• Frontdoor holiness

    From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Bj├Ěrn Felten on Tue Jul 3 11:59:42 2018
    * Originally in FIDONEWS
    * Crossposted in FDECHO

    Monday July 02 2018 21:35, Bj÷rn Felten wrote to Bj÷rn Felten:


    In comes this 17yo Swedish kid with a Turbo Pascal program that
    could distinguish between mailer calls and BBS-callers (<press Esc
    Twice>>> ). He called it Frontdoor.

    In case someone should be interested, here's the very first version of FrontDoor from 1986-10-12. It has quite some historical value IMHO.

    http://eljaco.se/FILES/BBS/FD100.ZIP

    Hmm...

    === Begin OS/2 Clipboard ===

    p:\fd100>fd /?

    + FrontDoor v1.0 - October 12th, 1986
    From Future Hacker Central FIDO 501/4609, Sweden
    Copyright (c) 1986 by Joaquim Homrighausen & Peter Stewart, all rights reserved

    Usage: FD/<port_number>
    FD/1 or FD/2

    Switches: /I - install defaults (use as only parameter)
    /? - display this text
    /N - don't initialize modem
    /K - use constant speed against modem
    /L - log transactions in file FD.LOG
    /Q - quiet, don't beep at connect
    /B<n> - initialize the COM port to this baudrate
    /B3 /B1 /B2 (300,1200,2400)
    /X<n> - exclude support of this baudrate
    /X3 /X1 /X2 /X7 (300,1200,2400,splitspeed)
    /S<nn> - connect code for splitspeed (CCITT V.23)
    /S11 /S7 (8 = default)

    === End OS/2 Clipboard ===

    === Begin OS/2 Clipboard ===
    12:00:41 | FrontDoor v1.0 by Joaquim Homrighausen & Peter Stewart |
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    | | | |==========================================================┴ |
    | | |
    | - Disk read error. PC=636A | |
    | - Internal error, exiting... | |
    | | |
    | | | +==========================================================ñ========+
    === End OS/2 Clipboard ===

    Bummer!

    'Tommi

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