New status report: BBSConf is starting to work.
Right now, AtariBBS's core is using a binary configuration file that must be built using BBSCONF. Up until now, I was literally creating a set of sensible defaults, writing them to the BBS.CNF file, and re-loading them back in (with optional debugging output), to verify that the file format loading routines would work asexpected. This has since been broken out into BBSCONF, and at least for now, a menu driven approach has been taken where you specify all the options (all 8 or so of them), with single letter options, or with strings (as in the case of the modem strings).
If you press ENTER at any time, a sensible default is used, and this reflects a philosophy I am trying to instill throughout the package: It should be simple to set up SOMETHING to try, for any of the modules, but if you want to customize it, the options are also there.
This will be expanded in the future, but for now, it's a start.