• Re: MTel

    From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Robert Wolfe on Wed Nov 12 09:29:00 2014
    In a message dated 11-11-14, Robert Wolfe said to Joe Delahaye:

    Good morning Robert,

    reason I stopped using it was because I wanted telnet, etc. That
    would have come had they not gone Bankrupt. :(

    You can still add telnet to PCBoard today. With OS/2 (or
    eComStation) and Windows. You just need the right tools to get the
    job done.

    Please talk! We are all ears.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger

    ___
    * MR/2 2.30 * JUMP! -- One hundred thousand lemmings can't be wrong.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Thu Nov 13 10:16:00 2014
    Holger Granholm wrote to Robert Wolfe <=-

    You can still add telnet to PCBoard today. With OS/2 (or
    eComStation) and Windows. You just need the right tools to get the
    job done.

    Please talk! We are all ears.

    For Windows, you can use NetSerial, and for eComStation/OS2, you can use
    SIO or SIO2k.

    ... It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu spe --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to Holger Granholm on Thu Nov 13 10:27:22 2014

    On Wed, 12 Nov 2014, Holger Granholm wrote to Robert Wolfe:

    reason I stopped using it was because I wanted telnet, etc. That
    would have come had they not gone Bankrupt. :(

    You can still add telnet to PCBoard today. With OS/2 (or
    eComStation) and Windows. You just need the right tools to get the
    job done.

    Please talk! We are all ears.

    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D (or whatever the last release of that one was) on eCS...

    on winwhatever, netserial and/or netfossil are the packages to be used... both are from mike ehlert at pcmicro... he's a long time bbs sysop and beta tester of various bbs packages...

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to MARK LEWIS on Thu Nov 13 14:46:00 2014
    mark lewis wrote to Holger Granholm <=-

    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D (or whatever
    the last release of that one was) on eCS...

    Yeah, 1.60D was the last release of that before SIO2k. For some reason I
    could never get 1.60d to work under eCS, but am able to get SIO2k working
    under eCS without any issues.

    ... Veni, Vidi, Visa. (I came, I saw, I charged it.)
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to ROBERT WOLFE on Thu Nov 13 17:14:04 2014

    On Thu, 13 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to MARK LEWIS:

    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual
    modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D
    (or whatever the last release of that one was) on eCS...

    Yeah, 1.60D was the last release of that before SIO2k. For some
    reason I could never get 1.60d to work under eCS, but am able to
    get SIO2k working under eCS without any issues.

    i never had a problem using 1.60... 2k, on the other hand, presented some weirdness that i was never able to figure out...

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to MARK LEWIS on Fri Nov 14 10:42:00 2014
    mark lewis wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    i never had a problem using 1.60... 2k, on the other hand, presented
    some weirdness that i was never able to figure out...

    Yeah, 2K does have a wierd way of configuring things, doesn't it? :)

    ... If it was a bet, you wouldn't take it.
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to ROBERT WOLFE on Fri Nov 14 16:44:24 2014

    On Fri, 14 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to MARK LEWIS:

    i never had a problem using 1.60... 2k, on the other hand,
    presented some weirdness that i was never able to figure out...

    Yeah, 2K does have a wierd way of configuring things, doesn't it?
    :)

    well, not really... i don't recall the problems i had with it but they were show-stoppers for my system... it was easier to back out and continue operating
    with 1.60D as i've been doing for years...

    )\/(ark


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Fri Nov 14 09:38:00 2014
    In a message dated 11-13-14, mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good morning Mark,

    You can still add telnet to PCBoard today. With OS/2 (or
    eComStation) and Windows.

    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual
    modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D (or whatever the last release of that one was) on eCS...

    As you may have read I've come to the same conclusion after being
    reminded. I had forgotten that I had read it in the SIO documentation.

