AN OVERVIEW OF BBS PROGRAMS
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This directory is an outgrowth of the BBS documentary. To help in my research about BBSes, I am attempting to make a canonical list of all the BBS Software Packages there ever were for any platform, excepting one-off "custom" sets that weren't distributed. The priority is on dial-up software created before 1995, although additions for any and all BBS programs are welcome.

To save time, if a hardware platform had no modem made for it or lacks any known BBS software, it will be greyed out. Information for the rest of the entries are being grabbed from many disparate sources and may be in dire need of fixing.

If you see a lot of empty space, that probably means I haven't given that OS or Software my full attention. In some cases, I am finding lists of BBS Software online, shoving the names, and getting back to it all "later". Either way, feel free to send me information if you have it nearby.

Please mail in your corrections, additions, and suggestions.

CUSTOMIZED
S-100 KIT COMPUTER
CBBS
MULTI-PLATFORM
CP/M
BBSC CITADEL CLASSY
DBBS MBBS MINIRBBS
PASBBS PICS QBBS
RBBS SBBS TBBS
TPBBS TURBOBBS XBBS
ZBBS
METAL
METAL15
MP/M-86
TREEBOARD
ACORN
ARCHIMEDES
ARCBBS ARCHIBOARD NFBBS
RISCBBS VHOST
ATOM
BBCMASTER
ACMB (LATER KEYDATA) EBBS NBBS+2
OBBS
BBCMICRO
CARBBS COMMUNITEL EBBS
FBBS OBBS PDHOST
PREMIERE VHOST
ELECTRON
APPLE
CPM
DAISY ORACLE
GS
LITFAL
II
ABBS ACMENET ACROPOLIS
APPLENET CITAMAD/LUMADEL COMMUNITREE
COMPUNET DDBBS DIALYOURMATCH
DIVERSIDIAL EBBS ][ ECLIPSE
ELITE FREDMAIL FRUITYDOG
FUTUREVISION GBBS GBBSPRO
HBBS HOPSCOTCH KNET
LOLA MAGIC CITY MICRO BBS METALBBS
NETWORKS II NEXUS PBBS
PEPSI PEOPLE'S MESSAGE SYSTEM (PMS) PRIME
PROLINE PROVING GROUNDS PSEUDODEL
ROCKTALK SNAPP TELECAT
TNET TPRO UNIVERSAL
VANTAGE VINYAMICIL (VM) WAPABBS
WARPSIX
MACINTOSH
BETABOARD FBBS FIRSTCLASS
HERMES HIBBS MACADEL
MACCITADEL MANSION MOUSEEXCHANGE
MUBBS NOVALINK PANCAKE
PRECISION SYSTEMS PUBLICADDRESS RED RYDER
SECONDSIGHT STARBASE7 TELEFINDER
WWIV
ATARI
400/800
ABBCS/BBCS (Bulletin Board Construction Kit) AMIS ARMUDIC
ATKEEP BBSEXPRESS BBS EXPRESS PRO!
CARINA CARNIVAL FASTAMIS
FOREM FOREM-XE FRANKWALTERS
MACEAMIS MARSHWARE (MADRONNA MARSH) NITELITE
OASISIV OASIS JR. (OR OASIS III) PUFFBBS
SMARTBBS TITAN TITANIC
XEBBS
ST
BBS! Express ST BBST FIFO
FNORDADEL FOREMST FORESIGHT
FORTRESSST GSPOINT INNERSANCTUM
JOYBBS MICHTRON ST MINIBBS
MSGED NITELITE OCTOPUS
PANDORA QUICKBBS RATSOFT
STADEL STARNET STKEEP
TRANSCENDENCE TRIPLINK! (Also called Front End BBS/FEBBS) TURBOBOARD ST
