Re: First Post

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2001-01-30 09:00:25

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Ruud Baltissen wrote:

> What confuses me a little bit is the part "hooked to a linux box via
> serial cable". Why this extra part? Remark: AFAIK a BBS is contacted
> by telephone, not by internet.

To allow people to access the BBS from the Internet, not via the telephone
network.  By the way, in 1997 or 1998, when this subject came up on
comp.sys.cbm, I made some experiments and was able to configure Kermit so
that I could telnet to a device attached to the serial port of my Linux
box.  It wasn't too difficult, and no source code needed to be changed.


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