I have run a DOS based BBS for the past 3 or 4 years. I would really
like to set up some way for my users to play TCP/IP and IPX network
games with each other but I can't afford any of the 'big name' software
products that would let me do this. I have figured out that if I could
somehow allow my users to connect to my bbs through a PPP connection
(via win95 dial-up networking or something similar) they 'should' be
able to play these type of games with each other. The problem is that
most DOS or Windows based software products that allow PPP connections
are either WAY out of my price range or will not function unless the BBS
is also connected to the internet in some way (which I also cannot
afford right now). My question is this...is there any way to set up
some sort of shell script (or even a Linux based BBS package) so the my
users can dial in as a PPP connection and access a local web server and
play network games but NOT require my board to be connected to the net?
oh, and if any of what I just said didn't make much sense please ask and
I will try to clarify...I would really like to be able to do this.
Thanks for your time...