Re: First Post

From: Marcello 'R.D.O.' Magnifico (
Date: 2001-01-28 20:51:33

> Is it possible to somehow telnet into lets say a C64 BBS
> running on a C64 hooked to a linux box via serial cable?  I just think
> that would be neat.  Or even into a BBS running under the linux version
> of vice which supports Turbo232 emulation.  It would sure be fun to play
> around with the Commie BBS's again.  I think with all the die hard users
> out there like us, there would even be some activity to one of these
> boards.

Correction, please. Yes, "but".
What happens when two people try to access the same BBS? Concurrency
problems will occour, unless ViCE running the BBS is placed under
INETD superserver (=is loaded on demand at each connection) with kinda
auto-boot system for the BBS program _and_ the filesystem part of the
board is in the Linux box as an ext2fs directory or such. This couldn't be
_so_ easy.
Otherwise, a simple mechanism based on lock files could simply kick away
other users (with a "busy" message, too!) while one is connected; and
this is fairly easy...


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