• Fido via telnet

    From Charles Claypoole@1:117/114 to All on Sun Apr 7 12:41:46 2002
    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of telnet emsi connections?

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in and telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running serial to telnet software?

    Thanks!

    Charles
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  • From Sean Rima@2:263/950 to Charles Claypoole on Mon Apr 8 03:22:12 2002
    Charles Claypoole was alleged to have written to All

    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of telnet emsi connections?

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in
    and telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running
    serial to telnet software?

    The only one that I know of is BBBS which comes in several OS flavours.

    Sean


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  • From Warren Hrach@1:202/745 to Charles Claypoole on Mon Apr 8 01:02:38 2002
    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of telnet emsi connections?

    BBBS does, at least the Linux version.

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in and
    telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running serial to telne
    software?

    Thanks!

    Charles

    BBBS does but I don't have mine set to allow it. And I just abandoned my dial up node since the only caller I had anymore hadn't called in 6 months.

    BBBS has versions for dos, windows, winNT, OS2 and Solaris in addition to Linux. Of course I reccommend the Linux version.

    BBBS has a free 30 day evaluation copy available on-line at 'bbbs.net' The registration is $60 for 3 node, $80 for 7 node system.

    I run mine on a cablemodem and telnetting in is avsilable. I get my mail via tcp/ip to another BBBS hub at 1:2320/38 (filegate.net) where mirror copies of BBBS reside.

    Warren Hrach, Moderator Linux-User echo.

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  • From Howard Scaggs@1:154/288 to Charles Claypoole on Mon Apr 8 06:47:00 2002
    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of

    telnet emsi connections?

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in and

    telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running serial to



    Hi Charles,

    What do you need it for, specifically? I run EleBBS with multiple telnet nodes using EleBBS's Telsrv program. I use EleBBS/DOS with my Binkley v2.50 (DOS) mailer/dialup node and also use this node as the mail server. It sounds like a kludge, but works pretty well.



    Later...




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  • From Stewart Buckingham@6:751/12 to Charles Claypoole on Mon Apr 8 07:37:48 2002
    Hi Charles,

    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of telnet emsi connections?

    Why would you want emsi handshaking on a telnet connection?

    BBBS runs on many platforms and includes a telnet deamon. I'm not sure about the emsi thingy though.

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in and
    telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running serial to telne
    software?

    What OS are you running? For OS/2 there are the CitrusSoft suite of doors, which include a telnet door. The full suite includes ftp/telnet/irc/finger and www(text) doors. The doors work with both DOS and OS/2 bbs's running on OS/2. Easy to install, work great.

    Stu/2

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  • From Stewart Buckingham@6:751/12 to Howard Scaggs on Tue Apr 9 04:21:48 2002
    Hi Howard,

    Or does anyone know of software that would allow a computer to dial in and >> telnet outbound through a gateway computer? Like a pc running serial to

    What do you need it for, specifically? I run EleBBS with multiple telnet nodes using EleBBS's Telsrv program. I use EleBBS/DOS with my Binkley v2.50 (DOS) mailer/dialup node and also use this node as the mail server. It sounds like a kludge, but works pretty well.

    I think he wants to telnet outbound (not inbound).

    Stu/2

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  • From Charles Claypoole@1:117/114 to Charles Claypoole on Mon Apr 8 16:52:30 2002
    BBBS does, at least the Linux version.


    hi, I kinda got it working and sending mail now. One problem, how do I automate tossing of outgoing/incoming messages? I can manually type bbbs bogus w and r but how do I make a batch to do it? I tried using if errorlevel=0 then (goto toss) but that didnt work. Did you do it like that? Or do you use the scripts? I am lost there. I looked at the docs (unless I missed something) and saw nothing about that.

    Thanks, Charles!

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  • From Warren Hrach@1:202/745 to Charles Claypoole on Tue Apr 9 04:59:28 2002
    BBBS does, at least the Linux version.


    hi, I kinda got it working and sending mail now. One problem, how do I
    automate tossing of outgoing/incoming messages? I can manually type bbbs bogu >w and r but how do I make a batch to do it? I tried using if errorlevel=0 the
    (goto toss) but that didnt work. Did you do it like that? Or do you use the scripts? I am lost there. I looked at the docs (unless I missed something) and saw nothing about that.

