• Wildcat! v4.20

    From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to All on Wed Dec 19 20:30:10 2018
    Whew!

    Spent a fair amount of time configuring machines and installing
    software but I now have the ViaSoft Support BBS running full time on one
    POTS line and from time to time I'll bring up the second POTS line
    which both have USR Courier 56k V.Everything modems. For the most part,
    I'll be using the second line for testing.

    The board is running on two Dell XPS 500/550 (P3) boxes using 120gb
    SSD's (DOS 6.22 only allows me to get to 8gb). The server is
    a Dell Dimension 4100 with 512mb memory and runs Novell v3.11 (100 user)
    with a pair of 120gb SSD's using 10BaseT (10mb) NICs. All of this is
    sitting on APC UPS's just in case.

    Of course, ViaMAIL! sits in front of both lines and accepts both human
    and mail calls (1:104/57). I've been adding DOS specific files to the
    BBS and I'm sitting at over 11,000 files with plenty more to add. The Registered Product doors won't be available until everything else is
    completely working and after I've had a chance to refactor them.

    As I'm sure you can tell, I'm trying to remain old school here by being
    a purely DOS based BBS with no Telnet capabilities. There's just
    something missing with a TelNet connection -- oh yeah, modem tones!
    Besides, I'm not real keen on subjecting my web servers/firewalls to
    the constant pounding of TelNet script kiddies.

    I'm bringing the board back up in support of all the original ViaSoft
    products as well as the ones I'm working on to re-release after all
    the compilation and doc updates are complete. So look to see a flood of
    some 20+ archives in the not-to-distant future. The board will also
    serve as a test bed for these programs to ensure they'll work as
    expected.

    If you have time (and a modem - MagicJack works but not much faster
    than 16.8/21.6), give the board a call at 303-953-0568 and say hello.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Joe Martin on Wed Dec 19 22:14:15 2018
    *
    * On Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 353 at 08:30 PM,
    * Joe Martin said to All,
    * about Wildcat! v4.20 ...
    *

    I shut down my POTS line due to problems with Magicjack (or VOIP, not sure which) though once I can see myself clear to bring back an ATT line I will rez POTS and WC! Stay tuned! {chuckle}


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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Joe Martin on Thu Dec 20 15:42:00 2018
    Joe Martin wrote to All <=-

    Of course, ViaMAIL! sits in front of both lines and accepts both human
    and mail calls (1:104/57). I've been adding DOS specific files to the
    BBS and I'm sitting at over 11,000 files with plenty more to add. The Registered Product doors won't be available until everything else is completely working and after I've had a chance to refactor them.

    As I'm sure you can tell, I'm trying to remain old school here by being
    a purely DOS based BBS with no Telnet capabilities. There's just something missing with a TelNet connection -- oh yeah, modem tones! Besides, I'm not real keen on subjecting my web servers/firewalls to
    the constant pounding of TelNet script kiddies.

    Welcome aboard! Also, if you use something like Internet Rex, you are
    also welcome to become a part of WINSnet, which has a Wildcat! 4.x
    echomail area :)

    ... Drop your carrier ... we have you surrounded!
    --- MultiMail/OS/2 v0.50
    * Origin: Omicron Theta (1:116/17)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Wed Dec 26 05:13:00 2018
    Joe, was just wondering if you were going to still keep working on the SearchLight side of things and if the VIA_SOFT echo is still a viable one to carry?

    --- ViaMAIL!/SL v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Fully Integrated Front End Mailer (1:261/20)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Wed Dec 26 05:19:00 2018
    Of course, ViaMAIL! sits in front of both lines and accepts both human
    and mail calls (1:104/57). I've been adding DOS specific files to the

    Still going to keep on updating this and keeping SL support? :) It's really the ONLY decent mail processor for SL anymore since I am not too pleased
    with the built in one that comes with SL.

    --- ViaMAIL!/SL v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Fully Integrated Front End Mailer (1:261/20)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Thu Dec 27 18:44:53 2018
    Joe, was just wondering if you were going to still keep working on th SearchLight side of things and if the VIA_SOFT echo is still a viable
    carry?

