to WasteLand BBS on the
Web. This website is host to a large Information System providing
services for Telnet, Rlogin,
Internet Email, FTP File
Transfers, NNTP NewsGroups, Message
Boards, Online Games, Online
Chat, and much
more! First online in 1991, WasteLand
has evolved and changed over the years morphing from a vintage Dial-Up
BBS System into a Full-Featured Internet Information
WasteLand BBS System consists of
(4) Servers of mixed platforms all networked and working together.
At the heart of the System is Synchronet
BBS Software which provides many of the Free Services available to
our Users. Many people of the "Internet Generation" are
not aware of the History of the Dial-Up BBS System. These systems
consisted of a computer and modem(s) coupled with a BBS Software package
that allowed users to dial into the system with a modem and Read
Messages, Download Files, Play
Games, Chat with each other, and more.
These systems were sort of a predecessor to the Internet offering many
of the same features current Internet users enjoy. Many BBS
Systems were and still are networked with sometimes hundreds and even
thousands of other BBS Systems.
BBS is constantly evolving and changing as new features and capabilities our
added to Synchronet BBS Software which is an
Open Source BBS package
for DOS, OS/2, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT/2000/XP, FreeBSD,
Unix, and Linux platforms. Synchronet
is currently being developed aggressively and is truly evolving into a
very impressive piece of software, tightly integrating many of the most
popular Internet Protocols. Many of the
services provided are available in several formats. Synchronet
is blurring the line between an old-school BBS System and a full Internet
Information System by offering both the Traditional BBS Features
such as the Classic Door Games (ie. LORD,
TW2002, Global War, and More!) as well as new "Internet Age"
services such as FTP File Transfers, NNTP
Message Reading and Posting, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), HTTP, and much more.
If you are not
familiar with a BBS System, or if you remember Dial-Up BBS Systems but
are not sure how to connect with Telnet, please head to the Login Now! page to Connect
to the BBS System and enjoy our BBS System.
Here to see Who's
Online right now!