"Pancake is a shareware bbs system that supports UUCP mail and news, POP/SMTP,
chatting, and telnet, among other things. It will run on virtually any Mac and
is exceptionally well behaved."
There is a BBS running Pancake 1.3 at obsolyte.com. (Specifically, telnet
The author, Darrell Turner, writes
"The basic story of Pancake was I had used Waffle on a MS-DOS based
bbs we ran in High School. I tried Hermes, but was unhappy with it's USENET
support, and so I wrote Pancake, the Mac version of Waffle, with a little
bit of Telegard and WWIV/Hermes through in. I started when I was 17, and
when I was 19 I decided to serve a mission for my church (Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints) and when I returned, everyone has realtime
internet access (not UUCP like before), and BBS's were on the outs. I never
finished Pancake entirely, it's has file downloads but for uploads it needs
the Communication Toolbox (which barely works)..."