• Running mystic on Raspian guide?

    From The Godfather@314:314/255 to All on Thu Sep 3 23:09:14 2020
    Hi there,

    I'm looking to learn linux, and as a side project, I want to build a
    mystic BBS on a Rasberry Pi4 8gb (new model). I have not used linux
    command lines, so I was curious to know if there is a good guide of
    setting up a Mystic BBS on a Pi, one that might include command lines
    to type, and what other "tools" are recommended to download? My goal
    is to have one that can install older online games as well .. I'm
    currently using Windows 10, so this will be a new quest for me. Any
    links, etc.. would be much appreciated.

    -tG

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Windows/32)
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  • From alterego@314:314/180 to The Godfather on Fri Sep 4 15:22:06 2020
    Re: Running mystic on Raspian guide?
    By: The Godfather to All on Thu Sep 03 2020 11:09 pm

    Howdy,

    I'm looking to learn linux, and as a side project, I want to build a mystic BBS on a Rasberry Pi4 8gb (new model). I have not used linux

    Are you attached to Mystic, or are you looking for something a little better? (I'm biased, I use Synchronet on the Pi) :)

    ...лоеп

    ... Not ignorance, but ignorance of ingnorance, is the death of knowledge.
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
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  • From The Godfather@314:314/255 to alterego on Fri Sep 4 07:53:26 2020

    Are you attached to Mystic, or are you looking for something a little better? (I'm biased, I use Synchronet on the Pi) :)

    I've been talking to a few others about trying out new software for a
    second BBS, maybe even a third once I learn Linux. I'd be open to
    Syncronet. I've also been considering WWIV (what I ran 20 years ago,
    for 10 years) and Enigma. I stated Mystic only as I am familiar with
    the software and wasn't sure if the learning curve might be a bit
    frustrating learning a new BBS software package on top of learning
    linux at the same time. BUT, I am a beginner in java script and
    familiar enough with js that to not be as much of an issue.

    -tG

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: www.theunderground.use:10023 (314:314/255)
  • From alterego@314:314/180 to The Godfather on Sat Sep 5 09:44:41 2020
    Re: Re: Running mystic on Raspian guide?
    By: The Godfather to alterego on Fri Sep 04 2020 07:53 am

    Howdy,

    I've been talking to a few others about trying out new software for a second BBS, maybe even a third once I learn Linux. I'd be open to Syncronet. I've also been considering WWIV (what I ran 20 years ago,
    for 10 years) and Enigma. I stated Mystic only as I am familiar with

    For your primary requirement to learn Linux, it probably doesnt matter what BBS
    software you install. I've played with many and none are particularly dependant on knowing Linux. Apart from pathing, and knowing that users cannot open ports below <1024 everything else will pretty much be the same on any platform.

    So I would start anywhere. If you go the Mystic route any Linux user will be able to help you with challenges along the way.

    The same would be true for Synchronet or anything else I guess.

    I see that there is a new release of WWIV - if time permits I might have a go at setting it up (never used it). And I'd get it up and running in docker (only
    because I'm a docker fan)...

    BTW: I there are docker images for the other BBSes (I have some of them) - and yes thats a little extra to learn, but IMHO, its not to onorous...

    ...лоеп

    ... Be an individualist. He who follows another is always behind.
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
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