    Thanks, Charles!

    Charles,
    I use tcpip node to get and send fido mail to my hub.
    Part of the script that starts that node has the error codes set to toss mail and archive for send and toss on receiving mail, or rather fido echos.

    I run an event that polls the tcpip node each 3 hours so it someone posts mail using telnet in, it will get archived up and send it when that script runs.

    I will include the script below, note that you may use it but need to have script files for 'mailin.sh' and 'mailout.sh' which are just '/home/bbbs/bbbs/bbbs bogus w and r.
    You will have to edit this to suit your paths, mine are not the best but that is what I did at first and just to lazy to change.

    You could also make a event that calls mailout.sh say once an hour if needbe. ------------------------- cut --------------------------------------
    # filename 'runppp'
    #!/bin/sh

    while :
    do

    cd /home/bbbs/bbbs
    ./bbbs 2 2 TCPIP
    #
    RC=$?
    echo BBBS RC: $RC

    if [ $RC = 137 ]; then
    exit
    fi

    # i have event that quits with errorlevel 100 and does filelist updates and
    # such thing.

    # you must set this errorlevel in Global: FidoNet: Sessions: Mail errorlevel
    if [ $RC = 80 ];
    then /home/bbbs/bbbs/mailin.sh &
    fi

    # you must set this errorlevel in Global: FidoNet: Sessions: User mail errl.
    if [ $RC = 70 ]; then
    /home/bbbs/bbbs/mailout.sh &
    fi

    if [ $RC = 0 ]; then
    exit
    fi

    reset

    done
    -------------------------------- end

    I used to have a how to file I made years ago that covered all this with examples but don't know if still on here. BTW thanks for calling my bbbs using telnet. But you called to early for me to chat and besides that my Cox.net crapped out for several hours after that. All OK now however.

    Warren

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  • From Stewart Buckingham@6:751/12 to Charles Claypoole on Tue Apr 9 11:48:28 2002
    BBBS does, at least the Linux version.

    hi, I kinda got it working and sending mail now. One problem, how do I
    automate tossing of outgoing/incoming messages? I can manually type bbbs bogu >w and r but how do I make a batch to do it? I tried using if errorlevel=0 the
    (goto toss) but that didnt work. Did you do it like that? Or do you use the scripts? I am lost there. I looked at the docs (unless I missed something) and saw nothing about that.

    Writing messages to yourself now?

    There is a BBBS echo on Fidonet (BBBS.ENGLISH), you will find a bunch of very helpful experts there.

    To automate the tossing, create an event. Set the errorlevel for that event and
    then test for that errorlevel in your startbbs.bat (or whatever) then it's a piece-of-cake to branch to a routine which runs the tossing commands.

    Stu/2

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  • From Robert Clay@1:120/546 to Stewart Buckingham on Wed Apr 10 11:00:08 2002
    Stewart,

    Does anyone know of any BBS systems that come w/ the capabilities of telnet >> emsi connections?

    Why would you want emsi handshaking on a telnet connection?

    I was figureing he was talking about being able to run a fidonet mailer session on a telnet connection...



    rjc



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  • From Robert Clay@1:120/546 to Charles Claypoole on Wed Apr 10 11:04:54 2002
    BBBS does, at least the Linux version.

    hi, I kinda got it working and sending mail now. One problem, how do I
    automate tossing of outgoing/incoming messages? I can manually type bbbs bogu >w and r but how do I make a batch to do it? I tried using if errorlevel=0 the
    (goto toss) but that didnt work. Did you do it like that? Or do you use the scripts?

    There are other ways to do it (for instance, there is a bz script that can be run when mail arrives, but I haven't gotten around to trying that yet); but what I do is have a "do-mail.sh" script that gets ran by cron every half hour. Intend to have it as more of an 'on-demand' type thing, but haven't had the time to implement it...

    BBBS isn't the only thing I run, though; I run binkd for my 1:120/545 node, & I have that set up to run a mail processing script with the files come in...


    Jame



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