This posting is to evaluate the interest in a new Linux BBS
software written by me. If enough people want to have a look
at it I will set up a distribution including a sample
installation which can be used as start of an own BBS.
The software is called BugBoard! due to suggestions of my
users and provides the following features:
o Easy to use: Menues can be used by hot key or cursor key
o Full screen file browser: Browse with cursor keys through
available files, scroll up/down, list contents of
archives, etc. To my opionion more comfortable than other
BBS' file browsers.
o Comfortable mail browser: Browse through your new mails
with cursor keys, scroll up/down like in file browser!
See on once glance if mails are read and/or replied!
o Help system: User can request context sensitive help
texts nearly on every screen!
o Supports weekly top ten of uploaders. Results are send
by mail on end of week --- so you can see if your users
o Spy feature so sysop can watch user's actions (and even type
into users screen to help him).
o Sysop chat.
o Extensive upload check including searching for defect files,
removal of unwanted files from archives, adding bbs ads to
archives, extraction descriptions.
o Flexible configuration of user's access rights: More flexible
than other BBS' level systems.
o Full colored screens, menues, etc.
o Flexible configuration of displayed texts.
o Oneliners for anynomous offenses :), bulletins for important
announcements, statistic display, etc.
o Extensive logging features.
o Much much more.... :)
The software is running on my system for half a year now and
my users are quite satisfied. However, there are some major
features not implemented yet:
o No multi-node support: Only one user can be logged on.
(Will be fixed soon...)
o Only ZIP archives are allowed: Will extend this to support
ARJ, tar, and other formats as well. (Supporting only
Gravis Ultrasound demos/support files for DOS on my board...)
o Only Zmodem, Xmodem, Ymodem as serial protocols available,
no HS/Link or similar like on DOS. However, local uploads
for sysop and net uploads via rcp are possible. Working on
o Only one layer of conferences possible, no tree structure.
Only a small set of conferences supported, like 20 or so.
Will fix this as soon I have finished a scrolling conference
o No limitation of daily online time, daily download limit, etc.
Will implement this soon too.
o Above mentioned help systems works but the help texts are not
o Nearly no documentation available. You will have to learn
from the sample installation...
Well, if you're still interested, leave me a mail...