The Cuban Bar is a telnet chat server created in 1995 at the University of Nijmegen by Patrick Hochstenbach (aka Fidel). The service has been up and running, with some gaps, since this date. This website provides access to the Cuban Bar chat server in its original form. All interaction with users world wide need to be done via a telnet client, or via our web login.
To connect to the Cuban Bar you need to have a telnet client. Follow the steps below for your operating system.
Download and install Putty. Open a new Putty window and set the following parameters:
Connection type: Telnet
Open a new terminal windows (Cmd-Space and type 'terminal'). Inside this window type:
On Linux telnet is installed standard in many distributions. For instance, on Ubuntu open a terminal window (Alt-Ctrl-T) and use the telnet command:
When you are connected to the Cuban Bar chat server, you are welcomed by a login screen. Create a new acconty by typing New at the login prompt and follow all the steps.
To find your way around in the talker, here are a list of useful commands
.whoCheck who is with you in an area type:
.lookMove to another room type:
.go <area_name> (e.g. .go fireplace)Read more help information type:
.helpChat with other people in the room by typing any message:
bla bla blaQuit the session:
.quitRequest a level 1 status:
.request <your email address>
Do you like telnet? There are many other hosts available at this address: https://www.jumpjet.info/Offbeat-Internet/Public/TelNet/url.htm.