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    [2.5.03] -   TBBS  
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* Your Own On-Line Service!
* What about Internet Connectivity?
* Can I have a slick Windows interface?
* I'm new to this!  I'm not sure which package I should buy.

  * Other Highlights

* Windows Interface Protocol (WIP) - An Overview

* Your Own On-Line Service!
You know what you want to do.  You want to create your own
on-line service.  All you need now is the tool that will let
you do it.  The name of that tool is Powerboard.  With the
Powerboard software, you can build your own on-line service in
a very short amount of time.  A basic system that is already
customized with your system's name in display screens can be
set up in less than ten minutes from when you open the box!

Customizing your system is just as simple.  All the utilities
you need are included.  A few keystrokes in the built-in menu
editor is all it takes to add an option to a menu.  Want to
draw your own display screen?  Simple.  Just use our built-in
ANSI drawing software!  File area management couldn't be
simpler with our included FileEdit software.  Powerboard does
everything with the same straightforward approach.

* What about Internet Connectivity?
Do you want to connect your system to the Internet?  Why not
use our built-in UUCP program?  With UUCP2PB, you can carry
Usenet newsgroups and Internet e-mail without even having a
direct connection to the Internet.  We also offer the BBSNet
software as an add-on.  Call us for more information on BBSNet,
the software that lets you offer telnet-in, telnet-out, gopher,
wais, and more on your BBS!

* Can I have a slick Windows interface?
Offering a Windows® interface that works and looks like America
Online® with Powerboard is a snap.  The system comes with
ready-made WIP (Windows Interface Protocol) display screens,
already customized with your system's name.  Powerboard's menu
editor will, at your request, draw new WIP screens for you
(automatically!) when you add, change, or remove an option from
a menu, or create a new menu.  We also offer the DC Interface
Builder for those who want the ability to completely customize
the WIP interface on their system.  Call us for details on the

* I'm new to this!  I'm not sure which package I should buy.
The only thing that's easier than using our software is buying
it!  If you're new to the on-line scene and you're not planning
to run your system for business purposes, you should buy our
Powerboard 2.0 Standard Edition product.  PB/Standard supports
up to four incoming phone lines (up to four users can be on the
system at once) and it comes with all the utilities you'll need
to operate your BBS with power and ease.  If you're an
experienced SysOp (system operator) or are using the system for
business, buy the Powerboard 2.0 Professional Edition package.
PB/Pro supports up to ninety-nine incoming phone lines (up to
99 simultaneous users), and comes with all the utilities the
PB/Standard package comes with plus the Powerboard Developers'
Kit, BitRip .BMP to .RIP Conversion Software (which lets you
draw screens for your system in your favorite drawing program),
TimeChart System Usage Bulletin Creator (to create graphs
showing when people call your system), and more!
Powerboard/Standard costs $99 plus shipping, and Powerboard/Pro
costs $249 plus shipping.  Become part of the on-line
revolution and order Powerboard today!

All Standard Doors Supported!  Drop files outputted: DOOR.SYS
and DORINFO.DEF drop file standard used by thousands of doors.
Examples of supported doors: DC GENESYS graphical online
database; TRADEWARS multiplayer strategy game, Help Wanted USA
employment database.   Because standard interface is used, many
add-ons made for other BBS software programs can be run on the
Powerboard system.

USENET Newsgroups and Internet E-Mail via the included UUCP2PB
software.  For example, one application is to provide your
users with an Internet account (i.e.
Full internet support via BBSNet add-on.

BUILT-IN .QWK MAIL DOOR allows your callers to log on to the
system, download a packet including unanswered mail/messages
that were waiting for them, a new file listing, and system
bulletins.  (Saves your callers' phone bills and makes your
system available for a higher number of callers per day).  .QWK
BASED MAIL NETWORKS such as Qnet are supported with
Powerboard.  If you want to set up a small network between a
few BBS', you can do it with the software that's included in
the Powerboard package.

Powerboard operates under Intel-based systems and compatables.
Multitasking environments (for running multiple nodes on one
machine) supported include OS/2, Windows95, Windows NT, and
DESQview.  For local area networks (LANs), Powerboard supports
netbios compatible systems such as LANtastic, Novell, and
Lanus, as well as Windows networks.

There are many possible ways to run a multi-node system using
the Powerboard software.  On systems running eight nodes or
fewer, all eight nodes (phone lines) can be run from one 80386
(or better) machine (under a Multitasking operating system such
as OS/2, Windows95, Windows NT or DESQview).  Powerboard can
also be run in a local area network (LAN) environment.  In this
situation, one node can be run on each computer in the
network.  Or, the networked machines can run multitasking
operating systems, making it possible for each machine in the
network to run up to eight nodes.  Features include
multiconference multiuser live chat function and ability of an
operator to log on to one node of the system and control other

High resolution RIPscrip graphics are supported, making it
possible for full color graphical screens to be sent over the
modem and creating a graphical user interface (GUI).  Also
supported is the Windows Interface Protocol which gives users a
true Windows interface.  A freeware terminal program, DC Term,
which supports the WIP protocol is available for you to
distribute to your callers.  In all graphics modes, on-line
help is available at every prompt.

Because SysOps have different preferences in how they would
like to configure their systems, Powerboard offers a number of
options.  One is the mouse driven main configuration program.
Also, a menu builder is included for changing menus and the
menu structure on the BBS.  A String Editor program is included
to allow the operator to look through the various prompts and
displays that the user sees and to be able to edit them (their
wording, coloring, etc.).  A drawing program is included for
creating or editing display screens.

Because you are the operator of your system, we believe you
should have the power to change anything you want.  With the
PCL programming language, any aspect of the way Powerboard
functions can be changed, removed or augmented.  The language
is easy to learn and manipulate.  Many example programs (which
are used for running the BBS) are included.  The language
features common-sense commands such as SAY to display text and
ASK to receive information from the user.

