• whoa... alive and kicking

    From Drakon@VERT/AMIGAC to All on Thu Jun 14 13:31:00 2018
    Hello,

    i just discovered that BBs are still alive and reachble via telnet in internet, it was my world during the 90's... it's incredible and amazing came back in time.
    I am reading the messagges and wow... there are still people exchanging messagges via bbs, using Offline Reader and QWK packet... fantastic.
    Is this all real ? :-)

    In anycase, here i am, please don't wake me...

    Drakon

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Drakon on Thu Jun 14 09:51:30 2018
    Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Drakon to All on Thu Jun 14 2018 01:31 pm

    i just discovered that BBs are still alive and reachble via telnet in internet, it was my world during the 90's... it's incredible and amazing came back in time.
    I am reading the messagges and wow... there are still people exchanging messagges via bbs, using Offline Reader and QWK packet... fantastic.
    Is this all real ? :-)

    In anycase, here i am, please don't wake me...

    After taking my BBS down in 2000, I discovered (to my surprise) that BBSes were still around via telnet in 2007 and decided to start running one again.

    Welcome. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Drakon on Thu Jun 14 13:35:54 2018
    Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Drakon to All on Thu Jun 14 2018 13:31:00

    i just discovered that BBs are still alive and reachble via telnet in intern it was my world during the 90's... it's incredible and amazing came back in time.
    I am reading the messagges and wow... there are still people exchanging messagges via bbs, using Offline Reader and QWK packet... fantastic.
    Is this all real ? :-)

    In anycase, here i am, please don't wake me...

    Yes, it's true! BBSes are still here. I learned that myself a couple of years ago after being curious. Nastalgic, isn't it?

    Welcome! Hope you're here to stay!

    -jag
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Drakon on Fri Jun 15 06:50:00 2018
    On 06-14-18 13:31, Drakon wrote to All <=-

    i just discovered that BBs are still alive and reachble via telnet in internet, it was my world during the 90's... it's incredible and
    amazing came back in time.
    I am reading the messagges and wow... there are still people exchanging messagges via bbs, using Offline Reader and QWK packet... fantastic.
    Is this all real ? :-)

    Welcome aboard to BBSing in 2018. :) Yes, we're here, not only telnet, but SSH as well, and I'm running the board(s) on a Pi, and reading using a native Win64 QWK offline reader. :)

    In anycase, here i am, please don't wake me...

    It's safe to wake up, we are here and real. :)


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Fri Jun 15 10:50:04 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Vk3jed to Drakon on Fri Jun 15 2018 06:50 am

    Welcome aboard to BBSing in 2018. :) Yes, we're here, not only telnet, but SSH as well, and I'm running the board(s) on a Pi, and reading using a native Win64 QWK offline reader. :)

    Synchronet has a tool now (SEXPOTS) that allows a dialup phone line to connect to the BBS's telnet server, which allows people to still set up a dialup line to their BBS if they want.

    Nightfox

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Drakon on Fri Jun 15 21:48:43 2018
    Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Drakon to All on Thu Jun 14 2018 13:31:00

    Hi, nice to meet you! :)

    Marisa
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sat Jun 16 09:10:00 2018
    On 06-15-18 10:50, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Synchronet has a tool now (SEXPOTS) that allows a dialup phone line to connect to the BBS's telnet server, which allows people to still set up
    a dialup line to their BBS if they want.

    I thought about setting that up at one stage, just because I could, but over here, true POTS is a dying species. I no longer have POTS available. Landline is VoIP.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 18 09:36:33 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Sat Jun 16 2018 09:10 am

    I thought about setting that up at one stage, just because I could, but over here, true POTS is a dying species. I no longer have POTS available. Landline is VoIP.

    I believe landlines here in the US too are typically VoIP these days. Either that or multiplexed to death so that it's hard to get a high-speed modem connection over phone lines anymore.

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Tue Jun 19 09:22:00 2018
    On 06-18-18 09:36, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I believe landlines here in the US too are typically VoIP these days. Either that or multiplexed to death so that it's hard to get a
    high-speed modem connection over phone lines anymore.

    Here the POTS network is being decommissioned as the NBN is rolled out, at least in urban areas. I think there's some landlines being retained in rural areas where fixed wireless and satellite are the NBN access technologies in
    se.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Tue Jun 19 09:50:19 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Tue Jun 19 2018 09:22 am

    Here the POTS network is being decommissioned as the NBN is rolled out, at least in urban areas. I think there's some landlines being retained in rural areas where fixed wireless and satellite are the NBN access technologies in se.

