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Bugz is sure you'd like to know all about BZ & BZ BBS.

Here goes...

Bugz is a pooka and Beanzilla is...

Well, he's a Bean (like Beanie!) and like Godzilla. (So, he's ... both? BEANZILLA!)

Ok, bugz has been dabblying in BBSes since BBSes were in use. And now, he helps break/run BZ&BZ BBS running Mystic BBS under Linux/64. Ok, it is sort-of 64 bit Linux. It's actually running under Docker on a linode.

Beanzilla is my son. He's been through hell and back. He had spinal fusion surgery and re-learned how to walk. (They expected that he'd be wheelchair bound -- but that didn't happen!) He's an awesome kid, but sometimes he's a a bit lazy.

But enough about our problems, let's talk about our awesome BBS system! It's running under Docker, and under 64 bit Linux we run DOS based doors under dosemu. Which doesn't work well under Linux, but they run great for us, because we're awesome and don't let problems like that phase us!

We use cgroups with cpu.cfs_quota_us and cpu.cfs_period_us to smoothly limit our dosemu usage to about 30% cpu per node." It's how we can run multi-node games like doorMUD with multiple users playing and have the BBS system fast and responsive.

Ok, bugz knows a lot about Linux (running it for 10+ years as a desktop), his job depends upon his Linux knowledge, and combined with years of running MS-DOS systems, is a serious technological force to be contended with!

We were running Mystic. Mystic BBS was easy to setup thanks to the great videos by Avon/Mystic Guy. He runs fsxNet - Fun Simple eXperimental Network.

As of 11/2020, we're running Enigma½ BBS.

Bugz'll get the Dockerfile and docker-compose.yml files on github one of these days, maybe. But, if you've got questions about how it works, log into the BBS and ask! Bugz will gladly help in any way that he can. :D

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