• Re: iOS iPAD Client

    From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Tue Mar 29 08:36:00 2016
    Nightfox wrote to Tempo Rubato <=-

    Does anyone know of an iOS app that supports ANSI BBS terminal emulation? I have a former BBS caller who no longer uses anything but the iTHINGS. I never did find an Android app that was satisfactory either.

    There used to be iSSH, but I heard that was pulled from the Apple app store..

    I have iSSH. Nice terminal, but not really designed for BBSs. I use it for emergency remote administration. When combined with the native VPN capabilities of iOS, I can access any server on the LAN. Last time I used it was a month ago, diagnosing a BBS failure while on a bus. The failure turned out to be some hardware oddities, so I couldn't resolve it until I got home. :(


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Vk3jed on Mon Mar 28 16:42:16 2016
    I have iSSH. Nice terminal, but not really designed for BBSs.

    The last time I used it (maybe around 2009 or so), iSSH seemed to have decent ANSI BBS emulation, even including support for the high-ASCII characters. It seemed to work fairly well. What issues did you have with it when using BBSes?

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Mar 28 20:29:22 2016
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Vk3jed on Mon Mar 28 2016 09:55 am

    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Vk3jed to Tempo Rubato on Mon Mar 28 2016 07:59 am

    That's another thing I haven't seen in a BBS package - support for
    IMAP access for email.

    Synchronet does IMAP, mostly. Last time I checked, folder support was
    funky, but it worked. The only reason I turned if off was because my BBS
    box is too slow and I wanted to trim running services.


    i tried it but no workie so well.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Mon Mar 28 20:29:42 2016
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Vk3jed to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Mar 29 2016 08:16 am


    Hmm, OK, I must have missed that part in the docs. I'll have to have a look. I can live without folders, I don't get enough netmails to have to sort them, as my main email addresses are not on the BBS. :)


    yeah, nobody writes docs here
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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Vk3jed on Mon Mar 28 18:28:51 2016
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Vk3jed to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Mar 29 2016 08:16 am

    Hmm, OK, I must have missed that part in the docs. I'll have to have a look. I can live without folders, I don't get enough netmails to have to sort them, as my main email addresses are not on the BBS. :)

    I don't recall now if I could create mail folders, but it also references all of your messages echoes as IMAP folders.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Tue Mar 29 19:33:00 2016
    Nightfox wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I have iSSH. Nice terminal, but not really designed for BBSs.

    The last time I used it (maybe around 2009 or so), iSSH seemed to have decent ANSI BBS emulation, even including support for the high-ASCII characters. It seemed to work fairly well. What issues did you have
    with it when using BBSes?

    To be honest, I haven't tried it, because my main issue is self evident - I read my mail offline. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Mro on Tue Mar 29 19:34:00 2016
    Mro wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    yeah, nobody writes docs here

    Haha, sounds like par for the course! :D


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Mar 29 19:37:00 2016
    Poindexter Fortran wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I don't recall now if I could create mail folders, but it also
    references all of your messages echoes as IMAP folders.

    Interesting. :) Pity I haven't found an offline email MUA that I like for the iPad. I have tried a few, but each one has had issues, and reading online is too slow on mobile networks, all that waiting for data transfer (one of the reasons I hate web forums).




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  • From Lab Rat@VERT/TOXIC to Tempo Rubato on Sun Apr 3 18:55:36 2016
    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Tempo Rubato to All on Sun Mar 27 2016 09:45:00

    Does anyone know of an iOS app that supports ANSI BBS terminal emulation? I have a former BBS caller who no longer uses anything but the iTHINGS. I nev

    I use Remoter VNC - SSH, VNC, RDP, telnet etc. Reasonable ANSI.

    LR


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Lab Rat on Sun Apr 3 14:04:23 2016
    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Lab Rat to Tempo Rubato on Sun Apr 03 2016 06:55 pm

    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Tempo Rubato to All on Sun Mar 27 2016 09:45:00

    Does anyone know of an iOS app that supports ANSI BBS terminal
    emulation? I have a former BBS caller who no longer uses anything but the iTHINGS. I nev

    I use Remoter VNC - SSH, VNC, RDP, telnet etc. Reasonable ANSI.



    yeah, let the user vnc into the bbs computer :D
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to All on Sun Apr 3 17:56:00 2016
    Could always create a limited vm with a terminal installed on it. So the
    only thing a visitor could do it to use the terminal application through
    Vnc. If it get hacked the only thing compromised it that vm with the
    terminal not the bbs itself.

    Mro <mro@VERT/BBSESINF> wrote:
    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Lab Rat to Tempo Rubato on Sun Apr 03 2016 06:55 pm

    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Tempo Rubato to All on Sun Mar 27 2016 09:45:00

    Does anyone know of an iOS app that supports ANSI BBS terminal emulation? I have a former BBS caller who no longer uses anything but the iTHINGS. I nev

    I use Remoter VNC - SSH, VNC, RDP, telnet etc. Reasonable ANSI.



    yeah, let the user vnc into the bbs computer :D
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Sun Apr 3 19:47:40 2016
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Apr 03 2016 05:56 pm

    Could always create a limited vm with a terminal installed on it. So the only thing a visitor could do it to use the terminal application through Vnc. If it get hacked the only thing compromised it that vm with the terminal not the bbs itself.


    yeah but why not do something more productive.
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  • From Ennev@VERT/MTLGEEK to All on Sun Apr 3 21:29:24 2016
    Like what you are doing right now

    Mro <mro@VERT/BBSESINF> wrote:
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Apr 03 2016 05:56 pm

    Could always create a limited vm with a terminal installed on it. So the only thing a visitor could do it to use the terminal application through Vnc. If it get hacked the only thing compromised it that vm with the terminal not the bbs itself.


    yeah but why not do something more productive.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Ennev on Sun Apr 3 23:19:05 2016
    Re: Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Ennev to All on Sun Apr 03 2016 09:29 pm

    Like what you are doing right now


    post on the bottom, please.
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  • From Tempo Rubato@VERT/CRYSTAL to Lab Rat on Mon Apr 4 08:51:00 2016
    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Lab Rat to Tempo Rubato on Sun Apr 03 2016 07:55 pm

    Does anyone know of an iOS app that supports ANSI BBS terminal emulation? have a former BBS caller who no longer uses anything but the iTHINGS. I

    I use Remoter VNC - SSH, VNC, RDP, telnet etc. Reasonable ANSI.

    Terminals work for text but on my BBS (what's left of it), it's all about Scrabble so we need ansi cursor controls.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Tempo Rubato on Mon Apr 4 20:07:58 2016
    Re: iOS iPAD Client
    By: Tempo Rubato to Lab Rat on Mon Apr 04 2016 08:51 am

    Terminals work for text but on my BBS (what's left of it), it's all about Scrabble so we need ansi cursor controls.


    yeah scrabble is fun. but people have to keep logging on and doing their turn or it pisses the other guy off.
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