Re: bbs for debian?
On Tue, Feb 24, 1998 at 05:09:40PM +0100, Pere Camps wrote:
> Sorry for taking so long in replying.
> > Ugly solution: I'm running my RA 2.50/Bink 2.60/IMAIL 1.75/Squish 1.10
> > system under dosemu on Debian 1.3.
> > I just unplugged the hard drive from my DOS BBS machine and plugged
> > it into my Linux box, mounted all the drives, set up dosemu
> > to map them in as DOS drives and off it goes.
> I was tempted to do that, but somebody told me that dosemu hangs
> every two days or so of continous use. Is that true?
Well, my DOS BBS has never been very stable. When I ran it under
real DOS I was using DESQview too (DESQview does not run under dosemu :-)
I used to restart my system daily. Under dosemu, I find that after a while,
the OS (MS-DOS 6.22) will start acting weirdly, eg no outbound mail queue
entries (can't read directories properly or something). I assume that some
program is upsetting DOS. The same sorts of things happened without
So I have a cronjob to kill dosemu daily, and dosemu runs from a script
which just runs it over and over again. Same as the power reset on
the old machine, but nicer. You could also have an external event
from your mailer to run EXITEMU instead of the kill. My system survived
ok for 12 days while I was overseas like this.
Hamish Moffatt, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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