[Coco] Multi-user CoCo BBS via telnet [WAS - Re: Are there any CoCo BBS's out there?]
mdelyea at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 12:13:42 EDT 2007
To my mind you gotta use a real coco. I think doing otherwise would violate
the spirit of this community.
On 8/3/07, Rod Barnhart <rod.barnhart at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/3/07, Joel Ewy <jcewy at swbell.net> wrote:
> > Of course an FPGA CoCo running at 16MHz could have a very large number
> > of UARTs or ACIAs implemented in its logic, and could support several
> > users quite comfortably. There your limiting factor could be available
> > physical I/O lines (maybe not, I don't know how many of those are free
> > for use on the development systems) and phone lines, modems, or RS-232
> > <-> Ethernet adapters. But I think one could put together a pretty
> > spiffy NitrOS-9 BBS with an FPGA CoCo.
> > JCE
> Now I have an interesting dilemma. I'm not going to give up my only
> CoCo3 for this project beyond getting it to actually work. After that,
> I'll have to purchase additional hardware to dedicate to the project.
> Should I go with real CoCo hardware, or with an FPGA CoCo? Learning
> curve will be about the same for either, as I have no experience
> designing serial cards for the CoCo (but am encouraged by others who
> have done so in the past), nor with working with FPGA's. The cost of
> real hardware might be a little higher, but which way has the bigger
> coolness factor?
> BTW, thanks to Richard Ivey for inspiring the idea of this project by
> asking about dialup coco BBSes. Sorry the conversation was sorta
> highjacked from there ;)
> Rod Barnhart aka Wintermute (http://www.nitemarecafe.com)
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