A modern, custom-built BBS
The Stellar darkness BBS aims to be a friendly community where people can come to discuss all things related to technology, download files, play games and more! In the early to mid-nineties, I was very much into the local BBS scene in Toronto, Canada. I ran several BBSs and would often tie up the family phone line calling my favorite boards. This BBS was named after the first board I started over 25 years ago. It has been resurrected for nostalgic purposes and to take a step back to appreciate a simpler time before the prevalence of social media and the world wide web.
On the board you’ll find numerous door games, message networks and more! It is a work in progress and more features and functionality will be added in the coming weeks and months.
The Northern Borderlands BBS is a redesign, re-envision and resurrection of my old BBS by the same name that started circa 1992 in Salem, OR. It was later converted to a telnet-only BBS in 2000, then eventually was decommissioned in 2003-2004.
Northern Borderlands had a focus on the gaming niche, in particular that of tabletop gaming (Board Games, Card Games, Tabletop RPGs, etc.) but also had a decent number of message bases and file areas devoted to video games. During it’s heyday, it had sponsored/hosted many local BBS meets, spawned scores of pick-up game nights and not a few regular gaming groups, particularly for that in the Dungeons & Dragons arena.
I aim to re-focus the BBS to the same niche. Several gaming-focused message boards have been started and I hope to see lots of conversation in them. I’m slowly uploading PDFs and old DOS and Windows games that are available for download as well.
Come and join me in this adventure. I look forward to having you!
Current Echo Bases: fsxNet (21:2/107)
The Northern Borderlands is best viewed when using Netrunner. Visit by pointing at nothernborderlands.ddns.net on Port 23. Here’s a preconfigured version. Just open, hit Alt-D and Enter.
Star Collision BBS was a RemoteAccess BBS founded in the summer of 1993.
The BBS mainly focused on text files, DOS utilities and FidoNet echomail conferences.
A dedicated phone line was installed on January 10, 1994. After being a FidoNet point (2:206/120.6) for some time, the BBS became a FidoNet node (2:206/137) on August 4, 1995 and switched to 24h opening hours.
The BBS was first run on an Intel 386SX-40; later on an Intel 486DX4-100, an Intel Pentium MMX 200 and an AMD K6-2 400.
Modems used were a SupraFAXModem 24/96i, a PowerBit 14400 (March 1994), a USRobotics Sportster 28800 (May 31, 1996), a USRobotics Courier HST DS 14400, a USRobotics Sportster Vi 28.8 Faxmodem and a USRobotics Sportster Flash x2.
The last registered user signed up on September 6, 1997. The FidoNet node (2:206/137) was marked “Down” on October 24, 1997, and was removed on December 12, 1997. The dedicated phone line was decommissioned and the BBS closed down due to declining calls, lack of time and interest, and the advent of Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).
It supports Telnet and SSH for users as well as Fido Technology Network (FTN) protocols binkp (IBN), fido/ifcico (IFC) and tfido (ITN/IVM) for echomail/netmail transfers. Dial-up is currently not available to the public, but preparations have been made for the future with a USRobotics Courier External 56K V.92 Global Dial-Up Business Modem (Courier V.Everything).
The BBS will focus on echomail conferences and file echos for the time being, with more to come in the future.
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The New Frontier ][ BBS
Web: frontierbbs net
Telnet: frontierbbs net
SSH: frontierbbs net:222
RLogin: frontierbbs net: 513
TONS of Echomail! Over 70,000 Files!
Networked & Local Online Games!
ANSI & RIP Graphics!
Dial-in/Modem line VERY soon!
You won’t be disappointed!
My shameful BBS plug!
The Amiga Frontier BBS
(Yes, you’ve guessed it, All Amiga!)
Amiga Files, Amiga Echomail (and Online Games!)
Running Enigma 1/2 -0.10<Alpha>
C=Net, FSXNet, CyberNet, & FidoNet
15,000+ all Amiga files (and adding more!) files
Networked Doors Games!
Dial-in/Modem line VERY soon!
Web: frontierbbs net
telnet: frontierbbs net:8888
SSH: frontierbbs net:8889
Tell all your Amiga Friends!
