Micropolis has an old tradition of running a BBS and the "Micropolis BBS" was originally on-line between 1990 and 1995. Today, since January 25th,
2023 Micropolis BBS is back and accepting connections.
You may connect via Telnet from command line or with a client
of your choice at bbs.micropolis.com
port 23. Alternatively, just use our in-browser
Telnet client embedded below. When asked about "mode" (charset encoding) enter "1" or just press "ENTER" for the default.
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Micropolis BBS history
During the 1990s, the Internet was in its infancy. The medium of choice for many computer users were so called
, bulletin board systems.
Such "boards" could be used to send messages between users, share files and communicate in other interactive
ways with each other. Micropolis operated its own BBS between 1990 and 1995 to offer tech support to users of
Micropolis products. Refer to our BBS FAQ
for more info and
explanations of common lingo.
BBS were usually accessed via dial-up phone lines. A computer used a modem to connect to the remote system and
a terminal program was used to send to and receive data from the BBS. When the Internet in form of the World Wide
Web became accessible to a broader user base, one-to-many TCP/IP usage patterns quickly rendered the single
point-to-point dial-up modem lines obsolete.
Micropolis Tech Support BBS (operated by J. Mason for Micropolis)