    For the end user, I wonder if it still works like a regular phone line. One of the advantages of a land line phone was that it would still work even if your house lost power, so you could call emergency services or family if you needed to. I wonder if the VoIP lines work the same way. But of course, many people here have cell phones instead of a land line. A cell phone can still work in an emergency as long as its battery has a charge and it has a signal..

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Tue Jun 19 14:32:47 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Nightfox to Vk3jed on Tue Jun 19 2018 09:50 am

    For the end user, I wonder if it still works like a regular phone line. One of the advantages of a land line phone was that it would still work even if your house lost power, so you could call emergency services or family if you needed to. I wonder if the VoIP lines work the same way. But of course, many people here have cell phones instead of a land line. A cell phone can still work in an emergency as long as its battery has a charge and it has a signal..

    Most voip/cable modems have the capability to support a backup battery. I have a plain old touch-tone desk phone that I plug in when the power goes out.

    I'm going to re-arrange things and put the cable modem and the BBS on the same UPS, so I'll have even more backup - and keep the BBS up through outages.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Wed Jun 20 09:51:00 2018
    On 06-19-18 09:50, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    For the end user, I wonder if it still works like a regular phone line.
    One of the advantages of a land line phone was that it would still
    work even if your house lost power, so you could call emergency
    services or family if you needed to. I wonder if the VoIP lines work
    the same way. But of course, many people here have cell phones instead
    of a land line. A cell phone can still work in an emergency as long as its battery has a charge and it has a signal..

    No, the VoIP lines don't stay up, because the underlying infrastructure doesn't stay up. And you'd also need battery backup for your router/terminal.


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  • From Retro Guy@VERT/RETROBBS to Nightfox on Wed Jun 20 13:40:33 2018
    Nightfox wrote:

    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Tue Jun 19 2018 09:22 am

    Here the POTS network is being decommissioned as the NBN is rolled out,
    at
    least in urban areas. I think there's some landlines being retained in rural areas where fixed wireless and satellite are the NBN access technologies in se.

    For the end user, I wonder if it still works like a regular phone line. One
    of
    the advantages of a land line phone was that it would still work even if your house lost power, so you could call emergency services or family if you

    My home phone is voip and on a ups backup, but I know that here at least,
    the cable company is required to provide battery backup for all their
    phone installations. So if you drop 'bell' and go for a cable company
    phone, they at least are meant to work for a while if the power is out.

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  • From Drakon@VERT/AMIGAC to Jagossel on Wed Jun 20 16:38:00 2018
    Jagossel wrote to Drakon <=-

    Nostalgic ? YES, very nostalgic, but i liked it.
    It was a jump back in the time for me, magic moments, amazing era.

    First steps in IT, i met a lot of beautiful people and learned a lot of things.

    Thanks for the reply.

    See you

    Drakon

    Yes, it's true! BBSes are still here. I learned that myself a couple of years ago after being curious. Nastalgic, isn't it?

    Welcome! Hope you're here to stay!

    -jag
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  • From Drakon@VERT/AMIGAC to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 20 16:38:00 2018
    Vk3jed wrote to Drakon <=-


    Welcome aboard to BBSing in 2018. :) Yes, we're here, not only telnet, but SSH as well, and I'm running the board(s) on a Pi, and reading
    using a native Win64 QWK offline reader. :)

    Hey, thanks for the reply.
    I am running a dx cluster node on a PI first model.
    To read messages offline i am using MultiMail, i had to discover and get all the necessary software to BBS'ing again :-)

    I am giving a look around to different bbs, but most on the Commodore/Amiga related world.
    I am so nostalgic for bbs world and for commodore machines that give a lot of fun and love. From Commodore 64 (my first computer) to my beloved Amiga 1200, my last Amiga.

    In anycase, here i am, please don't wake me...

    It's safe to wake up, we are here and real. :)

    Nice to see, it's simply amazing.
    See you, my friend.

    Drakon


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  • From Drakon@VERT/AMIGAC to Marisag on Wed Jun 20 16:38:00 2018
    Hey Marisag !

