Author: Alex Wetmore
Software Website: http://phred.org/yabbs/
Additional Notes:
From Alex Wetmore's Site:

Yabbs was conceived during my winter break in 1991 (my freshman year of college at Carnegie Mellon University). I wrote it because I was bored and because I wanted to run a BBS on the internet, but didn't know of any good software to do that at the time.

I started out being written under MS-DOS as a console program (I was going to add networking code later). My intentions were to get a system up that allowed for simple sending and receiving of public messages (no email, no talk, no g-files). It was only going to allow one user on a time (since MS-DOS doesn't have any good multitasking abilities). My plan was to merge in some MS-DOS networking code that I had hacked together for another earlier project (wall, which allowed users to telnet to a MS-DOS machine running PC/TCP and scribble one-liners). Once this was done I figured I'd have something online and hack it out from there.

I never did get the MS-DOS networking stuff merged in. When I got back to school I decided that Unix was the way to go with this stuff (MS-DOS is really braindead). I didn't personally have a machine that I could use to develop it, but a friend of a friend offered me an account on his NeXT workstation. I hacked in some unix networking code and got it running on that.

history.html (8.0K) The History of YABBS, by Alex Wetmore
yabbsnet.lsm (4.0K)
yabbsnet.tar.gz (124K) YABBS Version .995 (Most Recent Version)
yabbsnet0994.tar.gz (124K) YABBS Version .0994