dialup ghost towns and amazon ec2
Most BBS enthusiasts know that the last outpost for BBSes has been, for some time now, through telnet on the Internet. There was a time, however, when when dial-up BBSes over analog phone lines were the rule, not the exception.
Reading this article, and having tinkered with Synchronet, an idea occurs to me: I'll use Amazon EC2 to host a running instance of Synchronet available via telnet - but only from like 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM. I'll save hourly hosting charges and not tie up my parents' phone line all day! Hmm, I wonder: Has anyone tried setting up an auto answer modem under VoIP?