COLECO
ADAM
ADAMCHAT A-NET (ADAMNET) PBBS
COMMODORE
AMIGA
4DBBS ABBS ADBBS
AFLGALAXY ALINE AMBER
AMICON AMIDEL AMIEXPRESS
AMIGABBS AMIGALINE AMIGALINK
AMMS ANET ANUBIS
APTBBS ATEREDES AXSH
BAUDBANDIT BBS-PC! BBX
BOARDMASTER CBBS CITADEL68K
CITADELXPR CMA CNET
COMMLINK COMPUNET CONNECTLINE
CONTACT Custom BBS! DAYDREAM
DEADLOCK DLG EAZYBBS
ELITEBBS EXCELSIOR FALCON
FAME FREEFORM GATEWAY5
GFA GMCBBS HACKANDSLASH
HYDRABBS ICEBBS IDS
INLET LINK LOGICBBS
MAJESTIC MAXSBBS MEBBS
METRO MICROBBS MICROHOST
MULTIPLEX NCOMM NIKOM
NOVIA PACKETRADIO PARAGON
PBBS PETRA PMBS
PONS PROBBS QUEBBS
RECCOON SERSERVER SHADOEGATE
SIGMAEXPRESS SKYLINE SOFTSPAN
STADELAMI STARNET STASIS
STELLAR STERLING SYSTEMX
TAG TECHNOBBS TEMPEST
TFBBS TRANSAMIGA TRINITY
TRION VBBS WAK
WWBBS WWIV XENOLINK
ZEUS
C128
ALLAMERICAN128 ARB CBASE128
CENTIPEDE CENTLINE Citadel-128
CNET128 COLOR64-128 EBBS128
FRONTIER128 INTELLIGENTSIA128 LASERBBS
MINDSET64 OMNI128 SEARCHLIGHT
STAR128 SUPRA128 VORTEXNET128
ZELCH128
C64
6480EXCHANGE 6485EXCHANGE 6487EXCHANGE
64EXCHANGEBBS 64MESSENGER ACELINE
ALL AMERICAN BBS (AA-BBS) ARB BBSCONSTRUCTIONSET
BLUEBOARD BOBS BONEBOARD
C64BBS CBASE CBMBBS
CCGMS CHATBBS CHATEAU
CIRCLEOFWIZARDS CITADEL64 CMBBS
CNET64 CNETDS2 COLOR64
COMMLINE64 COMMODOREMANIA DARKSTAR
DEADLOCK / DEADLOCK BBS CONSTRUCTION KIT DIRCON DISCOVERY
DMBBS DOESTHEJOB DTJBBS
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH EBBS64 ELECTROCOM
ELITEBBS EX1 FANTASYRP
FRPBBS HALS ICEBBS
IMAGE INFOQUICK IVORY
LASER M1/MECHAN1 BBS SYSTEM MARKPARITY
MATCHMAKER MEMORY MIDGARD
MINDSET64 ONLINE PUNTER
RADBBS RAVICS RIBIT
SATELLITE SCBBS SPECTRUM
SPENCEXP SPICENET STELLARZONE
STR UES ULTRACOM
VISION VISIONCOLOR XAVIAN
ZBBS ZELCH64
PET
PUNTERNET
VIC-20
RAVICS (Remote Access VIC System)
DRAGON
DRAGON64
OS9
HEATHKIT
H89
CITADEL
IBM and Compatibles
BEOS
BEBS
DOS
AA4RE ABBS ACCESS
ACIT ACROPOLIS (CITADEL CLONE) ACS
ADTBBS AFFINITY AFTERDARK
AFTERHOURS AFTERSHOCK AIBBS (Artifically Intelligent BBS)
ASGARD86 ASTRODOME BULLETIN BOARD SOFTWARE ATLAS
AUNTIE AURORA AUTOBBS
AXIS B0BADEL BACKDOOR
BAPHOMET BBASM BBBS
BBS4C BBS-PC! BBSX
BERNIE HOST BLACK LIGHTNING BOYAN
BRANDX CAPTAIN'S CITADEL CELERITY
CENTAURI'S CITADEL CHAIRMAN CHANGE
CHARISMA CHOICE CHOST
CIRRON CITADEL+ CITADEL++
CITADEL86 CITADEL86E CITADELK2NE
COCONET COLLIE COLOSSUS
COMMONS CONCORD COOPCITADEL
COPPERCIT CRISIS CYANIDE
DARKSIDE DARKSTAR DBBS
DCI DELTA5 DEMENTIA
DESIRE DIE DISORDER AND DISARRAY
DLX DMG DNDBBS
DOMINION DOORWAY DRAGCIT
DRAGCITY DRAGONSOFT DREAMBBS
