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geneb geneb at
Wed May 4 08:09:00 CDT 2016

On Wed, 4 May 2016, Tomasz Rola wrote:

> Now I even started to think, very shyly, how nice would it have been
> to posess even one real IP4 number and have one such thing on my
> router. It can run Linux (or so OpenWRT guys claim), so it can run
> gopherd too. Albeit I would rather have non-Linux on it. My dreams
> always have this complicated multistory property. Of course my cabletv
> can sell me "business" service. Ugh. This is tempting but I am
> strong. :-)
There are services like where you can get a DNS 
entry for dynamically changing IP addresses.  This way you can run a BBS 
without having to buy a business class account.

You could even bring up an AWS instance for about $5 a month, which is 
great for doing BBS work. :)


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