Ir> Hi all:
Ir> Can anyone tell me what BBS is and how to use a BBS service? If I
Ir> know the number of a BBS is 123-456-7890, how do I download files
Ir> from it?
Have you tried the group alt.bbs? The folks there can be very
helpful--but for starters, you need a Terminal emulation software, names
of which will vary depending if you're using a Mac or PC (eg, I use Z-Term
for the Mac). Since you're already posting to the internet from an .edu,
you probably already have what you need. You use that software to dial in
to the BBS (at 8N1 or 7E1), and then just follow the directions on the
screen to adjust your terminal settings. From there, you just make your
menu choices--usually, BBS's will have a novice mode with online help, so
it's really not that difficult. Also, the sysop of the BBS can help you
fine tune your terminal to best suit the BBS, that way you don't get a
bunch of garbage if you hit the wrong key.
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