• Linux apps as doors

    From Joe Phigan@1:298/25 to All on Sunday, January 23, 2022 03:56:09
    I've been trying to set up some Linux apps as doors on a WWIV BBS to make an old-school-ish gateway to internet stuff. I'm trying to keep the board as widely accessible as possible, so you can connect from PC, Atari, Commodore, Apple, etc. You just need an 80 column terminal usually. I having some trouble with the ctrl-J/ctrl-M (CR/LF) thing and wouldn't mind some advice on that if you know what I'm talking about.

    I'm using SLRN for usenet news, which seems to work pretty well.

    There's a really basic IRC client called SIC that I found to work with most platforms I "dial in" with..

    Both lynx and links, though, seem to not be very good at showing any websites these days. I'm not sure why, but for example if I try to browse to Yahoo.com, it gives me "Illegal redirection URL received from server!". This may be partly because I'm running it with the options to disallow various things for security, since it's being run by multiple users and such.

    Has anyone reading this base attempted anything like this?

    Any recommendations for new or different apps that can help with what I want to accomplish?
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