WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

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Kracken
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Kracken »

Alan wrote:
> Hey Bloodrock where can I get Major BBS 6.5? I've only got 6.25 any maybe
> that newer version fixes some of these problems we're having with ICO and
> the failures. Too bad somebody cant figure out how to use parts from
> Virecom to fix ICO so that we can use the Major BBS FTP server or not get
> those ERROR messages when galtelnetd loads.
>
> Thanks!

MajorTCP is/was sold by Vircom. And as far as I know, they don't sell licenses anymore.
BTW if you want to share files to your friend, you could always use the HTTP server. That one doesn't crashes :)

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Oh and I only want version 6.5 it if it's permitted by Duckula. The Free Edition of Major BBS is 6.25 but a small subrevision like 6.5 might be ok too we need to see what he says but it's not the Major BBS 7, 9 or 10 that Questman was talking about.

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Kraken I'm not using FTP to share files to a friend LOL. Once you build this in virtual box all you have is DOS so you need a way to upload files into the VM easy. So to do that I upload the Infinity Complex from my linux machine to the DOS vm through Major BBS FTP server. Thats the best way to get files on to it is to FTP like that. See what I;m saying? I don't share files from the Major BBS FTP server but I use it to get files into the DOS VM.

Bloodrock
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Bloodrock »

sorry alan i had mistyped there is no 6.5 i missed the 2 when typeing

Bloodrock
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Bloodrock »

i have goofed around with wg2 i don't recall haveing to mess with or install the ico stuff
as for you alan when logging onto a mbbs or wg1 or wg2 or wg3 there is no difference it all looks exactly the same

Kracken
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Kracken »

Alan wrote:
> Kraken I'm not using FTP to share files to a friend LOL. Once you build
> this in virtual box all you have is DOS so you need a way to upload files
> into the VM easy. So to do that I upload the Infinity Complex from my linux
> machine to the DOS vm through Major BBS FTP server. Thats the best way to
> get files on to it is to FTP like that. See what I;m saying? I don't share
> files from the Major BBS FTP server but I use it to get files into the DOS
> VM.

AH ok , you want to remote update your files through FTP. Well then, bummer FTPD is broken on it.
Tried 2 archives of galico1 and they crashes.
GALICO2 won't work as well as it expects GALHPAC.DLL which is the other tcp stack

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Thanks Kraken, Bloodrock, Duckula and Questman. You are a great bunch of people and have helped me so much. Just a little more work from all of us and I think this Major BBS Free Edition could be perfect.

Kraken says it works in DOSBox so we can make a install package to distribute it and make it easy to use once all the bigs get worked out. DOSBox is totally free and there is no issues with that. I don't think but the EFF might be able to tell us for sure.

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!

daniel_spain
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by daniel_spain »

Kracken wrote:
> Alan wrote:
> > Kraken I'm not using FTP to share files to a friend LOL. Once you build
> > this in virtual box all you have is DOS so you need a way to upload files
> > into the VM easy. So to do that I upload the Infinity Complex from my linux
> > machine to the DOS vm through Major BBS FTP server. Thats the best way to
> > get files on to it is to FTP like that. See what I;m saying? I don't share
> > files from the Major BBS FTP server but I use it to get files into the DOS
> > VM.
>
> AH ok , you want to remote update your files through FTP. Well then, bummer FTPD is
> broken on it.
> Tried 2 archives of galico1 and they crashes.
> GALICO2 won't work as well as it expects GALHPAC.DLL which is the other tcp stack

you mean something i can try to fix? YES! i love broken stuff projects. imm all over this like $%#$%^$^%^

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Duckula
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Duckula »

Alan, we are talking about 30 year old tech running in a virtual environment. It will not be perfect. The ONLY way to run it as it was back in the day is on a physical machine running DOS with specfic drivers for your hardware. The VM can't replicate this 100%. No virtual environment can.

Personally i would ONLY run the Telnet module and disable the others (ftp, www, finger) in the basic utilities -> enable/disable modules utility.

These days telnet is really the only method worth connecting with anyway for v6.25.

As for needing ftp, why? If you need to add files to the bbs then create an ISO file and attach it to the VM just like you did with the mbbs virtualbox ISO that contains all the MBBS v6.25 Free edition files. Then copy/install them as required. Simple.
-- Duckula (Site admin / owner )

Kracken
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Kracken »

daniel_spain wrote:
> Kracken wrote:
> > Alan wrote:
> > > Kraken I'm not using FTP to share files to a friend LOL. Once you build
> > > this in virtual box all you have is DOS so you need a way to upload files
> > > into the VM easy. So to do that I upload the Infinity Complex from my linux
> > > machine to the DOS vm through Major BBS FTP server. Thats the best way to
> > > get files on to it is to FTP like that. See what I;m saying? I don't share
> > > files from the Major BBS FTP server but I use it to get files into the DOS
> > > VM.
> >
> > AH ok , you want to remote update your files through FTP. Well then, bummer FTPD
> is
> > broken on it.
> > Tried 2 archives of galico1 and they crashes.
> > GALICO2 won't work as well as it expects GALHPAC.DLL which is the other tcp
> stack
>
> you mean something i can try to fix? YES! i love broken stuff projects. imm all over
> this like $%#$%^$^%^

:-D I'm sure if you can peek at the source code, you'll find something flaky in there.
Seems compliant to RFC initially, the session looks fine, I tried fooling around:

xubuntu ~ $ telnet 192.168.159.150 21
Trying 192.168.159.150...
Connected to 192.168.159.150.
Escape character is '^]'.
220-Welcome to the YOUR SYSTEM NAME HERE FTP Server!
220 Please log in.
NOOP
200 OK, doing nothing.
BOGUSCOMMAND
500 Command not recognized, try "HELP" or "REMOTEHELP".
HELP
214-FTP commands supported at this site:

USER TYPE DELE HELP
PASS STRU RMD NOOP
ACCT MODE MKD MDTM
CWD RETR PWD SIZE
CDUP STOR LIST
QUIT APPE NLST
PORT RNFR STAT
PASV RNTO SYST

214 End of list
USER sysop
331 Password required for Sysop.
PASS wrongpassword
530 Login incorrect.
USER sysop
331 Password required for Sysop.
PASS sysop
<<crash after good password>>

It doesn't matter which user.

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