Re: First Post

From: Andre Fachat (
Date: 2001-01-30 16:23:00

"Marcello 'R.D.O.' Magnifico" wrote:
> > 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

VICE supports Turbo232 emulation, but with limitations - you can attach
emulation to a file or to a device, i.e. a serial port for example.
To directly run a program on the host (e.g. a shell or login prompt)
you have to use an intermediate program that sets up a unix terminal
for the shell, using the VICE RS232 i/o streams as input/output. This
program I just did not yet have the time to write.

On the other hand I tested my 6502 operating system on VICE by using 
ttyS0 (COM1) as VICE RS232 device and ttyS1 (COM2) as "dialin" shell
port and an null-modem-cable between those two serial ports :-)

> 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.
And the BBS program has to be aware that the files on its disk might
also be used from another BBS program at the same time!

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