Everyone should experience the joy of connecting to an authentic dial-up bulletin board service. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. 🙂
It’s why we ordered an 8-port analog PBX with a GSM module today.
Our plan is to connect this to a PC running the MajorBBS software. Visitors at our museum and at Vintage Computer Festival East (or heck, why not bring it with us to VCF West too?) will get to pick from a selection of vintage computers, hear a dial tone, hear the handshake, and be productive at 300-2400 bps. People could also telnet in over the Internet and, in phase two, dial in through the GSM connection.
We’ll share an update this winter when the PBX arrives.
please please run it on Amiga C-Net … it’s.. similar… multi-line type setup but better in many ways than Major BBS… and you get to say it’s more obscure/niche than just an old DOS box.. 😀
Is this just for fun or will it replace the listsrv? Will this be available over the Internet?
Just for fun.
Do you guys plan on allowing a dial in via modem.
I have several modems which I can donate if you want them for demo or loan purposes.
Dial-in is phase two. The PBX has a cellular modem which will allow it. We’ll also have Telnet access. Please contact email@example.com about modems. Thanks!
Is there somewhere to obtain MajorBBS? Thank you!
There are various places. Here’s one: http://major.butt.care/index.php/Main_Page