Well, it’s kind of, both.
I have been working on a Telnet BBS in Ruby, which started out as an effort
in retro-computing. It was supposed to be a museum peice for my Retro-BBS
Then I discovered Synchro-net. A suprising number of people are still using
this BBS software, as it is telnet ready. It does everything but slice
bread, but it is SLOW. Then I discovered Dove-net, which is run by the guy
who wrote Synchro-net and is a QWK/REP network. Then I noticed that there
was actually a fair amount of traffic on it.
I just have to make my system talk to this thing. The QWK/REP routines are
being much more of a pain than I thought it would be. For one thing, the
format sucks. I’ve never used FTSC-1 Netmail, but I did try to set up
Fidonet a few times (or are they the same thing?) and never got it to work.
Hey, if you’re intereted, the Ruby BBS is running at
TELNET tardisbbs.ath.cx 2323
future plans include a Tradewars clone. If you are really interested, I’d
love some help with this sucker!
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Firestone, Mark - Technical Support wrote:
Thanks for your help! That fixed it. The rest of the math was
straight-forward to port. Now back to the QWK/REP import routine…
Wow. Some people are actually still using QWK, or is that an effort in
retrocomputing? Have you also considered FTSC-1 NetMail? (my address
was 1:243/53 back then)
Mathieu Bouchard http://artengine.ca/matju
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