THe iNSAnE AsYLuM BBs was originally online in the late ’80s and was into the Elite, Underground, Warez BBS system. I decided to bring it back online using synchronet though in the past The Insane Asylum was not using Synchronet back in the 80’s we used a few different BBS Packages over the years, Celerity, Oblivion, Vision/2 Vision-x, and Renegade. The Insane Asylum BBS is now up and running again now using Synchronet. I really like all the work Digitalman and all the others who have put their time into synchronet it’s a great bbs package with so many options. The Insane Asylum Currently has 20 External Door games. We are also now connected Remotely with Valhalla Home Services BBS there Odin’s Maze Game Server and there BBS Tradewars Game Server and we are also connected to the Prisoner’s Game Lounge. You can access all our games and connect to the remote game servers in our external program area once you have registered an account with us and you have been validated after you leave us new user feedback. We over 500 Warez, specifically for BBS SysOps. Fully registered bbs packages, bbs utilities and serials for BBS Packages, BBS Doors BBS Utilities and miscellaneous BBS Serials and cracks. We also carry a huge collection of support files for synchronet Sysops. Modules Shells, menus and miscellaneous synchronet bbs files. We also have a few dedicated file areas for mods from Edge of Oblivion, Digital Distortion, Demonic Productions. Please feel free to leave me feedback with any errors you may come across or any concerns and suggestions by leaving me local mail on the bbs or the email listed below.
We hope to see you stop by!
A Synchronet BBS linked to amateur radio packet station KC2MHA. Users of the ham radio functions limited to those with amateur radio licenses.
The KC2MHA packet radio node can be accessed via the door menu. The kc2mha packet node runs on bpq32 with radio ports on 145.050mhz, 14.105mhz, telnet and axip Internet links. Ham radio packet connections can also connect via radio to the EMCOMMNY BBS via the BPQ node main menu. You just never know who may be lurking and from where!
The bbs menu system is dull downed a bit to accommodate the slow 300-1200 baud radio transfer rates. Some radio connections taking several digipeater hops to reach the kc2mha node slowing it down even more.
Sign in with your call sign for packet radio access. Other telnet BBS functions are available to non HAM users.
Along with classic door games Mutiny also has Capers which is an in-house made door game not currently available anywhere else. Future “Mutiny Originals” may be coming in the future as well!
Started December 2018. Synchronet BBS with a small but engaging user-base so the games that are online are actively being played.
Currently Mutiny has Legend of the Red Dragon, Global Wars, Mines of Gorr, Junkyard, Trade Wars 2002, Hexx Wars, Lost in Space, Gangland Wars and more
The BBS is holding it's holidays contest, starting December 1st 2019 at 00:00Z. The contest will run for 45 days and features a full fledged CTF and a Tournament.
See https://bbs.bottomlessabyss.net for up to date information. Account can be created securely from the website. * Many networks and active doors * Great focus on privacy * BBS home of Hackfest, Defcon613, The StarGate Complex and Novem Portis CTF challenges * IT Security training material * HAM Radio training material * Provider of up-to-the-minute Hacking news on ArakNet * Phenom Member board * Free access and instant validation with valid email. * Serious users only * No need to provide real info but if you choose to provide a fake id, please be creative. * Accounts that shows no efforts during creation are flagged BOGUS on the spot. The BBS is also hosting the weekly Meetup In The Abyss on Wednesdays at 8PM EST. It's the perfect time to connect and chat with other users and SysOps from many other BBSes. The Bottomless Abyss is the home of Multi-Relay Chat, connection over 60 BBSes.
We have some new ANSI screens. Found a copy of TETRA to install in the games area. Local weather page. Hmm what else is new.. ahhh joined FSXnet, but as yet can’t get a FrontDoor license to get polling happening.
