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BBSes Fellow Time Traveler 04/28/2021 (Wed) 20:30:22 No.1160
So I've been thinking about "pre-social media" social media, e.g. telnet BBSes and such. It would be cool to have an official /retro/ BBS, although I know nothing about setting it up. I guess we can discuss such things here. (Also, pic related is telnet://heatwave.ddns.net:9640)
>>1160 >It would be cool to have an official /retro/ BBS Wouldn't that just be a regular textboard, except it's displayed in the terminal/command line?
>>1167 no, the connection is completely different telnet is a direct connection which opens a tcp shell on the server, with http you dont create a shell you send requests and the server sends responses (ie. html pages that are rendered client side) also nice non standard character set >>1167
>>1177 Might want to see if your client or terminal can decode CP437, I imagine that's what conventional BBSes from back in the day used.
>>1160 I made a quick emulator out of curiosity , not a real bbs but just the site parsed into the console, just a lazy proof of concept played around with trying to get images to render as ascii art but it all looked like shit, also no posting because captcha is a jpeg, I was going to make it download it and open it outside the terminal with system calls, but thats gay and unaesthetic so I didnt bother, gotta be tty bro link [ https://www64.zippyshare.com/v/aLVfWgyv/file.html ] also works for windows niggers
>>1212 >inb4 press 'h' for instructions
>>1212 >pre-compiled, binary blob. No thanks, fucking glownigger. Who do you think we are? Post the source and we can take things from there, kthxbye.

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