Bulletin board system
A bulletin board system, or BBS, is a computer server running custom software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, the user can perform functions such ...
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Shareware
Shareware (also termed trialware or demoware) is a type of proprietary software which is provided to users for a certain limited trial basis and pursuant to a license which restricts any commercial be...
Cult of the Dead Cow
Cult of the Dead Cow, also known as cDc or cDc Communications, is a computer hacker and DIY media organization founded in 1984 in Lubbock, Texas. The group maintains a weblog on its site, also titled ...
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BBS door
A door in a bulletin board system is an interface between the BBS software and an external application. The term is also used to refer to the external application, a computer program that runs outside...
FidoNet
FidoNet is a worldwide computer network that is used for communication between bulletin board systems (BBSs). It uses a store and forward system to exchange private (email) and public (forum) messages...
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MindVox
MindVox was a famed early Internet service provider in New York City. A controversial sometime media darling — the service was referred to as "the Hells Angels of Cyberspace" — it was founded in 1991 ...
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Kermit (protocol)
Kermit is a computer file transfer/management protocol and a set of communications software tools primarily used in the early years of personal computing in the 1980s; it provides a consistent approac...
Demon Roach Underground
Demon Roach Underground (DRU) was a Lubbock, Texas based BBS that was popular in the "hacker" scene.Grandmaster Ratte' was the SysOp of DRU, and the BBS was the "base system" for his group Cult of the...
AbsoluteTelnet
AbsoluteTelnet is a software terminal client for Windows that implements Telnet, SSH 1 and 2, SFTP, TAPI Dialup and direct COM port connections. It is commercial software, originally released in 1999...
The Common Link
TCL, The Common Link, was a Swedish BBS system developed by Ulf Hedlund in the late 1980s. It was based on the capabilities of the KOM conferencing system used at many Swedish universities, and distin...
Console application
A console application is a computer program designed to be used via a text-only computer interface, such as a text terminal, the command line interface of some operating systems (Unix, DOS, etc.) or t...
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NIRVANAnet
NirvanaNET was a dial-up BBS network, started in 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area, by Joe Russack, aka Dr. Strangelove (Sysop of Just Say Yes), Jeff Hunter, aka Taipan Enigma (sysop of &TOTSE), ...
Terminal (telecommunication)
In the context of telecommunications, a terminal is a device which ends a telecommunications link and is the point at which a signal enters and/or leaves a network. Examples of equipment containing ne...
ANSI art
ANSI art is a computer art form that was widely used at one time on BBSes. It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols — all codes found in IBM c...
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FILE ID.DIZ
FILE_ID.DIZ is a plain text file containing a brief contentdescription of the archive in which it is included.It was originally used in archives distributed through bulletin board systems (BBS).Bullet...
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FrontDoor
FrontDoor was one of the most popular mailers in the FidoNet-compatible networks in the 1990s acting as the physical representation of the written network node connection and mail handling standards. ...
3270 emulator
A 3270 Emulator is a computer program that duplicates the functions of an IBM 3270 mainframe computer terminal on a PC or similar microcomputer.As the original 3270 series terminals were connected to ...
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Punter (protocol)
Punter is a protocol for file transfer developed in the 1980s by Steve Punter. There are various types of Punter such as PET Transfer Protocol (PTP), C1 and C2.
The PET Transfer Protocol (PTP), a...
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Mop.com
mop.com is the name of a Chinese bulletin board system (BBS). Though popular in China, it has been cited as a source of controversy. MOP (www.mop.com) is one of the most well known and influential sim...
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Ability Online
Ability Online is a Canadian online community for children and young adults facing any sort of disability (intellectual or physical), chronic illness, or other social challenge. The site offers a prot...
Mike Robertson (programmer)
Mike Robertson (born 19 August 1950 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a Norwegian programmer known for his bulletin board system (BBS) software MBBS. He moved to Norway in 1971, and started his own compa...
The Bread Board System
The Bread Board System (TBBS) is a multiline DOS based commercial bulletin board system software package written in 1983 by Philip L. Becker. He originally created the software as the result of a poke...