    SIO v1.35 (1994) was the first version I used but upgraded to
    v1.60 (dec.1996). That's the version I'm still using.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger

    ---
    MR/2 2.30 Windows: The first commercially succesful virus in the world.
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Sat Nov 15 10:51:00 2014
    Holger Granholm wrote to Mark Lewis <=-

    As you may have read I've come to the same conclusion after being reminded. I had forgotten that I had read it in the SIO documentation.

    SIO v1.35 (1994) was the first version I used but upgraded to
    v1.60 (dec.1996). That's the version I'm still using.

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last FaceBook chat I had
    with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    ... BBS busy. (C)all back later (T)hrow tantrum?
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to ROBERT WOLFE on Sat Nov 15 15:57:20 2014

    On Sat, 15 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to HOLGER GRANHOLM:

    Holger Granholm wrote to Mark Lewis <=-

    SIO v1.35 (1994) was the first version I used but upgraded to
    v1.60 (dec.1996). That's the version I'm still using.

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a
    regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last
    FaceBook chat I had with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=os2+sio+1.60d

    O:)

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to MARK LEWIS on Sat Nov 15 18:33:00 2014
    mark lewis wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a
    regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last
    FaceBook chat I had with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=os2+sio+1.60d

    Nope, didn't turn up a thing unfortunately. At least nothing I need.

    ... Got my tie caught in the fax... Suddenly I was in L.A.
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to ROBERT WOLFE on Sun Nov 16 04:13:42 2014

    On Sat, 15 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to MARK LEWIS:

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a
    regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last
    FaceBook chat I had with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=os2+sio+1.60d

    Nope, didn't turn up a thing unfortunately. At least nothing I
    need.

    seriously? the very first link showed me the contents of the SIO160D.ZIP file and linked to it, too... i just downloaded it (205k) via lynx on one of my text
    only linux boxen... the parent directory links to SIO2k_202 and SIO2k_203 each having a link to their original zip... i checked the first four links and they are all pretty much the same...

    i even found your posts from 2008 in the OS2 echo looking for it... ben ritchey
    responded with it on his positronium repository system... i also responded where i had grabbed a copy off of os2bbs.com but i don't think that site is in operation any more... i even provided a link to my system where it could be downloaded... guess what? it is still in my "new files" area :LOL:

    i don't know anything about a registration key generator, though... i do confirm that ray said to go ahead and use them or crack the software because he
    can't access his stuff to generate them or provide bug fixes any more...

    )\/(ark


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  • From RUBEN FIGUEROA@1:124/5013 to ROBERT WOLFE on Sun Nov 16 08:23:26 2014
    mark lewis wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last
    FaceBook chat I had with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=os2+sio+1.60d

    Nope, didn't turn up a thing unfortunately. At least nothing I need.

    ... Got my tie caught in the fax... Suddenly I was in L.A.
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)

    If you are looking for Ray Gwinn sio160d file, it is on either one of
    the prison board, wildcat or mystic.
    --- Platinum Xpress/Win/WINServer v3.0pr5
    * Origin: Prison Board BBS Mesquite Tx //telnet.RDFIG.NET www. (1:124/5013)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to MARK LEWIS on Sun Nov 16 22:40:00 2014
    mark lewis wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    Nope, didn't turn up a thing unfortunately. At least nothing I
    need.

    seriously? the very first link showed me the contents of the
    SIO160D.ZIP file and linked to it, too... i just downloaded it (205k)
    via lynx on one of my text only linux boxen... the parent directory
    links to SIO2k_202 and SIO2k_203 each having a link to their original zip... i checked the first four links and they are all pretty much the same...

    Yeah, I got it to install, however, I got the dreaded black screen of death upon reactivating VMOUSE.SYS and rebooting. Had to rebuild the VM and
    install SIO2k, which seems to be working much better than I had hoped :)

    ... Computer Hacker wanted. Must have own axe.
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to ROBERT WOLFE on Mon Nov 17 04:32:58 2014

    On Sun, 16 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to MARK LEWIS:

    Nope, didn't turn up a thing unfortunately. At least nothing I
    need.

    seriously? the very first link showed me the contents of the
    SIO160D.ZIP file and linked to it, too... i just downloaded it
    (205k) via lynx on one of my text only linux boxen... the parent directory links to SIO2k_202 and SIO2k_203 each having a link to
    their original zip... i checked the first four links and they are
    all pretty much the same...

