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WildCat BBS - Linux equivalent?

by rxsid / September 2, 2004 9:37 AM PDT

Hi all,

Our company is currently running WildCat BBS on a winNT box but need to upgrade to either windows 2003 or a flavor of Linux.
Apparently, Santronics (makers of Wildcat) don't make a version the works with win2003, so....I'm wondering if anyone out there knows what BBS product would be similar in functionality to WildCat, that we could put on some flavor of Linux (Suse, Red Hat, etc)?


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Wildcat BBS - Linux equivalent?
by Brian Jester / May 13, 2009 9:19 PM PDT

I am looking for the same -- A Winserver equivalent for the Linux environment. If anyone has any suggestions, or even if you are working on something, please share. Note: I am not a programmer by no means, but I however I can help, I would be more than willing to do so. Note: This message has been posted @ May 14, 2009 quarter past 7:00 am.


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RE: Wildcat BBS - Linux Equivalent?
by cykros / May 17, 2009 1:52 PM PDT

For a wildcat BBS equivalent, lacking any other specifications for how you intend to be using the software, I'd say that synchronet bbs software may be what you're looking for. It provides support for door programs (native or through DOSemu), highly configurable file areas and message areas, a variety of tcp/ip servers (finger, telnet, gopher, http, ftp, pop/smtp to name a few) and is easy to configure to use with a packet tosser for interbbs networks such as dove-net or fidonet. Meanwhile, the interface would be all but a seamless switch (at least for the standard telnet login), as there is a Wildcat menu clone, amongst a few others.

Hopefully this helps, I'm not entirely sure what you're aiming for though. Just in case, some other similar software you may want to look into would be BBBS, Mystic BBS, Citadel, or MBSE. I have personally used BBBS, Mystic, and Citadel (only Mystic as a sysop) and out of these I would say BBBS and Citadel are probably the two best options for a professional approach. BBBS was quite honestly the most impressive piece of software I think I've seen as far as these types of functions are concerned, but I shied away for personal use due to cost. In any case, this should provide you with plenty of information.

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thinking about selling your wildcat license
by abuehrlen / April 23, 2013 12:22 PM PDT

i noticed you were looking to switch to something different a while back

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You thinking about selling your wildcat license?
by abuehrlen / April 23, 2013 12:21 PM PDT

sinc ei see you were thinking of switching a while back

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