Inner Revolution BBS first originated as a dial up Bulletin Board System back in
Escondio, California, just north of San Diego. The BBS was home to over 600
users of which 50 to 80 visitors called up every day. Before the Internet
computer users shared email and played online games through numerous
Bulletin Board Systems, and while there were many boards to choose from,
IR remained popular because of its simplicity, its quality, and that there
were no service charges.
Inner Revolution greeted visitors
with this message:
We have always fought for change; out with the old ideas, in with the new.
Always trying to better the world around us.
iRev gracefully evolved from a single modem to multiple lines,
from a stand-alone message system to one networked with hundreds of
other bulletin boards, and finally moved onto the Internet.
Many of the users stayed with IR through the growth and changes, and even now,
years later, the community still exists.
Now it is time to change ourselves. Look inside your soul and find who
you really want to be.
And then make the change for a better person. Make the Inner Revolution
come true in both your mind and soul.
iRev now hosts friends and family who use iRev's
services for their web sites and hobbies. iRev at its most popular hosted
over 400 websites ranging from online journals, political and religious
commentary, comic strips, galleries of art, personal home pages, and
commercial web apps. It was common in iRev's busiest times to have 10 gigabytes
of web traffic served to over 100,000 unique visitors each day.
For those who are into this sorta thing, here are iRev's specifications:
iRev has a strong community feeling which started over 20 years ago and remains
lively today. I've met an amazing and diverse bunch of people while running
iRev, and I hope to meet many more as the community continues to diversify. Thanks
for your interest in this little server, and please feel free to contact me
if you have any questions or comments.
- Intel 4th Generation i5 4570 3.2Ghz
- 8 Gigabytes RAM
- 200GB SSD Storage
- FreeBSD 12 Operating System
- Virtualized in 16GB ZFS Mirror Host
- Distributed network servers
- Apache, PHP7, MySQL, Ruby, Python, Minecraft, IRC, DNS