PART 5 *
CHAPTER - 3 SYSOPING WITH MACINTOSH/APPLE
Chapter 3 of this Faq is coordinated by, James Barry. Any additions, corrections or deletions, please send e-mail to: email@example.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCTION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
3.00 - Where can I get the Macintosh BBS FAQ?
NOTE: The below text in this section (3.00) will explain how to get a copy of the Mac BBS FAQ. The Mac BBS FAQ povides the same information as provided in this FAQ (chapter 3).
The comp.sys.mac.comm FAQ has great answers to modem questions, communications programs questions and Internet access as they all relate to the Macintosh.
The comp.sys.mac.comm FAQ is posted periodically (about once a month) to the Usenet groups comp.sys.mac.comm, news.answers, and comp.answers. Latest versions of the Mac FAQ can be retrieved via anonymous FTP from the following sites:
mac.archive.umich.edu: mac/misc/documentation/compsysmaccommfaq.txt sumex-aim.stanford.edu: info-mac/report/comp-sys-mac-comm-faq.txt rtfm.mit.edu: pub/usenet/comp.sys.mac.comm/c.s.m.c_FAQ_[1_4]
c.s.m.c_FAQ_[2_4] c.s.m.c_FAQ_[3_4] c.s.m.c_FAQ_[4_4]
It also available in the Macintosh SIG on Delphi for Delphi members.
COMMERCIAL BBS SOFTWARE FOR THE MACINTOSH
3.01 - NOVALINK PRO BY, RESNOVA SOFTWARE
INTRODUCTION TO NOVALINK PRO
ResNova Software, Inc. of Huntington Beach, Calif., has introduced NovaLink Professional* 3.1 (NLP 3.1), a high-end communications solution called an "information server". Information servers offer BBS type services with which users can access electronic mail, message forums, file libraries and real-time conferences. NovaLink clients can logon through local, modem, AppleTalk, Communications Toolbox, X.25 and TCP/IP connections which provide full Internet and FidoNet access. Additionally, NLP supports on-line graphics protocols for Mac, Windows and DOS users. Coupled with AppleSearch, NovaLink will allow users to remotely search the contents of file servers, while on-line. Above all, NLP is expandable, flexible and configurable enough to meet the needs of the largest and smallest information providers.
CONTACTING RESNOVA SOFTWARE
ResNova Software, Inc. 5011 Argosy Drive, Suite #13 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Sales: (714)379-9000 Info Server: (BBS)- (714)379-9004 Internet: Sales@ResNova.com Fax: (714)379-9014
3.02 - FIRSTCLASS BBS BY SOFTARC INC.
FirstClass is a multi-platform communications system that integrates full fledged e-mail with workgroup communication services and offers the same ease of use, functionality and high performance over network or modem.
One FirstClass server combines the following application functionality in one integrated system:
- Complete office electronic mail - Network conferencing for electronic discussions - Remote-access or network bulletin board system (BBS) - Conferencing - Multi-Platform & Language Support
Of course one of the primary reasons to use FirstClass as an on-line system lies in the strength of its multitasking graphical interface. Modem access is efficient and permits background transfer of files (in both directions simultaneously) even while reading mail, chatting or using other system features.
FirstClass as a BBS , has the ability to access and search CD-ROMS or other volumes on-line is very useful, as is the ability to send mail to any user or conference the BBS user has permission to. Administrators may accurately track what users have uploaded or downloaded what through statistics and billing features. They can create custom icons and background pictures. Accommodate users of any computer type through a command-line interface to FirstClass similar to the UNIX shell if they call with a VT100 compatible terminal.
FIRSTCLASS PRICE LIST
You may choose between two classes of users for your FirstClass system: regular users who can access the system via network or modem and telcom users who may access via modem only. You may configure your system with both regular and telcom users to meet your requirements. Every server includes a license for two regular users, plus an admin and user manual. Additional users and manuals are available as below.
FirstClass Server: S10-FCSRVR FirstClass Macintosh Server $95.00
Regular User License Upgrades:
U20-FC5R 5 Regular User Pack $395.00 U21-FC10R 10 Regular User Pack $595.00 U22-FC25R 25 Regular User Pack $995.00 U23-FC50R 50 Regular User Pack $1495.00 U24-FC100R 100 Regular User Pack $2495.00 U25-FC250R 250 Regular User Pack $5995.00 U26-FC500R 500 Regular User Pack $9995.00 U27-FC1000R 1000 Regular User Pack $14995.00
Telecom User License Upgrades:
U35-FC50T 50 Telecom User Pack $395.00 U30-FC100T 100 Telecom User Pack $595.00 U31-FC250T 250 Telecom User Pack $995.00 U33-FC500T 500 Telecom User Pack $1495.00 U34-FC1000T 1000 Telecom User Pack $2495.00
U11-FCCLUI Command Line User Interface $295.00 U12-FCWIN Windows User Interface $295.00 U13-FCIPX IPX Protocol Module $495.00 U15-FCFP Four Port Server Upgrade $395.00
G10-MSMTP FirstClass SMTP Internet Gateway $1995.00 G11-MUUCP FirstClass UUCP Internet Gateway $495.00 G12-FCFAX FirstClass Fax Gateway $495.00 G13-FCMHS FirstClass MHS Gateway $995.00
CONTACTING SOFTARC INC,
SoftArc Inc. 805 Middlefield Road, Suite 102, Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA, M1V 2T9
SoftArc Inc, 1902 Ridge Road, #325, West Seneca, New York, USA, 14224
Tel: 416-299-4723 Fax: 416- 754-1856 FirstClass BBS: 416-609-2250 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: email@example.com
3.03 - TELEFINDER - BY, SPIDER ISLAND SOFTWARE
TeleFinder 3.2 runs on all Macs from the Plus through the Quadras, and is 32-bit clean, System 7 "Savvy" It includes full balloon help for the user.
