HispaMSX BBS upgraded to cloud

by karloch on 07-09-2012, 19:11
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: BBS, HispaMSX
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It has been a while since the last maintenance of the only remaining MSX-dedicated BBS. The changes are:

  • The BBS has been moved to Windows Azure IaaS Cloud Service. This will greatly improve the availability, uptime and response speed of the BBS, as it's no longer hosted in a home environment with a DSL connection.
  • Host operating system has been changed to GNU/Linux. Users shouldn't notice any difference as DOS based doors can be executed under DOSEMU.
  • Synchronet software upgraded in clean-install way to the lastest CVS version (3.16a).
  • Lastword module is back.
  • Fidonet and DOVE-net message base have been kept.
  • HispaMSX and SymbOS mailing-lists gates have lost their old messages, but they will receive and send the new ones.
  • t00b's MSX-DOS 2 shell is kept.
  • File download area has been kept.
  • Mailflow for your address youalias@bbs.hispamsx.org has been fixed.
  • User database has been reset. You will have to create a new account.

HispaMSX BBS is mainly accessed via Telnet. Recommended telnet clients are:

For remembering the complete list of BBS features review this MRC newspost or HispaMSX Homepage.
Do you want to try? Turn on your MSX or computer system and telnet to: bbs.hispamsx.org

Relevant link: HispaMSX BBS (telnet)

Comments (5)

By Sd-Snatcher

Hero (582)

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07-09-2012, 23:38

By NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5399)

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08-09-2012, 14:52

Quote:

This will greatly improve the availability, uptime and response speed of the BBS

Right... BTW the service seems to be down at the moment. Smile

By karloch

Prophet (2066)

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09-09-2012, 01:07

Down? No-way, please try again!

By NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5399)

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11-09-2012, 02:41

Well, that happens... Good to see it working now.

By Vampier

Prophet (2297)

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11-09-2012, 07:55

Smile just tried it... never worked with a BBS before though