DIGITAL DUNGEON DIAL-YOUR-MATCH EAZIHOST
EBBS EBBS+ (EBBS Plus) EDIBBS
EDLX EIS ELEBBS
ELEGIA ELFBBS EMULEX
EMULEX2 ETERNITY EVILBBS
EXECUTIVE EXPRESS EZBBS
EZYCOM FALKEN FAQ
FBB FEATHERNET FELONY
FIDO FLYPAPER FORA
FORBES FORCE FOREM
FORNAX FORTRESSPC FORUM
FRED'S CITADEL FREESPEECH FROGCIT
FRONTIER FUSION FXBBS
GAP GBBS (GRAPHICS BBS) GENESIS
GENESISDELUXE GENOCIDE GHOST
GHOSTSHIP GRAPEVINE GREMCIT
GSBBS GTALK GTPOWER
HARMONY HAVOK HELMET
HOLOCIT HOST HYPE/2
HYSTERIA IBM PC BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM ICOMM
IDCCOM IDEATREE ILLUSION
IMAJICA IMPULSE INFINITY
INFUSION INIQUITY INNOVATION
INSANITY INSOMNIA INSTINCT
INTERBBS INVERSEX IRONHENGE
JBBS JDRBBS JETBBS
JRBBS K2NE KBBS
KING KINGNET KISSBBS BY KISSWARE
KITTEN KWIKBBS LIQUIDBBS
LORABBS LSDBBS LUCID
LYNC LYNX MACH10
MACROBBS MAGNUM MAGPIE
MAJORBBS MAVENCIT MAXIHOST
MAXIMUS MBBS MEGAHOST
MERLIN METROPOLIS MICROCOSM
MILTON MINIHOST MINIKING
MODE MODULEX MONARCH
MONARCH2 MORPHEUS MUBBS (Multi-User Bulletin Board System)
MULTIBOARD MUTANT MYSTIC
MYSTICDOS NANOBBS NEOCITADEL
NEOLITH NEXUS NIGHTCIT
NOCHANGE NOVABOARD NOVUCIVITAS
NYTI OBLIVION/2 ODYSSEY
OLECOMPRO OMEGA OMEGACOMM
ONYX OPUS ORACOMM
ORION ORKADEL OSIRIS
OTERA OVERCIT PARADIGM
PARAGON PCBOARD PCCONNECT
PCEXPRESS PCPN PEGASYS
PHOENIX PHOENIXRCS PICS
PILOT PIPELINE POSTMASTER
POWERBBS POWERBOARD PPOINT (PROFESSIONAL POINT)
PPPBBS PROBOARD PROFLEX
PROPHECY PUP PYROTO MOUNTAIN (R)
QBBS QBBS (BASICA Version) QHOST
QUANTUM QUICKBBS QUIVER
RAPTOR RADIOACTIVE TELEGARD (RAT) RBBS
RBBSMAIL REALM OF CHAOS BBS REMOTEACCESS
RENEGADE REVELATION ROBOBOARD
ROS ROVERBOARD RYBBS
SAM (Slick Answer Machine) SAPPHIRE SAURON
SEADOG SEARCHLIGHT SECRECY
SHADOW SHOCKWAVE SHOTGUN
SHSYSTEMS SILICOSIS SIMPLEX
SLBBS SLICK SOCRATES
SPHYNX SPITFIRE SQUIGGLE
STADELPC STAREMPIRE STONEHENGE
SUBBS SUPERBBS SUPERCOMM
SWIFTBBS SYNCHRONET SYNERGY
SYSTEM75 SYSTEM /X TACHYON
TAG TBBS TCOMM
TCPS TCS TELAVIV
TELEGARD TEMPEST TERMINATE
TINYHOST TINYHOSTPLUS TOPQUARK
TORNADO TOX TPBBS
TPBCOM TPBOARD TRIBBS
TRITEL TURBOARD TURBOBBS
TURBOCIT TWITCIT 2AM-BBS
ULTIMATE ULTRABBS USSR (Underground Software Systems Revolt)
VARITALE VBBS (VIRTUAL BBS) VIRTUALADVANCED
VISBLAST VISIO VISION
VISION2 VISION/X VOID
WAFFLE WBBS WILDCAT
WINDOWED MODEM ENVIRONMENT (WME) WORLDGROUP WRBBS
WWIV XBBS XRBBS
XRS ZBBS
OS2
ACROBAT/2 ADEPTXBBS BBBS
BULLETRON CONCORD ELEBBS
FOSS FREXXLINK KBBS
KITTEN LORABBS MAGNUMBBS
MAXIMUS MAXIMUSCBCS OMEGAPOINT
OMNIBOARD/2 ORACOMM ORIONCBCS
PCBOARD RAPTOR RENEGADE/2
SIMPLEXBBS SYNCRONET TELEGARD/2
TORNADO TRIBBS VBBS-OS2
