Arcade BBS is run on ARCbbs © software for Acorn 32 bit machines, written by Hugo Fiennes as a fully multi-tasking multi-line system. The hardware is a StrongARM/RISC OS 3.7 Acorn Risc PC600 with 33Mb RAM, 420Mb and 1.7Gb IDE Drives, 507Mb SCSI internal drive and MediaWare Sanyo CD ROM drive, together with external 330Mb and 492Mb SCSI hard discs. All the hard discs are selectively backed up daily onto 525Mb DC6525 data cartridges.
An Atomwide/The Serial Port RS423 expansion card drives a US Robotics Courier V34+ Dual Standard V.Everything modem at 115,200bps. The USR modem supports V42/V42bis and will connect at V.34+ speeds up to 33600bps. A Draytek Vigor 2600 ADSL Router connects to our Demon Express Solo ADSL 512Kbps/256Kbps link for our ADSL Internet connection offering five more telnet ports and unlimited connections to our Alphanet Web and FTP servers. You can see a list of all the tasks running concurrently on the Arcade BBS Risc PC600. Tasknames prefixed ARCbbs are the BBS ports.
Arcade BBS is open for almost 24 hours a day for telephone callers.
ADSL Internet is available twenty-four hours a day,
Our StrongARM Risc PC runs HTTP and FTP servers allowing full access to our extensive 1000Mb filebase, and direct Telnet access to Arcade BBS itself is available at all times.
The address for ADSL Internet WWW access is http://arcade.demon.co.uk
The address for ADSL Internet FTP access is ftp://arcade.demon.co.uk
The address for ADSL Internet Telnet access telnet://arcade.demon.co.uk
The BBS is closed on all lines between 5:15am and 6:45am local time for automatic backup. The Mail port on +44 (0)20 8654 2212 is available exclusively to the Fidonet Network between 02:30 and 03:30 GMT.
The Sysops are David Coleman and David Dade and the BBS is located in Croydon, Surrey, UK.