You are almost correct but you must be young because originally fidonet and things like usenet and what not were around before the conveniance
of the internet to transfer the mail packets. long ago in a land far far away sysops used to use things called front door mailers and such to frequently call out to other bbs's in order to send netmail back and fourth from bbs to bbs. back then the bbs was used daily to send and receive email because it wasnt as instant as it is now a days. some
sysops had their bbs's configured to do the mail transfers at midnight.
The 'internet kill switch' is a rumor and theoretical at that. i am not saying the government does not have the power to order the servers running the internet because most are probably run in area 51 or something. Do nott get me wrong, i believe it is important for it to continue running we need persons like yourself calling polititions out to be parinoid of infringing on our constitutional rights. if no one squeeked their wheels no one would get anything fixed because the politicians would become complaicent.
networks would revert to dial up connections.
it would be slow but i think we would find a way to manage.
this is how much the bbs scene has mutated to/from the internet. it also demonstrates how entagral the internet has become and how much of political
suicide it would be for any politician to "press" the internet "off/kill" switch.
all you need is one phone number of an active dial up bbs and you can get other dial up numbers from that one. that is how we used to do it back in the day. it was word of mouth and grew from there. i remember going to a Radio Shack to get my first bbs numbers.
That's precisely why I started my own BBS, to manage a system that had communication capabilities spread out between AX.25, modem, internet protocols, etc... I want to make sure that I've got that capability
ready to go.
Are you using AX.25 with your BBS? If so which system/software - just curious. I'm a HAM and had always wanted to offer my Mystic BBS system
via packet but getting the two to talk... well that's another story I suspect.
There was a few other sysop's talking about this on Survnet SV_HAM from march/july 2015. Seems that's when the AX.25 topic just kinda faded. I posted some wiki links that had some interesting video How-2's setup something like this using other equipment. Also, someone mentioned the packet door echicken coded for synchonet. So i'm guessing that was java script.
for synchonet. So i'm guessing that was java script.
Fido about the the same thing. I was hoping it might not be too hard
to port his work to Mystic but as I'm not a coder I have no real clue
as to how hard/easy it may have been.
From memory I may have added it as a 'nice to have' request (or was it
a question of could it be done?) to g00r00 at some stage also.
I'm not sure about this Door or what exactly happens. But if there is a packet driver loaded to transfer data? It might also be an option to use
a perl module?
Yes, I remember your request/post from months ago. I have no glue how it might work. But it does merit more rearch on my end at the least. Thank for beinging this up again. Your anyways welcome to stop by survnet and post any of your thoughts.
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