Its administrative and program modules can be fully controlled via AppleEvents.
Multi-node chat (up to three nodes) and Instant Messages. Use of styled text in text files, e-mail and message topics using proprietary client software.
On-line previews of GIF, JPEG images, QuickTime movies and PICT files. Expanded file descriptions up to 32K.
Resizable e-mail windows. Automatic template for electronic mail. Capable of managing up to 32,000 users, Its icon- and menu-based graphical user proprietary interface provides electronic mail, conferencing, and fast Z-modem file transfers.
TeleFinder's multi-server architecture supports multiple BBS nodes running on separate Macs on a network. Additionally, TeleFinder's full implementation of AppleEvents supports advanced functionality such as automatic on-line registration, full remote administrative capabilities, and control of the BBS's server programs.
Features include a menu-driven terminal interface with user-selectable TTY or ANSI graphics options, and unlimited paths using Access Groups. Each access group supports separate welcome messages, privileges and custom icons. TeleFinder Group Edition supports a find file function. Using "BBS TeleFinder" also supports caller and file transfer statistics.
SPIDER ISLAND SOFTWARE PRICE LIST (WORLD WIDE)
As of 5/1/94
TeleFinder Group Edition version 3.2 multi-line BBS system for unlimited users and multiple nodes. $425
NetConnect version 1.01 Single-zone license $149 Multi-zone license $295
TeleFinder Pro version 2.2 Macintosh communications software with off-line reader for Telefinder BBSes. COST: $45
TeleFinder/User for Windows v1.0.3 COST: $250
CONTACTING SPIDER ISLAND SOFTWARE
Spider Island Software tel (714) 669-9260 fax (714) 669-1383 bbs (714) 730-5785 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org AppleLink: D4955 America Online: SpiderIsla
3.04 - COMPARISION CHART OF COMMERCIAL BBS'S
NovaLink Pro | First Class | TeleFinder |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Interfaces | | | -=-=-=-=-=-= | | | TTY Y | Y | Y | VT100 Y (custom) | Y (fixed) | Y(fixed) | Color ANSI Y | NO | NO | Mac Client Y | Y | Y |
| | |
Custom Graphical mode: | | |
Y (full window) | Y(Partial window)| NO | | | |
RIP Y | NO | NO | Windows Client NO | Y | Y |
| | |
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Number of Connections | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | |
| | |
Max# of modem | | | nodes per server: 40 | 22 | 6 |
| | |
Max # of telnet | | | nodes per server 40 | NA | NA |
| | |
Max # of Network | | | Nodes per server: 60 | 40 | 6 |
| | |
Total number of | | | nodes in system: 160 | 100 | 6 | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Based on largest claimed system operating, known as "sessions" by First Class)
NovaLink Pro | FirstClass | TeleFinder |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Connection types | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Local Y | Y | Y | Modem Y | Y | Y | Appletalk Y | Y | Y | Communication Toolbox Y | Y | Y | x25 Y | Y | N | TCP/IP Y | Y | N | Telnet in Y | (3rd party) | Y | Telnet out Y | N | N | UUCP (3rd party) | Y | N | Internet Mail Y | Y | (3rd Party) | FidoNet (3rd Party) | (3rd Party) | (3rd Party) | Application Network: Y | Y | N | Multi-Hop Mail: Y | Y | N | QuickMail ™ Y | N | N | ACOE Y | N | N | Apple Search Y | N | N | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NovaLink Pro | FirstClass | TeleFinder |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Transfer Protocols | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Own Background Y | Y | N | Z- Modem Y | Y | Y | Z-Modem batch Y | N | N | X- Modem Y | Y | Y |
| | |
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | System Features | | | =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Chat Y | Y | Y | Conferencing Y | Y | Y | # of simultaneous users: 40 | 22 | 3 | Voting Y | N | N | Background transfer: Y | Y | N | Picture Previews Y | Y | Y | CD ROM support Y | Y | Y |
| | |
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | System Expansion | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Max # of users: disk space | 32,000 | 32,000 | Max # of forums: disk space | 32,000 | ? | Max number of access codes: | | |
1 billion | 32,000 | ? |
NovaLink Pro | FirstClass | TeleFinder |
| | |
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Messaging | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | Message length: 1,000k | 32k | 32k | Message attachments: Y | Y | Y | Stylized fonts and text: Y | Y | Y | Resumes: N | Y | N | Histories: N | Y | N | User lookup: Y | Y | N |
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-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | | External development | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= | | |
| | |
Programmable externals | | | (doors) Y | N | N | Scripting Y | N | N | Third Party expansion: Y | N | N | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SHAREWARE/FREEWARE MACINTOSH BBS SOFTWARE
3.05 - HERMES II
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR HERMES II BBS?
