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The Frosted Side BBS Lives Once Again

True to my word I put up a dial-up BBS once again. I decided to go with ELE BBS and everything seems to work okay. The file server box is the one that was chosen for the dubious honor of being the dial-up BBS.

There are no telnet nodes on this system. If you want access to it, yer gonna have to call it. Heh. Honestly speaking I don't know if anyone ever will, but whatever.

I have LORD and Arrowbridge installed for door games in case anyone is interested in that, but to be honest I don't even know if they'll work when someone calls because, heh, I can't test them other than local. 😉

So yeah, the dial-up BBS dinosaur lives again. If you want to take a stroll down amnesia lane, direct your BBS dialer to 813-980-1765 and give it a jingle.


Some notes for those who've never used DOS BBS dialers:

You can use HyperTerminal. It's been in every version of Windows since Win 95 I think and is located at Start / All Programs / Accessories / Communications. If you want to set up a dial-up session to a BBS, this is how that's done:

1. Launch HyperTerminal (duh).

2. HyperTerminal will prompt you to name the connection. Call it "The Frosted Side" and hit OK.

3. Put in area code 813 and the phone number 980-1765. If local to Tampa you don't need the area code obviously. Then hit OK.

4. Hit Dial.

5. After connecting you'll need to change the font to Terminal. Click View (at the top), then Font and change to Terminal, font size 9 or 14 (those are the best sizes).

...and that's it.

I'll be making a separate web page just for this BBS.

Hopefully someone will call... (eek!) But like I said, if not.. no big whoop. The primary function of the box is my file server anyway.

Special note to Vonage users: Although this sounds completely ridiculous, you can plug your computer's dial-up modem into your Vonage box so you don't have to pay long distance charges if you're not in Tampa FL. (I call it ridiculous because you'd be using a high speed broadband phone line to go backwards to low-speed... but it'll work and won't cost you anything.)

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