• Re: Ultimate 64

    From Gigino@FREEWAY to Richard Menedetter on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 02:05:00
    Can you add Ultimate IRC to chat within Image BBS now that ACIA is available on
    the ethernet port? O in other words, if programmed as a PFile, would mIRC capabilities work from the Ultimate 64 with Image as an option?

    Thanks!


    cb caGigino

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    * Origin: Badass Amiga Board aBSiNTHE BBS absinthebbs.net:1940 (80:774/68)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Gigino on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 20:11:00
    On Tue 30-Jun-2020 2:05a, Gigino@80:774/68.0 said to Richard Menedetter:
    Can you add Ultimate IRC to chat within Image BBS now that ACIA is
    available on
    the ethernet port? O in other words, if programmed as a PFile, would mIRC capabilities work from the Ultimate 64 with Image as an option?

    Thanks!


    Gigino

    --- CNet/5
    * Origin: Badass Amiga Board aBSiNTHE BBS absinthebbs.net:1940
    (80:774/68)

    Image like any other C64 BBS only allows 1 incoming "line" at a time, there isn't more then 1 node. You can't dial out while the 1 node is active with an incoming call.. This is something I would have liked to be able to do because that would open the BBS up to Door Servers, File Servers etc. I don't see it being a possibility, If anyone feels it can be done, do it and we will include it in the new 3.0..

    Al
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    * Origin: The Wrong Number Family Of BBS' - Wrong Number ]I[ (80:774/70.2)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Gigino@FREEWAY to Bucko on Wednesday, July 01, 2020 15:08:00
    Ahh I knew about the incoming line but thought that since it is using ethernet,
    it might be able the functionality since it is not trnaslating through a medium like a BBS server and straight through the router and obtaining an IP/DHCP. Interesting, I know the 128 also has the same limitation, but again, those were for the times of a single modem, single call. I remember Jim Selleck
    worked on a version v13 that could accomodate two calls, that said, I wonder if there is some sort of work-around.


    cb caGigino

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    * Origin: Badass Amiga Board aBSiNTHE BBS absinthebbs.net:1940 (80:774/68)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au
  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Gigino on Wednesday, July 01, 2020 18:32:00
    On Wed 1-Jul-2020 3:08p, Gigino@80:774/68.0 said to Bucko:
    Ahh I knew about the incoming line but thought that since it is using ethernet,
    it might be able the functionality since it is not trnaslating through a medium like a BBS server and straight through the router and obtaining an IP/DHCP. Interesting, I know the 128 also has the same limitation, but again,
    those were for the times of a single modem, single call. I remember Jim Selleck
    worked on a version v13 that could accomodate two calls, that said, I wonder
    if there is some sort of work-around.

    There are always work arounds, you can setup 2 BBS's on a Lt Kernal through a muxer, and have people dial into both, there is the 2 line BBS. The problem with the way you are thinking is the BBS only handles 1 modem and although the U64 can use Ethernet, the modem file is still only 1 modem/*Swiftlink*. What would need to be done is a new modem file would have to be written that accepts
    telnet calls and allows for outgoing at the same time. You still couldn't have
    2 people on at the same time as the C64 can only handle 1 instance of a program working at one time. The files needed to be completely re-written would
    be +.modem, ml.rs232, and most likely some of the im file. Is it worth it? Absolutely not, if you want mIRC, or multiple nodes run a PC, Linux or Amiga board. Those computers can handle the stress of multiple lines, 64k of memory can only handle so much.. You have to remember Image BBS was written in the 80's and 90's, the new 3.0 although up to date, the base files we used to create it were written in the late 90's. So basically we are talking about software written 20 plus years ago.. The PC, and Linux boards I run were written in the past few years. My Linux board is brand new from the past couple
    of years..
    --- CNet/5
    * Origin: The Wrong Number Family Of BBS' - Wrong Number ]I[ (80:774/70.2)
    Synchronet Freeway BBS, Bendigo Australia. freeway.apana.org.au