jason at smbfc.net
Tue Feb 17 10:25:06 CST 2015
I just spoke with a guy who wrote and ran a popular BBS in the mid-late
80's at Drew University, the Drew Underground.
The software was the 2am BBS, it ran initially on some number of Epson
QX-16's, multiplexed to a single hard drive. He had the following to
say about it:
"Yes, I was the one that purchased and set it up sometime around 1985/6.
It was a 70mb hard drive with an 8-port multiplexer sold by Bi-Tech.
Came with a bunch of device drivers that required you to change some
system settings to avoid disk caching in DOS, which could cause file
corruption. We had to code a file locking system to prevent overwrites.
Record locking became an OS feature later.
I think this ad is for the right device:
Thought it an interesting data point to add to the conversation.
On 02/17/2015 08:15 AM, John Many Jars wrote:
> The BBS The Garden of Eden in Phoenix ran on some weird custom software.
> It was dual line, on Apple ][ machines, connected together by serial cable
> I think...
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