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
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-BAS.ZIP BASIC Source code for 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