Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : RBBS-EXE.ZIP
Filename : EXE-READ.ME

Output of file : EXE-READ.ME contained in archive : RBBS-EXE.ZIP
[EXE-READ.ME] Feb 11, 1990

Dear fellow SYSOP,

This is the read-me file for RBBS-PC 17.3's executable files.
It should be a part of RBBS-EXE.ZIP, containing the following files:

CONFIG.EXE Configuration program. Set up and customize RBBS-PC.
LDFILTER.COM Used with RBBS-PC when compiled under QB 2.01, with Desqview
RBBS-PC.EXE Executable program for RBBS-PC.EXE
STDERR.COM Used with Desqview
WATCHDG1.COM Utility that reboots when carrier drops. For COM1 use
WATCHDOG.COM Utility that reboots when carrier drops. For COM2 use
WATCHDGS.COM Utility that reboots when carrier drops. For PC/SLAVE use
DOC\WATCHDOG.DOC Documentation for Watchdogs

This file part of a larger set of files and should not be
distributed alone.

RBBS-PC Version CPC17.3 is distributed via three mandatory and four
optional standard "ZIP" files. Two sets of merges are available but
not automatically distributed.

File Name Description

RBBS-DOC.ZIP Documentation for RBBS-PC
RBBS-EXE.ZIP Executable files.
RBBS-TXT.ZIP System text files used by RBBS-PC.

RBBS-ASM.ZIP RBBS-PC assembly language source code.
RBBS-EXT.ZIP External protocol drivers
RBBS-UTL.ZIP Miscellaneous RBBS-PC utilities.

(Not distributed routinely but available)
RBBS-LIT.ZIP Merges to reduce size of RBBS-PC.EXE.
RBBSSEXE.ZIP RBBS-PC.EXE. Smaller, faster, minimal debugging.

Simply uncompress the first three files and follow the instruction in the
RBBS-PC documentation entitled, "Installing RBBS-PC for the First Time."

For those who have never operated an electronic bulletin board before,
we suggest getting Bantam Books' "The Complete Electronic Bulletin Board
Starter Kit" by Charles Bowen and David Peyton (ISBN 0-553-34552-4).
RBBS-PC's documentation is only a "reference" and is not nearly as good
a learning guide for new SYSOP's. However, the book only covers RBBS-PC
version 15.1C, and therefore does not cover new features. Version 17.3
is downward compatible with the system files of 15.1C.

Ken Goosens & Doug Azzarito

  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : RBBS-EXE.ZIP
Filename : EXE-READ.ME

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: