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Philippine Cyberspace is turning 20 in 2006

With all the talk about 3G, WiFi/WiMax and Web 2.0, it’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, the fastest you can connect was 300 bits per second. Yes, bits not bytes.

Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) on dialup started in August 1986. Ten years ago, 1996, I thought of putting up a site called “Dekada” to commemorate the tenth anniversary. Since the site is no longer around, it’s a good thing the Internet Archive has preserved the contents.

Here is the conversation from an old ph-isp mailing list. I’m not surprised if you don’t understand the 20-year old jargon. I’m sure some of you never even used dialup Internet!

An archive of my old site is here: www.bbs.org.ph

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  • napaghahalata ang edad … 😉

  • Hoy! 🙂 I only started in BBS scene in 1993, and lasted til 1995. I was 12 years old in 1986, and didn’t even have a computer back then.

  • PoshNeya

    lol.

    seriously, i thought pinoy cyberspace started in the late 90’s. thats when i first used mIRC. 😉

  • Naku, nasa grade school pa alng ako nun.

  • and i thought it started when i was in high school 😀
    that was the time when i got my first yahoo mail hahahaha

  • when did the internet really start here? like the first publically available ISP?
    I was on PrimeNet i think in 1995? They became PacificNet i think. Also used CyberNet

  • It started with PHnet in 1994. Yes, Primeworld Digital Systems became the local Pacific Internet.
    Cybernet Live is a… interesting story too.

    I wrote a history for The Web Magazine (now “Enterprise”): http://www.itnetcentral.com/article.asp?id=3795&info=home&leveli=0&currentpage=4511

    I updated and expanded it for this: http://www.internetreview.ph/

    But you need to buy a print copy.

  • para sa mga hindi na naabutan.

    nuong panahon na andito pa ang mga kano sa subic at clark eh meron nang connection to international fidonet exchange. the gateway were run by the people from clark/subic.

    i remember Billboard run by Bill English.

    But noong nawala na sila, ayun, wala nang fidonet feeds.

    There’s also a philippine developed BBS software called Andromeda.

    Then there’s this file hog haven called scan international run by eddie manalo, 24 hours running on 2 dedicated dialup lines.

    In fact there was a virus before that was dedicated to Eddie Manalo, just forgot the virus.

    Text based BBS lang lahat. Malupit ka na pag naka RIP ka. This uses vector graphics.

    BBS animations were done using ANSI. Yes the ANSI.SYS that you see in config.sys if you were old enough to witness it.

    I used to run a bbs called TRACi BBS running on a 386 machine with 14.4k which has a freenet address of 63:101/5 if I remember it correctly.

    Got the TRACi name from our thesis which is called TRACeable Ideas. We created a hypertext creator and hypertext presentor. Later on we found out that somebody else is doing something similar and they called it HTML.

    Among the people who logged that I remember was JonJon Gumba from Adamson who was the creator of Posessed Virus, I think pati si Migs Paraz naglogin na rin sa TRACi.

    Part of our group was Xenos (Eric Pareja) of Aliens Alcove, James Yanong of Down South, Desiree, Neil Quioge, a mac BBS run by (i forgot his name), at marami pang iba na di ko na matandaan.

    Afterwhich, PH-Net was born and we were able to get a taste of internet in UP. We were able to get one of the first copies of linux in the philippines from a UP friend of mine (Rommel Ferria). We were downloading from the internet into 1.44 floppies using command line ftp.

    🙂

  • sherwin

    aba! BBS! I remember the days tuloy na i’d often go to sleep late waiting for this board’s line to be free, then I’d download files from it at very very slow speed but still it felt like I was connected, and ’twas good.

    Livewire Manila, The File Bank, Hollywood BBS and the frequently updated list of Joel Mique, ahh the good ol days. Bluewave as your mail reader, atdp and the set of at commands was your bestfriend.

    Happy anniversary Philippine Internet! It’s good to have seen the start and still be a part of it ’till now!

  • Don’t forget the Cyber County BBS by J. Angelo Racoma! 😉

  • Doble pala edad mo sa akin, Migs! Kung 12 years old ka nung ’96 e 6 naman ako noon, hehehehe 🙂

    BTW, Mike Balcos still runs his Student Union BBS over at subbs.dyndns.org (telnet port 24).

    His site is over at http://slugphils.homelinux.org

  • 1986, I was 12, J. Angelo was 6… so doble edad ko noon. di na ngayon. di ka ba marunong mag math? 😉

    Noel: Ah so you’re the same Noel Bautista.. yeah I guess I logged in, I was trying to login everywhere. In Freenet, I think I was logging into UP BBS the most. Fidonet… I can’t remember but it was pretty available.

    Jerry Dy of the Midnight Callers BBS, who wrote an offline mail reader (OMR), became my classmate in AdMU CS (batch 95).

    For a few months, I was a sysop of a programmer’s BBS on Fidonet, Philsoft. It was hosted by a Lopez company at the Benpres building, First Philippine Software. I think the company is defunct.

