I would be curious to know how and what software (virtual
FOSSIL's) that any using an IP only FD setup is using.
I am looking to get back into FidoNet and looked at
Taurus, but it uses BSO
style and frankly I don't get it. I used FD 2.02NC up
until about 95 or so and
had a great working system.
If your using FD2.02NC or 2.26SW I would love to know
your setup for an IP only
node, NO DIALUP, NO BBS.
What virtual modem,and preferably FREE or very low cost
IP FOSSIL if your VM doesn't include it?
I use/d IPCom and it worked kinda okay... I seen to get errors connecting wit FD and some folks... I think Torus is a better solution,
JoHo may or may not
anything in the near future... anyway...
If you are stuck on something to sen
mail that acts like FD try IREX or internet rex you might find that a better choice.
I looked at IREX, but when I looked at it I guess it
didn't seem to be a
complete mailer and required a bunch of stuff to make it
work versus FD and
Taurus being complete packages. Maybe I just mis read
I think I've got Taurus working now, so I can hold out
till theres an IP
I use both Irex & Taurus... Most mail today is sent via binkp, they
are sent other ways, but mail is usually sent that way. I use
FD/IREX on my mail host system because I have the software tho
support it... FD & FE ... I use the FM editor that comes with FD
and well I just like it.
I know that there are little utilities out there that wil help you
convert your outbount to BSO but I say what the heck... Use IREX
until JoHo feels like he can put the effort into it. It would be
nice if he just made FD an open source project and try to get
others when want to help help!!
Anyway... what BBS software R U using??
I guess I just am missing the clues on how Irex operates.
I am thinking it works like FD as a mailer. I just must
be reading it wrong and too fast or something.... Right
now I am *appeased* with Taurus. It seems to be doing
what I needed after getting some english help files,
THANKS to Fidonet (the usenet posts got me no where) I
can figure out what all the menus do and get them setup.
Irex is like Taurus in that it'll send mail over the net using
binkp... Irex can be configured to work directly with FD... they
share directories \fd\outbound, \fd\sema\ ... bla bla bla. If you
are sending mail over the net you can use Irex and any dialup nodes
connection and it should work fine... It you setup taurus you
should be able to do Irex easy!!!
So hopefully FD will support IP only setups natively in
No dialup at all here. IP only. So from the sounds of this FD doesn't do BinkP
yet to do IP only via FD. I also want one piece of software for the mailer....So I guess I will have to stick with Taurus for now. RATS.
So hopefully FD will support IP only setups natively in the future.
You might want to look into DOSBOX. http://dosbox.sourceforge.net.
The latest version (0.65 at this time) will allow you to configure
a COM port to any port.
This program is FREE, and is available for many platforms,
including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The OS/2 version is at
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