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In Topic: Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:55 PM

Has someone had access to the OSS BBS in the golden age?

As in... the one run by OSS?

In Topic: Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Wed Oct 3, 2018 6:39 PM

Great idea Doc! 


That reminds me of something I was thinking about: A Win32 executable that would scrape some latest news headline sites and download the top articles as text. Have it save to a PCLINK: directory, and then an automated script could run on the Atari to pull the latest news onto the board.



Like my boss says... all things are possible.  It is just a question of the resources to be spent (manpower/infrastructure/etc) justifies the returns.

In Topic: Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Tue Oct 2, 2018 6:56 PM


I'll get The Last Hope back online again soon! Power out rebooted the host, so I figured good to do a bit of cleanup before opening it up again...


Couple things I noticed with the list:

  • Title should be 2018?
  • A number of A8 BBS's are listed as PC - Alcatraz, Boot Factory, Part Time, The Basement


Good catch... changed the title... and changed the PC on JP's suggestion.


Let me know when you're ready to be listed and I'll get you on there.

In Topic: Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Tue Oct 2, 2018 6:55 PM


I look forward to seeing the Last Hope back. Were you able to fix the connect issue where one had to send several (e.g., 25 to 30) carriage returns before connecting? Just curious... I suspect new users may not know to send several carriage returns before connecting. 


As for the PC icon... That indicates an emulated system. Maybe a different icon like "EM" (or "E") would be more obvious.



I went ahead and made that change..... (Changing PC to EM).

In Topic: Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Tue Oct 2, 2018 6:52 PM


I am able to connect to Bates Motel. I connected a day or two ago.


ST Guild has been down for awhile. I asked the SysOp about it and he says he's gotten very busy with other things recently. He didn't give a time frame when it will return.


I heard from the SysOp of Alcatraz today. His BBS will be sporatically up and down in the near term as he works to recover some data on another hard drive partition. Also when you try to connect to Alcatraz, be sure to use the dynamic dns address. The BBS' static I.P. has changed. Some BBS lists (including http://www.sfhqbbs.o...taribbslist.php) have the outdated static IP address for Alcatraz. The dynamic dns telnet address is alcatrazbbs.ddns.net:9000.


Any word on when YYZ and 8 Bit Guild will return?



Sorry... I don't know any more about LC's systems than you do.


I've been hoping to get together with ST Guild's SysOp, but things have been hectic here and he seems to have more interest in car shows. ;)  We'll arrange something.... someday.