• FTN software on Debian

    From Jame Clay@1:120/546 to Russell Tiedt on Wed Nov 15 19:22:30 2006
    Russell,

    I've successfully used ifcico (which can handle both POTS & IP
    calls & is packaged in Debian) with the Husky project programs (hpt,
    etc), so that may be something to look at...

    And btw; if you don't need a TIC file handler, Crashmail II is also avaialble as a standard Debian package... That's what I usually use for points now, unless I'm using the point to test something in particular...

    Binkd and/or ifcico, crashmail, & golded; that's what I've been using for sysop points, for instance. Golded missed out being in sarge because of issues with it, but it'll be back in etch; I've had it installed on the one system since Debian v2.0...<g> (in place updates; Debian potato -> woody -> sarge)




    Jame


    --- BBBS/LiI v4.01 Flag-5
    * Origin: https://rocasa.biz/bbbs (1:120/546)
  • From Russell Tiedt@5:7105/1 to Jame Clay on Thu Nov 16 18:20:17 2006
    Hello Jame.

    15 Nov 06 19:22, you wrote to me:

    And btw; if you don't need a TIC file handler, Crashmail II is
    also avaialble as a standard Debian package... That's what I
    usually use for points now, unless I'm using the point to test
    something in particular...

    No tick file handling is not an immediate requirement, what is however is a quick working point system, that can do POTS dial-out, and act basically as a "bridge system" between the system being called and the main/my system out to the rest of FidoNet ...

    my system <-BinkD-> "bridge system" <-POTS-> Zimbabwe Node

    They are running a very strict security setup their and the SYSOP is currently in Australia for 2-3 months still, so cannot make changes for direct POTS or Internet connection, but in the mean time a bridge system is required.

    Binkd and/or ifcico, crashmail, & golded; that's what I've been using for sysop points, for instance. Golded missed out being in
    sarge because of issues with it, but it'll be back in etch; I've had
    it installed on the one system since Debian v2.0...<g> (in place updates; Debian potato -> woody -> sarge)

    GoldEd works fine here with MBSE BBS as well, if you can help with config files for ifcico/crashmail, to give me a jump-start so to say, that might help, just that I ran BinkleyTerm/Squish/TimED under OS/2 and DOS before that, before moving on to Linux Husky and then MBSE BBS. So I am reasonably comfortable with how they work, but another simple/easy to implement system is also welcome, the less "hoops" I have to jump thru to make it work/function as desired, the better ...

    Am running Debian

    Russell

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5
    * Origin: Rusty's BBS - Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa (5:7105/1)
  • From Jame Clay@1:120/546 to Russell Tiedt on Fri Nov 17 18:29:24 2006
    Hi Russell!

    Binkd and/or ifcico, crashmail, & golded; that's what I've been
    using for sysop points, for instance.

    GoldEd works fine here with MBSE BBS as well, if you can help with config files for ifcico/crashmail, to give me a jump-start so to say, that might
    help,

    Been meaning to put together an archive of example config files, to have avaialble online; let me work on putting something together...



    Jame


    --- BBBS/LiI v4.01 Flag-5
    * Origin: https://rocasa.biz/bbbs (1:120/546)
  • From Russell Tiedt@5:7105/1 to Jame Clay on Sat Nov 18 15:45:17 2006
    Hello Jame.

    17 Nov 06 18:29, you wrote to me:

    Binkd and/or ifcico, crashmail, & golded; that's what I've been
    using for sysop points, for instance.

    GoldEd works fine here with MBSE BBS as well, if you can help with
    config files for ifcico/crashmail, to give me a jump-start so to
    say, that might help,

    Been meaning to put together an archive of example config files, to have avaialble online; let me work on putting something together...

    Right'o

    Russell

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5
    * Origin: Rusty's BBS - Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa (5:7105/1)