    --- ViaMAIL!/SL v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Fully Integrated Front End Mailer (1:261/20)

    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ago and I'd
    just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke with Janis
    awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not to
    mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my appologies. But
    I'll be doing that shortly.

    Now to your question, since I have my hardware/software setup working,
    there's no reason not to evolve the SL version as well -- same codebase
    after all.

    Hope that helps. FWIW, I have found some issues that I'll need to
    address before the next release (both WC and SL).

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Thu Dec 27 18:48:20 2018
    Of course, ViaMAIL! sits in front of both lines and accepts both
    human >and mail calls (1:104/57). I've been adding DOS specific
    files to the
    Still going to keep on updating this and keeping SL support? :) It's
    the ONLY decent mail processor for SL anymore since I am not too plea
    with the built in one that comes with SL.

    --- ViaMAIL!/SL v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Fully Integrated Front End Mailer (1:261/20)

    Thanks Robert...

    You know, Frank gave me a copy of the source for SL quite some time ago
    and while I got it to compile/run (even reorganized it), I never
    realized it had some form of mailer in it.

    Can you elaborate on that for me?

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Joe Martin on Thu Dec 27 20:41:47 2018
    Joe Martin wrote to Warp 4 <=-

    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ago and I'd just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke with
    Janis awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    Ok, please keep me informed about this so that I can be sure to areafix
    it here, if it has not been created yet.

    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not to mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my appologies. But I'll be doing that shortly.

    ooooh! A NOVELL network. What a "Novell" idea ;)

    Now to your question, since I have my hardware/software setup working, there's no reason not to evolve the SL version as well -- same codebase after all.

    Sweet! :) I have the ability to test that here as well :)

    Hope that helps. FWIW, I have found some issues that I'll need to
    address before the next release (both WC and SL).

    Understood.

    ... Gone crazy, be back later, please leave message.
    ___ MultiMail/Win v0.51

    --- Mystic BBS/QWK v1.12 A41 2018/12/27 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Omicron Theta * Southaven MS * winserver.org:2300 (1:116/18)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18 to Joe Martin on Thu Dec 27 20:41:47 2018
    Joe Martin wrote to Warp 4 <=-

    You know, Frank gave me a copy of the source for SL quite some time ago and while I got it to compile/run (even reorganized it), I never
    realized it had some form of mailer in it.

    Can you elaborate on that for me?

    Yeah, it's the SLMAIL.EXE file. Not too keen on the way it's used,
    though :( Which is why I prefer ViaMail instead :)

    ... 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
    ___ MultiMail/Win v0.51

    --- Mystic BBS/QWK v1.12 A41 2018/12/27 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Omicron Theta * Southaven MS * winserver.org:2300 (1:116/18)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Fri Dec 28 07:21:50 2018
    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not
    to JM> mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my
    appologies. But JM> I'll be doing that shortly.

    ooooh! A NOVELL network. What a "Novell" idea ;)

    Back in the day, I used to be certified on the v2.11 stuff, so I figured
    I'd get a version of Novell close to the time period that we used to run
    the support board. So v3.11 was available and I bought a copy off eBay.
    Next I had to get the server installed, hunt down network cards and get
    them to work, find drivers etc. No small feat, but interesting.

    Perspective now -- Having 800mb of RAM in a Novell server was a bit odd
    to me (our support board only had 16mb in the server at the time) so
    matching the hard drives to the memory was another gotcha but I'm
    through all the rough patches. 10mbit on the NICs back in the day was
    pretty fast, not so much today. I have to wait a little over a second
    just for ViaMAIL!'s .OVR file to load (1.6mb).

    Now to your question, since I have my hardware/software setup wor there's no reason not to evolve the SL version as well -- same
    codebase JM> after all.

    Sweet! :) I have the ability to test that here as well :)

    So what kind of hardware/software config do you have in support of SL?

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Fri Dec 28 07:24:18 2018
    Yeah, it's the SLMAIL.EXE file. Not too keen on the way it's used,
    though :( Which is why I prefer ViaMail instead :)

    When I have time, I'll have to take a peek at the code just to see
    what it does.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Joe Martin on Fri Dec 28 13:40:08 2018
    Going to take my response to this to netmail since it is off topic for the
    area (so sayeth the moderator, who asked the SL question in the first place <G>).