* Other Highlights
included utilities:
Newsletter Editor
Upload Virus/Validity Scanner
Online Archive Viewer
Call-Back Verifier
Drawing Program
Menu Builder
File Area Manager / Sort Utility
on-line features:
Split-Screen Chat
Over 60 Function Keys for SysOp
Logoff Verification
User is alerted if files are tagged for
download when they attempt to log off
Comment to Sysop if user forgets password

mail/message areas:
Echomail networks such as Fido, Rime,
Qnet, and Internet are supported
Up to 32,767 conferences/message areas
Up to 2.2 billion messages/conference
file areas:
cd-rom / cd-rom changer support
up to 32,767 file areas
file_id.diz support
password protecting of files
other features:
fax support
intelligent board support including support
for GTEK's BBS550 & Blackboard-4
275 default display screens
Unlimited security levels
Baud rates to 115,200 bps

New protocol promises to be the next graphical standard

Santa Barbara, CA -- Durand Communications Network, Inc. has
announced the successful integration of its WIP (Windows
Interface Protocol) into the popular Powerboard BBS v2.0
software package, produced by NuIQ Software.  WIP, a
freely-available graphical standard for Windows menuing and
communications software, has previously been integrated into
many of Durand's own products including the popular MINDWIRE
Client/Server platform and Durand's online database products
such as DC GENESYS.  Now, Durand is actively working to move
the rest of the industry to the WIP standard and has started
with NuIQ Software's Powerboard BBS package.

Users of Powerboard BBS will have available to them a
graphically rich, Windows environment using the free Windows
communications program DC-TERM. DC-TERM is a full-featured,
easy-to-use, communications package that supports the WIP
Enhanced menuing protocol.  When users call into a
WIP-compatable Powerboard BBS system using DC-TERM, the system
they call actually becomes a part of their native Windows
desktop!  WIP features include Windows icons, full-color
graphics, scrolling fields and sound.  With an inexpensive
add-on package, users can even use DC TERM through the Internet.

Powerboard BBS 2.0 is a DOS-based online services platform and
is therefore compatable with a variety of operating systems
including all brands of Windows, OS/2 and, of course, MS-DOS.
There has, recently, been a trend of other BBS platforms moving
to a Windows 95 or OS/2 specific platform while some packages,
such as Powerboard, have remained DOS-based.  NuIQ
President/CEO Scott Brown comments, "We feel it is best to
offer a platform that allows both the host and user side to be
run in any PC environment."  Indeed, the SysOp can run
Powerboard under his preferred operating system and the user,
as well, can run DC TERM under all flavors of Windows and
OS/2.  DOS callers can access Powerboard in RIPscrip, ASCII or

The WIP protocol is a freely-available graphical standard and
can be integrated into any software program. Contact Durand for
a free WIP developers' kit.

Developing your Windows interface for your online service with
Powerboard BBS is as easy as drawing a menu. To create WIP
menus, sysops use the DC Interface Builder available from
Durand or through NuIQ Software. The DC Interface Builder is an
easy to use drawing program which allows one to literally draw
their online service.

On the new Powerboard package, WIP menus can be created
automatically by the WIP Menu Developer.  The SysOp can add or
remove commands to menus, add menus or remove entire menus, and
the appropriate WIP screens will be modified by Powerboard
automatically.  It is also relatively easy to put sounds (wav
files) on the system with the new Powerboard v2.0.  SysOps who
are interested in setting up a WIP-based BBS should contact
NuIQ Software for free literature on their Powerboard Package.
A free demo pack can be obtained from NuIQ by calling

Look for more WIP-compatable software from Durand, NuIQ, and
other publishers soon.  eSoft has already begun integration of
the WIP protocol into TBBS and TDBS.  TBBS SysOps can look for
a WIP-compatable BBS from eSoft in early '96.

* Windows Interface Protocol (WIP) - An Overview
Written by Scott Brown (NuIQ Software) with modifications by
Andre Durand (Durand Communications)
(C) 1996 NuIQ Software, Inc. - All Rights Reserved

The Windows Interface Protocol is a fast and efficient way to
make use of the various functions available in Microsoft
Windows, over a live connection (Internet or dial-up).  In
other words, WIP is a method of interfacing an online service
with Windows (hence the name Windows Interface Protocol).

The idea behind WIP is very simple: allow an online service to
make use of the resources available on the user's Windows
system.  This includes full 24-bit graphics, true-type fonts,
stereo sound, icons, buttons, etc.  One of the more powerful
features of WIP is that it can run client/server applications
real-time.  From the programmers' viewpoint, this is similar to
Java (a language for the Web) in that applications made to
interface with WIP can be seamlessly integrated into the online

Because WIP is a client/server protocol, the server (host) and
the client (the user's computer) are in a constant dialogue
while connected to each other.  Unlike the scanario when a user
is calling from an ASCII, ANSI or RIPscrip based system, the
client is not a dumb terminal. In a fashion similar to America
Online's automatic graphics updating, a WIP client/server
system will only send graphics, sound, or WIP applications if
the client either does not have the data or it needs to be
updated.  With this increased efficiency, it actually becomes a
viable option to send large graphics, sound and application
files since they only need to be sent once.

Designing a WIP screen is rather simple.  A program called the
WIP Builder allows you to actually draw your screens.  Any
Sysop who has been drawing ANSI screens for the past ten years
will certainly be able to appreciate this move to an intuitive
WYSIWYG graphical design utility.  Creating a WIP screen is
just a matter of drawing it!  The Interface Builder has a
toolbox from which several tool-types can be selected.  Among
these are text, text-box, button, and picture.  If, for
example, a Sysop wants to create a field in which data can be
entered, he needs only to click on the text-box tool and draw
the field on the screen.  Graphical files such as .GIFs and
.JPGs can be integrated just as easily.  Just click on the
picture tool and draw an outline for the graphic where you want
it on the screen.  The graphic will be dropped into the area
you drew immediately.

Right now, two host software packages that support the WIP
protocol.  They are the MindWire Internet Applications Server
and Powerboard BBS software. eSoft, Inc., has promised WIP
support in their upcoming release of TBBS. Powerboard BBS
supports the original WIP transport protocol.  MindWire uses a
modified, proprietary iteration of the WIP transport protocol.
Both systems use the same WIP display protocol.  Essentially,
there are two parts to WIP: the Display Protocol and the
Transport Protocol.

Since MindWire was designed to work side-by-side a web server,
Durand (developer of MindWire) used a modified iteration of the
WIP transport protocol, while the original WIP transport
protocol was designed to work with BBS technology.  BBS
technology traditionally consists of the Server telling the
Client what to receive.  With the world wide web, the user
(client) tells the Server what they want.  Since MindWire
Server is designed to be an extension of existing Web servers,
it works similarly to how a Web server works.  The basic
difference between the MindWire transport protocol and the
original WIP transport protocol is that the MindWire client
requests specific WIP files (screens) from the server.  In the
original WIP transport protocol, the client is always ready for
any WIP file the Server may decide to send to it.

