• Virtual Advanced

    From Gary Perkins@1:393/31 to All on Sun Aug 21 18:02:13 2011
    I'm trying to get Virtual Advanced BBS (VADV BBS) working with Internet Rex.
    As far as I can tell, I have it set up well enough that it's exporting echo and netmail to a directory in the outbound. But for some reason Internet Rex is not picking it up.

    Are there any settings I should change in Internet Rex switching from Synchronet to Virtual Advanced? Am I neglecting something in Virtual Advanced?

    Thanks!

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Gary Perkins on Tue Aug 23 08:12:02 2011

    I'm trying to get Virtual Advanced BBS (VADV BBS) working with
    Internet Rex. As far as I can tell, I have it set up well enough
    that it's exporting echo and netmail to a directory in the
    outbound. But for some reason Internet Rex is not picking it up.

    what type of files is VADV sending out? are they arcmail attach or BSO style? if they are arcmail attach, then irex likely needs a netmail area to scan so it
    can build the outbound traffic...

    Are there any settings I should change in Internet Rex switching
    from Synchronet to Virtual Advanced? Am I neglecting something in
    Virtual Advanced?

    what mailer type is VADV set to talk to? both the mailer and the tosser must speak the same language or the movement of mail will not work...


    NOTE: netmail is a term for a type of private mail used in fidonet. there is some confusion, at time, about the definition of "netmail area", though... yes,
    in the most general terms, a netmail area is an area which holds netmail but there are several types of netmail areas...

    arcmail attach mailers have their own dedicated netmail area. this area is the one that the tosser uses to place the arcmail attach messages in. this area is the main netmail area, too... many sysops read their netmail in this area unless they import/export their netmail to/from this area to their bbs' netmail
    area. most arcmail attach mailers are also known as dynamic mailers because they scan the netmail area and create the outbound netmail PKTs for sending to other systems...

    BSO (binkley style outbound) mailers use ?LO files to tell the mail what files to send to what systems... those files files must be packaged by the tosser or a netmail manager... echomail is packed into bundles... netmail is packed into PKTs... sometimes, netmail is also further packed into a bundle which may also have other PKTs containing echomail... i'm not aware of any system that creates
    PKTs with both echomail and netmail in them...

    the only real defining differences between netmail and echomail are

    echomail has an AREA: control line
    echomail has an ORIGIN line
    echomail has SEENBY control lines
    echomail has PATH control lines

    netmail has VIA control lines
    netmail has none of the above mentioned control lines

    everything else is the same other than the addressing... echomail PKTs are addressed TO the systems that are connected to the echomail area(s) contained within the PKT... addresses in the TO/FROM fields of the individual echomail messages are not used... netmail, on the other hand, does use the addresses in the PKT (first) and the TO/FROM fields...

    the PKT's destination address is used to determine if the PKT is supposed to be
    processed by the local system... if not, then the PKT is marked (renamed) and not processed... if the PKT is a netmail PKT, then the addresses in the TO/FROM
    field are additionally used to determine if the message needs to be packed into
    another PKT destined to another system up/down the line... this is routed netmail... if the PKT is echomail, then the messages are tossed into the local message bases...

    does this help?

    )\/(ark


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  • From Timothy Cornett@1:135/364 to Gary Perkins on Tue Aug 23 08:52:09 2011
    Re: Virtual Advanced

    I'm trying to get Virtual Advanced BBS (VADV BBS) working with Internet Rex. As far as I can tell, I have it set up well enough that it's exporting echo a netmail to a directory in the outbound. But for some reason Internet Rex is not picking it up.

    Are there any settings I should change in Internet Rex switching from Synchronet to Virtual Advanced? Am I neglecting something in Virtual Advance

    Do you have your FIDO directory set in VADV? I've been running VADV with irex for years with no problems. If you need any help Just send me a netmail to Timothy Cornett@1:135/364 and I'll be glad to help get you up and running.



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    -Timothy Cornett
    Deep Space 69 BBS
    telnet://bbs.ds69bbs.com

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Gary Perkins on Tue Aug 23 13:06:06 2011
    Re: Virtual Advanced
    By: Gary Perkins to All on Sun Aug 21 2011 06:02 pm

    Are there any settings I should change in Internet Rex switching from Synchronet to Virtual Advanced? Am I neglecting something in Virtual Advanc

    All I can think of is that you would be using a different tosser (a la VADV) that would need to be configured to send things to your IREX specified directories.

    Take care,
    Nick
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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to GARY PERKINS on Sun Sep 11 16:22:00 2011
    Gary Perkins wrote to All <=-

    I'm trying to get Virtual Advanced BBS (VADV BBS) working with Internet Rex. As far as I can tell, I have it set up well enough that it's exporting echo and netmail to a directory in the outbound. But for
    some reason Internet Rex is not picking it up.

    Are there any settings I should change in Internet Rex switching from Synchronet to Virtual Advanced? Am I neglecting something in Virtual Advanced?

    Thanks!

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    * Origin: SETX Chat and BBS - Vidor, TX (1:393/31)

    You want to set Irex to toss from directory and then make that setting
    the same as what you have for the outbound directory for each node.

    ... Direct from the Ministry of Silly Walks
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