So just a little news.....
I finally got my feed for Usenet Newsgroups working on SFHQ... Getting them on the BBS will take a little time since my first group of packets was apparently a rescan and ended up sending me over 120mb of messages.... for only 5 groups.
As that is essentially the size of my entire message area (including my Fido/AtariNet and Nest archvies) Jetmaill will be chewing on this for quite some time I'm sure.
Which brings me to the question... Obviously I won't keep the entire history on the BBS. (I haven't decided how many messages I'll keep... if you have thoughts... ) But would people like the history made available as a download? (Probably in a package with the LED editor so you can read it on an ST).
I wanted to ask because there are obviously many ways to read archived news groups and unless anyone is really interested, I wasn't going to bother (besides keeping it for myself).
I'll also be looking into the binary groups to see if there is anything interesting there.
If any of you have any suggestions for groups you'd like to see, let me know. I'm only getting ones that seem to have recent activity and I'll be deleting the spam as I read them.
At any rate, the BBS will be down for maintenance while I do my HD backups and sort through the initial packets (the ones in the following days were far more reasonably sized). I have no idea how long this will take or when I will start so just bear in mind if you try calling and it's down, you'll know why.
Also on the todo list, adding the ability for dialup users to call the BBS. Also have a new battery arriving this week which will be the first step in setting up a solution where I can remotely reset/reboot the Atari and the Lantronix box so that the BBS can be brought back up from a crash faster.
Also on the near future list, how many people would be interested in playing LORD or TradeWars on an Atari system?