Spot BBS

SPOT BBS is back after 30 years off line!

Originally an OPUS system running on a Columbia VP-1600 hotrodded with a V40 processor, high memory RAM disk, a monstrous 20MB Hard Drive and a Courier 9600 HST Modem, the modern SPOT is on a MintBox Linux Mint 20.1 fanless PC running Mystic v1.12.

Access is Telnet port 1123, ssh port 1122 and http port 8888

MysticBBS has been minimalized by cr1mson at KANSIT.com to meet the streamlined feel of the original SPOT BBS Opus board.

Login with your Amateur Radio (Ham) call sign or leave the Sysop a note, and you will upgraded above regular user access.

73

Steve
K9ZW

Blog: http://k9zw.wordpress.com

Disboardia

A Citadel with intresting topics including computer programming, ham radio, blindness, Qigong, and Taoism.

Baffa BBS

BBS from Rio to remember old times… (DoveNet, FidoNet and FsxNet)

TFSI

We’ve got over 100+ doors, including doors from BBSLink and DoorParty. We also have FidoNet, fsxNet and Micronet. The sysop (Nick) is on most of the time and would love a chat 🙂

 

This BBS is available via dial-up over C*NET. If you’re interested in BBSes then you’ll like C*NET.

  • Either head onto ckts.info and sign up for a block of phone numbers – they should process this within 48 hours.
  • Or, contact me at nick@tfsi.dev and I’ll give you a number 🙂

You’ll have to put the details into an ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter) and you’ll be able to plug a modem into that.

This BBS is accessible at +44 (0) 1-421-6425.

StealthWorld BBS

On my personal BBS homespace you can download my music I wrote over a period of 25 years. You can also find music made by other BBS’ers (hey Nuke!), read BBC news channels, scramble your Rubik’s magic Cube, listen to DJ mixes and much more.

Come on over and chat live with fellow BBS’ers, drop some messages, play good old doorgames on BBSlink or just be witty and leave a great oneliner for us all to enjoy!

Or visit my Gopher space online at:
gopher://stealthworld.ga:70

Hope to see you around!

Onky

 

X-Bit BBS

The X-Bit is back online! The BBS was created based off my first Spitfire BBS i ran back in the early to mid 90s ’32-Bit BBS’. I actually just rebuilt my first BBS recently and it can be accessed here: x-bit.org:2323.

X-Bit BBS run Synchronet and was online from 2001-2008 and again for a few months in 2011. X-Bit BBS has well over 300 door games installed and ready to access.

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HyNET BBS

Just a small personal BBS where I mess around and explore some BBS stuff at. Feel free to hang out! I might be in MRC at times. Also available with a web terminal: https://bbs.hyena.network

 

To register a new account using ssh, try connecting using the username “new”: $ ssh new@bbs.hyena.network

Al’s Geek Lab BBS

The author of the popular YouTube documentary “Back to the BBS” now has a complimentary BBS!

Features:

  • Curated retro-computing content including retro games, music, apps as well as more modern stuff for your retro computing purposes.
  • MRC Inter-BBS chat
  • Some great message network groups for all your geeky discussions (fsxNet, tqwNet, RetroNet and ArakNet)
  • Great extra add-on mods, including:
    • CoinInfo (a custom mod I wrote to help you trade your cryptocurrencies!),
    • xqtr’s weather,
    • Phenom Production’s CoronaTracker and RomHacker,
    • Wikipedia, Gopher/bbs-www,
    • RCS’ lastcalls and much more!
  • File sharing networks including Phat* Anonymous Archivers and ArchaicNet.
  • Games including Richard Orr’s ]Baud, BBSLink inter-bbs gaming leagues, all the popular games including LORD, Tradewars etc.