  • Yeah, alcohol makes you forget your math and touch-typing skills for a while. Just came from a short get-together with Abe this afternoon, discussing world (and blog) domination over a pitcher of draft.

  • J. Angelo

    Di ko na naabutan yung BBS mo. Nag crash yung HD ko and hindi ko na inayos. Busy na rin ako because of college those days.

    I tried yung student bbs via telnet..Wow, I remember the old days. I also used Maximus, Squish for mail, and Frontdoor. 🙂

  • Good day!

    This is to acknowledge your email.

    Please be advised that port 80 and 21 are blocked for residential accounts as IP addresses supplied to these accounts are dynamic IP address. The IP that you are acquiring as of the moment may not be your IP address after a number of days or weeks. Additionally, the IP address you are acquiring right now will be assigned by the DHCP server to other subscribers of MyDestiny Internet once you have a acquired a different IP. There will be a problem if a person tries to access your old IP as security of the current IP leaser may be compromised.

    The ports you mentioned are open on Corporate accounts as a fixed IP (although still DHCP) is being provided for them.

    Thank you.

    Very truly yours,

    Customer Care – Internet

    Destiny Inc.

    You do not even have the right to use Common Internet communication protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20, 21 port) do not have the basic rights it.
    Even if a network provider Common protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20,
    21port). Given locked, which also called network provider? You only call other people can only see the purchase of a network can not only display, with only buy cable of the same from time to time to operate, can only see network? This is your service, you pointed out in your terms of service on the express written we can not only provide regular advice and communication protocols, such as http port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20,21port) network services? It is also a law prohibiting the use of the individual or Common protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20, 21port)?

    你們不會連網民有權使用常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的基本權利都不懂吧。一個網絡提供商如果連常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)。都給鎖住,這還叫網絡提供商嗎?你只叫人家等購買一個只能看不能用的網絡只顯示器,跟只買有綫電視來看一樣,不時用來操作的,只能看得網絡嗎?這就是你們的服務,請你指出在你的服務條款上明文寫有我們只提供不能使用常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的網絡服務呢?又那一條法例是禁止個人或人民使用這常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的呢?

    mydestiny Swindler and 200KB-down only of ants speed of the network is not blowing the speed limit, swindler ,swindler ,swindler ,swindler,swindler….
    How barbaric again, I will not deprive the use of basic communication protocol prot80 Internet access and the right to port21
    再怎樣野蠻,也不要剝奪我使用基本網路通道通訊協議prot80 port21 等的權利

    philippines mydestiny internet swindler,swindler……swindler….swindler…..swindler..swindler.swindler..swindler
    You do not even have the right to use Common Internet communication protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20, 21 port) do not have the basic rights it.
    Even if a network provider Common protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20,
    21port). Given locked, which also called network provider? You only call other people can only see the purchase of a network can not only display, with only buy cable of the same from time to time to operate, can only see network? This is your service, you pointed out in your terms of service on the express written we can not only provide regular advice and communication protocols, such as http port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20,21port) network services? It is also a law prohibiting the use of the individual or Common protocols, such as http and the port (port 80), smtp (25port), pop3 (110port), ftp (20, 21port)?

    你們不會連網民有權使用常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的基本權利都不懂吧。一個網絡提供商如果連常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)。都給鎖住,這還叫網絡提供商嗎?你只叫人家等購買一個只能看不能用的網絡只顯示器,跟只買有綫電視來看一樣,不時用來操作的,只能看得網絡嗎?這就是你們的服務,請你指出在你的服務條款上明文寫有我們只提供不能使用常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的網絡服務呢?又那一條法例是禁止個人或人民使用這常見通訊協定及埠號如http(80 port)、smtp(25port)、pop3(110port)、ftp(20、21port)的呢?

    2007/9/2, Customer Care – Internet (Destiny Inc) :
    You should be clearly written in the ad, I provide non-conventional network services including unconventional cable broadband services, unrestricted 300kbps in the back row, if not completely used, or may be able to 2Mb high-speed network. This is your service aims and objectives.

    你們應該在廣告上清楚寫著,我提供的是非常規的網絡服務包括非常規的有綫寬頻服務,無限制的在300kb内排囘,只要完全沒有人用的時或可能可以達到2m的高速網絡。這才是你們的服務宗旨和目標。

    在 2007/9/2,吳世竪 撰寫:

  • 香港最大骗子公司PCCW寬頻,请看你们的收费单吧?倒欠我的费用又推三推四不退钱,帐单又乱涨乱开,271元港幣的寬頻,兩个月后會變成891.00港幣,你們要用寬頻,香港電訊盈科就是你惡夢的開始,这将在网上传开你们的骗人形经。