VBOARD XBBS
WINDOWS
BBBS EXCALIBUR LORABBS
MAJORBBS MAXIMUS MEDIAHOST
MICROBBS MINDWIRE MYSTIC
OMNIBBS OSIRIS POWERBBS
RACCOON SHOCKWAVEPRO SHOTGUN
TCREMOTEACCESS TORNADO WINS (Wildcat! Interactive Network Server)
WORLDGROUP WWIV XENOTERRA
SINCLAIR
MK14: NO KNOWN BBS PROGRAMS
QL
PBOX QBOX
SPECTRUM
FIREFLY MICRON
ZX80: NO KNOWN BBS PROGRAMS
ZX-81 / TIMEX-SINCLAIR 1000: NO KNOWN BBS PROGRAMS
TANDY
COCO (Color Computer)
The Best BBS COLOR-80
MODEL 100
PBBS
TRS-80 MODEL II/12
BABECIT
COCO (OS9)
ACCESS COLOR BBS (ACBBS) APBBS L2
OS9BBS RIBBS STG NET (OR STG LOGIN PACKAGE)
COCO (RS-DOS)
ACBBS ALL RAM BBS SYSTEM CEBBS
COBBS COLORAMA MUSTANG
RAINBOARD SHADOWBBS TUBBS
TRS-80 MODEL I, III
BREEZE BULLET80 BULLETINBRD
CONNECTION80 CRYPT DARS
DBBS ERACS FASTPLUS
FASTTERM FISHNET FORUM80
GREENEMACHINE HAL84 INFOEX80
MESSAGE80 MINIBBS MINIBIN
MODEL4HOST MOUSENET MSBBS
MTABBS OMENBBS POWERBOARD
RATS REMS-80 SOBBS
ST80 SUPPORT80 TANDYTRADER
TBBS TOTAL CONFERENCE LINE (TCL) THE ALTERNATE BOARD BBS SYSTEM
TOWNECRIER TREEBOARD VISTA
ZENET ZETA
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI-99/4 and TI-99/4A
CALTEX FLIPTERM 99BBS
PARADIGM (PBBS) PRO99ER RAZORBBS
S & T SMALLTALK TECHIE
TEXLINK TIBBS TIGBBS (TI GENERAL BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM)
TINET ZYOLOG
UNIX
GENERIC
BBS100 BIX CITADELUX
CIX DAVECODE DAYDREAM CAFE
DOC MICROMAGIC PHOTONBBS
PICOSPAN GNU Pipo-BBS PYFFLE
SATURN UNAXCESS UNIBOARD
UNIDEL VDOC WAFFLE
YABBS (Yet Another BBS) YAWC
LINUX
ADBBS AMBBS BBBS
BLACKBOX DAYDREAM DREALM
EBBS FALKEN FIREBIRD
FORUMS FTBBS IBBS
IX-MBOX JMR LIME
LORABBS MAJORBBS MAXIMUS
MBOX MBSE MCONV
MYSTIC NET4FREE NONAME
ONEBBS OSBBS PARLORHOUSE
PIRATE BBS (PBBS) ROCAT SHOCKWAVEPRO
TBBS THEBOARD VMATIK
VUBBS XBBS YABBS
YAK
VAX
VMS
NOTES
Total of 851 BBS Programs.

Some of these BBS programs came from an excellent BBS Source Code Site run by Mark Firestone. He's done an excellent job of collecting many old BBS programs.

The documentation for SapphireBBS includes a "Why would you choose our software over these other 70?" and I used all 70 to increase the MS-DOS listings.

I stumbled along the absolutely astounding collection of Citadel-related software, lore, and lineage at http://anticlimactic.org/Citadel/. Bravo!

Bo Zimmerman's Commodore 64 page at www.zimmers.net has been a treasure trove for this and other parts of the site.

I got many of the more recent versions of DOS BBS Software from the COTBBS Page.

Lance Lyon found an old backup tape and gave me a good pile of vintage DOS BBS programs.