I just sent a user a note that was trying to connect to 9640 News. This has been covered elsewhere I am sure in the past, but a rehash as it looks like more interest is picking up with these Telnet capable devices we can attach to our computer. Here is what I wrote for others if they are struggling:
OK, I assume you have a setup where you can Telnet into the BBS. Dialup through the old standard modem through telephone lines is not possible. [Note: if you are going through Greg's dialup BBS to then Telnet over to me, I assume Greg has all the connections worked out].
Depending upon your Terminal emulator will depend upon how you connect.
First, if you are using Telnet under a Windows PC, at the telnet prompt type: o 9640news.ddns.net 9640
That tells it to open the website 9640news.ddns.net on port 9640.
If you are using the WiFi232 modem on a TI/Geneve and have it setup working properly, you would type the following
(Note the above colon in the dial string before the port).
If however, you are using the Lantronix UDS10, it is not capable of using the URL of 9640news.ddns.net so you need to go to www.ip-lookup.net and go to the domain name tab and enter the domain name of 9640news.ddns.net. Right now, you will get back the IP address associated with 9640news.ddns.net as 188.8.131.52 . This should change very infrequently so if you ever find you are not getting a connection, look it up to see if the IP address has changed. This is where I wish the UDS10 was just a bit smarter.
So, with a terminal emulator connected to the Lantronix UDS10, you would then type the following string:
In all three cases, you must specify the port of 9640 and all three routes depending upon your setup are different.
I'm also connecting my iPad to my website and in that case, I give it 9640news.ddns.net and in a separate line item in the setup configuration, I specify a port of 9640.
I hope this helps guide you. Let me know if you have question(s).
Edited by BeeryMiller, Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:16 PM.