________________________________________________________________ | 0 |:::::::::: T H E L O W E R P L A N E S B B S :::::::::::::| 0 | | |================================================================ | | 0 | | 0 | | |Online Games: | | | 0 | - Tradewars 2002 - Scrabble | 0 | | | - Barren Realms Elite (2 Worlds) - Murder Motel | | | 0 | - The Pit - Global War | 0 | | | - Operation Overkill | | | 0 | | 0 | | |---------------------------------------------------------------| | | 0 | | 0 | | |1 Trillion Gigglybytes of Message Areas | | | 0 | 30yr old warez dude | 0 | | | - Apple II 8 bit -Apple II | | | 0 | - Apple IIGS 16 bit -DOS | 0 | | | - DOS networking/bbs -Waffle | | | 0 | | 0 | | |---------------------------------------------------------------| | | 0 |::::::::::::: Telnet:SSS:WWW - tlp.zapto.org -:::::::::::::::::| 0 | | |---------------------------------------------------------------| |
Old Amiga Scene BBS from the 90’s Now restored from a backup and running emulated in the cloud.
Update: SSH Port Changed to 2618; Telnet Remains 23.
The Basement Theory is a re-envisioning of the dial-up BBS I ran in the 1990s. Originally running in the local-calling area for Scioto County, Ohio and northern Greenup County, Kentucky, The Basement Theory existed under three BBS names: The Cool (1993-94), The Basement Theory (1994-95), and A Saucerful of Secrets (1995-97). “The Basement Theory” is surely the most remembered name by the old users, and is why it’s the “new” name, today.
The current version of The Basement Theory borrows from old backups of the original BBS to create its theme and attitude. Much of the old data is available to view or download from the BBS. In fact, the current ANSI menus are the same ones as used on the BBS in September 1995, according to the file dates of the backed-up ANSIs.
Of course, even though the board is an admitted exercise in nostalgic self-indulgence, The Basement Theory‘s main goal is to be a contributing part of the current BBS scene. It belongs to DOVE-net, FidoNet, and Agoranet, in case you’re looking for a node to participate in the BBS message networks. It also runs several door game favorites, including games still being developed, like Rick Parrish’s modern port of Usurper. There are even new, ongoing archival projects, such as the Animation File Archival Project (GL/FLI/DL) and the Exec-PC Graphics Archive.
So, why not come be part of a new community? Visit The Basement Theory today!
Now running Mystic BBS under Linux! Member of FidoNet, fsxNet, SciNet, MicroNet & DoveNet. Lots of registered door games including Usurper, LORD, TEOS, BRE, SRE, FE and many more. Older DOS era files and BBS related programs. Full access to the door games, files and read-only access to networked message bases on the first call (after creating your account). Posting networked messages requires validation.
For the best experience use the Netrunner telnet client to connect or visit our website at www.lightningbbs.com and use the web-based fTelnet client.
This BBS was started back in 1994 under Renegade and later became a Renegade Alpha board under Cott and Patrick then after Renegade stopped being worked on they changed to Mystic bbs and then became a Mystic Alpha board for the 1.08 platform and closed 2009 as dm had health issues and had to take a break and now re opened in Feb of 2015 and is dedicated to bringing back quality to bbsing. We have Win32 doors and mpl games. DoRENET echonet, Zero-net, fsx, araknet & Fido. In addition files, local messages and its all ansi based. Come join us we have LoRD Win32. Also WHQ for the door game JEZEBEL and mpl Voodoo Island. Many classic doors have been added.
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(“shee-bal-ba” — the place of fear)
The official ENiGMA½ BBS software WHQ!
The board is evolving constantly with mods, art, and additional features via ENiGMA½ BBS software updates on a daily basis!
- Connected to BBSLink / DoorParty! / BCR / Exodus door servers + local registered doors
- fsxNet / RetroNet / AgoraNet / SpookNet / local message bases
- Blocktronics / iMPURE / other ANSi/ASCii artscene pack hosting
- Large file base with retro DOS games (80+ gigs worth!), and 200+ gigs of retro computing / gaming articles & mags, horror comics, …lots more. Easy web d/ls!
- Telnet bridge to other systems
- The latest ENiGMA½ updates and news
KD3net, based out of Pawtucket, RI, running Synchronet. Lots of local door games and apps, InterBBS games with BBSLink.net and CenterOfAwareness.net (like LORD, BRE, etc), and DOVE-Net, Radio/Weather Net, and Center Of Awareness message networks. Home of syncWXremix weather app for Syncrhonet boards.