Work is being made on it all the time, so come on down and get “Back to the BBS!”

website: www.alsgeeklab.com || youtube: youtube.com/alsgeeklab || telnet: bbs.alsgeeklab.com:2323 || ssh: bbs.alsgeeklab.com:2222

tqwnet: 1337:2/104 || Araknet 10:103/16 || Retronet 80:505/18 || fsxNet: 21:1/126

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Cold Fusion BBS

you can also call with Telnet/SSL on port 992!

ZOC  supports Telnet/SSL by default. (highly recommended!)
SyncTERM nightly builds also support Telnet/SSL. (Listed as “TelnetS” under Connection Type)
bear in mind nightly builds are meant for testing and might be rough around the edges.

cold fusion is back after a (rather long) hiatus! lots of great artwork from all my friends in the ansi art scene, lots of cool games, message networks, and hopefully, lots of new (or returning) users!

all the old standbys are there: lord, barren realms elite, doormud, and if you love to fish in minecraft (i sure know i do!) you will definitely enjoy freshwater fishing! i don’t even fish in real life!

we also carry the following message networks:

  • fsxNet (21:1/616)
  • FidoNet (1:120/616)
  • DOVE-Net

call now!

here’s a pic of the bbs with it’s co-sysop seymour:

co-sysop

Magnum BBS

A UK BBS which was born on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum using a citizen band radio as a network/transfer medium, before being ported to the Atari ST & modem. Reborn in 2021 on UNIX with dial up options.

Line 1 – POTS : +44-1484-320007 (Huddersfield UK)

Line 2 – VOIP : +44-207-096-2030 (London UK)

Line 2 – VOIP : +1-415-839-5099 (San Francisco USA)

ASCII, ANSI & Commodore PETSCII 40/80 column supported (including dial-up).

Standard SSH/Telnet – bbs.magnum.uk.net

PETSCII-40 telnet – bbs.magnum.uk.net port 64

PETSCII-80 telnet – bbs.magnum.uk.net port 128

Web-Telnet – https://bbs.magnum.uk.net

Radio Freqs and Geeks BBS

Are you a Ham Radio Operator? Comic Book reader? Like playing with electronics and 3D printing? Is your motto “Make America 8 Bit Again“!? What about RPGs, Pop Culture and Coding? Does “DOGE Coin to the Moon!” make your heart skip a beat? Then this BBS is one you may want to put in your phone book. Because that is what we are all about. Not just comics from the Big 2, but IGG and Kickstarter projects as well. How about some PDFs on antenna design for a weekend project? Maybe you need a one page dungeon for a quick game with friends? Has DOGE Coin hit a dollar yet? All that and more is what we are looking to have available on Radio Freqs & Geeks. I’m working on trying to make this BBS have some great content and offer some neat things not found on other BBSes right now. Stop by, have a look and let me know what’s missing! This BBS runs on a Raspberry Pi3 using Mystic BBS software.

Hive32 BBS

Hive32 BBS, as of right now we are offering services such as echomail on the FSXNET. Soon to be added MRC chat, UseNet, FidoNet, and more.

Sanitarium BBS

An original 916 Citadel BBS.
AKA “The Amiga Archives” and “TSBBS”.
Available on the web via HTTP and SSL
And via Telnet.

Forums for free thinking debate and discussion. A “bias free” BBS where any opinion is welcome – but no quarter is asked for, and none will be given.

Now with static IPs and no redirects.

Inner Realm

BBS focusing on networks and games. Over 18 message networks plus usenet, and hundreds of games on the Inner Realm Games Server.

Rusty Mailbox

An old school BBS. DOVE-Net, fsxNet and Fidonet message areas

A few doors and a large file base.

 

20 For Beers BBS (Mystic)

A really fun, active and current BBS! We work to bring a new section or feature once a month; you’ll find TONS of retro files and content – from old BBS CD-Roms, current BBS applications and mods, historical BBS applications and mods, ANSI art, legal ROMs and DOS games and more!

We have DoorParty and BBSLink Door Game networks.

