• Netrunner

    From bcw142@21:1/145 to All on Tue Aug 17 20:08:24 2021
    To get full use of most BBS you need a terminal program like netrunner.
    To get netrunner up and running on most Linux versions you need to load
    a bunch of software via Linux. Generally I use command line for this just
    as I always did with Amiga. There are two major versions: 32 bit and 64 bit. First the archives are in rar format so you need to load that:

    sudo apt install unrar #Your OS will handle this fine unrar-free also exists.

    Then for 32 bit you need to load the SDL2 libraries netrunner uses:
    sudo apt install libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libsdl2-gfx-dev:i386
    for 64 bit:
    sudo apt install libsdl2-2.0-0 libsdl2-gfx-dev

    You need to download netrunner generally via a browser: nrb22l32.rar from http://www.mysticbbs.com/downloads/prealpha/
    or nrb22l64.rar for 64 bit.

    Now you have all the pieces you need, you need to pick a place to install netrunner to, I used /bbs much like I use /mystic for the BBS itself.

    sudo mkdir /bbs
    sudo chmod 775 /bbs #make it readable, executable and writable for Users
    cd /bbs
    unrar e ~/Downloads/nrb22l32.rar
    for 64 bit:
    unrar e ~/Downloads/nrb22l64.rar

    It's now installed to run from command line I use:

    netrunner &

    It will boot up and show the logo on a full desktop screen generally (default). ALT-Z is a help/menu setup, ALT-D is the dial directory.
    If your the only user you can do it as root or with 'sudo chmod 775'
    users can have a phonebook in /bbs. If you have multiple users then ~/phonebook.phn which you need to setup first using ALT-O, s and put ~/phonebook.phn under Book Name. Then ESC and ALT-D, make a new
    phonebook when it asks and then do ALT-E to edit the Dial Directory.
    First your likely to want to setup the main FSXNET BBS: Agency BBS

    Sys. Name Agency BBS Address agency.bbs.nz
    IP Type IPV4 Protocol TELNET
    SysOp Avon

    You'll have to decide if you want to save your User Name and Password. Generally I'd set Colors to iCE for maximum color range from most BBS
    and leave the rest as default.

    To get to my BBS for example:

    Sys. Name Mystic Pi BBS Address bcw142.zapto.org
    IP Type IPV4 Protocol TELNET
    SysOp bcw142 Software mystic a47

    ... If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/08/14 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: Mystic Pi BBS bcw142.zapto.org:23 (21:1/145)