• A good BBS client

    From TNT@21:1/101 to All on Monday, April 25, 2022 10:43:51
    I had an old pc in the past that i used to connect to BBS servers in the past but that pc is starting to get old and pretty heavy at this point compared to the new notebooks so i have a new pc but i dont have any software that can do telnet (well i do have one that is this right now but PuTTY isn't the best). Does anyone know a good program that can do Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much appreciated if someone could help me in finding a new program!

    PS: I was using an old version of HyperTerminal in the past, that i don't remember how i got`

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  • From Mike Dippel@21:4/176 to Tnt on Sunday, April 24, 2022 20:07:14
    On 4/25/2022 10:31 AM, Tnt wrote to All:

    I had an old pc in the past that i used to connect to BBS servers in the past
    but that pc is starting to get old and pretty heavy at this point compared to
    the new notebooks so i have a new pc but i dont have any software that can do
    telnet (well i do have one that is this right now but PuTTY isn't the best). Does anyone know a good program that can do Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much appreciated if someone could help me in finding
    a new program!

    PS: I was using an old version of HyperTerminal in the past, that i don't remember how i got`

    I use SyncTerm. Works great! You don't have to necessarily add all of the sites from it's
    database. As far as I know, you can use it for just the sites you want to connect to.

    https://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

    Mike Dippel


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  • From McDoob@21:4/135 to TNT on Monday, April 25, 2022 10:52:01
    Does anyone know a good program that can do
    Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much appreciated if someone could help me in finding a new program!

    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS website:

    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html

    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    McDoob
    SysOp, PiBBS
    pibbs.sytes.net

    ... I wish life had a scroll-back buffer.

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  • From Tiny@21:1/130 to McDoob on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 13:24:34
    McDoob wrote to TNT <=-

    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS
    website:
    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html
    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    Another one that's really nice is Magiterm. www.happylandbbs.com
    Designed by the author of Magicka / Talisman BBS and for BBSing.

    Shawn

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to TNT on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 16:09:04
    TNT wrote to All <=-

    I had an old pc in the past that i used to connect to BBS servers in
    the past but that pc is starting to get old and pretty heavy at this
    point compared to the new notebooks so i have a new pc but i dont have
    any software that can do telnet (well i do have one that is this right
    now but PuTTY isn't the best). Does anyone know a good program that can
    do Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much appreciated if someone could help me in finding a new program!

    I use Syncterm and Magiterm, both with linux. Syncterm also has a Windows version. I *think* Magiterm might also.


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  • From claw@21:1/210 to McDoob on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 20:22:33


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    |10Standard Ports for SSH/Telnet Web/HTTP://|14Noverdu.com:808
    |22|01fsxNet/MRC Chat/Registered Doors!/50Nodes/No Time Use! Stay On!|16|07

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Noverdu BBS (21:1/210)
  • From claw@21:1/210 to McDoob on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 20:23:28
    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS
    website:

    Completely agree! Also it will scale nicely. I have it on a 4K screen and still looks good!

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    |16|14Sysop |12Noverdu |14BBS |04(|14Noverdu.com|04)
    |10Standard Ports for SSH/Telnet Web/HTTP://|14Noverdu.com:808
    |22|01fsxNet/MRC Chat/Registered Doors!/50Nodes/No Time Use! Stay On!|16|07

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Noverdu BBS (21:1/210)
  • From Geri Atricks@21:4/102 to TNT on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 18:12:10
    I would recommend eitgher Netrunner or SyncTerm. Both are really good and are cross platform.
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    Legends of Yesteryear (FIDO 1:123/256) - telnet: furmenservices.net:23322

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  • From Ragnarok@21:2/151 to McDoob on Monday, August 15, 2022 22:55:29
    El 25/4/22 a las 11:52, McDoob escribió:
    TN> Does anyone know a good program that can do
    TN> Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much
    TN> appreciated if someone could help me in finding a new program!

    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS website:

    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html

    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    McDoob
    SysOp, PiBBS
    pibbs.sytes.net

    ... I wish life had a scroll-back buffer.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: PiBBS (21:4/135)

    note: netrunner do not support correctly spanish keyboards
    I use Syncterm / MagiTerm
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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Ragnarok on Monday, August 15, 2022 21:59:50
    On 15 Aug 2022, Ragnarok said the following...

    note: netrunner do not support correctly spanish keyboards
    I use Syncterm / MagiTerm

    that's a shame.. should report that over in the fidonet mysticbbs echo

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  • From Mikesla@21:1/233 to Ragnarok on Saturday, September 17, 2022 17:00:00
    I use Syncterm personally but it's all about what you are comfortable with.