    Yeah, I got it to install,

    it what? one of those files above from one of the sites found? which file?

    with all of the 1.60 and earlier SIO packages, i've never run any install process... i've always extracted them to the directory i wanted them in and then manually adjusted config.sys as needed... vx00 is loaded in the tasks that
    need it and no others... little things...

    however, I got the dreaded black screen of death upon reactivating VMOUSE.SYS and rebooting.

    hunh? reactivating?

    Had to rebuild the VM

    hunh^2?? you couldn't hit ALT-F1 when the white blog came up and then use the option to restore the original or last backup? or even select to get to the command line and edit the config.sys to comment out the SIO lines and uncomment
    the original ones you were using? then a reboot should have taken you back to where you were to begin with...

    and install SIO2k, which seems to be working much better than I
    had hoped :)

    certainly sounds like it ;)

    )\/(ark


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Nov 16 11:27:00 2014
    In a message dated 11-15-14, Robert Wolfe said to Holger Granholm:

    Hi Robert,

    SIO v1.35 (1994) was the first version I used but upgraded to
    v1.60 (dec.1996). That's the version I'm still using.

    Do you know where one may find this still? I now that there was a
    regkey generator (that Ray Gwinn knows about as per the last
    FaceBook chat I had with him) floating around for it somewhere.

    I would be surprised if it isn't available at Hobbes. At the moment I
    have removed the 5-disc CD changer from this machine to my next BBS
    computer so I can't look at the Hobbes disks.

    Sean Dennis could also have it available.

    Have a nice day,

    Holger

    ___
    * MR/2 2.30 * This OS/2 system uptime is 786 days 20:35 hours (en).

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@1:116/18 to mark lewis on Mon Nov 17 15:40:20 2014
    however, I got the dreaded black screen of death upon reactivating VMOUSE.SYS and rebooting.

    hunh? reactivating?

    IE un-REM-ing the line :)

    and install SIO2k, which seems to be working much better than I
    had hoped :)

    certainly sounds like it ;)

    Yeah, was playing around with Synchronet 2.30c for OS/2. For some
    reason SBBSECHO there generates corrupt outbound packets that Wildcat!
    and PX/Wins cannot process. I will have to work on that some more. In
    the meantime, I am still using BBBS/2 as my point system.

    ... "I'm sick! I ought to be home in bed with a nurse."
    --- Wildcat! v7.0.454.4 (Nov 28 2012), Editor Mod v1.7
    * Origin: Omicron Theta | Memphis, TN | winserver.us (1:116/18)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to ROBERT WOLFE on Mon Nov 17 19:31:22 2014

    On Mon, 17 Nov 2014, ROBERT WOLFE wrote to mark lewis:

    however, I got the dreaded black screen of death upon reactivating VMOUSE.SYS and rebooting.

    hunh? reactivating?

    IE un-REM-ing the line :)

    oh... why was it commented out?

    and install SIO2k, which seems to be working much better than I
    had hoped :)

    certainly sounds like it ;)

    Yeah, was playing around with Synchronet 2.30c for OS/2. For some
    reason SBBSECHO there generates corrupt outbound packets that
    Wildcat! and PX/Wins cannot process. I will have to work on that
    some more. In the meantime, I am still using BBBS/2 as my point
    system.

    that's an old synchronet, isn't it? i think we have 3.16 over here on one of the linux boxen... haven't tried to do any compiling of it on OS2... but the only C stuff on that box right now is the EMX stuff...

    i think we're probably getting off topic for this area... maybe one of the OS2 echos would be better for more discussion? ;)

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From John Kelly@2:362/6 to Mark Lewis on Sat Nov 29 23:03:00 2014
    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual
    modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D

    I tried the SIO vmodem and it didn't work on warp4, an incompatible
    dll problem I recall ... or did you mean you're only using SIO with
    serial ports, and not vmodem?

