Multi-node BBS'

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at
Tue Feb 17 09:48:31 CST 2015

I was a Remote Access sysop. That was a fantastic BBS system. Only ever ran it single line, but I did run it off of a windows 95 box that doubled as my personal computer and that worked quite well before the internet finally did in the BBS.   I'm sure a multi-node system would have been fine

I'd been toying with the idea of setting up RA again. Just need a fossil-socket driver... 

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> On Feb 17, 2015, at 9:16 AM, geneb <geneb at> wrote:
>> 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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