    Ragnarok wrote to McDoob <=-

    El 25/4/22 a las 11:52, McDoob escribió:
    TN> Does anyone know a good program that can do
    TN> Telnet and also have support for downloads it would be very much
    TN> appreciated if someone could help me in finding a new program!

    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS website:

    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html

    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    McDoob
    SysOp, PiBBS
    pibbs.sytes.net

    ... I wish life had a scroll-back buffer.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: PiBBS (21:4/135)

    note: netrunner do not support correctly spanish keyboards
    I use Syncterm / MagiTerm
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  • From TNT@21:1/101 to McDoob on Friday, November 25, 2022 22:20:33
    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS
    website:

    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html

    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    Yes Netrunner is a good client but i cant use it on macOS. Are there any other alternatives that i could use that are similar in
    function and use?

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to TNT on Friday, November 25, 2022 06:43:36
    Yes Netrunner is a good client but i cant use it on macOS. Are there any other alternatives that i could use that are similar in
    function and use?

    I use it on Mac. I use it under Crossover. It's not 100% but works pretty well.

    I think the upscaling of CP437 is what sets it apart from SyncTerm. Unless you can do this with SyncTerm too?

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  • From claw@21:1/210 to TNT on Friday, November 25, 2022 10:45:17
    On 25 Nov 2022, TNT said the following...

    I highly recommend Netrunner, which can be found on the MysticBBS website:

    http://mysticbbs.com/downloads.html

    It looks great, and was specifically designed with BBSing in mind.

    Yes Netrunner is a good client but i cant use it on macOS. Are there any other alternatives that i could use that are similar in
    function and use?


    I posted a good while ago hoping we could get a flatpack version of this. Then it would just work on everything. g00r00 would have to do it and as hard as he works on Mystic I doubt we can push for more effort as the BBS world relies on him quite a bit. Maybe one day.

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    |10Standard Ports for SSH/Telnet Web/HTTP://|14Noverdu.com:808
    |20|15fsxNet/MRC Chat/Registered Doors!/50Nodes/No Time Use! Stay On!|16|07

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Noverdu BBS (21:1/210)
  • From TNT@21:1/101 to niter3 on Monday, November 28, 2022 11:17:24
    I use it on Mac. I use it under Crossover. It's not 100% but works
    pretty well.

    I think the upscaling of CP437 is what sets it apart from SyncTerm.
    Unless you can do this with SyncTerm too?


    Crossover is a pretty good emulator thing for running windows programs on mac but its not free so idk if i can use it. I'm on a pretty tight budget right now so i might not be able to afford it is there maybe a waz to run it under wine or something similar?

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  • From Omnibrain@21:2/150 to TNT on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 03:40:41
    I throw in icy term in the list:

    https://github.com/mkrueger/icy_tools/releases/tag/IcyTerm0.7.6

    I released 0.7.6 last week. So it's still in active development.

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  • From Warpslide@21:3/110 to Omnibrain on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 07:35:54
    On 15 May 2024, Omnibrain said the following...

    I released 0.7.6 last week. So it's still in active development.

    Hi Omni,

    I just tried using 0.7.6 on my MacBook.

    When trying to connect in to Mystic with SSH I got:
    "No common key algorithm"

    So have reverted back to 0.7.5 for now.


    Jay

    ... The guy at the sub shop will make you a hero

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  • From Omnibrain@21:1/121 to Warpslide on Thursday, May 16, 2024 08:51:25


    On Wednesday, May 15th Warpslide muttered...
    I just tried using 0.7.6 on my MacBook.

    When trying to connect in to Mystic with SSH I got: "No common key algorithm"

    I replaced all communication libraries with async ones the SSH library works but doesn't support a wide range of ciphers - the very new ones should be covered but I'm aware that it fails for some BBSes.

    I recommend staying on 0.7.5 unless you're running in bugs. However telnet works - the telnet part is implemented by me :). Secure WebSockets should work as well as far as I can tell. SSH will vary :/.
    But I'll look at the ssh libs which are available.
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