• questions

    From Seth Hurst@seth@vert.synchro.net to FidoNet.OTHERNETS on Mon Aug 1 15:07:34 2022
    Is it possible to run a test net for playing with out running a BBS
    software? Kind of wanting to skip the menus for screenreaders/tts
    devices. Is there a good reason for ftn vs qwk? Also what does it mean
    for a ftp based feed? One of the othernets on here said that they host
    nodes via a ftp link. Sorry for this newbie questions. I just
    rediscovered usenet and wasn't born around the time when it came out.
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.1 to Seth Hurst on Mon Aug 1 13:18:02 2022
    Hello Seth,

    Is it possible to run a test net for playing with out running a BBS software? Kind of wanting to skip the menus for screenreaders/tts
    devices. Is there a good reason for ftn vs qwk?

    You could get yourself a point and do it that way. A point software has a mailer and message reader so you basically do what a BBS does (toss & scan messages) without a BBS.

    QWK is simpler. You can use any QWK reader.

    WinPoint might be a good place to start, you can grab it from..

    http://winpoint.org down at the bottom of that page.

    Also what does it mean for a ftp based feed? One of the othernets on
    here said that they host nodes via a ftp link.

    That just means they transfer mail and files using ftp instead of a mailer.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Seth Hurst@seth@vert.synchro.net to Alan Ianson on Mon Aug 1 17:11:25 2022
    On 8/1/22 16:18, Alan Ianson wrote:
    Hello Seth,

    SH> Is it possible to run a test net for playing with out running a BBS
    SH> software? Kind of wanting to skip the menus for screenreaders/tts
    SH> devices. Is there a good reason for ftn vs qwk?

    You could get yourself a point and do it that way. A point software has a mailer and message reader so you basically do what a BBS does (toss & scan messages) without a BBS.

    QWK is simpler. You can use any QWK reader.

    WinPoint might be a good place to start, you can grab it from..

    http://winpoint.org down at the bottom of that page.

    SH> Also what does it mean for a ftp based feed? One of the othernets on
    SH> here said that they host nodes via a ftp link.

    That just means they transfer mail and files using ftp instead of a mailer.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

    ... Done't be sexist - Broads hate that!
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20220504
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757.1)
    I'm running linux so it would have to be a linux software.
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.1 to Seth Hurst on Tue Aug 2 05:09:06 2022
    Hello Seth,

    I'm running linux so it would have to be a linux software.

    OpenXP5 might work.

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757.1)