    Thanks for the reply, and thanks to run an Amiga BBS.
    I am so nostalgic about bbs world and commodore machines.
    The commodore 64 was my first computer when i was 11 years old, my beloved Amiga 1200 was my last Amiga during the 90's.

    Nice to meet you toooooo! :-)

    See you.
    Drakon



    Marisag wrote to Drakon <=-

    Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Drakon to All on Thu Jun 14 2018 13:31:00

    Hi, nice to meet you! :)

    Marisa
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Retro Guy on Wed Jun 20 14:38:08 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Retro Guy to Nightfox on Wed Jun 20 2018 01:40 pm

    My home phone is voip and on a ups backup, but I know that here at least, the cable company is required to provide battery backup for all their phone installations. So if you drop 'bell' and go for a cable company phone, they at least are meant to work for a while if the power is out.

    No longer, it seems. Comcast supplied a new modem with no battery this time. I had to buy one on eBay.

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  • From Dreamer@VERT to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 20 02:27:00 2018
    Vk3jed wrote to Nightfox <=-

    No, the VoIP lines don't stay up, because the underlying infrastructure doesn't stay up. And you'd also need battery backup for your router/terminal.

    I think the infrastructure is nearly as robust as the Bell system was. Down here in hurricane country, I've never noticed the area to be without internet service. I'm pretty sure they have multiple redundant backup power systems.

    Interesting sidenote, Spectrum Cable yanks the onboard batteries out of the modems with builtin voip. They told my mom it was so that the equipment
    would have the opportunity to be occasionally rebooted or something. It's
    the stupidest thing; I wonder if they just made a deal for discounted modems w/o batteries.

    In any event, I purchase the biggest UPS available at Office Depot, and dedicate it to the home network, plus one LED light. I keep a smaller one
    at my desktop. At least, I did -- T.S. Harvey took those. But, I would
    get nearly four hours total uptime on cable, before switching to notebook
    power plus 4G internet. Basically a full day of battery power for working,
    if I needed it, and used it wisely.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Drakon on Thu Jun 21 20:24:00 2018
    On 06-20-18 16:38, Drakon wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Hey, thanks for the reply.
    I am running a dx cluster node on a PI first model.

    Cool, yeah never got into those. :)

    To read messages offline i am using MultiMail, i had to discover and
    get all the necessary software to BBS'ing again :-)

    Yep, join the club.

    I am giving a look around to different bbs, but most on the Commodore/Amiga related world.
    I am so nostalgic for bbs world and for commodore machines that give a
    lot of fun and love. From Commodore 64 (my first computer) to my
    beloved Amiga 1200, my last Amiga.

    I was never a C64 fan - I found their OS too illogical to cope with, especially for disk operations. But I did LOVE the Amiga. That's a machine that was ahead of its time, and would have liked to have seen survive and grow.

    Nice to see, it's simply amazing.
    See you, my friend.

    Enjoy the boards.... again. :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Dreamer on Thu Jun 21 21:17:00 2018
    On 06-20-18 02:27, Dreamer wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I think the infrastructure is nearly as robust as the Bell system was. Down here in hurricane country, I've never noticed the area to be
    without internet service. I'm pretty sure they have multiple redundant backup power systems.

    Not with FTTN, it relies on mains power to run the node in the street. :(


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Dreamer on Thu Jun 21 08:39:18 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kic
    By: Dreamer to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 20 2018 02:27 am

    the stupidest thing; I wonder if they just made a deal for discounted modems w/o batteries.

    YES.

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  • From Geo@VERT/DUNGEON to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 27 11:17:35 2018
    Re: Re: whoa... alive and kicking
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Tue Jun 19 2018 09:22:00

    On 06-18-18 09:36, Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I believe landlines here in the US too are typically VoIP these days. Either that or multiplexed to death so that it's hard to get a high-speed modem connection over phone lines anymore.

    Here the POTS network is being decommissioned as the NBN is rolled out, at least in urban areas. I think there's some landlines being retained in rural areas where fixed wireless and satellite are the NBN access technologies in
    se.


    ... Does a clean house show that there's a broken computer??


    Hehehe NBN Rolled out!

    Thats a Laugh!

    8-)


    Regards..Geo
    ooooOOOOoooo

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Geo on Thu Jun 28 13:46:00 2018
    On 06-27-18 11:17, Geo wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Hehehe NBN Rolled out!

    It works, sort of. :)


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