TBBS, and any other BBS program that will support WIP in the
future, will use the original WIP transport protocol.  The
original WIP transport protocol is designed to work well with
BBS's because of its technical design.

For Sysops who are interested in getting a Windows interface
for their BBS but do not want to have to switch to Powerboard,
MindWire, or TBBS, they can use a stripped-down version of WIP
called WIP Normal Mode.  WIP Normal Mode is not a client/server
protocol.  Instead, it is similar to RIPscrip in that screens
are simply sent to the client where the client acts as a dumb
terminal.  Screens for WIP Normal Mode are still designed in
the DC Interface Builder, but in Normal Mode Editing.  Certain
functions within the DC Interface Builder, such as List Boxes,
are disabled in WIP Normal Mode.  Otherwise, the program
functions in the same way.  In WIP Normal Mode, the client does
not talk back to the Server (BBS), so if any graphics (GIFs,
JPGs, BMPs, etc.) are attached to the screen, they must be
transmitted each time the screen is displayed, regardless of
whether or not the graphic is already on the remote system.

Unlike WIP Enhanced Mode, WIP Normal Mode also does not have
facilities for use of message boxes, stereo sound and animation
files.  WIP Normal Mode is also incapable of running WIP
applications, which as discussed earlier, is one of the most
impressive features of WIP.

However, despite its limitations, WIP Normal Mode is a good
alternative to RIPscrip for Sysops wishing to offer Windows
graphics on their BBS without actually switching to a BBS
platform that supports Enhanced WIP.

There are currently two different client programs available for
accessing WIP based systems.  Both are made by Durand
Communications and both are freeware (in the public domain).
The WIP client that works with the proprietary MindWire
transport protocol (see previous paragraph) is called the
MindWire Connector.  That is available from the Durand
Communications ftp server at  The MindWire
Connector allows users to connect to systems both via dial-up
modem access and via the Internet.  The other client is called
DC Term.  DC Term is available from the NuIQ ftp server at  With an add-on program called COMt (also
available on the NuIQ ftp server), DC Term can be used to
connect to systems on the Internet.

It is true that there are other protocols available that
display graphics over the modem in a Windows environment
(such as HTML).  Unfortunatly WIP never gained more
acceptance as a standard.

Durand Communications Network, Inc. is located at:
147 Castilian Drive,
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
FAX (805)961-8701


  PRODUCTS                                              PRICE
  Powerboard BBS Standard Edition                          $99.00
  Includes Standard 4-Node Package - everything
  you need to get up and running fast!
  Powerboard BBS Professional Edition                     $249.00
  99-Node Package w/ Developers' Kit, System
  Usage Reporter, BitRip Lite BMP->RIPscrip Utility,
  Example PCL code and more!

  DC Interface Builder (Durand Communications)             $175.00
  This is the package you need to build your own WIP
  (Windows) screens for your Powerboard system.
  BitRip Pro (PTS Software)                                 $89.95
  Utility to convert .BMP images to RIPscrip.  Allows
  you to design screens in your favorite Windows
  drawing program and to put them on your BBS.
  BitRip Lite (PTS Software)                                $24.95
  Like BitRip Pro but without printed manual or
  enhanced options (only option on conversion is the
  setting for auto/custom color reduction).  BitRip
  Lite comes with the Powerboard Professional package.
  BBS550 8-Port Intelligent Board (GTEK)                   $375.00
  Want to run a large multinode system with few computers?
  Connect up to eight modems to a PC with this intelligent
  multiport serial card!
  Blackboard-4 Four Port Board (GTEK)                      $225.00
  Four port intelligent board - similar to BBS550.

PHONE           914-833-3479
ORDER LINE      800-844-6526

FAX             914-833-3623
BBS             914-833-1479

FIDONET         1:2625/110
PFNET           18:3000/100

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[2.5.02] - PROBOARD BBS

  Support via fax
  Author and support team via E-mail
  Support BBSes
* Proboard Mailing List


ProBoard provides the ability to run a multi-node BBS, allowing
more than one user to be online at a time.  It's small size and
lightning fast speed make it ideal for running under a
multi-tasker like DESQview, or on a network.

ProBoard also fully supports the ability to interface with mail
networks such as FidoNet, UseNet, EchoNet, and mail processors
such as SQUISH, FastEcho, GEcho, Fmail, and others.

The greatest asset of ProBoard, is it's ability to be enhanced
by you the user, through the use of programs written in C/C++
using the provided ProBoard SDK (Software Development Kit).
You can do virtually anything with your BBS using the SDK and a
C/C++ compiler.  Programs written with the ProBoard SDK are
called PEX (ProBoard Executable) files.  This built in
"PEXability" assures you that there's nothing ProBoard can't do!

You do not have to be a C/C++ programmer to enjoy the benefits of
ProBoard's SDK or these PEX files.  There are many 3rd party PEX
files available for ProBoard right now with more being released
every day.  Call one of our support BBS locations or get the
PROBOARD file distribution echo from 1:282/30 or 2:291/1905.

Through it's SDK, ProBoard offers the user with a desire to
learn C/C++, the ability to do so with a more gentle learning curve.

ProBoard has the ability to run most, if not all doors programs
and other utilities written for other BBS systems such as
PCBoard, QuickBBS (QBBS), SuperBBS, RemoteAccess (RA), etc.

When running an external program, ProBoard can swap itself to
disk/EMS, and stay resident in approximately 2KB of memory!!

ProBoard is highly configurable because it allows you to use
either the SQUISH, Fido Compatible *.MSG, JAM or the HUDSON
message base formats for the contents of your message base. In
addition to supporting all four of these formats for the
message base, ProBoard allows you to configure your BBS to use
all four at the same time.  Name one other BBS that allows you
this flexibility!

Not flexible enough yet?  Consider then that ProBoard allows
you to configure up to 10,000 message areas, and additionally
10,000 file areas.  ProBoard also supports the use of CD-ROM

Most, if not all, known utilities for RemoteAccess (RA) v1.11
as well as RemoteAccess v2.x, will work with this version of

ProBoard is remarkably easy to setup with the supplied
PROCFG.EXE file.  Most users are up and running within a few
short painless (even enjoyable) hours.