Tons of FTNs – fsxNet, SciNet, zer0net, DoveNet, WWiVnet, Fidonet, Weednet.

MRC Multi-Relay Chat system.

Mystic BBS Support on the BBS and other online help – create your own BBS!

You’ve got to checkout 2o fOr beeRS – there is no other BBS quite like it!!

POTS Lines: 415-231-1260 346-385-5665 385-248-5680  (pots/pots for user ID and password)

 

Forze BBS

IRC live chat, Live Sysop paging, WotLK server, Coding

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Basement Theory

Update, August 2020: The Basement Theory has returned to “public status,” open to all.

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 (1994-96), and A Saucerful of Secrets (1996-97). “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.

There is also a history of “modern” activity. Having originally gone public in 2017 (with private users for years before), there is an extensive “local” community of regulars who populate the forums and door games. Even during the times the BBS stopped advertising for new users, many of these old users continued regular use.

Finally, there are several archival projects available to users, such as the Animation File Archival Project (GL/FLI/DL) and the Exec-PC Graphics Archive.

So, why not come join the community? Now that the board is open to the public again, accepting new users with full access on first login, I hope you’ll help write the next chapter in the BBS’s history. Visit The Basement Theory today!

Note: SSH Port is 2618, an homage to the final digits of The Basement Theory’s 1990s telephone number. Telnet port is the standard 23.

Final Zone BBS

Final Zone BBS is a Bulletin Board System focused on conversation about vintage technology, gaming, and the like with a goal of being a kind of haven away from the typical “noise” of social media – the memes, the emoji, the trends, the flood of meaningless “me too” posts, and all of the “flavor of the week” mess that makes social media almost useless to some of us.

As stated above, the board has a heavy focus on technology and gaming, but open discussion about virtually whatever is welcome. The goal is to focus on the conversation and the sharing of information and to have fun while doing it. Additionally, uploads and sharing of interesting files or programs relevant to these topics is encouraged, within reason.

Email service is also provided which is fully compatible with older machines — this can be used for many purposes, from just normal communication to file transfers from modern machines to vintage computers that cannot handle the modern web.

The BBS runs on Synchronet and is connected to DOVE-Net for those interested in networked communications. Otherwise it is purely focused on local chat. Additionally, the IRC client built in to the system will connect you to the ##bbs-squad channel on freenode, where members of this board often chat in real time. It is a small but close knit community, one that welcomes new members who share a love of tech and gaming.

The board supports multiple login methods, such as  plain telnet, SSH, rlogin, and even NNTP and read-only Gopher access (depending on client used.)

Stop by and say “hi” today!

The main menu.
Some of the local message sections available.
The logoff prompt.

 

Abacus BBS

Abacus BBS now located in Portland is a rebirth of my Abacus system run in Boston in the late 90’s. Abacus currently features both FidoNet and FsxNet echomail and file bases. Doors are going to make a return soon.

ConstructiveChaos BBS

This BBS was built with the spirit of retro-gaming in mind…

 

Splash screen

 

…with special emphasis placed on classic door games, such as…

LORD…

 

Usurper (both new and classic modes)…

 

Multiple games of Operation Overkill, arranged by difficulty…

 

TradeWars, Yankee Trader, and other TW-likes…

 

plus a curated selection of many others.  There’s a category to offer every type of gamer.

 

Also connected to a few message networks, like DOVE-Net, fsxNet, and of course the historic FidoNet!

No personal info mandatory; just enter and start having fun.

ConstructiveChaos awaits.

 

The Search BBS

Search BBS

Featuring:

MRC Chat (inter BBS irc like live chat), Gopher browser, games, FSXNet, Spooknet, RetroNet, and tqwnet.

Star Collision BBS

Star Collision BBS was a RemoteAccess BBS founded in the summer of 1993, mainly focusing 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).

The BBS was re-opened on August 3, 2019 – now using Mystic BBS.

