I'd like to announce the formation of a new mailnet channel tagged LINUX-BBS.
This channel is for linux administrators, programmers/developers, and anyone
interested in BBSs written specifically with linux in mind and linux ports
of BBS's written for unix and other operating systems.
Discussion will also cover the mail daemons, processors, utilities and other
programs that work with the above BBSs (doors, games, chat, sysop util, etc.)
Posts asking for help with configurations, compilations, etc. are fine.
Posts about the development of linux versions of BBS's and utils are also fine.
Active open development for linux specific versions of BBS's and utils is
I ask that questions about generic unix stuff be posted elsewhere (cnews,
smail, uucico can be posted in ADMIN or in appropriate newsgroups), however, if the discussion relates to integrated generic unix stuff into a linux bbs (
getting your BBS to work with smail and trn, or read that type of mail and
news storage) that is welcome.
Rule of thumb: If your post contains the word "linux" and the word "bbs",
it is on topic and welcome. If it doesn't, it belongs somewhere else.
I am working on a BBS project of my own for linux, and I'm looking for assistance in the development and testing. I'll be real loud in this channel once it gets going about my project. My main reason for writing a BBS of my own, is that
none of them have the features I want.
For example: none of them handle fidonet mail in native format. They all gate it to RFC standard.
Many of the unix BBS's are bland, not user friendly, and deserve to be thrown
out the window for the bad taste they leave in your mouth.
The colorful BBS's are copies of existing DOS BBS's that aren't all that hot.
This one smells like WWIV and this other one smells like Opus.
If you are looking for a linux BBS you should check this out. If you are
looking for a linux BBS that will make the DOS BBS's look cheap in
comparison, you REALLY BELONG HERE.
with a single line in your email:
X-Mn-Admin: join LINUX-BBS
Once you have joined, to post send email to:
When you hook up, drop a note in telling us about your system and where
your interests lie. Are you developing? Porting? looking for a good bbs?
Do you want assist in development by beta and alpha testing or do you
want to help code.
As traffic increases, I'll start posting a LINUX-BBS FAQ - a list of BBS's
being discussed in the channel and what the scoop is on each. I'll also
post what development is occuring. And finally, we will have a list
of questions and answers.
Please join us.
I can be reached at:
If you are in fidonet: 1:333/337 or 1:333/1.