    I have an inbound telnet solution for PCBoard. It's a reverse telnet
    proxy, written in PERL, runs on linux. Works for me cause I use a linux
    box for my router/firewall.

    The PCboard nodes connect to the linux proxy with serial ports and null
    modem cables, if you have a multiport serial card on the linux box, or
    via ethernet and a telnet fossil I wrote. The fossil needs Novell TCP/IP
    from Client32, so your node requires that to run the fossil. Can be
    either DOS or Windows 3.1. I have a Windows 3.1 test box set up with 2
    nodes working, I think it could do 4.

    It's all free, but a lot of work to get working. People enjoy talking
    about the good old days and PCBoard, but few are willing to invest the
    time and effort to make it happen.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.4/M 250 Beta
    * Origin: Torres Vedras - Portugal (2:362/6)
  • From John Kelly@2:362/6 to Mark Lewis on Sat Nov 29 23:19:00 2014
    i think we're probably getting off topic for this area... maybe one
    of the OS2 echos would be better for more discussion? ;)

    You sound like a moderator. I think any traffic in this ghost town
    should be welcome. :-)

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.4/M 250 Beta
    * Origin: Torres Vedras - Portugal (2:362/6)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to John Kelly on Sun Nov 30 21:22:34 2014

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2014, John Kelly wrote to Mark Lewis:

    hey john! it has been a while :)

    as it has been on OS/2, use SIO with vmodem providing the virtual
    modem port for the software to talk to... i still use SIO 1.60D

    I tried the SIO vmodem and it didn't work on warp4, an
    incompatible dll problem I recall ... or did you mean you're only
    using SIO with serial ports, and not vmodem?

    no, i use SIO and Vmodem with both real serial ports and virtual ports... with both DOS and native OS/2 programs...

    I have an inbound telnet solution for PCBoard. It's a reverse
    telnet proxy, written in PERL, runs on linux. Works for me cause I
    use a linux box for my router/firewall.

    many firewalls these days are *nix solutions... the one i run here on my perimeters is, too :)

    The PCboard nodes connect to the linux proxy with serial ports and
    null modem cables, if you have a multiport serial card on the
    linux box, or via ethernet and a telnet fossil I wrote. The fossil
    needs Novell TCP/IP from Client32, so your node requires that to
    run the fossil. Can be either DOS or Windows 3.1. I have a
    Windows 3.1 test box set up with 2 nodes working, I think it could
    do 4.

    wow... that's pretty deep...

    It's all free, but a lot of work to get working. People enjoy
    talking about the good old days and PCBoard, but few are willing
    to invest the time and effort to make it happen.

    true... in many cases, folks have been spolied by the install and go stuff... few really understand how it all works these days :/

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to John Kelly on Sun Nov 30 21:27:48 2014

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2014, John Kelly wrote to Mark Lewis:

    i think we're probably getting off topic for this area... maybe one
    of the OS2 echos would be better for more discussion? ;)

    You sound like a moderator. I think any traffic in this ghost town
    should be welcome. :-)

    :) :) :) while this is true, when things start getting more specific to other topics, then it is time to consider moving them to a more proper area... mainly because there may be other folks in that other area with a solution or possible questions that we don't think of in here ;)


    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From John Kelly@2:362/6 to Mark Lewis on Mon Dec 1 18:40:00 2014
    no, i use SIO and Vmodem with both real serial ports and virtual
    ports... with both DOS and native OS/2 programs...

