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Outpost BBS is a hobby I've had since 1998 when I opened my first public bulletin board system (BBS). The current BBS is running MBSE BBS under the FreeBSD® operating system on a Dell Optiplex 390 (Intel Core i5 (quad-core)@3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 2.25 TB disk storage).
You can connect to the Outpost via telnet to bbs.outpostbbs.net. New accounts are usually verified within 24 hours. Existing users can use SSH to connect to the BBS. Creating an account on the BBS will require you to disclose your real name and other personal information. Fake accounts will be deleted.
The Outpost BBS FTP server is available at bbs.outpostbbs.net via anonymous FTP with access to the Cheepware filebase, the Fidonet and Micronet network filebones, and a few other miscellaneous areas. Full access is available to verified BBS users to prevent misuse of system resources.
Outpost BBS is the home of Cheepware BBS doors and utilities; The Micronet Information Network (zone 618); and the Fidonet CHWARE, CLASSIC_COMPUTER, and HAM echomail conferences.
The BBS is a member of Fidonet at 1:18/200 and offers full and point feeds for Fidonet. For more information about a Fidonet feed, please contact me. For Micronet feeds, please visit the Micronet website.
I am a member of the MBSE Development Team and my BBS is a test system.
Offline mail is available via QWK and Blue Wave for all local and networked message bases including netmail via Blue Wave. If you need an offline mail reader, try one of the programs below (both are open source and released under the GNU General Public License):
The BBS offers doors for your enjoyment:
Outpost offers a good-sized filebase with an eclectic mix of files covering a wide range of interests such as BBSing, amateur radio, OS/2 support, programming, and food-related files.