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EQUIPMENT

The Junkbox BBS uses genuine IBM computer equipment online. This is one way to stay 100% IBM compatible. The sysops have found that genuine IBM equipment regardless of it's age, offers reasonable levels of reliability.

When you dial up the BBS, you could connect to one of the following units:

  • IBM Valuepoint 6482-C3B (486DX4 100) with 2 Pioneer DRM-602X SCSI CD-ROM changer units
  • IBM PS/2 Model 8580 ( 2 of these units, 386DX microchannel architecture, 28,800 bps)
  • IBM PS/2 Model 8565 (emergency back-up, a 386SX microchannel architecture, 28,800 bps)

MODEMS

The Junkbox BBS uses Taiwanese made Lightfax modems exclusively. Currently we use Lightfax 2880VFC and Lightfax 3360 metal case external modems online. Drivers for Lightfax modems can be found at the Lightfax web site.

BBS SOFTWARE

The Junkbox BBS uses a Caldera DR-DOS 7:02 operating system with Maximus BBS software from Lanius Software.

Maximus is a flexible bulletin board system (BBS) for the DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and Windows 95 operating systems. Maximus allows remote users to connect to the system by modem, read and write messages, participate in public conference areas, send and receive files, and much more. The software is well supported and is Y2K compatible, many utilities for Maximus can still be obtained throughout the worldwide web.