    Must work on ECS. But on Warp4, Vmodem gave me some dll error message
    and failed to run. I have a Warp4 test partion, maybe I can try again
    when I get curious about it.

    true... in many cases, folks have been spolied by the install and go stuff... few really understand how it all works these days :/

    The 32-bit, and now, 64-bit programming models are easier to work with,
    no doubt. But if you never experience the 16-bit DOS pain, you're not a
    real programmer. :-)

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.4/M 250 Beta
    * Origin: Torres Vedras - Portugal (2:362/6)
  • From John Kelly@2:362/6 to Mark Lewis on Mon Dec 1 20:07:00 2014
    The PCboard nodes connect ... blah blah blah

    that's pretty deep...

    Nah, not so much. But something to be geeky proud of is my test box
    partition setup:

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x1e861e85

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1 8001 a OS/2 Boot
    /dev/sda2 2 255 2040255 6 FAT16
    /dev/sda3 256 509 2040255 16 Hidden FAT16
    /dev/sda4 510 9729 74059650 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 * 510 511 16033+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 512 1018 4072446 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda7 1019 2017 8024436 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda8 2018 2524 4072446 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda9 2525 6259 30001356 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda10 6260 7200 7558551 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda11 7201 8141 7558551 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda12 8142 9082 7558551 a9 NetBSD
    /dev/sda13 9083 9101 152586 83 Linux
    /dev/sda14 9102 9602 4024251 83 Linux
    /dev/sda15 9603 9729 1020096 82 Linux swap


    Getting OS/2, grub, and two DOS boot partitions to coexist on the same
    disk is difficult, but not impossbile. The trick was putting grub in a
    small logical patition (sda5). That actually works. Whoa!

    Partitions 6 and 8 boot different versions of OS/2, partition 7 is an
    HPFS data partition they share.

    Partition 2 boots DOS 6.22, or Windows 2000 in partition 10.

    Partition 3 boots DOS 7 / Windows 98.

    And of course there is NetBSD and linux.

    OS/2 boot manager is the primary boot; from there you can boot either
    version of OS/2, or boot into grub in partition 5. From the grub boot
    manager, you boot into everything else. The key is letting OS/2 boot
    manager be at the top of the boot chain. That's the only way it can all
    work.

    It's wild, maybe crazy. But it's proof of hardware stability when you
    can get all these different operating systems running on it.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.4/M 250 Beta
    * Origin: Torres Vedras - Portugal (2:362/6)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to John Kelly on Mon Dec 1 19:32:58 2014

    On Mon, 01 Dec 2014, John Kelly wrote to Mark Lewis:


    no, i use SIO and Vmodem with both real serial ports and virtual
    ports... with both DOS and native OS/2 programs...

    Must work on ECS. But on Warp4, Vmodem gave me some dll error
    message and failed to run. I have a Warp4 test partion, maybe I
    can try again when I get curious about it.

    which SIO? was it using a cracked registration? there are protections built in to try to thwart cracks...

    true... in many cases, folks have been spolied by the install and go stuff... few really understand how it all works these days :/

    The 32-bit, and now, 64-bit programming models are easier to work
    with, no doubt. But if you never experience the 16-bit DOS pain,
    you're not a real programmer. :-)

    i still code for 16bit stuffs... however, converting things to FPC and going native removes a huge amount of those old restrictions ;) O:)

    )\/(ark


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to John Kelly on Mon Dec 1 19:34:48 2014

    On Mon, 01 Dec 2014, John Kelly wrote to Mark Lewis:

    The PCboard nodes connect ... blah blah blah

    that's pretty deep...

    Nah, not so much. But something to be geeky proud of is my test
    box partition setup:

    i hear that! i've done similar way back but lost the drive and all that work...
    now i keep things really simple at one OS per drive and physically change the drives out ;)

    )\/(ark


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to John Kelly on Mon Dec 1 09:52:00 2014
    In a message dated 11-29-14, John Kelly said to Mark Lewis:

    Hi John,

    i think we're probably getting off topic for this area... maybe one
    of the OS2 echos would be better for more discussion? ;)

    You sound like a moderator. I think any traffic in this ghost town
    should be welcome. :-)

    I agree, of all the previous OS/2 areas we have only the OS2 echo left
    and the PCBoard area has been almost dead so it could do with a bit of attention.

