- What is Pipo-BBS ?
- Supported Platforms
- Why is it called Pipo ?
- Obtaining GNU Pipo-BBS
- Getting help with GNU Pipo-BBS
- Further information
Pipo is a BBS (Bulettin Board System).
The features of GNU Pipo-BBS include:
- Text and ANSI interfaces with colour for ANSI compatible terminals.
- Online help.
- Telnet connection (socket one planned).
- Ability to talk instantly to a user connected at the same time as you.
- Long term messages which can be viewed by non-connected users.
They can be seen by all users, a specific group of users or one
- Log of recently exchanged messages, available even after logout.
- Ability to view the list of currently connected users.
- Mappable keys.
- Customisation of colours.
- Lot of informations available on users (available only with that
- Easy-to-implement multi language system (see Atlantis-BBS implementation).
- Different types of messages, including ASCII-Art.
- Discussion lists (a little bit like IRC).
- A voting system.
- A socket server, because telnet connections are really too slow.
- A graphical socket client.
- Maybe a Java client.
- A lot of other stupid games (e.g. Game of Life), we just need
programmers to write them.
Pipo-BBS is known to run on these operating systems
regardless of the machine type (with a few hacks):
- GNU/Linux 2.0
- SunOS 5.5
- IRIX 5.0
- HP/UX 10.0
The name "pipo" is the French for the English "foo" or "bar".
It was suggested as a name for Atlantis-BBS implementation
before a theme was found. French programmer put ``Pipo'' constantly when they
talk about computer stuff. Take a look at this
which makes fun of computer related things.
I don't think this word has a real meaning. But the users of the
proposed it and voted for it as the name of the code.
See the software page for
information on obtaining GNU Pipo-BBS and other GNU software.
Information on getting help with GNU software in general is available at the
Get Help with GNU Software page.
There is no manual available at the moment.
If you want to do one, you're welcome to!
You can read the files in the bbs/DOC/ directory of the release,
which give quite a lot of information.
You can find a FAQ online by pressing the <h> key after
login on the Atlantis-BBS
There is no mailing-lists for Pipo, but you can ask any question about the
code by going into the island Pipo-Code on the
This BBS is running under the GNU Pipo-BBS code. It is located in
Marseille, France. Anyone can create an account on this BBS just by
giving his or her name and e-mail address.
Here are the different things related to Atlantis BBS:
- Telnet server
of Atlantis BBS.
- Web page of the BBS.
- Ftp server of the BBS.
Here you can find the lastest release of GNU Pipo-BBS as
well as informations about users.
More informations is available on:
Please send FSF & GNU inquiries & questions to
There are also other ways to
contact the FSF.
We thank Grégory VANDENBROUCK and Sébastien APERGHIS-TRAMONI for
writing this page.
Please send comments on these web pages to
send other questions to
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59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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11 Dec 1999 jonas