This following is a list of the most important features found
in ProBoard.

- ProBoard is a fast QuickBBS-style BBS program! It's
completely written in highly optimized C++ and assembly

- Full multi-line/multi-user support.  Up to 255 nodes can
share the same user database, message base and file database.

- Support for 4 message base types:  Squish, Hudson JAM and
*.MSG, all at the same time.

- Support for up to 10,000 message areas and 10,000 file areas.

- Compatible with most, if not all, doors written for other BBS
software such as RemoteAccess, QuickBBS, PCBoard, etc.

- A software development kit is included with ProBoard!  You
can write your own extensions to ProBoard using C or C++.
Programs written with the SDK run "inside" ProBoard, for
maximum flexibility and speed.  The programmer doesn't have to
worry about modem communications, user files, etc.  This is
totally unique!  No other BBS software offers anything that
even comes close.

- Integrated, lightning-fast duplicate file checking on uploads.

- Extremely fast indexed file system, while still using the
standard FILES.BBS-based file system.

- Full CD-ROM support.  The CD-ROM drive is not accessed until
a file is actually downloaded.  It is then only accessed to
copy files to a local drive of your choice freeing up the
CD-ROM for other requests.

- Flexible protocol configuration. You can install any protocol
directly in ProBoard (even bi-directional protocols are
supported).  Protocols that can be installed in ProBoard
include X/Y/Zmodem, MPT, BiModem, HS/Link, etc.

- Very flexible security system with over 65,000 security
levels and 32 security flags as well as "reverse" flags.

- TTY, ANSI, Avatar (0 and 0+) terminal emulation.

- Swaps itself to disk or EMS when shelling to an external
program (door), leaving only 2 (two) Kb resident!

- REAL-TIME multi-line chat built in.  No stupid line-per-line

- Direct support for all high speed modems (up to 64,000 bps).

- Extremely user-friendly configuration/maintenance utilities.

- Full RIP support, and unlike other BBS packages that leave
the sysop looking at cryptic RIP codes, we even display the
menus your non-RIP callers see, on your end so you can see
what's happening on your BBS.

- Built in file tagging system.

- Automatic validation of users using a sophisticated
"template" system.

- Powerful User Editor including filter function, allows you to
easily find and work with only the users you specify.

- (TheBank) time bank included, provided as a PEX file for
seamless integration into ProBoard.

- Ability to specify an external message editor either as door
or as a PEX file.

- Ability to specify an external chat program, either as a door
or as a PEX file.

- Fully "data driven" system usage graphs, even in RIP mode.

- Ability to limit menu selections by age, baud rate, sex of
user, time online, or time of day.

- Full Language support.  Every prompt in the system can be
changed (including color) and saved in a language file, as well
as multi-language support for menus and textfiles.

- Internal QWK support, provided as a PEX file for seamless
integration into your BBS.

- User name can optionally be added to FILES.BBS when user
uploads files.

- Powerful "Free Files" functions, great if you're running a
support BBS, or a BBS to promote your company.

- Fully buffered I/O for optimum system performance.

- Fully definable paging hours for every day of the week.

- Support for OS/2 2.x time-slicing.

- "Sysop Next" function, with definable "alert" music, as well
as semaphore file support.

- Ability to call menu editor while user is online (or in local
mode) and edit the current menu.  Great for testing, or in case
you see something that just HAS to be fixed while a user is

- Built in file counters, shows which of your files are the
most popular.

- Built in "flag description" editor, helps you remember just
what all of those flags you have are for.

ProBoard is available on CompuServe (IBMBBS forum).

For problems, bug-reports, etc. please write to:

ProBoard International             ProBoard USA
----------------------             -------------
Philippe Leybaert                  Jim Biggs
Groenplein 15                      P.O. Box 22444
B-9060 Zelzate                     Robbinsdale, MN 55422-0444
BELGIUM                            USA

Support via fax
+32-9-343-0592 (Europe)
+49-711-581319 (Germany)
(612) 537-8613 (U.S.A.)
+61-2-560-5755 (Australia)

Author and support team via E-mail

- Philippe Leybaert : FidoNet     (2:291/1905)
                    : CompuServe  (70314,2021)

- Jim Biggs         : FidoNet     (1:282/30)
                    : CompuServe  (70712,3030)

- Constantin Spiess : FidoNet     (2:246/1013)
                    : PB-NET      (246:6106/0)

- Christian Kraus   : FidoNet     (3:712/607)

Support BBSes

If you have any questions or comments, or you need utilities
for ProBoard, call one of these support boards:

- The O-Zone BBS - ProBoard Support/Registration USA

Sysop: Jim Biggs
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 1200-19200 (v.32bis/ZyXEL 19200)
BBS  : (612) 537-8659
FAX  : (612) 537-8613
Fido : 1:282/30

- The Home of ProBoard - Worldwide ProBoard Support

Sysop: Philippe Leybaert
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 1200-19200 (v.32bis/ZyXEL 19200)
BBS  : +32-9-343-0592
Fido : 2:291/1905

- Base 999 - ProBoard Support Luxembourg

Sysop: Alain Fontaine
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 2400-16800 (v.32bis/ZyXEL 16800)
BBS  : +352-95273
Fido : 2:270/24

- City BBS - ProBoard Support Sweden

Sysop: Mattias Pettersson
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 2400-16800 (v.32bis/ZyXEL 16800)
BBS  : +46-26-141740
Fido : 2:205/206

- The Dealer's BBS, ProBoard Support/Registration Germany

Sysop: Constantin Spiess
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 1200-19200 (v.32bis/ZyXEL 19200)
BBS  : +49-711-581319
FAX  : +49-711-581319
Fido : 2:246/1013

- OnTron Australia BBS, ProBoard Support Australia

Sysop: Christian Kraus
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 1200-14400 (v.32bis)
BBS  : +61-2-564-2172
FAX  : +61-2-560-5755
Voice: +61-2-564-2545
Fido : 3:712/607

- The Happy House

Sysop: Alain Schellinck
Hours: 24/24
Speed: 1200-19200 (v.32bis)
BBS  : +32-9-238-1610
Fido : 2:291/1900

* Proboard Mailing List
From: Alvin Brinson 
Newsgroups: alt.bbs,alt.bbs.allsysop,alt.bbs.internet,
Subject: Proboard Mailing List
Date: Sun, 14 May 1995 01:45:14 -0500
Organization: USiS Internet Services +713 682 1666
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[2.5.03] - TBBS



