It used to be a dialup with a comunications terminal program that a user entered a phone number and dialed into a bulletin board system.
Today, you can simply connect to your internet provider and simply execute a telnet to a bulletin board system.
On a windows based system this is a complete built in function between explore and hyperterm.
The following is the syntax commands for how Telnet works.
Specifies the domain.
Optional. Specifies the port the login server is using on the domain.
Example, you would simply type this in your Explorer Address line.
Would take you to a Worldgroup Bulletin Board System called The Keep.
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