BBS for fans of the Classic MacOS platform
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
The author of the popular YouTube documentary “Back to the BBS” now has a complimentary BBS. It features curated retro-computing content, MRC Inter-BBS chat, some great message networks (fsxNet and tqwNet) and some great extra add-on mods. Work is being made on it all the time, so come on down and get “Back to the 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)
here’s a pic of the bbs with it’s co-sysop seymour:
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 Central UK)
Line 2 – VOIP : +1-415-839-5099 (San Francisco Central DA USA)
SSH/Telnet – bbs.magnum.uk.net
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.
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.
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)
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 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!
This BBS was built with the spirit of retro-gaming in mind…
…with special emphasis placed on classic door games, such as…
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.
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 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
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 -0.12
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!
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. 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
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.
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.
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Active games of Global War, LORD, The Pit