    BTW, I do also use the SIO v1.60 in this OS/2 run PCBoard although I
    haven't yet implemented the vmodem feature but I know it's there.

    Have a nice day,

    Holger

    aka "Sam", OH0NC

    ___
    * MR/2 2.30 * No wonder you have headaches, your halo is on too tight!


    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From John Kelly@2:362/6 to Mark Lewis on Tue Dec 2 09:24:00 2014
    Warp4, Vmodem gave me some dll error

    which SIO? was it using a cracked registration? there are protections
    built in

    1.60d, as you recommend. No crack, unregistered. Maybe I did something
    wrong, or weird. I'll try again when time allows, and provide a better
    report.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.4/M 250 Beta
    * Origin: Torres Vedras - Portugal (2:362/6)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to Holger Granholm on Wed Dec 3 05:43:52 2014

    On Mon, 01 Dec 2014, Holger Granholm wrote to John Kelly:

    i think we're probably getting off topic for this area... maybe one
    of the OS2 echos would be better for more discussion? ;)

    You sound like a moderator. I think any traffic in this ghost town
    should be welcome. :-)

    I agree, of all the previous OS/2 areas we have only the OS2 echo
    left

    uh... no... all of the OS/2 areas are still available... only two were removed from distribution and that was before i got them... i have all of the OS/2 areas in my stable and their echolistings are updated monthly as well as each having rules posted in them monthly ;)

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to John Kelly on Wed Dec 3 05:45:46 2014

    On Tue, 02 Dec 2014, John Kelly wrote to Mark Lewis:

    Warp4, Vmodem gave me some dll error

    which SIO? was it using a cracked registration? there are protections
    built in

    1.60d, as you recommend. No crack, unregistered. Maybe I did
    something wrong, or weird. I'll try again when time allows, and
    provide a better report.

    ok... i'm really curious about that dll error you spoke of... no rush, though... whenever you get a round tuit to spare ;)

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Thu Dec 4 09:21:00 2014
    In a message dated 12-03-14, mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Hi Mark,

    I agree, of all the previous OS/2 areas we have only the OS2 echo
    left

    uh... no... all of the OS/2 areas are still available... only two
    were removed from distribution and that was before i got them... i
    have all of the OS/2 areas in my stable and their echolistings are
    updated monthly as well as each having rules posted in them monthly
    ;)

    Note: I wrote "we have". The others have been removed because of too low
    or no activity from the distribution.

    I can see from my listing of echoes that some where removed 2003 others
    2005. In my own BBS I do still have the echoes open but there has been
    no activity in any of them except OS2 and TEAMOS2.

    Seasons Greetings,

    Holger

    ___
    * MR/2 2.30 * The ocean stores excess water on the continental shelf.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.71 to Holger Granholm on Fri Dec 5 13:14:08 2014

    On Thu, 04 Dec 2014, Holger Granholm wrote to Mark Lewis:

    I agree, of all the previous OS/2 areas we have only the OS2 echo
    left

    uh... no... all of the OS/2 areas are still available... only two
    were removed from distribution and that was before i got them... i
    have all of the OS/2 areas in my stable and their echolistings are
    updated monthly as well as each having rules posted in them monthly
    ;)

    Note: I wrote "we have". The others have been removed because of
    too low or no activity from the distribution.

    that's a local(???) distribution problem... empty areas don't take any space so
    should not be a burden in any sense of the word...

    I can see from my listing of echoes that some where removed 2003
    others 2005. In my own BBS I do still have the echoes open but
    there has been no activity in any of them except OS2 and TEAMOS2.

    if your distribution system isn't pulling and distributing them, you won't see any traffic in them... you might want to send your link an areafix listing all the areas you think you should be pulling from them and ensure that you really are linked to those areas... if the system comes back and tell you that some areas do not exist, then it is time to look further...

