BBS software for the PDP 11

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Thu May 18 00:21:20 CDT 2017

On 18/05/2017 04:58, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>> On May 17, 2017, at 5:45 PM, devin davison via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> I have both a pdp 11/34 and 11/23 and am trying to find some bbs software
>> to run. Preferably something that will run under an os and not monopolize
>> the whole machine.
>> Any suggestions? i have not had much luck finding anything.
>> --Devin
> There may be something for RSTS/E.  That seems like the OS most likely to have such software.  You might also find some old UNIX source code that might compile on BSD2.11.
> Zane
I ran Fido on a DEC Rainbow in the early 80's.
Almost all of the BBS's were on PC's and accessed by telephone dial up.
Mail was sent by toll free zone hopping.

It was purely an amateur hobby thing.

The mini and mainframe world was too much of an expensive place for the 
happy hobby hacker!!
Hence little or nothing by way of BBS's on PDP-11 and above.

Rod Smallwood

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