Connecting to Vintage BBSs

Interested in signing on to old-school BBSs in 2017 but you're not sure how? Want to access them with your own vintage hardware? This is the place for you.
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Commodore Clifford
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Connecting to Vintage BBSs

Postby Commodore Clifford » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:21 pm

In the near future, I will be creating some posts discussing various ways to connect to old vintage BBS's.

The easiest, for modern PC's, in my humble opinion is to use SyncTerm http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/ SyncTerm is available on a wide variety of operating systems and does a great job with ANSI, ATASCII and even PETSCII. You really can't beat it.

In fact, I highly recommend it for your first foray into BBSing before spending time and money on ways to perhaps get your old vintage hardware accessing Telnet BBS's. You may spend a lot of time and money to find that the expectations of the BBS community's activity was a little underwhelming. Not to say we're not making a comeback. Things are much better than they have been for awhile... but it's still not the BBS scene of the 80's.

That said, if you're the right sort.... It's a whole lot of fun.

In the meantime, if you have a specific hardware/software configuration you wan to try out, just let me know.

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