you used Telnet to connect to them
milk-jug wrote:ok. maybe I didn't say this the right way. Back in the day when you used to dial-up to connect. you used Telnet to connect to them .. I'm not talking about that old BBS system. I'm talking about a web based BBS
--I think it is just a terminology mix-up here..http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/faq.asp
Telnet BBS User's FAQI didn't, but I did use dial up software like Telixhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telix
Q. What is a "Telnet" and what is a "Telnet BBS"?
A. Telnet is one of may Internet protocols and systems.The World Wide Web is only one system. Internet E-mail (POP3 and SMTP), Usenet, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) are other common Internet protocols. Telnet is a method of "logging" onto a remote computer and interfacing with that remote computer via a text interface. If you are familiar with the traditional "dial-up" BBS, this is basically the same thing but using the Internet instead of dialing a BBS with your modem.
--a very nice terminal program..
I don't think you did, because back in the day, free or commercial BBS used dial up and the software was the BBS interface, not telnet anything
The only people who used Telnet that much were those who wanted a Linux root account..
I did see that link you have about the writers BBS, but it doesn't go anywhere
--the other one is Japanese or Chinese characters
Anyway, BBS on the web still exists..http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/webbbs.htmhttp://www.telnetbbsguide.com/
The Telnet BBS Guide is the largest active listing of Dial-Up and Telnet accessable Bulletin Board Systems on the Internet! We list a total of 421 BBS and related systems with brief and detailed descriptions and a downloadable text-version listing suitable for listing on your BBS or for as a download for others to view and use.For that terminal screen (console) look..http://www.mono.org/http://www.mono.org/help/general/newtomono.htmlhttp://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Inte ... tions/BBS/http://karma.sourceforge.net/
--some sources of software..
Linux terminal clients (bbs etc)http://tintin.sourceforge.net/http://www.softwarelode.com/16482/details-ansi32.htmlhttp://gtermix.sourceforge.net/
If you wanted to go that far, you might as well run a console based Linux..and load up the bbs server software onto a dedicated machinehttp://inx.maincontent.net/