Mvan Le wrote in a message to Richard Webb:
IIRC 2.01 was packed in 4 lzh archives. Probably true of newer as well.
It's not a good idea to run 2.x because it is not y2k compliant.
The only place I know that still runs 2.x is Norloff's BBS.
Thanks for that, was wondering about that.
Anybody have filenames handy for latest dos version so
I can grab them and start getting bbs configured?
MAX301R.ZIP 958613 04-08-02 Maximus 3.01 DOS executables
The above appears to be the one I"ll need. WILl grab it from my uplink.
I've seen a lot of debate re: maximus and other bbs packages. I wouldn't be running doors, so that isn't an issue with me. WIll eventually switch to a linux system and a dsl connection, once I've acquired the hardware to give the old blind man screen access for a second machine.
Back in the '90's when I started hubbing in southeastern IOwa I was the only maximus board. tWo or three of my downlinks were wildcat, one pc board. tHe most popular system in town switched from wildcat with wildmail and frontdoor to tag. HE couldn't get some issues straightened out though and was too broke to register frontdoor so he switched to binkleyterm. wE had squish handling mail routing and then I convinced him to switch to Max.
ONE of his cosysops didn't like maximus as well because of the hoops to jump through for ansi screen and the mecca language. HOwever, a lot of users liked the features I had, such as qwk upload/download from the check mail menu, new user questionaires etc. HE made the switch and I helped him get things running.
ONe thing I"ve always liked from the sysop side of things was the text files for configuration and the security aspects. I learned as I went and found that
I could owrk around some of the security features, such as uploading files to change the bbs.
AS is obvious from my origin line, this bbs will be mainly an information resource for emergency and disaster radio communicators. Get in get what you need/want, get out quick, that's the name of the game here.
Thanks again for the filenames.
--- timEd 1.10.y2k+
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