[2.5.04] - TSX-BBS

* The Multi-line Solution
* Super System Capacity
* Reliable, Non-stop Operation
* A Sysop's Dream
* Door Program Support
* Flexibility is the Key
* Use TPL to Extend Your System
* File Libraries
* Personal File Workspaces
* Newsgroups and Discussion Forums

* Direct Internet Access
  * Incoming Telnet and FTP Access
  * Incoming SLIP Connections
  * World Wide Web

* E-Mail
* On-line "Chat"
* System Security
* System Control
* TSX-BBS Is a Complete System
* Hardware Requirements
* A Company Dedicated to Service
* TSX-BBS Price List


* The Multi-line Solution
Today you may want to start a single line BBS, but you dream of
rivaling CompuServe someday. TSX-BBS will take you there.
TSX-BBS supports up to 256 lines on a single computer using
intelligent serial multiplexers.

With traditional multi-node bulletin board systems you had two
unpleasant choices. You could either run a copy of the BBS
software on a separate computer for each node, or you could use
a multi- tasker such as Windows or DesqView to run several
copies of the BBS on a single computer. Buying a separate
computer for each node is expensive and you have to set up a
network to link the computers together.  While it may be
acceptable for a 2-4 line system, if you plan to grow in the
future you need to think about what the expense and management
will be like when you reach 16 or 50 lines.

The multi-tasking approach avoids the expense of buying
multiple computers and the expense and trouble of setting up a
network connection, but running multiple copies of a
single-line DOS Based BBS system with a multi-tasker is very
inefficient and usually provides unacceptable performance for
more than a couple of lines.

TSX-BBS is the solution. Designed from the ground up as a
multi- line operating environment, TSX-BBS can support up to
256 lines on a single computer. The reason TSX-BBS can do this
is that it runs in 32-bit protected mode for maximum efficiency
and uses a patented adaptive scheduling algorithm that gives
immediate priority to users who need service.

So, instead of a room full of computers, you can have a single
sytem running TSX-BBS connected through an intelligent serial
multiplexer to many modem lines. For medium to large installa-
tions, this could save thousands (or even tens of thousands) of
dollars in hardware expenses, not to mention the complexity of
maintaining a large networked system.

Another advantage of a multi-line TSX-BBS system is that it
provides a smooth growth path. Many systems run well for one or
two lines, but when you grow you will hit a barrier that
necessi- tates a radical change. With SX-BBS, you can start out
with a small system and grow smoothly to an enormous system.

* Super System Capacity
Suppose your dreams are so big that you think you will outgrow
a single computer no matter how efficient the software is.
Relax, TSX-BBS will take care of you.  For extremely large
configurations, TSX systems can be networked together so that
you can grow without bounds.  With its TCP/IP networking
option, you can link multiple TSX systems together. Any program
on any computer in the network can transparently access any
file. Because TSX networking uses a peer-to-peer model, you do
not have to dedicate a computer as a "file server". All
computers in the network can store files and run the TSX-BBS

* Reliable, Non-stop Operation
If you are running a single-line hobby board it may be
acceptable to take the system down periodically for maintenance
and improve- ments. But, if you are serious about running a
professional quality board, you need a BBS system that will run
reliably, non- stop, 24-hours a day. TSX-BBS is such a system.

All of the BBS maintenance functions such as adding and
modifying user authorizations, reviewing and posting new
uploads, and backing up files can be done without stopping the
BBS or interrupting your users. You can do new program
development using the TPL language, C, Pascal, or the language
of your choice, while the BBS is in full operation. You can
develop and test menu changes without interrupting your users.
And, the sysop (or properly authorized users) can open
development and maintenance from dial-in connections as well as
from the local console.

Routine operations such as new user registrations are
completely automatic. Internet Usenet newsgroups, Fido echoes,
and netmail processing is automatic with messages being posted
in real-time as they arrive. TSX-BBS can even be configured to
automatically create new Fido and Usenet newsgroups without
sysop intervention. You can literally take a vacation without
most of your users being aware that your board is unattended.

* A Sysop's Dream
With other multi-line BBS systems, the computer is dedicated to
running the BBS software and the sysop must use auxiliary
computers for tasks such as viewing uploaded GIF files, running
"door" programs, and processing incoming satellite feeds.

TSX-BBS is the only multi-line BBS system that lets the sysop
run DOS programs, view GIF's, do file maintenance, and run
games while the BBS is live on the same PC. The same computer
that is running TSX-BBS can process incoming satellite data
including Usenet feeds and add it to your board in real-time.
Since most DOS programs such as WordPerfect, dBase, Foxpro,
CSHOW, and Procomm run under TSX with the BBS in operation, you
can run your business on the same computer and at the same time
that you run your BBS.

Using the HOST program that is provided with TSX, or your own
favorite communications program, you can call other systems and
upload and download files while your BBS is running on the same

* Door Program Support
"Door" programs are applications designed to run in cooperation
with a BBS to provide extended services such as games.  Because
traditional multi-line BBS systems dedicate the computer to
running the BBS software, they are unable to execute popular
door applica- tions.  TSX-BBS, on the other hand, can execute
door programs on the same computer with the BBS. And, many
users can run doors at the same time.  TSX-BBS takes care of
the details of creating a DOOR.SYS "drop" file with user

* Flexibility is the Key
Successful computer bulletin boards evolve over time.  As your
system grows and you acquire new users and add more lines, you
will develop new ideas for improvements and new features.  It
is important that you select a BBS package that allows you to
customize your system and doesn't box you in with fixed menus
and no way of adding extensions.

TSX-BBS comes with a complete set of menus and support programs
so it is easy to get up and running the same day you receive
it, but it doesn't hold you back when you are ready to do your
own development and customization.  Virtually every menu,
phrase, and color can be changed.  Some sysops like very
flamboyant menus, others prefer more reserved ones; have it
your way.  With a little creative effort you can configure
TSX-BBS to present exactly the image you desire. And, you will
find that this customization is surprisingly easy; we give you
the tools and materials, you can put them together in many
different ways.

TSX-BBS comes with an advanced menu compiler that allows you to
modify any of the standard menus and create new menus of your
own design. You can change the menu tree structure, change the
wording of menu options, translate them to foreign languages,
add and re- move menu items, and integrate text from ANSI and
RIP editors.

