OT? - How to run a DOS BBS directly attached to a Terminal Server

From: Maxwell K. Froedge <keith_at_saracom.com>
Date: Tue Sep 9 14:41:01 2003


This may be OFF TOPIC but I did run WWIV more than 10 years ago.

My question is how to run a DOS BBS directly attached to a Terminal Server.
That is without a modem. I have a PicoWeb server which basically allows one
to connect a serial device directly to ethernet and comunicates via TCP/IP.

It works and I can talk with it via Telnet. However I want to run a classic
BBS such as WWIV. I have tried my backup copy from circa 1992 and
it really wants a modem. I have tried the current version too without luck.

So is there any old style BBSes which will work with a direct connection to
a terminal (in my case a serial to ethernet convertor)? I would want
support so I could run the great online games.

I could run WWIV with my two V.everything modems back to back but that
IS overkill. Is there any other solution? Has anyone tried this?

Received on Tue Sep 09 2003 - 14:41:01 BST

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