• Re: Monthly hosting info.

    From MATTHEW MUNSON@VERT/IUTOPIA to MRO on Sun Jan 20 10:07:00 2019
    i run my bbses on a rented server.

    it's better and i dont have 3 computers here.
    fast, better, attackers dont hit my home connection.

    lots of benefits.
    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances
    of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?



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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to MATTHEW MUNSON on Sun Jan 20 23:46:04 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to MRO on Sun Jan 20 2019 10:07 am

    it's better and i dont have 3 computers here.
    fast, better, attackers dont hit my home connection.

    lots of benefits.
    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?

    It's allot cheaper to run a linux VPS.

    I run outwest BBS on a windows 7 32 thin Client PC and the razzpie BBS on a (you guessed it) Raspberry Pi 3
    I do run a VPS for other stuff using ubuntu 14.04 @ $3.50 per month 20GB SSD
    The VPS companies will allow you to spin up a windows server but for allot more $$$


    ... Some people wear Superman pajamas. Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Denn on Mon Jan 21 10:46:40 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Denn to MATTHEW MUNSON on Sun Jan 20 2019 11:46 pm

    It's allot cheaper to run a linux VPS.

    Yep, and the nice thing about Synchronet is that it's pretty portable, with exception of the DOS specific stuff.

    I use SlyEdit, Tickit, and Binkit now; they're all written in Javascript so they work within Synchronet whether it's running on Windows or Linux.

    ...But, I'm probably preaching to the choir. :)

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to MATTHEW MUNSON on Mon Jan 21 22:32:00 2019
    On 01-20-19 10:07, MATTHEW MUNSON wrote to MRO <=-

    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight
    core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?

    I just run a Pi. :D If I want to run DOS doors, I could migrate to Linux or Win32 on one of the multitudes of netbooks I have here - I'm running Magicka on one of those. :) Or simply build a door server or use the ones already out there.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to MATTHEW MUNSON on Tue Jan 22 16:10:58 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to MRO on Sun Jan 20 2019 10:07 am

    i run my bbses on a rented server.

    it's better and i dont have 3 computers here.
    fast, better, attackers dont hit my home connection.

    lots of benefits.
    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances
    of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?



    i selected an image of proxmox as the OS so i just upload my isos and run whatever OS i want and link it to one of my ips. it's easy to do for windows, linux requires me to edit a few files.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn on Tue Jan 22 16:12:15 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Denn to MATTHEW MUNSON on Sun Jan 20 2019 11:46 pm

    It's allot cheaper to run a linux VPS.

    I run outwest BBS on a windows 7 32 thin Client PC and the razzpie BBS on a (you guessed it) Raspberry Pi 3
    I do run a VPS for other stuff using ubuntu 14.04 @ $3.50 per month 20GB SSD
    The VPS companies will allow you to spin up a windows server but for allot


    i tried using vpses but they had connectivity problems. so i had my irc network on there and everyone would dump at the same time. i got off that in one day. also my bbses would be flakey. they were spreading themselves too thin. i used fdc and chicagovps and a few other guys

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  • From Fireball@VERT/FBEX to MATTHEW MUNSON on Wed Jan 30 17:37:53 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to MRO on Sun Jan 20 2019 10:07 am

    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances
    of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?


    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!

    Fireball

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  • From Fireball@VERT/FBEX to MRO on Wed Jan 30 17:44:57 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MRO to Denn on Tue Jan 22 2019 04:12 pm

    i tried using vpses but they had connectivity problems. so i had my irc network on there and everyone would dump at the same time. i got off that in one day. also my bbses would be flakey. they were spreading themselves too thin. i used fdc and chicagovps and a few other guys


    I haven't had connectivity issues in a long time. I'm using impactvps right now, and they're doing a decent job for me. I also used chicago vps a few years back, and they were ok back then, but a bit pricey. If I remember correctly, it was a Windows 32-bit vps.

    Fireball

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Fireball on Wed Jan 30 18:13:33 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Fireball to MATTHEW MUNSON on Wed Jan 30 2019 17:37:53

    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!

    I agree. On linux you can run native mods as well as dos mods. Best of both worlds...

    Marisa
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  • From MATTHEW MUNSON@VERT/IUTOPIA to FIREBALL on Wed Jan 30 11:55:00 2019
    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?


    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!
    Im too dumb to compile wwiv or even synchronet in linux.
    :(

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Marisag on Thu Jan 31 10:29:00 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Marisag to Fireball on Wed Jan 30 2019 06:13 pm

    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need
    Windoze for that!

    I agree. On linux you can run native mods as well as dos mods. Best of both worlds...

    There are some Win32 BBS doors though. I'm not sure how easy it is to run those in Linux.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to MATTHEW MUNSON on Thu Jan 31 16:04:19 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to FIREBALL on Wed Jan 30 2019 11:55 am

    Sounds like a damned good idea. I hate the idea of running an eight core processor 24/7 at home. Does the rented server companies allow instances of windows 32 bit so we can run door games?


    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!
    Im too dumb to compile wwiv or even synchronet in linux.
    :(


    you should be able to compile synchronet following the instructions.

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Nightfox on Thu Jan 31 14:46:23 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Nightfox to Marisag on Thu Jan 31 2019 10:29:00

    There are some Win32 BBS doors though. I'm not sure how easy it is to run those in Linux.

    Hmm, not sure about that either though it doesn't apply to most doors...

    Marisa
    --- https://AmigaCity.xyz - Portal for the Amiga - More than 3,500 free DLs
    --- https://amigacity.xyz/index.php/downloads/ourtorrents - Amiga Torrents
    --- https://AmigaCity.xyz/radio.html - Amiga game music 24/7
    --- https://BBSlist.SynchronetBBS.org - Active BBS List for all BBS types
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://gamenet.SynchronetBBS.org - GameNet BBS Network
    --- https://PocketGames.online - Handheld gaming emaulation players
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files
  • From Fireball@VERT/FBEX to MATTHEW MUNSON on Tue Feb 5 09:49:16 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to FIREBALL on Wed Jan 30 2019 11:55 am

    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!
    Im too dumb to compile wwiv or even synchronet in linux.
    :(


    Nonsense! There are pretty detailed instructions on how to do it. For a first-timer compiling Synchronet, I'd suggest Debian or a derivitive like Ubuntu, since the wiki is geared towards that.

    WWIV is pretty easy as well, and the directions are pretty easy as well.

    That being said, there are precompiled Linux binaries for both, so I don't see why you couldn't run on Linux anyway!

    Fireball

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Fireball on Tue Feb 5 12:50:27 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Fireball to MATTHEW MUNSON on Tue Feb 05 2019 09:49:16

    As the original post said my hosting runs on Linux and includes all the Doorparty and BBSLink doors, along with my own Linux doors and all Infocom games etc. Would love to provide and support your BBS :)

    Marisa
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    --- https://amigacity.xyz/index.php/downloads/ourtorrents - Amiga Torrents
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    --- https://BBSlist.SynchronetBBS.org - Active BBS List for all BBS types
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://gamenet.SynchronetBBS.org - GameNet BBS Network
    --- https://PocketGames.online - Handheld gaming emaulation players
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files
  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Fireball on Tue Feb 5 22:09:55 2019
    Re: Re: Monthly hosting info.
    By: Fireball to MATTHEW MUNSON on Wed Jan 30 2019 05:37 pm

    Just use dosemu (or doesmu2) for DOS door games. You don't need Windoze for that!

    How did I not know dosemu2 was a thing?

    I'm going to have to try it out, as I'm running into a couple issues with dosemu and its virtualization with different door games.

    DaiTengu

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