Computer Classifieds 12819 SE 38th #101 Bellevue, WA 98006
206-643-2316 (voice) 206-643-7830 (fax) 206-643-2874 (BBS)
Current Programmer - Robert Rebbun Documentation by Lloyd Woodall Primary Program by Frank Price, III
3.06 - MANSION
INTRODUCING MANSION BBS
Mansion is actively being supported in a number of ways. First,
there is the Mansion support board The ZSys BBS in Des Moines, Iowa (515-279-3073). This board offers access to other Mansion SysOps, and up to the minute information concerning Mansion, including bug reports, and bug fixes. Second, are the two regional support people, James Podlasek @ The Board BBS Omaha, NE (402-331-4521) and Jim Creighton @ SEA/MAC Seattle, WA (206-725-6629). These two people provide support whenever I become unavailable. They are also unpaid, so please be nice to them. The ZSys BBS and The Board BBS are sister BBS's and carry the same support message echo and support files as they become available. Finally, ZSys. Software maintains the following accounts:
America On-line: MarkT15
QuickMail: Mark Toland 515-224-1721
FidoNet: MANSION echo ZSys BBS (515) 279-3073 The Board BBS (402) 331-4521
Price: $94.95 per New Registration of Mansion Nine BBS Software.
ZSys Software P.O. Box 65981 West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-0981
3.07 - PUBLIC ADDRESS v0.9b9
- Serial/modem, AppleTalk ADSP and TCP/IP-telnet connections. - All-asynchronous serial IO. - As many ports/lines as memory will allow - As many concurently connected users as memory will allow - As many BBS users as disk space will allow - No maximum number of message bases or transfer directories - As many messages or files in each message base or transfer directory
as disk space will allow .
- XModem (Checksum & CRC), YModem, YModem-G, and ZModem - Very fast 16-color ANSI screen driver - Supports external mailers - Can sublaunch an external mailer for events as well as crashmail - Completely modular. - Everything the online user sees is controlled by modules, which can
be added and rearranged by the SysOp.
The interface information for writing modules in Pascal, C and C++ is currently available to all those who are interested on the authors BBS at (503)485-7781. The interface consists of over 200 routines passed from the application/engine. This documention also contains the source code to all stock modules.
HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR:
email@example.com Support BBS: (503)485-7781 (28.8K baud)
3.08 - SECOND SIGHT
ABOUT SECOND SIGHT:
Second Sight 3.0 is a multi-line Bulletin Board System for the Macintosh. Within this complete integrated package is everything a sysop needs to set up, run and maintain a full featured multi-line, Color ANSI Bulletin Board System.
Second Sight 3.0 requires 750K of RAM per node. The number of nodes is limited only by machine memory and NuBus slots available (NuBus slots are required for additional serial ports). Each node would consist of a copy of Second Sight,a modem cable, a modem and a telephone line.
Second Sight is a menu driven system, that is, it operates by offering the connected client a list of choices. There is no limit to the number of menus that you can define.
Group mail is supported. A single message can now be sent to a group of users. Supports NewUser.Survey and LogOff.Survey at logon and logoff time.
CONTACTING FREESOFT COMPANY
The FreeSoft Company Second Sight Order Department 105 McKinley Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Voice (412) 846-2700. Fax (412) 847-4436. BBS (412) 846-5312
Originally Written by Scott Watson. Version 3.0 by Jeff Dripps.
3.09 - HI BBS
A graphical Macintosh BBS system. - Unlimited number of modem lines with our networked server option. - Unlimited number of files. hi-BBS files can be split over as many
remote volumes as you care.
- Finder-based organization of files. - CD's and remote volumes can be added at any time, without
disruption of the server or users.
- Server does garbage collection tasks in the background, without
disruption of connected users.
- AppleTalk support included. TCP/IP, X.25 and ISDN fully supported
- Mac & Windows graphic user interfaces. - Command Line Interface included. - Apple Events and alias support - Apple's XTND translation technology fully supported. Open any kind
of document as a memo.
- Offline mail composition included. - Upload sections. The Upload sections can be located anywhere,
locally or on a remote volume.
- E-mail section with multiple attachments (incl. sound), return
request, mail forwarding and replies.
- Multiple online conferences. Users can participate in more than one
at a time.
- Fully threaded public forums, with multiple attachments and text
- Multi-volumes file transfer/information sections. - File tagging for postponed downloading, and auto-disconnect at end
CONTACTING XBR COMMUNICATION
XBR Communication Voice: 514-489-1001 Fax: 514-489-4996 BBS: 514-489-0445
Applelink : XBR
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