I just found this out. I followed the directions and got Synchronet BBS running on my Debian box. It runs great under daemontools, and out of the box it sets up telnet, ssh, ftp, finger (yes, finger), mail, and irc servers. It has multiple sets of menu keys including one that emulates Renegade, which is more nostalgic for me than emacs bindings.
Now, the question is, what would I do with it? If I made a BBS, would you log into it? If so, would you log in more than 20 times? What if it had ANSI art? What if it was UTF-8?!
I doubt it, right? Internet BBSes are weird.
I miss BBSes a lot but I never stay on an internet one for more than a couple of weeks. But I have to say, Synchronet is a really nice BBS, and I’d totally use it if I still knew how to do ANSI art and more than 1 people would call it. Maybe I can gate it into Twitter somehow.