BBBS Features

Features

  • Native versions: Linux, OS/2, Windows NT/95, PC-DOS, Amiga, SunOS, Solaris, ...
  • Year 2000 compatible.
  • User can access BBBS with WWW-browser, telnet, direct dial-up modem connection, ISDN, ...
  • Incoming and outgoing Internet support: WWW, Telnet, FTP, Finger, SMTP (email), POP3 (email), NNTP (news), IRC, Hunt, Time.
  • Full Fidonet support: Mailer (EMSI, FTS-0001, BinkP), mail processor, TICK processor, message tracker, AllFix, NameFix, AreaFix, outbound manager, nodelist compiler and differ, remapping.
  • Gating both news, email and mailing lists between Fidonet and Internet.
  • Fidonet mail sessions over TCP/IP (EMSI, FTS-0001, BinkP).
  • Multilingual support, also national character sets, including ISO and IBM.
  • VT320, ANSI, Dummy-ANSI, RIPscript and TTY terminal emulation support.
  • Hypertext help system for both SysOp and user, with ASCII/HTML converters.
  • Full multinode and multitasking support.
  • Advanced security features, for example encrypted passwords and RSA login.
  • QWK, OMEN, HIPPO, BlueWave and ASCII offline reader support.
  • IRC-alike groupchat, with feelings and real IRC connection.
  • Full-featured, powerful C-alike script language. Also supports REXX (OS/2), Java and perl.
  • Virtually unlimited number of message areas.
  • Fast full screen message editor (FSE), Mg2a (Emacs-clone) and line editor.
  • Advanced groups-based access control system with regular expressions.
  • Accounts for commercial systems.
  • On-line reading made easy: read messages by threads, by number or use the search features to mark just the messages that you want to read. Automatic on-the-fly message reformatting.
  • Directory-based file system, packing and unpacking, private files/dirs, viewing files.
  • Full CD-ROM support, supports for CD-ROM change on the fly! You can change CD-ROM and user will see new CD-ROM immediately. CD-ROM changer support. Easy installation of CD-ROMs with a built-in installer.
  • File areas are limited only by your free disk space
  • Fast file search by wildcard or keyword.
  • Internal protocols: HYDRA, Zmodem, ZedZap, Ymodem Batch, Ymodem, Kermit, Xmodem CRC, Xmodem checksum, Slow-HYDRA, Slow-Zmodem.
  • Long filename support everywhere, including HYDRA.
  • Effective BZLink-Lite connection protocol (you can upload and download at the same time than you use BBS normally).
  • Up to 250 external protocols and packers are supported.
  • Small VT320 terminal emulator, BTERM.
  • Send and receive FAXes and voice calls, you can share one single phoneline with data/fax/voice.
  • PC-DOS version is DESQview and OS/2 aware, FOSSIL driver is optional.
  • ISDN CAPI support (OS/2).
  • Internal message base compression, saves 50% of your disk space.
  • Easy to customize to suit every need imaginable. Configurable also from the user's point of view.
  • Hundreds of utilities available.
  • International support echo areas and mailing lists.
  • ...plus much much more...