• Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free

    From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to All on Wed Aug 21 20:11:23 2019
    I am a long-time BBS Sysop and fan (since the 70's & 80's) and now I offer Linux Synchronet BBS hosting for $14/month, with first month free.

    I evaluated the various Linux BBS offerings and in my opinion Synchronet is the most actively updated and feature-rich BBS platform. Supports email, web interface, full support for native & DOS-based doors without needing extra plugins etc. If you are interested go to https://SynchronetBBS.org/HostSplash and get mo0re info. I will ask if you want to keep the server when the month is up.

    What's included? Linux 64-bit server with 2gb of RAM and 50gb of SSD. More than enough for a BBS. Servers are in one of a selection of datacenters (your choice). We also can preload over 100 door games and BBSLink & DoorParty games if desired.

    Interested in working with you and hope to talk with you further! Be sure to check out our Synchronet doors at https://SynchronetBBS.org as well...

    Marisa
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/HostSplash - SBBS hosting for $14/month
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files
  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Marisag on Thu Aug 22 23:45:00 2019
    Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Marisag to All on Wed Aug 21 2019 08:11 pm

    I am a long-time BBS Sysop and fan (since the 70's & 80's) and now I offer Linux Synchronet BBS hosting for $14/month, with first month free.

    This is a very good value. Whether your're a new Sysop or one returning to the BBS scene this is a great place to start your BBS. MarisaG is very knowlegable and can be very helpful. You get one month free so there's nothing to lose. Why not give it a shot??
    HusTler
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to HusTler on Fri Aug 23 18:34:00 2019
    On 08-22-19 23:45, HusTler wrote to Marisag <=-

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    Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Marisag to All on Wed Aug 21 2019 08:11 pm

    I am a long-time BBS Sysop and fan (since the 70's & 80's) and now I offer Linux Synchronet BBS hosting for $14/month, with first month free.

    This is a very good value. Whether your're a new Sysop or one returning to the BBS scene this is a great place to start your BBS. MarisaG is very knowlegable and can be very helpful. You get one month free so there's nothing to lose. Why not give it a shot??
    HusTler

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like running my BBSs locally.


    ... This tagline is identical to the one you are reading.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Vk3jed on Fri Aug 23 22:41:00 2019
    Vk3jed wrote to HusTler <=-

    I am a long-time BBS Sysop and fan (since the 70's & 80's) and now I offer Linux Synchronet BBS hosting for $14/month, with first month free.

    This is a very good value. Whether your're a new Sysop or one returning to the BBS scene this is a great place to start your BBS. MarisaG is very knowlegable and can be very helpful. You get one month free so there's nothing to lose. Why not give it a shot??

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like
    running my BBSs locally.

    Same here, and it costs less than $14/mo that way too. :-)


    ... Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    Synchronet Palantir BBS * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL
  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Vk3jed on Fri Aug 23 23:10:12 2019
    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Fri Aug 23 2019 18:34:00

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like running my BBSs locally.

    The one thing about not hosting lolcally is that it is dependant on your local power, ISP provider, and bandwidth. Having it in a datacenter can alievieate those issues...

    Marisa
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/HostSplash - SBBS hosting for $14/month
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Marisag on Fri Aug 23 23:50:28 2019
    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Marisag to Vk3jed on Fri Aug 23 2019 11:10 pm

    The one thing about not hosting lolcally is that it is dependant on your local power, ISP provider, and bandwidth. Having it in a datacenter can alievieate those issues...

    True, though one good thing about hosting it locally is that you have complete control over the computer it's running on and the software on it. If it's hosted in the cloud, then you are dependant on the cloud service and its bandwidth and power, etc.. The cloud service could lose its internet connectivity or power too..

