• Y2K Issues

    From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to All on Sun Jul 30 10:55:07 2017
    Ok.. as you can tell from the origin line of this message, I have added Amiganet to my main BBS because there are some serious Y2K issues with almost every Amiga BBS software package I tested out.

    Seems like back then people did not consider using 4 digit years so the
    system is thinking it is 1917 and not 2017 .. as you can imagine the problems this causes with mail tossers trying to toss messages that are 100 years in
    the past

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)
  • From Wilfred van Velzen@39:150/200 to Dave Vandermeer on Sun Jul 30 20:37:31 2017
    Hi Dave,

    On 2017-07-30 10:55:07, you wrote to All:

    @MSGID: 39:902/510 00a2c7b6
    @TID: Mystic BBS 1.12 A31
    @TZUTC: -0400

    Ok.. as you can tell from the origin line of this message, I have
    added Amiganet to my main BBS because there are some serious Y2K
    issues with almost every Amiga BBS software package I tested out.

    This one is alright, but you are using mystic now...

    Seems like back then people did not consider using 4 digit years so
    the system is thinking it is 1917 and not 2017 .. as you can imagine
    the problems this causes with mail tossers trying to toss messages
    that are 100 years in the past

    Well, not so much problems, but older than 60 days messages are dumped in my BAD area, and not forwarded to other links...

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.17-B20170711
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (39:150/200)
  • From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to Wilfred van Velzen on Mon Jul 31 00:12:56 2017
    On 07/30/17, Wilfred van Velzen said the following...

    This one is alright, but you are using mystic now...

    Yea.. I added Amiganet to my main BBS.. I was trying to avoid this because I wanted to keep Amiganet on the Amiga BBS .. I have a couple of solutions to
    try but I'm out of steam for today lol


    Well, not so much problems, but older than 60 days messages are dumped
    in my BAD area, and not forwarded to other links...

    Sorry.. might be time to go back to square 1 and try some other options

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)
  • From Wilfred van Velzen@39:150/200 to Dave Vandermeer on Mon Jul 31 09:14:04 2017
    Hi Dave,

    On 2017-07-31 00:12:56, you wrote to me:

    Yea.. I added Amiganet to my main BBS.. I was trying to avoid this
    because I wanted to keep Amiganet on the Amiga BBS .. I have a couple
    of solutions to try but I'm out of steam for today lol

    We have 1 other "pure" Amiga bbs in the network running Zeus. The sysop is also the developper. It seems to be running without the kind of problems you are experiencing...

    Well, not so much problems, but older than 60 days messages are
    dumped in my BAD area, and not forwarded to other links...

    Sorry.. might be time to go back to square 1 and try some other options

    See above. ;)

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.17-B20170711
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (39:150/200)
  • From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to Wilfred van Velzen on Mon Jul 31 10:56:46 2017
    On 07/31/17, Wilfred van Velzen said the following...


    We have 1 other "pure" Amiga bbs in the network running Zeus. The sysop
    is also the developper. It seems to be running without the kind of problems you are experiencing...

    Zeus is still in development?? The website has been stagnant for years the
    last time I checked.. I have a very OLD version of Zeus that I did run for awhile but now it's so old and stale and not working very well anymore and I paying money for any software Amiga related is just not in the cards. I would have liked to run my Zeus BBS again.. but when I installed my old version
    and tried to post a message I was getting illegal calls in MSG/MsgPost.rexx which I was unable to figure out why it worked out of the box before but now
    no more

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)
  • From Wilfred van Velzen@39:150/200 to Dave Vandermeer on Mon Jul 31 17:54:40 2017
    Hi Dave,

    On 2017-07-31 10:56:46, you wrote to me:

    We have 1 other "pure" Amiga bbs in the network running Zeus. The
    sysop is also the developper. It seems to be running without the kind
    of problems you are experiencing...

    Zeus is still in development??

    The developper is here, but I don't think he does much development on it...

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.17-B20170711
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (39:150/200)
  • From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to Wilfred van Velzen on Thu Aug 3 20:20:57 2017
    On 07/31/17, Wilfred van Velzen said the following...


    The developper is here, but I don't think he does much development on it...


    Well maybe if people start talking about and/or using Zeus the dev might be pursuaded to continue :) Zeus is quite a very well put together BBS package

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)
  • From Carlos Roldan@39:902/503 to Dave Vandermeer on Fri Aug 4 10:25:25 2017

    The developper is here, but I don't think he does much development on it...


    Well maybe if people start talking about and/or using Zeus the dev might be pursuaded to continue :) Zeus is quite a very well put together BBS package

    I have never ran Zeus when I had my BBS running from CNet on my Amiga 2000, but the few boards that I did visit that ran Zeus were pretty good.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A34 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: Necronomicon BBS - necrobbs.strangled.net (39:902/503)
  • From Wilfred van Velzen@39:150/200 to Dave Vandermeer on Fri Aug 4 17:41:20 2017
    Hi Dave,

    On 2017-08-03 20:20:57, you wrote to me:

    The developper is here, but I don't think he does much development on
    it...

    Well maybe if people start talking about and/or using Zeus the dev
    might be pursuaded to continue :) Zeus is quite a very well put
    together BBS package

    I don't know, he seems to be very busy IRL... ;)

    Bye, Wilfred.

    --- FMail-lnx64 2.1.0.17-B20170711
    * Origin: FMail development HQ (39:150/200)
  • From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to Carlos Roldan on Sun Aug 6 16:05:43 2017
    On 08/04/17, Carlos Roldan said the following...

    I have never ran Zeus when I had my BBS running from CNet on my Amiga 2000, but the few boards that I did visit that ran Zeus were pretty
    good.

    It is pretty good, and it's even better if you are familiar with Arexx programming (which I am) because alot of the BBS uses Arexx scripts to do
    stuff so it gives you so many more options for customizing it

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)
  • From Dave Vandermeer@39:902/510 to Wilfred van Velzen on Sun Aug 6 16:06:24 2017
    On 08/04/17, Wilfred van Velzen said the following...


    I don't know, he seems to be very busy IRL... ;)


    Yea, that seems to be the norm.. Things get put aside and other priorities
    take over .. but like I said.. it never does hurt to try :)

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A31 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: internal dimension idbbs.dlinkddns.com port 59 (39:902/510)