TSX-BBS menus are organized into three sections:
initialization, display, and action.  The initialization
section is optional, if present it allows you to specify
actions that are to be performed each time the menu is entered.
You can use this section to write information to log files,
start programs, and perform other tasks. Conditional
expressions allow you to perform different actions based on the
user and many other conditions.

The display section contains the menu image that is presented
to the user. You can put the text in the menu source file or
you can display an external file that may have been created
with an ANSI editor. TSX-BBS allows you to place commands of
the form "@com- mand@" within the menu text to select colors,
do cursor position- ing, and check conditions. You can also use
these commands to cause TSX-BBS to insert parameters such as
the caller's name, the time, the date, the remaining time
available, and many other values.  This makes it easy to create
personalized menus and status displays.

The action section of a menu specifies what actions are to be
performed when a user types a letter or command.  All of the
inherent BBS functions are available as "building blocks" for
you to use, such as browsing file libraries, entering chat,
reading new mail, etc. (there are over 85 actions).  In
addition, actions can call other menus or execute external
programs that you write.  The following is an example of a menu
action section:

  $item key=C action=menu(chat)
  $item key=F action=menu(file)
  $item key=V action=vote
  $item key=W action=who
  $item key=G action=logoff

You can design menus that present options to some users and not
others based on privilege flags.  Entirely different menus can
be selected based on capabilities such as ANSI, color and RIP.
You can even have menu options that appear only on certain days
of the week or during certain hours of the day.

For the finest level of customization you can change the
phrases and colors presented by each "building block" menu
action.  This is especially useful for creating bulletin boards
to serve users who prefer a language other than English.

Don't let your users down. You can enhance and upgrade your
system while it is running continuously, 24-hours day.  You can
create your own test menus while your users continue to run
with the production menus. When you are ready, you can add the
new menus to the production system without taking the BBS down
or even in- terrupting on-line users.  You can even configure
TSX-BBS to present experimental menus and features on selected
lines or for selected users only.

* Use TPL to Extend Your System
The optional TSX Programming Language (TPL) is the ideal tool
for writing extensions to TSX-BBS.  You can also use TPL or
developing your own application programs. Using TPL, you can
develop plug-in enhancements to your BBS that are a seamless
part of the system. If you are so inclined, you can use TPL to
develop extensions and commercial applications that can be
marketed in source or object- language form to other TSX-BBS

TPL is a powerful programming language with a C-like syntax.
TPL includes integer, real, and string variables and constants.
The string variables are especially powerful because they have
dynamic size so you never have to reserve a fixed size area to
hold a value. You can also write string functions that accept
and return strings of varying sizes.

The TPL language includes over 300 built-in library functions.
Many of these functions perform BBS operations such as adding
files to the BBS file libraries or getting information about
registered BBS users.  It is easy to write TPL programs to add
new files using the FILE_ID.DIZ descriptions so that you do not
have to type multi- line descriptions. You can also write TPL
programs to produce reports such as a list of the most
frequently downloaded files, or a list of users whose accounts
will expire during the next month.

A communication "script" facility is integrated into the TPL
language.  You can write TPL programs that dial other bulletin
boards, check for new files, download files, and add them to
your BBS file library; this can be done while your BBS is in
operation and without intervention on your part.  Because the
communication script facility is an integral part of the TPL
language, all of the other language features are available such
as dynamic string variables, functions, file I/O, and
X/Y/Z-modem transfers.  You can schedule scripts (and other TPL
programs) to run at specified times of the day.

* File Libraries
A good file library facility is important for most bulletin
boards and is the primary reason for existence for many.
TSX-BBS provides a world class file library.  You can set up
any number of file areas and organize them in hierachical
categories (CD-ROMs, IBM files, Macintosh, etc.).  File
descriptions can be up to 16 lines long and TSX-BBS stores
extended information about each file in- cluding the date and
time when it was uploaded, the name of the person who uploaded
the file, the number of times that the file was downloaded, and
the date of the last download.  Users can download files one at
a time or they can tag files while browsing and then download
them as a group.  Daily download byte and time limits can be
set for each user.

TSX-BBS includes a powerful file search facility.  Users can
search file names and descriptions for single words or for
words joined with the logical operators 'AND' and 'OR'.  For
example, a valid search expression is "GAMES AND WINDOWS", or
"HIV OR AIDS".  A date search allows users to find files
uploaded since the last time they checked or since a specified
date and time.  The search can span all file areas or can be
restricted to specified areas.

A "privilege expression" is used to control acces to each file
area (see "System Security," below).  For each file area, users
can be restricted to the following types of access:

    1. No access whatsoever
       (they do not even know the area exists)
    2. List the file names and descriptions
    3. Download files from the area
    4. Upload to the area

The sysop can set up a private upload area for all user uploads
so that the files can be examined before being publicly posted.

It is easy to set up private file areas for groups of users or
companies that may want to use your board as a support center.

* Personal File Workspaces
In addition to file libraries, the sysop may authorize users to
store files in a "personal file workspace". This is a private
directory for the user's personal use. It is also possible for
several users to share the same workspace. Each user can be
disallowed from using a workspace, authorized to use a
temporary workspace which is deleted when the user logs off, or
allowed to have a permanent workspace. The sysop may place
limits on the size of each user's personal file workspace.

* Newsgroups and Discussion Forums
TSX-BBS includes a powerful message storage and retrieval
system that is ideal for Usenet newsgroups, Fido echoes and
other types of discussion forums.  The message system can
efficiently store and recall messages from thousands of message
areas making it ideal for major Usenet storage sites. The
maximum number of messages and message areas is limited only by
available disk space.  Message text compression is performed
automatically to reduce disk space requirements.

Messages are organized in a hierarchical (tree-structured)
fashion. The top level can have categories such as Usenet and
Fido. Within the Usenet group there might be subcategories such
as "alt" and "comp".  Within usenet.alt you would find
additional subsub- categories, etc.  Users can explore the
areas by moving up and down through the hierarchical levels or
by browsing the full set of forums as an alphabetical list. By
using sophisticated indexing techniques, TSX-BBS is able to
provide virtually instantaneous access to any message area.
Users can locate message areas by doing searches for words in
the area name.  Users also can search for messages containing
specified words and expressions in the body of the message.

