WWIV BBS Software

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WWIV is computer bulletin board system (BBS) originally written in Basic, ported to Pascal, C and finally C++.

WWIV v5 is Open Source released under the Apache License version v2.0.

Main Features

Drop-in compatible with 4.3 or later
32-bit Win32 version
32-bit and 64-bit Linux version
Telnet/SSH Server with blacklisting support
Internal X/Y/Z-Modem protocol support
Internal QWK support
Native WWIVnet networking included
FidoNet (FTN) networking support via WWIVtoss
DOOR32.SYS support
Works with SynchroNet FOSSIL driver or DOSBOX for door support.


June 10, 2018

A couple of updates since it's been a while since I've updated the website.
  • WWIV 5.3 is starting to come together. Please see the GitHub Burndown List for 5.3 release.
  • If you are using Windows 10, please know there's an issue with _getch not working as expected. The issue has been filed numerous times with MS. We're working around it in WWIV's BBS code, but other utilities (like unzip) seems to be affected when it's waiting on user input (which shouldn't happen in how WWIV uses unzip). Be aware and feel free to add places you run into it on bug 1113
  • Finally just updated the website to use bootstrap4, holler if something looks out of place, or sending a pull request to fix it would be even better.

December 31, 2016

WWIV 5.2 is Generally Available. Please see https://github.com/wwivbbs/wwiv/releases/tag/wwiv_5.2.0 for more information on this release.

November 21, 2016

WWIV 5.1 is Generally Available. Please see https://github.com/wwivbbs/wwiv/releases/tag/wwiv_5.1.0 for more information on this release.

September 9, 2016

New website up. Holler of there's any issues by logging an issue in the GitHub tracker for the website [here].


WWIV is Open Source software developed on GitHub.

Contribute at github.com/wwiv. Download the latest builds from our WWIV Jenkins Server


Join us on IRC

The development team and fellow SysOps hang out on IRC at the following server:

Title Link
Server irc.wwivbbs.org:6697 (use SSL)
Channel #WWIV

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