WWIV 5.0 BBS Software wiki
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WWIV BBS SOFTWARE has a long history, this project is to give WWIV a strong future.
Were working hard to bring you the best bbs software we can. This wiki is to support the users of WWIV from install to customization.
The WWIV Dev Team
Get WWIV 5.0
(current production release) WWIV 5.0 binaries for x86 Windows and Linux can be downloaded from here. You will need the platform specific release for WWIV and also the network software (DOS based) which works on both Windows and Linux.
- wwiv500-win32.zip - WWIV 5.0.0 for Win32
- wwiv500-linux.tar.gz - WWIV 5.0.0 for Linux
- net38b6 - Net38 beta-6 (DOS, Win32, Linux)
Get WWIV 5.1
(development/continuous builds) Pre-built WWIV 5.1.0 binaries for x86 Windows and Linux can be downloaded from the WWIV Continuous Build Server
If you wish to compile it yourself, please see: Building WWIV 5.1
The following steps will get you up and running quickly, but I would not say you're ready to go live and open up to users. After you complete these installation steps, see the full details on related INIT settings, WWIV.INI and other Advanced configuration topics.
Do you have your floppy disks with your 4.x WWIV BBS on it? We can get you upgraded to WWIV 5.0 and you can join the fold again!
User Access Protocols for WWIV 5.0
BBSes used to only be accessible by dialing them up on your phone line with a MODEM. When the Internet took off many BBSes added Telnet support to allow users to connect to the BBS over the Internet. That is still in use today. These pages explain how to use the WWIV 5.0 builtin Telnet Server and Net2BBS from PCMicro.
WWIV 5 Menus
Nets are federation of BBSes which connect to share messages and\or files. These pages will help you find WWIV 5.0 compatible utilities and installation instructions.
The email system in WWIV allows the sending of email to other users on the system as well as other users in WWIV based networks you participate in and even to Internet users if you have the appropriate add on software installed. Sending email is as easy as hitting the E key at the WFC or online. You can email a local user by name or number. For sending WWIV based network mail, see the network documentation for addressing.
TODO: How his Internet mail handling with the new tools?
This page will include information on Telnet clients, dial-up clients and other User helpers. We want to make this easy for the new BBS User.