Multi-node BBS'

geneb geneb at
Tue Feb 17 09:16:47 CST 2015

On Tue, 17 Feb 2015, Mike Loewen wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Feb 2015, JP Hindin wrote:
>> How did people set up multi-node BBS' back in the day?
>> I know you could run something like Desqview and run multiple copies on a
>> single system, and some BBS' (like TBBS) had built-in multitasking so it
>> handled multiple modems. And, of course, you could get fancy and run a
>> Novell network. Were there other ways of doing this?
>   Yes, on a real multi-tasking OS.  A friend of mine and I ran a home-grown 
> BBS on a Tandy 6000HD running Xenix for a couple of years starting in 1986 in 
> Sumner, WA.  Four 1200bps modems plus the console allowed 5 of us to be on at 
> the same time.  It was primarily a message system (room-based), with a 
> real-time chat facility.

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