Welcome to the Iowa Student Computing Alumni BBS! Established in 1989, ISCABBS has provided a virtual community for students of the University of Iowa and the Internet in general. Today ISCABBS is the world's largest free telnet bulletin board system on the Internet, with over 5,000 active members. We have a validation structure to help prevent harassment while allowing for anonymity, a team of System Operators who help to maintain a near round the clock watch on activities, and nearly 200 discussion forums which cover a wide variety of topics, from the intensely technical to the sublimely silly.
The base code for ISCABBS is D.O.C. (Dave's Own Citadel), a telnet-based BBS code derived originally from Citadel. The D.O.C. code was written primarily by Dr. David Lacey, then a student at the University of Iowa. In 2001 the code for D.O.C. was released under the GNU General Public License. Several variants have already been developed from this base code.
Today, ISCABBS offers:
- Intra-BBS electronic mail and real-time instant messages between users
- A variety of forums covering many areas of academic and social discussion, as well as general discussion forums
- Various outlets which allow the userbase to interact with the Sysops and the BBS organization
- Fun, of course!
ISCABBS is owned and maintained by the Iowa Student Computing Alumni.
ISCABBS.com is maintained and supported by a variety of individuals.
The ISCABBS.com domain name and portions of this site are owned and maintained by Iowa Student Computing Alumni, an Iowa non-profit organization. The group strives to support development and promotion of ISCABBS through its member resources and donations.