EBBS is another of what may be called the standard Commodore BBS program. Message base, transfer, and menu formats are all fairly typical, which is great for users as it means the system is familiar and easy to navigate around no matter what system is being called.
EBBS's waiting for call screen.
EBBS main menu
The following is for EBBS v3.3. The docs for this version of EBBS, along with the 1670 docs are also available here.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 Columns Drives : CBM, limited CMD (no parts., no subdirs) Modems : 1650, 1670, RS232, Hayes (300-1200) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen, printer optionally RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Hard coded, semi-modular, hotkey Translation : ASCII only Access : Binary coded access levels, somewhat definable Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, access, phone, last call, etc. User Logs : Name, time/date Calls/Time : No call limit, time limit identical for all levels Network : N/A Customizing : Not terribly Programs : Compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : Some displays are SEQ files Commands : Not changable Areas : Semi-modular menu structure E-mail : Send from main menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main menu SysOp : Separate menu Voting : N/A News : From main menu Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator only, very tedious to use Online : Full user/file editors, drive access Remote : Same as online On-L Display: User's name, ID in a window W.F.C. Utils: Same as online Chatting : From any prompt User : Full editor provided Msg Bases : Offline configurator, some integrated functions Transfers : Offline configurator, directory editor, drive access Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : Full CBM-DOS prompt available Terminal : No terminal
Structure : Single opening bulletin Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Enforced by SysOp : Reading : Individual and local new Headers : To, From, subject, date Format : Text only Writing : As new posts, or as new posts with reply subjects Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives editor Editing : Insert, delete, rewrite, search/replace Formatting : Word wrap Graphics : Not supported
Bases : Named bases, listed by number Storage : In directory files, with unmarked filenames Limits : Enforced by SysOp Credits : No credit system Protocols : Xmodem, punter Headers : Filename, size, date, type, number Selection : By filename Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : List of named text files Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : From main menu, and integrated functions Sending : From main menu, or from message reading Receiving : At logon only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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