Within an area, messages are sorted by their creation date
(rather than the date they were received by the board).
Messages on the same topic are grouped into "threads" making it
easy to follow an exchange of messages.  TSX-BBS keeps track of
the last message read in each area so that users can easily
read new messages in forums with many messages.  Reading
messages in one area does not affect the last-message-read
pointer for other areas.

The sysop can also create "anonymous forums".  Messages posted
on anonymous forums do not identify the sender but rather show
a system generated name such as "Anon-8721457".  Other users
can respond to anonymous messages using private e-mail and the
replies hide the identity of the person making the reply in the
same fashion. Thus users can exchange anonymous messages before
deciding to reveal their actual names.

A "privilege expression" (see "System Security") can be
associated with each area to control which users can access the
area. This makes it easy to set up adult discussion forums and
to create private forums for groups that are using the board as
a message exchange system.  Forum access restrictions are
especially useful for Usenet which has a number of newsgroups
which are not suitable for general distribution.

A QWK facility is built into TSX-BBS to provide efficient
downloading of messages for off-line readers.

A touch of a key invokes the TSX-BBS full-screen message editor
to compose a new message or a reply.  When writing a reply, the
original message is shown in a split screen window and original
text can be quickly cut and pasted into the reply.

There are "tosser" programs available to process incoming Fido
and Usenet messages.  At the option of the sysop, new message
areas (categories) can be created automatically by the tosser
when messages arrive for areas that did not previously exist.
The sysop can block all automatic area creation or can enable
it only for subcategories of selected areas.

Fido and Usenet messages can be received via Satellite
transmission and posted to forums in real-time while the system
is running and users are browsing forums.  Fido messages can
also be received by FrontDoor dial-up type arrangements. NNTP
(Network News Transport Protocol) is supported for receiving
and posting Usenet messages through direct Internet connections.

* Direct Internet Access
In addition to Internet mail (SMTP) and Usenet newsgroups,
TSX-BBS offers direct, interactive access to the Internet using
FTP and Telnet. The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program allows
you to browse through files on other computers connected to the
Internet.  Once you have found a file of interest, FTP
transfers the file to a personal workspace directory on the
TSX-BBS system.  You can then use X/Y/Z-Modem to download the
file from the TSX-BBS work area to the local computer.

A unique batch FTP facility is available in addition to direct,
on-line FTP access.  With the batch FTP facility, users browse
through lists of files for FTP archives and tag those files
that they want.  They then submit a batch FTP request that
connects to the selected site(s) and transfers the files to the
user's workspace. The user does not have to be connected to the
BBS while the batch operation is taking place; they can log in
later and download the files.  They can even submit requests to
run at specified times. Browsing this way is much faster than
direct Internet connections because the index files are stored
on the BBS computer. Users can also perform wildcard file
searches through the lists of files and tag entries that are
found by the search.

Telnet is a terminal emulator program that you can use to log
onto another computer connected to Internet.  With Telnet you
can be an interactive user on computers around the world.

FTP and Telnet run as "native" programs on the same computer
that is running TSX-BBS. There is no need to buy a separate,
dedicated Internet server computer. You can provide your users
with full Internet access and do it all with a single computer

TSX-BBS allows Internet connections through both high-speed
Ethernet connections and dial-up SLIP connections. TSX-BBS can
be configured to dial an Internet provider automatically.

* Incoming Telnet and FTP Access
Users around the world can also access your BBS through Telnet.
They run Telnet on their remote computers and specify your BBS
as the Internet host address. They can then log on and access
your BBS just as dial-in users do.

If you wish, you can set up file areas that are accessible via
FTP through the Internet. This allows users to download
information and files that you wish to make available -- you
become an Internet archive site. TSX includes a comprehensive
file access control system so you can designate which
directories and files are accessible to users. You can
authorize an "anonymous" FTP account with very restricted
access and authorize other accounts (with passwords) that have
more general access. You can also designate directories into
which users can deposit incoming files via FTP.

* Incoming SLIP Connections
If you have an Internet connection, you can resell Internet
connections to your users. Your users can call your BBS, log
on, and then shift their connection from ASCII to SLIP (Serial
Line Interconnect Protocol). They are then connected o the
Internet through your BBS and they can run programs such as
Mosaic, Netscape, FTP, and Telnet on their local computers to
access sites on the Internet. You can limit which users are
authorized for SLIP access and the BBS daily time limits apply
to SLIP connections.

* World Wide Web
There are both server and client programs for TSX-BBS to
provide World Wide Web (WWW) services.  You can design your own
"home page" and allow others around the world to access your
site to obtain information.  Your BBS users can access WWW
using Mosaic or Netscape with direct SLIP connections.  ASCII
mode callers can use the TSX-BBS Lynx or line-mode WWW browsers
that run as a component of TSX-BBS.

* E-Mail
TSX-BBS has a full e-mail system that users can use to exchange
private messages. In addition to posting local messages to each
other, the TSX-BBS mail system supports Internet (SMTP) mail
and Fido Netmail messages. Users can defined synonymous names
for themselves.  In this case a message arriving with any
matching syonymous name is delivered to the user. This is
especially useful for companies that wish to designate an
individual to receive messages addressed to "sales", "support",
"info", etc.

Each user has a private "file folder" to store messages they
wish to save.  Users also have private address books where they
can store addresses.  The address book can be used for e-mail
(local, Internet, and Fido addresses) as well as Telnet and FTP
Internet site addresses.

* On-line "Chat"
A popular multi-line BBS feature is real-time conferencing,
"Chat". Chat allows users to set up round-table conferences
where they can carry on multi-party discussions in real-time.
TSX-BBS chat allows the sysop to create permanent discussion
topics; users can create temporary chat areas that are deleted
automatically when the last user leaves the area.  The chat
system features split screen mode which allows users to view
the ongoing conversation while composing their own

Both public and private chat groups are support. An user can
join a public group. Private groups are created when one user
invites other users into a private conference.  Only invited
users can join a private chat.

The sysop can set up "action verbs" such as "hug", "kiss",
"kick", etc. that users can use to indicate actions or feelings
toward other users.

* System Security
TSX-BBS allows the sysop to set many privilege and limit values
for each user.  Controls such as daily time limit, download
file limit, and use of individual system functions such as the
file library, E- mail, chat, QWK, etc. may be set for each
individual user. To simplify management, the sysop may also
define user "classes" which describe sets of limits and
privileges. A class can then be assigned to a user, changing
each of the users limits and privileges to those of the class.