    2008/5/3 吳世竪

    我是吴世竖,4月23日刚装了一个叫8M的宽频,几天来实际到http://www.speedtest.com.hk/测试几次,例子4: 如你是使用10Mbps的客戶,上載速度為 – 1126.4 KB/s
    = 1126.4 / 1024 MB/s
    = 1.1MB/s
    = 1.1 x 8 Mb/s
    = 8.8Mbps
    但我的上载只能是50kbp和下载只能295kbp这就是pccw的8m网速吗?在查询时还慌称没有锁port,装完现在才说有锁port80,这样的坑骗公司还能在香港生存就因为香港人是肥羊,要任维有钱人宰割?我现在的心情如同下面的人心同感受,就因没有早看到他的忠告。请问你们有哪个port是不会有病毒和受到骇客攻击的呢?哪个port没有漏洞的呢?
    我以香港人为傲,误认为在香港能享用高速无限的宽频,但却得到比菲律宾的2m还要澜的网速,真叫人心寒。我的向世人告白一下,以后要装宽频,除非全都关了再也别进pccw这毒澜的骗局里啦。

    http://forum.tnet.com.hk/archiver/?tid-40882.html
    (續上文) 到了昨天, 我收到此收數公司的信件, 代追收我欠PCCW的一千元左右費用, 我立即打電話PCCW CS查問何事, 原來是收我MODEM的費用, 我說未有收過你們的通知交還方法, 你要我甚樣做呀! (現時己補回給我了)
    很奇怪在香港一問有這樣國際名譽的電訊公司, 竟然可以用如此卑鄙的手法, 電話一個都無就用收數公司威嚇顧客, 它是否一間攞正牌的爛仔公司, 可以用任何方法去騷擾客人. 我亦很慶幸能完全將家中電訊服務脫離此公司的行列 .
    現告解各位現任PCCW的用戶或有意轉用此公司服務的兄弟姊妹們要留意了

  • 2008-07-16 02:42:50 PM
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    1.00 US$ OR HK$7.80 OR RMB7.00 or php40.00 PER PAGE FOR SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
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    Note: Some web browsers like Mozilla Firefox can’t support our FTP site (take note of the firewall). Only version 6 of IE is capable of viewing our FTP, for version 7 of IE, please look into our FAQ site.

    Easy search Please input your video product , TV Machine Model NO. OR Chassis No. OR Main PCB NO. OR IC NO.

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    Our company started in 1990 and we have over 3,000,000 data file from service manuals and schematic diagrams for CTVs, Monitor TVs LCDs, Plasma PDPs, Projection TVs and TV/VCR combos, Amplifiers, Car stereos, Cassette decks, CD players, DVDs, Compact stereos, Equalizers, Receivers, Cameras, Reel recorders, Tuners, and other Audio equipments, Camcorders, Faxes, Printers, Copiers, Cars, Boats, MP3s, Cell phones, Motorcycles, and many other units. We also sell Schematic Diagrams for older home audio and video. Our present collection is about 4 750GB Hard Disks, a total of 3,000GB (3TB) of equipment.

    SALES & SHOWROOM CENTER. PICTURE SHOWS A PORTION OF SHOWROOM, THE IC SECTION.

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    Condition of Sale:

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    All parts shall bare no guarantee unless notified
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  • 香港最大骗子公司pccw電訊盈科,请看你们的收费单吧?倒欠我的费用又推三推四不退钱,帐单又乱涨乱开,271.00港幣的寬頻,兩个后會自動變成891.00港幣,你們誰要裝寬頻,pccw將是你們噩夢的開始,这将在网上传开你们的骗人形经。

    2008/5/3 吳世竪

    我是吴世竖,4月23日刚装了一个叫8M的宽频,几天来实际到http://www.speedtest.com.hk/测试几次,例子4: 如你是使用10Mbps的客戶,上載速度為 – 1126.4 KB/s
    = 1126.4 / 1024 MB/s
    = 1.1MB/s
    = 1.1 x 8 Mb/s
    = 8.8Mbps
    但我的上载只能是50kbp和下载只能295kbp这就是pccw的8m网速吗?在查询时还慌称没有锁port,装完现在才说有锁port80,这样的坑骗公司还能在香港生存就因为香港人是肥羊,要任维有钱人宰割?我现在的心情如同下面的人心同感受,就因没有早看到他的忠告。请问你们有哪个port是不会有病毒和受到骇客攻击的呢?哪个port没有漏洞的呢?
    我以香港人为傲,误认为在香港能享用高速无限的宽频,但却得到比菲律宾的2m还要澜的网速,真叫人心寒。我的向世人告白一下,以后要装宽频,除非全都关了再也别进pccw这毒澜的骗局里啦。

    http://forum.tnet.com.hk/archiver/?tid-40882.html
    (續上文) 到了昨天, 我收到此收數公司的信件, 代追收我欠PCCW的一千元左右費用, 我立即打電話PCCW CS查問何事, 原來是收我MODEM的費用, 我說未有收過你們的通知交還方法, 你要我甚樣做呀! (現時己補回給我了)
    很奇怪在香港一問有這樣國際名譽的電訊公司, 竟然可以用如此卑鄙的手法, 電話一個都無就用收數公司威嚇顧客, 它是否一間攞正牌的爛仔公司, 可以用任何方法去騷擾客人. 我亦很慶幸能完全將家中電訊服務脫離此公司的行列 .
    現告解各位現任PCCW的用戶或有意轉用此公司服務的兄弟姊妹們要留意了