[vcf-midatlantic] VCFed BBS finally happening
joprysko1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 08:08:47 EDT 2016
I don't believe it provides the option, but I will double check while
configuring the system.
On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Does MajorBbs ask for 40 vs 80 columns ?
> On Oct 12, 2016 14:13, "Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic" <
> > Everyone,
> > We've had various talk / starts / stops about an authentic-ish dial-up
> > through the years. Now it is finally coming true.
> > The most recent plan was to use Asterisk, but that is overkill, a lot of
> > maintenance, and would require an expensive telephony card. I asked Joe
> > to research something better. He came back with this:
> > http://www.excelltel.com/en/enproductslist.asp?id=612
> > It's an 8-port analog PBX with a GSM module. We bought it on Amazon for
> > $98.49.
> > Joe will connect this via modem to a PC running MajorBBS (possibly
> > virtualized). We'll connect modems and vintage computers to the analog
> > ports. Visitors and VCF East exhibitors/visitors will be able to dial in
> > 300-2400bps, hear the handshake, and connect to our BBS just like in the
> > glory days. People can also telnet in directly to the PC thanks to our
> > modem, or they can call in remotely once we buy a GSM SIM card (to be
> > considered after the main system is up and running).
> > The PBX won't arrive until sometime next month because it shipping from
> > China.
> > Joe suggested that someone can draw the standard VCFed logo using ASCII
> > art, and BBS users can watch it fly by a line at a time when they
> > I endorse that idea!
> > Joe will answer any technical questions. Keep in mind we selected this
> > approach because it's affordable, low maintenance, and the simplest way
> > reach the goal. Some people wanted us to use all period hardware, or
> > servers that were WAY more than we needed, or a high-end PBX, etc. ....
> > this one is "just right" for us.
Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
Normal Person: So you go surfing?
Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?
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