A little history of the Kingdom
Coles Kingdom first went on line April 2nd, 1992 as a single line BBS
running Wildcat BBS ver 2 on an IBM XT with a 20 meg hard drive. The BBS
Grew from there slowly adding hard drive space and power, moving first
to a 286 then a 386, then eventually adding a second 286 computer and phone
line for node 2. This second computer was networked to the primary node using
Lantastic 4.0. Eventually the BBS was moved to a 486 running Windows 95
with both nodes running on the single computer in DOS boxes
Eventually the internet took over and BBS usage fell to almost nothing.
After a couple of years usage was down to only 3 or 4 calls a month and
most anyone else would have shut the BBS down then, but I just didn't have
the heart to.
Finally High Speed Always on DSL became available in our area, at that time I
finally took down the incoming dial lines and replaced them with telnet into
the BBS, and for a while it seemed like the BBS might take back off
as a telnet service, allowing people to reach the Kingdom from anywhere in the
world, and for a while usage grew, but in the end even that was not enough,
usage again fell to almost nothing.
I finally had to admit that the heyday of the local community BBS is over, at
least in this area. So with much regret on February 18th, 2002 I removed the
last telnet connection to Coles Kingdom Wildcat BBS leaving only this web site
Fairwell Wildcat its been a fun ride, we will miss you.
The current hardware and software configuration of coleskingdom.com is as follows
192.0 megs Ram
340 Gigs of available hard drive space.
Windows 2000 server operating system
Xitami web server with embedded FTP server.
Mail Enable SMTP and POP3 mail server
Our connection to the internet is 100 base-T
ethernet connection to a DSL router. at 3200k up 888k down
( Not bad for Way out in the STICKS.)
We are located in Quebeck Tennessee USA
Click here to Look us up on Google we are about 70 miles EESE of Nashville.