Telnet access is spotbbs.k9zw.com port1123
ssh access is spotbbs.k9zw.com port 1122
http (regular web) access is proxied through spotbbs.k9zw.com:8888
gopher access may follow
A reminder about the K9ZW SPOT BBS project.
SPOT was the name of my old FidoNet OPUS system some 30+ years ago.
SPOT was actually S.P.O.T. for Someone Playing On Transistors, which seems are good as anything else way back when.
Remember spotbbs.k9zw.com (without the :8888) is NOT an internet URL, rather it is the same sort of shorthand we use on the internet to let you remember the BBS’s address. If you enter spotbbs.k9zw.com into a browser it does not resolve. That might change down the road.
From within the BBS world by Netmail address is k9zw at 21:1/224 In most systems you put the user name and the routing into two separate entry fields.
Two interesting features are:
- Gopher Access via main menu “/+” command. This feature allows some access to the world of Gopher.
- Multi-Relay- Chat (MRC) via the main menu “/M” command. This is dedicated BBS-to-BBS IRC channel with its own GUI.
The message area has feeds from FidoNet, fsxNET, WhisperNet, LegionNet, VKRadioNet and more. I’ve created a Cybernetics File area and allowed another file area for a group of people interested in conspiracy theories.
Some terminal programs you can use are SyncNet, NetRunner and PuTTY. I’ll put directions if you need them. From most browsers the http://spotbbs.k9zw.com:8888/ should work.
Hope you enjoy this BBS blast from the past!