geneb at deltasoft.com
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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