manage to use all that HD space? <g>

    Jeff

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  • From ib joe@1:342/200 to Jeff Smith on Sun Sep 3 20:02:36 2017
    floppies out for a 20MB MFM HD. I remember when I first formatted the HD and thinking.

    Gosh... Will I ever manage to use all that HD space? <g>


    HAHAHAHA... I recall the sales pitch I used on my wife about a 105 meg HDD... cost was $500.00 bucks at the time... saying that's all I'll ever need fpr te rest of my life... Just bought a 1.5 TB drive for 80 bucks... Thank you
    china for cheap electronics...

    :)

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: joesbbs.com (1:342/200)
  • From ib joe@1:342/200 to Tony Langdon on Sun Sep 3 20:13:33 2017
    I remember the effort I went through to build my first BBS machine - an
    XT clone with a 10MB HDD. Used to take 45 minutes to toss a day's
    Fidonet mail. :) And now, I use Raspberry Pi boards, a far cry from
    those old days. :)

    When I went with the rasbarry pi system the learning curve will be steep for me... I know nothing about linux... I have a friend come in to help out with
    a few issues to get the BBS running.... but I hope to have things going good and learn a new OS along the way.

    Thanx

    IB JOE
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's Computer & BBS
    Telnet: joesbbs.com

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: joesbbs.com (1:342/200)
  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to ib joe on Mon Sep 4 19:38:16 2017
    On 09/02/17, ib joe pondered and said...

    If things where at this level years ago, feature rich BBS package and the ability to run all that on a tiny little box.... the internet my have never taken off....

    But thank god Gore invesnted the internet...

    I can't wait to getthis puppy online...

    I agree running Mystic BBS on a Raspberry Pi is a great way to go :)

    Best, Paul

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A35 (Windows/32)
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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Jeff Smith on Tue Sep 5 08:08:00 2017
    Jeff Smith wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    I recall my first BBS machine. An XT running at 4.77Mhz with 512kb of
    ram. It came with two 320k 5-1/4 floppies. But changed one of the
    floppies out for a 20MB MFM HD. I remember when I first formatted the
    HD and thinking.

    From memory, I did my HDD upgrade before starting the BBS. The previous year, the machine only had twin floppies - initially twin 360k, but at some stage, I recall switching one for a 720k 3/12" floppy drive.

    Gosh... Will I ever manage to use all that HD space? <g>

    Hahaha, yeah. was huge in those days. :D


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to ib joe on Tue Sep 5 08:24:00 2017
    ib joe wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    When I went with the rasbarry pi system the learning curve will be
    steep for me... I know nothing about linux... I have a friend come in
    to help out with a few issues to get the BBS running.... but I hope to have things going good and learn a new OS along the way.

    An additional challenge, but I can promise it will be a fun trip. I first learned Linux 22 years ago, and in some ways, the situation was similar to yours - a new project requiring Linux. In our case, we were moving the next step beyond BBSs. The friend that took over my BBS had setup a server and was trying to turn it into a dialup ISP. It had been suggested we use either Linux or FreeBSD (i.e. avoid Windows NT ;) ), so he chose Linux, based on its higher profile.

    After some failed attempts, he came over with a server, a Linux CD and sone documentation. I had a bit of a read, and within 2 hours had a working Linux box up. While I had the machine, I compiled a custom kernel and all was working quite well, modems and all. :) That server ran for a number of years, before the arrival of broadband pretty much spelled the end of the dialup service. Meanwhile, at the same time, I pressed an old 386 into service as a Linux based router, which managed my first Internet connection. I used a succession of Linux based routers from 1995 - 2010, initially with a dialup modem, but later, with a cable modem. It wasn't until 2010, when a major house move forced a switch to ADSL, that I ran a more conventional router/modem
    etup.

    Yep, Linux is a fun trip. Such a versatile OS, and so powerful, once you learn the ropes. Enjoy. :)


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Paul Hayton on Tue Sep 5 08:29:00 2017
    Paul Hayton wrote to ib joe <=-

    I agree running Mystic BBS on a Raspberry Pi is a great way to go :)

    Could do a lot worse! :)


    ... Limitations are stepping stones to creativity.
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