A new article from PC Magazine states:
“TradeWars 2002 is a space trading game based on a classic gaming formula: buy low and sell high. Mix in ship to ship combat and a horde of Star Trek references, and you have yourself a potently addictive strategy game.
TW2002 originated as a BBS door game designed to run on dial-up Bulletin Board Systems. It has since escaped its BBS shackles and made its way onto the Internet at large thanks to the TradeWars Game Server.
You can play TW2002 on dozens of free servers today. The author recommends the ICE9 server for starters, which can be reached via telnet at ice9-tw.com port 2002.“