It supports Telnet (50023), SSH (50022) and TELNETS (50992) for users as well as Fido Technology Network (FTN) protocols binkp (IBN), binkps (24553), fido/ifcico (IFC) and tfido (ITN:60177/IVM:60177) 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.

PhreakNet

PhreakNet is the premiere BBS for phreaks and telephone collectors everywhere. Chat, messaging, games, and exclusive file access available through the BBS. We have 23 modems in our modem bank. POTS connections are recommended but VoIP connections at 2400 baud also work well. Find the local access number nearest you at https://bbs.interlinked.us

Emcomm NY

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.

Mutiny BBS

Mutiny BBS

Along with classic door games Mutiny also has Capers which is an in-house made door game not currently available anywhere else.  Other “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

Bottomless Abyss BBS

The BBS is holding it's holidays contest, starting December 19th 2020 at 00:00Z.
The contest will run for 30 days and features a full fledged CTF and a Triathlon.

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, and a ton of 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 80 BBSes.

Anima Ex Machina

The connections with people that last a lifetime through online and tabletop games and a shared passion for exploring machines and their languages are the soul of the machines. Multi-user chat, Crossroads of the Elements MUD, Elite-x/84, Exodus GameNet, Tabletop RPGs, Programming, Microcomputers.

Quantum Wormhole, The

It’s a BBS, running on Mystic, home of the tqwNet, member of the fsxNet, RetroNet, FidoNet networks. Running since August 2018.

Lower Planes, The

31-July-2020

We have some new ANSI screens.  Found a copy of TETRA to install in the games area, who doesn’t like a good game of tetris? Local weather page. Hmm what else is new.. ahhh joined FSXnet, looks like JOHO’s key making days might be over, his HD was unrecoverable so no keys coming for FD.  I’ve had to improvise with FD using it standalone in a seperate VM to the BBS nodes.

     ________________________________________________________________
| 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:SSH:WWW - tlp.zapto.org -:::::::::::::::::| 0 |
|   |---------------------------------------------------------------|   |

Active games of Global War, LORD, The Pit

After Hours BBS

Just a good old BBS that has been around for 25 plus years and still a great place to hang out! Running Mystic BBS…

Stop by and say hello, lots of local and league doors, local and network message echo’s and many more things to do while your on the bulletin board.

Phantasm

Old Amiga Scene BBS from the 90’s Now restored from a backup and running emulated in the cloud.

Back to the Future

BBSes are a return to the past, just like our favorite time travel movie. BTTTFBBS is a playground for Linux and Python experiments. Features a dial-out modem (call out to dial-up BBSes or information services), some local and networked games, and whatever features the sysop feels like developing.

Vague BBS

I have Operation Overkill ][, Legend of the Red Dragon, Usurper, Barren Realms Elite, Planets: The Exploration of Space, NetRunner, and I’m adding more every so often. Want a game? Send me a message.

5 nodes. Door games. Fidonet. DOVE-Net.

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Amiga City

A BBS for the Amiga computer line – Yes, it’s still supported… 🙂 We have over 3,500 downloads in the website, and a selected subset in the FTP area. We also have over 150 door games for you to enjoy, most not available anywhere else.

Phoenix BBS

FidoNet New England Regional Coordinator. Micronet Assistant Zone Coordinator. Full FidoNet backbone echomail feed and FileGate file feed. Registered doors running under DOSEMU.

Dreamland BBS

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.

Xibalba

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X  i  b  a  l  b  a

(“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 / SpookNet + local message bases
  • Blocktronics / iMPURE  / other ANSi/ASCii artscene pack hosting
  • Large file base with retro DOS games, retro magazines & books, article archive, horror comics, and more! 400+ gigs with web downloads!
  • Telnet bridge to other systems
  • The latest ENiGMA½ updates and news
  • More!

Connect Now

Connect now over secure WebSockets (https://xibalba.l33t.codes/)