    Seasons Greetings,

    the same to you and your's :)

    )\/(ark

    If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

    --- FMail/Win32 1.60
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.71)
  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Mark Lewis on Sat Dec 6 09:42:00 2014
    In a message dated 12-05-14, mark lewis said to Holger Granholm:

    Good morning Mark,

    if your distribution system isn't pulling and distributing them, you
    won't see any traffic in them... you might want to send your link an areafix listing all the areas you think you should be pulling from
    them and ensure that you really are linked to those areas... if the
    system comes back and tell you that some areas do not exist, then it
    is time to look further...

    The Hub and Host have removed the echoes because of no activity in them.
    I have tried to arealink (-fix) them years ago.

    Seasons Greetings,

    the same to you and your's :)

    Thank you!

    Happy Holidays,

    Holger

    ___
    * MR/2 2.30 * Friends don't let friends use Windoze.

    --- PCBoard (R) v15.22 (OS/2) 2
    * Origin: Coming to you from the Sunny Aland Islands. (2:20/228)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Holger Granholm on Wed Jan 11 20:43:00 2017
    HOLGER GRANHOLM wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    You can still add telnet to PCBoard today. With OS/2 (or
    eComStation) and Windows. You just need the right tools to get the
    job done.

    Please talk! We are all ears.

    I use GameSrv and NetFoss here :) My IP for the PCBoard setup is in
    the origin line to this message if anyone wants to check it out.

    ... "42? 7 and a half million years and all you can come up with is 42?!"
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.50


    --- QScan/PCB v1.20a / 02-0001
    * Origin: Neptune's Lair PCB * Olive Branch, MS * 50.194.33.1 (1:116/17)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Mark Lewis on Wed Jan 11 20:43:00 2017
    MARK LEWIS wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    Yeah, 1.60D was the last release of that before SIO2k. For some
    reason I could never get 1.60d to work under eCS, but am able to
    get SIO2k working under eCS without any issues.

    i never had a problem using 1.60... 2k, on the other hand, presented
    some weirdness that i was never able to figure out...

    Yeah, not sure why I had an issue with 1.60D on eCS, but 2k did the
    job for me -- once I finally configured out how to set it up correctly. :)


    ... Gone crazy, be back later, please leave message.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.50

    --- QScan/PCB v1.20a / 02-0001
    * Origin: Neptune's Lair PCB * Olive Branch, MS * 50.194.33.1 (1:116/17)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Robert Wolfe on Thu Jan 12 14:33:52 2017

    On 2017 Jan 11 20:43:00, you wrote to me:

    MARK LEWIS wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    Yeah, 1.60D was the last release of that before SIO2k. For some
    reason I could never get 1.60d to work under eCS, but am able to
    get SIO2k working under eCS without any issues.

    i never had a problem using 1.60... 2k, on the other hand, presented
    some weirdness that i was never able to figure out...

    Yeah, not sure why I had an issue with 1.60D on eCS, but 2k did the
    job for me -- once I finally configured out how to set it up correctly. :)

    FWIW: do you realize how old most of these messages are that you are responding to? ;)

    while i remember writing that message, i don't see it linked to your reply... likely because there's no REPLY line... but it was over a year ago when it was written... if over three then it doesn't even exist in my bases any more...

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
    ... Of course I'm sane. The voices said so.
    ---
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.73)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Mark Lewis on Thu Jan 12 18:29:00 2017
    MARK LEWIS wrote to ROBERT WOLFE <=-

    :)
    FWIW: do you realize how old most of these messages are that you are responding to? ;)
    while i remember writing that message, i don't see it linked to your reply... likely because there's no REPLY line... but it was over a year ago when it was written... if over three then it doesn't even exist in
    my bases any more...

    Oops! Sorry. I have a tendency to do that from time to time.

    ... Kill them all! .... Let God sort them out.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.50


    --- QScan/PCB v1.20a / 02-0001
    * Origin: Neptune's Lair PCB * Olive Branch, MS * 50.194.33.1 (1:116/17)