Based in Dunedin, New Zealand this BBS is a reincarnation of a system that operated from Hamilton, New Zealand around 1993-1995.
Back in 1995 Agency BBS used Renegade BBS software and was a member of several message networks including RGSNet, FidoNet, DemiMonde and LocNet.
These days the BBS runs using Mystic BBS software and is active in the fsxNet message network. Mystic is cool software that is still actively under development. The sysop (Avon) is happy to help new users set this software up for themselves should they be interested.
Agency BBS aims to cater for users worldwide who would like to experience and enjoy a bit of retro ‘old school’ technology that’s still alive and well in today’s Internet / website / email etc. dominated world.
Established in 2009 and located in Düsseldorf (Germany) Wintermute BBS has a focus on classic computers with a bias towards Commodore computers as well as the (not yet retro) Rasspberry Pi SBC.
The bbs features a files section (x-/y-/z-modem downloads, just like the old days!), chat, netmail, local and networked bulletin boards (FIDO Net, BBS-Network) and popular RSS newsfeeds. For entertainment you may choose from a selection of classic DOS door games for you to enjoy.
The bbs migrated to a new software (MBSE BBS) on january 1st, 2019 after ten years of permanent operation and has been re-designed and re-organized. Data from the existing file areas was migrated from the old software to MBSE BBS as well.
While german is the primary language, english is also spoken and there are menus and RSS feeds available for both languages.
Behind the scenes the bbs is run by a Raspberry Pi 3, Raspbian Linux and MBSE BBS. The system also uses QEMU and FreeDOS in order to provide classic DOS door games.
Archaic Binary is an easy to use BBS open to the public. Lots to do! I have created the majority of doors myself, tools available for playing around. Door games locally and via game networks. We have active message areas, local and networked. Advanced security available with SyncTERM using SSH (username/password in SyncTERM is archaic/binary, you will authenticate later), Two Factor Authentication on accounts, SFTP Access available to files.
Custom Doors like; Your Local Weather, Reddit Reader, Justice Stats & Crime Stats from DoJ, NASA Astronaut Photo of the Day, Live Data from Religion of Peace, BBS Listings pulled monthly from “The Telnet BBS Guide”, Torrent Searching, and USCCA Stories, and Small Pastebin door that allows public and private pastes.
Some doors are integrated with access via HTTPS (USCCA, Pastebins, etc…) links are generated with my home-made link shorting service, Archaic.Link
Home of ArchaicNET the public BBS File Sharing Network.
No need for archaic ZModem/XModem/YModem protocols on Archaic Binary, instead “HTTPmodem” will generate short links and allow you to download files over HTTP/HTTPS. Legacy protocols are still available for expert users.
Join our Discord server for notifications, updates, announcements and more: https://discord.gg/Vt3Bskh
Archaic Binary is also home to some free BBS door/binary releases: https://www.archaicbinary.net/releases
Once ‘Fear and Loathing’ in New Orleans, the BBS is back in a new city but with the games and message areas you love. Looking forward to seeing old friends as well as making new ones. See you on the board!
Do you like stickers? We all like stickers. Send me your address and I’ll toss a few BBS stickers into an envelope and send ’em your way.
The Blood Stone rises again!!! The BS BBS began its adventure on a Commodore C64 back in the mid-1980s and later evolved into a WWIV system in the 1990s. Family became the priority so the Blood Stone was laid to rest for the remainder of the 20th century. Now, nearly two decades later, the kids have grown the family dynamic has evolved and it’s now time to revisit the fun hobby of BBSing again! Running WWIV v5.40, Telnet, SSH and HTTP hosted on a Windows 10 Virtual Machine. 10 nodes, Networked with other WWIV boards and hosting some popular Door games like Tradewars, LORD, LORD2, PimpWars, BRE and Planets: TEOS. Drop on by for a visit! Auto-validation with limited access, e-mail SysOp for additional access.