HB1BBS is a Packet Radio BBS that uses the BPQ32 windows software running on a virtuel server hosted by strato. The system is up 24/7. HB1BBS is the main mail server and BBS gateway that is used to make connections through the different packet software services for mail forwarding. If you want to give it a try and want to recieve mail from the NLD/EU packetradio network and get accces to the nework itself you can download the mailbox terminal program Sally7. I can give you direct access to the HB8NOS AGW gateway. If you are running a BBS yourself we could set up a forward link to the network.
Mail Client (Sally7)
Sally7 was written to be an advanced PERSONAL Message System that would interact with a BBS program like FBB/BPQ and NNA. sending and receiving message to/from your local BBS and also to/from other local stations. In the "old days" this was all via RF links although Telnet is now very common. Although Sally has many functions similar to a BBS program, it was never intended to be a BBS program itself. Whilst it can be pushed into use as a simple BBS, this is NOT its primary function, and limitations will quickly become evident. It lacks the advanced forwarding systems of FBB, BPQ and other functions you expect from a BBS program.
Mystic Bulletin Board System
Years ago i run a Bulletin Board system for some years. In the good years i had 600+ callers a month, and was running a Fidonet gateway HUB for the NL network. After the breaktrough of the internet things got bad and i lost intressed. The BBS service stopt somewhere arround 1999. A while ago i found some intresting things about Mystic BBS on the internet and now i am hooked again. It is great to see that a lot of people are putting effort in this in running a old school BBS again. So now i am back and trying to setup a Bulletin Board System again. The thinks you can find on the board are most the same thinks you can find on my website, so if you intressed in Packet Radio or OpenVMS you are invited to visit the Bulletin board.
Mystic BBS Introduction
Mystic BBS was conceived around the year 1995 when the author became frustrated by the lack of customization available with Renegade BBS, and first released to the public in late 1997 during a period when many BBS packages were seeing a decline (or a full stop) in development. Mystic is developed from the ground up with all original source code and is intended to be the spiritual successor to both Telegard and Renegade (two of the packages the author used prior to developing Mystic BBS). With the fall of MS-DOS and the decline of the BBS, Mystic continued to push forward by releasing an OS/2 and Windows 32 native version in 1998. Mystic was the first of the non-commerical DOS based BBS packages to make the transition and integrate directly with the Telnet protocol. Mystic also went on to become the first of the MS-DOS based packages to release a native Linux version in 1999, and the first to introduce a standardized platform for DOOR games across all 4 operating systems. In the following years after the first MS-DOS release in 1997, Mystic grew to become one of the most widely used BBS packages. Popular amongst many SysOps who took ease of customization and the user experience seriously, it is arguable that Mystic was (or even still is) the most popular BBS software for those who share a common interest in ANSI art and BBS modding. In recent years, Mystic has removed its DOS version and its limitations, and has moved on to better integrate with Internet protocols. Mystic now has internal Telnet, RLOGIN, SSH, NNTP, POP3, SMTP, FTP, HTTP and BINKP servers while continuing to focus on and enhance the SysOp and user experience. In the fall of 2011, Mystic added a native Mac OSX version and went open source for several years. In early 2015, Mystic introduced a stable release for Raspberry Pi with 1.10. Mystic in 2015 provided the only integrated BBS and echomail solution for the Raspberry Pi (ARM Linux) and OSX (Macintosh) platforms.