The TSX-BBS user privilege system is simple but extremely
powerful. Each user is assigned a "security level" that ranges
from 0 to 65535. In addition, there are 80 sysop-defined
privilege flags that may be turned on or off.  The meaning for
each privilege flag may be assigned by the sysop. The privilege
flags can be used in privi- lege expressions along with the
security level and other condi- tional tests such as the date,
time, day of the week, etc. TSX-BBS privilege expressions can
include multiple logical items with 'AND' and 'OR' logical
operators and parentheses for grouping.  For example, the
following privilege expression is true for a user who has a
security level equal to or greater than 50 or has privilege
flag 1 enabled: "(PRIVLEV>=50||P1)".  The following privilege
expression is true only on Saturday: "(DAYOFWEEK==7)".

In addition to the security level and privilege flags, the
sysop can also assign a "group" number to users.  This can be
used to set up private file and message areas accessible only
to members of the group.  This is extremely useful for
commercial BBS operations that provide support areas for
various companies or organizations.

* System Control
TSX-BBS comes with a "SYSOP" program that provides
comprehensive control over your system.  With the "dashboard"
display you can monitor which lines are in use, what users are
on-line, and what activities are taking place.  The sysop can
also "spy" on user sessions.  Real-time statistics displayed
include the number of logons, new user authorizations, files
uploaded and downloaded, messages sent and received, door
programs executed, and overall system loading.

The sysop can examine and modify user authorization entries,
change privileges and examine usage statistics while the system
is running. Statistics kept for each user include the date of
the user's first and last logons, the total connect time, bytes
up- loaded and downloaded, and information about the current
day's usage. Log files can be enabled to record even more
detail including the date and time of each file upload and

The sysop can examine and edit file descriptions and monitor
file download counts.  A cut-and-paste clipboard makes it easy
to move files from one file area to another. All of this can be
done while the system is in full operation.

The SYSOP program can be run from the console and from dial-in
lines by properly authorized users.

* TSX-BBS Is a Complete System
When you buy TSX-BBS you get a complete, integrated system.
TSX- BBS includes a world-class multi-user, multi-tasking
environment with built-in 32-bit memory management, preemptive
task scheduler, disk caching, DPMI, and background batch jobs.
The basic system includes the file librarian, mail, forums,
voting, QWK, and classi- fied ads, all without having to buy
third-party add-ons.  Optional components are Chat, Fido and
Usenet support, the TPL programming language, networking, FTP,
Telnet, and NFS.

* Hardware Requirements
TSX-BBS requires a 386, 486, or Pentium computer with a minimum
of 8MB of memory and 15MB of disk space available for the
system software.  ISA, EISA, and MCA (PS/2) bus architectures
are supported.  Supported disk controllers include IDE and the
fol- lowing SCSI models: Adaptec 1542, 1742, 2742, and 2842.
Adaptec compatible SCSI controllers such as those made by
Buslogic are also supported.  CD ROM drives are supported
provided they are connected to a supported SCSI disk
controller.  Network connections require the use of SMC
Ethernet controllers.  Serial communication is supported
through "dumb" COM ports and multi-port adapters (550 buffered
UARTs are required for high-speed operation) and the following
"intelligent" serial multiplexers: Digiboard, Maxpeed, Arnet.

* Last Company Contact Information:
S&H Computer Systems, Inc.
1027 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37212  USA
Voice: 615-327-3670
BBS: 615-320-1820
FAX: 615-321-5929
CompuServe: 71333,27

* OLD TSX-BBS Price List

                  Effective 1 March 1995 ($US)

Product                                            Price (1)

TSX-BBS (2)  Two-Line                                $300
             Four-Line                               $450
             Eight-Line                              $650
             Sixteen-Line                            $950
             Thirty Two-Line                       $1,550
             Sixty Four-Line                       $2,050
             (for each additional 32 lines) (3)    $1,000

TSX-Term (4)


             Chat                                    $100

             TPL                                     $100

             FidoNet Mailer Interface (5)             $75

             Usenet News Satellite Interface (6)     $150

             Internet Connect (7)                  $1,000

             Dial-in SLIP (8)                        $500

             TSX-Net (9)                             $250

             NFS Server (10)                         $500

             Disk Shadowing (11)   Local           $1,150
                                   Remote          $7,500

TSX-BBS Evaluation (12)                              $120


1. Includes: single cpu license, documentation, media, domestic
shipping, free access to S&H support BBS and an initial perio
of free telephone consultation and updates (licensee pays for
media, documentation and shipping). For TSX-BBS 2 through 16
line licenses, the period is 90 days; for 32 and more line
licenses, 1 year. Add-On products' support is determined by the
underlying TSX-BBS.

2. Includes: Systems Operator (9 sessions) and specified number
of concurrent BBS user lines (1 session each); X, Y & Z MODEM;
intelligent multiplexer drivers, dial out, call-back
verification, file librarian, mail, forums, voting, QWK, RIP
upport and classified ads.

3. Add to the Thirty Two-Line price in order to support more
lines in increments of 32.

4. Includes: license for use on all PCs connecting to the
licensed TSX-BBS system.

5. Tosser/Scanner interface for 3rd party FidoNet mailers such
as "Frontdoor" or "Intermail".

6. Satellite interface and tosser for Usenet News and FidoNet
feeds. Consult TSX Compatible Interfaces for supported
satellite services.

7. Includes: TSX-Net , Network Utilities (FTP, Batch FTP,
TELNET, LYNX & CERN Web browsers, SMTP, NNTP, Domain Name
Server), Phone-Net Dial-Out SLIP, and TPL . Requires supported

8. Includes: multiple serial dial-in SLIP connections to the
Internet through TSX-BBS. Requires Internet Connect.

9. Includes: TCP/IP & SLIP, Berkeley Sockets, support for
networking interface cards (consult TSX-BBS Compatible

10. Includes: NFS server software. Ethernet recommended.
Requires TSX-Net Peer-to-Peer TCP/IP.

11. Local: for one computer. Remote: for two networked TSX-BBS
systems. Require supported TSX-BBS, Network requires TSX-Net.

12. Thirty day evaluation of TSX-BBS in both multi-line and
multi-line/multi-node configurations. Includes free unlimited
telephone consultation for 30 days. Full credit for purchase
price when a TSX-BBS license is purchased within 90 days.

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