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What is the difference between a BBS and a news group ?

Posted on 2004-10-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-22
I want to duscuss things on my home linux static name to dynamic ip (through dyndns.org ) computer.

Please compare a news group (INN) vs a bbs like this one:  http://www.aitsucks.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=news

What I would really like is to post things via HTTP or Email ( most companies let that through the fire wall )>   I would also like to be able to search and hopefully have different people moderate different areas so I do not have to do all the work ;)  

You also know I want it free :)

What is a good BBS if a BBS is preferable.


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NetworkArchitek earned 2000 total points
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Why don't you setup a website with phpBB or UltimateBB. These are forum software like you would find at most popular Internet web forums. For example, I think http://www.physicsforums.com uses phpBB. Even if not there are countless other forums which do. This should suit your needs and I don't think anyone blocks that unless they block general HTTP traffic. There are other ways to do it but I prefer a web forum.


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This looks good.  

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Which BBS is this ?

I still want to get a few more comments even though yours are good.  Are people still setting up news group servers any more ?

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The PHPbb is really cool.   It is free ?

Has someone done this, Does it take all that long to setup ?


Tim Fox
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Yes, it is free; it is open source under the GNU GPL license.

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No news groups for my server !!

BBS  !!

Thanks again NetworkArchitek !!!  
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No problem, glad I could help!

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