Trans-Canada BBS

BBS HISTORY: Trans-Canada BBS started its first experimental testing period from February 24 2009 till August 14 2010. The server was then put offline. In April 18 2011, Trans-Canada BBS was re-launched. In May 2011, Trans-Canada BBS was hooked to all major messaging and file networks. And later on the same month, using Flash technology, the BBS was successfully gated to the World Wide Web, making it readily available to anyone using a web browser.

BBS FUTURE: Trans-Canada BBS will be carrying even more message networks, Doors, and Inter-BBS games, as well as re-designed ANSI Menus. RIPscrip screens are also being considered.

BBS SERVER: Trans-Canada BBS is running Synchronet 3.15b on a dedicated IBM Thinkcentre S50 (IBM 8417-44U) Intel Pentium IV 3GHz under Windows 7 SP1 with 2 GB of DDR SDRAM and 320 GB of Hard Disk Space. The BBS server is located in Laval, QC, Canada, just north of Montreal.

BBS TYPE: Above ground/Public (Rated G / Mainstream). The theme, as the name implies, is CANADA and everything that is Canadian.

BBS SysOp: Dimitri Papadopoulos was an active dial-up BBS user during his privileged teenage years from the early to the mid 90's. Then in 2009 rediscovered BBSing.

BBS Co-SysOp: Kris Jones is the Co-SysOp of Trans-Canada BBS. He is a very experienced BBS Systems tech and he contributed his expertise to Trans-Canada to setup the Network Messaging and File areas, as well as gating the BBS to the web. A long timer in the BBS scene, he is also the Co-SysOp of Stepping Stone BBS as well as the SysOp of EoTH and GatorNet HQ.

Networks carried by Trans-Canada BBS

Message networks:

Fidonet [1:249/134]
Dove-Net [CANADA]
GatorNet [57:232/1]
ILink [454:1/134]
FamilyNet [8:8/514]
League 10 [10:10/137]
AmigaNet [39:902/507]
OrcNet [373:3/101]
DBNET [201:1000/7]
MicroNet [CANADA]
WhisperNet [CANADA]

Filebone networks:

IFDC Filegate

Connecting to Trans-Canada BBS

Trans-Canada BBS can be accessed in numerous ways, in order of preference, these include:

Telnet: telnet://

Any Telnet terminal capable of displaying ANSI or ASCII.

Telnet via the Web:

Any modern browser with Adobe Flash installed will work. Accessing Trans-Canada BBS via a web terminal is extremely easy and very convenient. The only limitations are that file transfers are possible only with the YModem-G protocol. Full screen display, scroll-back and batch file transfers are not possible.


The Synchronet Web Server serves static (e.g. files) and dynamic content to HTTP clients (e.g. web browsers). The Synchronet Web Server is a mostly HTTP 1.1 compliant web server capable of handing basic web servicing tasks. It has most of the basic features of a general-purpose web server one would come to expect (including CGI). It also, through Server-Side JavaScript (SSJS), allows dynamic pages BBS data to be accessed directly.

Gopher: gopher://

A read-only Gopher gateway to Trans-Canada BBS. Gopher support is no longer built-in to Firefox 4.0 and up. If you wish to access Trans-Canada BBS via Gopher with Firefox 4.0 or later, you must install the OverbiteFF add-on.

Trans-Canada BBS cannot be accessed via POTS dialup modem. 

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System Summary

  • Sysop: Dimitri Papadopoulos
  • Nodes: 6
  • Type: Public BBS
  • Software: Synchronet
  • Online: No

System Location

  • Laval
  • Quebec, Canada

System Links

  • Visit Telnet
  • Email Sysop
  • Visit Website
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