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Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #374403 is a reply to message #343838] Mon, 08 October 2018 04:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

I know its been done here before, but can you guys manage FidoNet style messaging? I might see if I can track down any GBBS code thats kicking around Melbourne. There used to be a few here. I know I can probably still track one of those sysops. Perhaps we could fire up our own network.... A2NET or something.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #374476 is a reply to message #374403] Wed, 10 October 2018 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

A network would be great.
But how do you think you could modify GBBS for that?
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #374482 is a reply to message #374476] Wed, 10 October 2018 20:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:18:00 AM UTC+11, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> A network would be great.
> But how do you think you could modify GBBS for that?

it used to be possible, admittedly I'm unsure how..there was a metal network once too. Not sure if one was a gateway to the other side or they could all poll anyone. I'm still looking into GBBS stuff here... might get hold of old GBBS code.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #374923 is a reply to message #374482] Tue, 23 October 2018 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

A 80‘s Apple II BBS now offers a Cloud Service for all (classic) computer. With the service you can send and receive any text file. I had the idea to offer this when I thought about transferring text written on my Tandy 100 to Word Juggler on my Apple IIe or to my MacBook. This is a very fast and easy way because all Computer can just logon and send and receive the text. The service is free of course.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #375992 is a reply to message #374923] Tue, 13 November 2018 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

I started to learn cross compiling C to modifiy programs for the Apple II and the Uthernet card!

Thanks a lot to Oliver Schmidt for his great help!

On A 80's Apple II BBS I describe in detail the steps I go - have a look at the 8-bit-wiki board ("B2" from main menu)!

So far the result is that I now can 

send Twitter tweets with the Apple IIe
send SMS with the Apple IIe
send Emails with the Apple IIe
send Evernote notes with the Apple IIe

This is all possible only with the Apple IIe and the Uthernet card! No PI needed - real Apple II!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #376180 is a reply to message #375992] Fri, 16 November 2018 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

I‘ve uploaded the final build of IFTTT65 up to asimov. The .zip file contains a disk image with IFTTT65 which includes all above mentioned programs. There is also the source code of ifttt65.c in.
The steps to cross compile this for the Apple II explained Oliver Schmidt to me - thanks a lot!!!
I described these steps on the 8-Bit-Wiki board on A 80‘s Apple II BBS!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #376193 is a reply to message #376180] Fri, 16 November 2018 17:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

..
> The steps to cross compile this for the Apple II explained Oliver Schmidt to me - thanks a lot!!!

:P Do you understand Ollie now? ... be good.

A
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #376352 is a reply to message #376193] Wed, 21 November 2018 00:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Here you can download it now!

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/co mmunications/A2TwitterEmailSmsEvernote.zip
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #376659 is a reply to message #376352] Sun, 25 November 2018 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

This shows how approachable network programming has become with the
recent IP65 update (together with cc65). Two examples...


To send an Email via a previosuly set up applet on ifttt.com named
"email" you basically do the following:

{
// Presume the Ethernet card to reside in slot 3
ip65_init(3);

dhcp_init();

ifttt_trigger("My_Secret_IFTTT_Webhook_Key", "email",
"me.myself@and.i", "The Title", "The Body");
}


To set the ProDOS 8 date on every boot on a machine without RTC you do
the following as a SYS program located before BASIC.SYSTEM:

{
// Presume the Ethernet card to reside in slot 3
ip65_init(3);

dhcp_init();

time.tv_sec = sntp_get_time(dns_resolve("pool.ntp.org"));
time.tv_nsec = 0;

// Convert time from seconds since 1900 to
// seconds since 1970 according to RFC 868
time.tv_sec -= 2208988800UL;


// Set the date in the ProDOS 8 gloal page
clock_settime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &time);

exec("BASIC.SYSTEM", NULL);
}


Have fun,
Oliver
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #377383 is a reply to message #376659] Tue, 04 December 2018 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Thanks for the explanation Oliver!

