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XBBS v7.243             Freeware                source included
                                                NetNews via external
                                                    commands (doors)
        
     contact:   Sanford "Sandy" Zelkovitz
                sandy@rmii.com

                4530 Eileen Court
                Colorado Springs, CO
                80919

     demo:      yes at alphacm
                719-548-0782 (8N1 1200-Telebit PEP)
                719-548-0757 (8N1 1200-28.8K)

        XBBS is a decent BBS system for System V'ish systems.  The code
is rather monolithic, and the menus are embedded in the code.  The
system has similarities to the WWIV BBS in style.   Configuration is via
static files that are position dependent.  Limited access groups are
available, multilevel security is supported.  Access to NetNews is via
shell escape(!) and might be insecure.  I've got XBBS running here at
the Wolves Den (actually it is now the ISIS BBS :-)  with a fair number
of modifications in place.   XBBS's user base is handled seperately from
the Unixen /etc/passwd file, and runs as a "startup shell" from a "bbs"
login.
        The provided configurations allow for 99 message areas, 99 file
areas, 99 "special interest groups", and individual messages are limited
to 99 lines each.  There is no message import or export function.  The
builtin text editor is all that is available.  Some of the support
programs will require heavy modification if you change the directory
structure of your layout from the "standard."   The "sysop" shell
support command needs some work too.

        Download/upload protocols are limited to Xmodem, Y modem, Z
modem and kermit, and requires the installation of the RZ/SZ package
from the net, and Unix Kermit.  XBBS can be brought up quickly and
fairly easily if you can match the "standard layout" that Sandy
recommends.

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