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#1 Mad Hatter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:35 AM

I know there's not many of you guys with land-line modems on your computers, but my BBS is now officially open. For now there is just dial-up service, however as I find time over the summer I plan to have it connected to the internet and available via TELNET or possibly as a URL. The system is running on actual hardware, a Geneve with 40 megs of hard disk space. I have added an AtariAge file section which contains most of the homebrew games from you fine programmers! The BBS is still a work in progress. It obviously is a BBS which focuses on the TI and Geneve.


Heatwave BBS
(602)/955-4491
8-N-1
24hrs/day

Edited by Mad Hatter, Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:24 PM.


#2 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:29 AM

You can use a "unix box dongle" via the serial port to provide Internet access. Just a thought. Also the serial-to-ethernet adapters have come down quite a bit, so maybe that is a possibility if your budget allows for it.

#3 Mad Hatter OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:40 AM

Thanks Matthew, that's kind of the plan. I have a UDS-100 serial/ethernet adapter I am planning to use, and I have had success connecting my PC to the TI with it. I still need to get a static IP address set up though, but hopefully when I do it will go smoothly (yeah right!) Connecting it to the internet.

#4 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:59 AM

Just use dyndns.org and port forward you BBS to the UDS-100. If you have a newer-ish router or DSL modem, then it may have support to automatically update your dyndns.org domain. Otherwise there is a simple app you can run on a PC.

#5 InsaneMultitasker ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:40 PM

Thanks Matthew, that's kind of the plan. I have a UDS-100 serial/ethernet adapter I am planning to use, and I have had success connecting my PC to the TI with it. I still need to get a static IP address set up though, but hopefully when I do it will go smoothly (yeah right!) Connecting it to the internet.


This is definitely do-able. A few years ago I tested the BBS using a UDS10 device and for the most part it worked successfully. IIRC, the problems experienced were related to incoming handshaking (not presently supported by the BBS) and telnet limitations interrupting file transfers. The latter was "resolved" by using the standard Telnet port, though I believe a software fix would be do-able if a different port was required.

The UDS does require some configuration for proper carrier detection and DTR hangup. I was looking into using a 2nd RS232 to allow for both a modem and UDS device to hang off the BBS, but never got any farther.

#6 Mad Hatter OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:02 PM

Excellent to know. I definitely would like file x-fers to work when I get the system online. Hopefully I will have some time towards the end of the month to start tinkering with the UDS. What would be required to have the system operating with a dial-in line and an internet connection. Some modification of S&T code I assume.

Thanks Matthew, that's kind of the plan. I have a UDS-100 serial/ethernet adapter I am planning to use, and I have had success connecting my PC to the TI with it. I still need to get a static IP address set up though, but hopefully when I do it will go smoothly (yeah right!) Connecting it to the internet.


This is definitely do-able. A few years ago I tested the BBS using a UDS10 device and for the most part it worked successfully. IIRC, the problems experienced were related to incoming handshaking (not presently supported by the BBS) and telnet limitations interrupting file transfers. The latter was "resolved" by using the standard Telnet port, though I believe a software fix would be do-able if a different port was required.

The UDS does require some configuration for proper carrier detection and DTR hangup. I was looking into using a 2nd RS232 to allow for both a modem and UDS device to hang off the BBS, but never got any farther.



#7 klasko54 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:29 PM

I log on to heatwave with my TRS80 model 100 from time to time to play golf. Very cool.



#8 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:17 PM

I log on to heatwave with my TRS80 model 100 from time to time to play Opry99er's 'BASEBALL' game. Very cool.


Fixed it for you. ;)

Edited by Opry99er, Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:17 PM.


#9 klasko54 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:57 PM

Fixed it??

Fixed What??



#10 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:29 PM

The bold text. :)




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