    Nightfox

    ---
    Synchronet Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Gamgee on Sat Aug 24 19:02:00 2019
    On 08-23-19 22:41, Gamgee wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Same here, and it costs less than $14/mo that way too. :-)

    On a Pi, that's true, on server class hardware, highly debateable over here. :)


    ... You can tune a piano, but you can`t tuna fish.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Marisag on Sat Aug 24 19:13:00 2019
    On 08-23-19 23:10, Marisag wrote to Vk3jed <=-

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    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Vk3jed to HusTler on Fri Aug 23 2019 18:34:00

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like running my BBSs locally.

    The one thing about not hosting lolcally is that it is dependant on
    your local power, ISP provider, and bandwidth. Having it in a
    datacenter can alievieate those issues...

    Yep, there are pros and cons either way. It's good to have options. :) My situation is:

    Power for a Pi is miniscule. Reliability is always an issue, and backup power won't help, an outage will take out the VDSL node down the road anyway. But if I put a USB 4G dongle on the router as backup Internet, that would keep IPv4 connectivity (via the OpenVPN tunnel) working. One advantage with being local is that nodelist management is easier (for my Othernet), because I can edit the master nodelist on my Windows PC, and the BBS can do the automated weekly processing on a mounted SMB share, then hatch the nodelist and infopack. :) It would be trickier to do over the Internet, though not impossible.

    Data volume is unlimited here anyway. Not that a BBS uses much. Data rate is effectively around 30Mbps symmetric, because of the properties of the VPN tunnel and endpoints. My ISP is pretty geek friendly too. :)

    But if I find myself needing to host offsite, I know where to go. :)


    ... I find circuses a little too sinister.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Vk3jed on Fri Aug 23 06:54:00 2019
    Vk3jed wrote to HusTler <=-

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like
    running my BBSs locally.

    I took my BBS down for a hiatus in 2000, I needed the phone line for my consulting business. It felt weirdly quiet when I turned the box off.

    Synchronet came to my attention a year or two later and I relaunched the BBS as a telnet node.


    ... What do you think management's real interests are?
    --- MultiMail/XT v0.52
    Synchronet realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Vk3jed on Sat Aug 24 15:33:15 2019
    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Vk3jed to Marisag on Sat Aug 24 2019 19:13:00

    But if I find myself needing to host offsite, I know where to go. :)

    Ok :)

    Marisa
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/HostSplash - SBBS hosting for $14/month
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Aug 25 12:18:00 2019
    On 08-23-19 06:54, poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Vk3jed <=-

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    Vk3jed wrote to HusTler <=-

    If I wasn't happy with my Pi, I'd be tempted myself. But I like
    running my BBSs locally.

    I took my BBS down for a hiatus in 2000, I needed the phone line for my consulting business. It felt weirdly quiet when I turned the box off.

    Synchronet came to my attention a year or two later and I relaunched
    the BBS as a telnet node.

    Yeah I had to wait a lot longer to put a BBS back online. The main BBS went offline around 1998 I think. My point lasted until 2001, when I switched to cable Internet, which made the SMTP gateway hard to feed - I was using the point for mailing lists and Usenet.


    ... ^^ <- Viking Tribble
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Marisag on Sun Aug 25 12:19:00 2019
    On 08-24-19 15:33, Marisag wrote to Vk3jed <=-

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    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Vk3jed to Marisag on Sat Aug 24 2019 19:13:00

    But if I find myself needing to host offsite, I know where to go. :)

    Ok :)

    It's nice to have options. :)


    ... By the time most of us have money to burn, our fire's gone out.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.51
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Vk3jed on Sat Aug 24 21:27:48 2019
    Re: Re: Dedicated Synchronet Hosting, $14/month + first month free
    By: Vk3jed to Marisag on Sun Aug 25 2019 12:19:00

    Ok :)
    It's nice to have options. :)

    Indeed!

    Marisa
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/OurServers - A list of all our websites
    --- https://SynchronetBBS.org/HostSplash - SBBS hosting for $14/month
    Synchronet Amiga City - The BBS for the Amiga - more than 3,500+ files