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Reviving the USRSTATS BBS door

TL;DR I hex edit a binary to make it work with my “newer” Courier modems TL;DR 2: Less than 12 hours later posting I find an updated version of USRSTAT2.EXE from 1997 that fixed my bug and makes my hacking irrelevant Way back on the US Robotics BBS (USR BBS) they had a door program […]

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This year’s project has been running a vintage DOS-based bulletin board system like I use to run in 1995 before I started my ISP. I’m running Wildcat! 4.20 Multiline 10, the same as I did back then, except now under Windows 7 32-bit instead of Windows 95. It has real US Robotics Courier modems that […]

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Running Qodem on MacOS + iTerm2

If you’re running Qodem on MacOS with iTerm2, you may notice extended ASCII/code page 437 characters don’t render as lines, but just a bunch of letters like PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. Try unsetting the environment variable TERMINFO_DIRS (unset TERMINFO_DIRS) before starting Qodem. This seems to have fixed it for me. I figured this out by noticing when I […]

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PSA: no IPv6 on Cisco SPA122

If you’re like me and care about IPv6 and want an analog telephone adapter for your BBS, you want a Cisco ATA 191/192 instead of a Cisco SPA 121/122. I forget why I bought the SPA 122 after I bought an ATA 191 and needed more ports, I guess to compare them or the 122 […]

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