Outpost BBS


About the BBS

Outpost BBS is a hobby I've had since 1998 when I opened my first public BBS. The current BBS is running Maximus/2 BBS v3.0.1 under ArcaOS, a third-party improved and updated version of OS/2 Warp 4.52, on a Dell Optiplex GX620 (3.2 gHz HT CPU, 3GB RAM, 660GB storage).

You can connect to the Outpost telnet using your favorite client at bbs.outpostbbs.net on port 10123. There is a guest account available by using "guest" as your username. To create an account, use your real name. Usually accounts are verified within 24 hours.

The BBS' FTP server is available at bbs.outpostbbs.net via anonymous FTP with limited access to the BBS filebase. For registered BBS users, a full email account with POP, SMTP, IMAP, and webmail access and full FTP access are available.

Outpost BBS is the home of Cheepware BBS doors and utilities, the Fidonet CH-WARE Cheepware file distribution system, The Micronet Information Network which is my FTN-style BBS mail network (zone 618), and is a member of Fidonet (1:18/200).

I offer full and point feeds for Fidonet. For more information, please contact me. For Micronet feeds, please visit the Micronet website.

Offline mail, including netmail, is available in QWK format for all local and networked message bases.

The BBS offers several doors for your enjoyment like multinode Scrabble, Triple Yahtzee, Stack 'Em, Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD), LORD 2, Flip The Bits, Gothik: Better Than Chocolate, and the entire line of Cheepware doors.

The BBS's filebase is growing as time allows. In addition to the good-sized local filebase with a myriad of files, I will be adding classic shareware CDs including CDs from the "Night Owl" and "Cream of the Crop" series. I currently have over 40 CDs I will be adding to the filebase. The BBS has a large collection of files for the BBS sysop as well as the OS/2 user that I've collected over the years. We have a growing collection of amateur radio-related files. The BBS-related file areas are filled with different files that a BBS sysop or user might need.

Outpost BBS now has the full filebase available from Pete Norloff's OS/2 BBS at os2bbs.com online! Over 21,000 files (11 GB) of general, BBS-related, and OS/2-related subjects —some very rare and hard-to-find files — are available to Outpost BBS users.