I have uploaded IFTTT65 including Slack beside Twitter, Gmail, SMS and Evernote to asimov!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #377387 is a reply to message #377383] Tue, 04 December 2018 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Here it is: https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/co mmunications/IFTTT65.do
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #385289 is a reply to message #377387] Sun, 21 July 2019 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

We do have now 718 users.
The user data are on 1 of 4 5 1/4“ disks.
There are only a few blocks left on this System disk as the user file needs at the moment 182 of the 254 blocks of the disk.
Please let me know if a registration as a new user is not possible anymore!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #385535 is a reply to message #385289] Tue, 30 July 2019 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pat is currently offline  Pat
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On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:01:46 AM UTC-6, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> We do have now 718 users.
> The user data are on 1 of 4 5 1/4“ disks.
> There are only a few blocks left on this System disk as the user file needs at the moment 182 of the 254 blocks of the disk.
> Please let me know if a registration as a new user is not possible anymore!

I don't know how many 5 or 10 meg hard drives are available still, much less working, but that may be a era appropriate upgrade. Lots of the warez bbs's back in the day had 10 meg, but it would be an excellent solution for your space issue.

A buddy of mine paid $500 for a 10 meg hard drive for his bbs, but that was back in 1985/1986.

-Pat

-Pat
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #385932 is a reply to message #385535] Sun, 11 August 2019 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

That’s true. I do have a ProFile 5 MB and a Corvus 5 MB, but on the one hand I am not sure if they could make this 24/7 for years and on the other hand a lot of users (and me too) enjoy this authentic feeling of the 5..25“ disks.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #385951 is a reply to message #385289] Mon, 12 August 2019 02:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Anthony Adverse

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:01:46 PM UTC+10, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> We do have now 718 users.
> The user data are on 1 of 4 5 1/4“ disks.
> There are only a few blocks left on this System disk as the user file needs at the moment 182 of the 254 blocks of the disk.
> Please let me know if a registration as a new user is not possible anymore!

Do you have a guest account enabled? Might slow down some of the account creation.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #385955 is a reply to message #385951] Mon, 12 August 2019 06:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

No, but it is all authentic original hardware - so if the system generates a password for a new user this needs much more time with now about 750 users than at the beginning with 10 users. The system has to verify all given passwords first.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #386108 is a reply to message #385955] Sat, 17 August 2019 14:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: skipperdoodle1947

On Monday, August 12, 2019 at 3:38:08 AM UTC-7, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> No, but it is all authentic original hardware - so if the system generates a password for a new user this needs much more time with now about 750 users than at the beginning with 10 users. The system has to verify all given passwords first.

You might try cleaning out inactive accounts. If yours is like mine, the vast majority of new users only call once or twice. I have found if a new user does not call back in 2 months, they never will. I can keep my user file at something under 100 accounts, and have never encountered a problem in that regard (it logs any failed user logins, and have never had a problem resulting from a deleted account).
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #386295 is a reply to message #386108] Sat, 24 August 2019 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

I‘ll have to do that I think. But this will be difficult because I see that also users that were for a long time not on the board come back and write bulletins. I really have to those who were for more than a year not on the BBS. But that’s how it is because a 5.25“ has an endless limit :).
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #386314 is a reply to message #386295] Sat, 24 August 2019 19:56 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: skipperdoodle1947

On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4:10:08 AM UTC-7, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> I‘ll have to do that I think. But this will be difficult because I see that also users that were for a long time not on the board come back and write bulletins. I really have to those who were for more than a year not on the BBS. But that’s how it is because a 5.25“ has an endless limit :).

Yeah, I know what you mean. I usually have 2 criteria when I want to clean out inactive accounts (usually when the count reaches 100 or so).
1) Those who only called one time, more than 2 months ago. I think my Guest account prevents these from getting too frequent (they usually login as Guest).
2) Others who have not called in a year or more.

Back "in the day", I was more draconian, having a 2 week inactivity limit(!) Of course back then, there were a -lot- more callers who called every couple days (and I only had a few floppy drives for storage).
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