    On Dec 28, 2018 07:21am, Joe Martin wrote to Robert Wolfe:

    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not
    to JM> mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my
    appologies. But JM> I'll be doing that shortly.

    ooooh! A NOVELL network. What a "Novell" idea ;)

    Back in the day, I used to be certified on the v2.11 stuff, so I figured I'd get a version of Novell close to the time period that we used to run the support board. So v3.11 was available and I bought a copy off eBay. Next I had to get the server installed, hunt down network cards and get them to work, find drivers etc. No small feat, but interesting.

    Perspective now -- Having 800mb of RAM in a Novell server was a bit odd
    to me (our support board only had 16mb in the server at the time) so matching the hard drives to the memory was another gotcha but I'm
    through all the rough patches. 10mbit on the NICs back in the day was pretty fast, not so much today. I have to wait a little over a second just for ViaMAIL!'s .OVR file to load (1.6mb).

    Now to your question, since I have my hardware/software setup wor
    there's no reason not to evolve the SL version as well -- same
    codebase JM> after all.

    Sweet! :) I have the ability to test that here as well :)

    So what kind of hardware/software config do you have in support of SL?

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)

    ... Platinum Xpress & Wildcat!..... Nice!!!!
    --- Platinum Xpress/Win/WINServer v3.0pr5
    * Origin: Omicron Theta (1:116/17)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Joe Martin on Fri Dec 28 13:40:44 2018
    On Dec 28, 2018 07:24am, Joe Martin wrote to Robert Wolfe:

    Yeah, it's the SLMAIL.EXE file. Not too keen on the way it's used,
    though :( Which is why I prefer ViaMail instead :)

    When I have time, I'll have to take a peek at the code just to see
    what it does.

    Again, taking my response to netmail. ;)

    ... Platinum Xpress & Wildcat!..... Nice!!!!
    --- Platinum Xpress/Win/WINServer v3.0pr5
    * Origin: Omicron Theta (1:116/17)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Fri Dec 28 15:39:56 2018
    Going to take my response to this to netmail since it is off topic
    for the area (so sayeth the moderator, who asked the SL question in
    the first place <G>).

    On Dec 28, 2018 07:21am, Joe Martin wrote to Robert Wolfe:

    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS
    not ->> to JM> mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my
    appologies. But JM> I'll be doing that shortly.

    ooooh! A NOVELL network. What a "Novell" idea ;)

    Back in the day, I used to be certified on the v2.11 stuff, so I
    I'd get a version of Novell close to the time period that we used
    the support board. So v3.11 was available and I bought a copy of
    Next I had to get the server installed, hunt down network cards a
    them to work, find drivers etc. No small feat, but interesting.

    Perspective now -- Having 800mb of RAM in a Novell server was a b
    to me (our support board only had 16mb in the server at the time) matching the hard drives to the memory was another gotcha but I'm through all the rough patches. 10mbit on the NICs back in the da
    pretty fast, not so much today. I have to wait a little over a
    second
    just for ViaMAIL!'s .OVR file to load (1.6mb).

    Now to your question, since I have my hardware/software setup
    there's no reason not to evolve the SL version as well -- sam
    codebase JM> after all.

    Sweet! :) I have the ability to test that here as well :)

    So what kind of hardware/software config do you have in support o

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:

    Chuckle... Shame on you! :-)

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Fri Dec 28 18:52:00 2018
    Going to take my response to this to netmail since it is off topic
    for the area (so sayeth the moderator, who asked the SL question in
    the first place <G>).

    [...snip snip...]

    Chuckle... Shame on you! :-)

    heh heh. Looking forward to your netmail replies. :)

    --- ViaMAIL!/SL v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Fully Integrated Front End Mailer (1:261/20)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to All on Tue Jan 1 10:14:48 2019
    Hi folks...

    I had an experience today I thought I would share with you.

    When logging into Wildcat! v4.20 this morning, I received some netmail
    messages and was replying to one which sent me off to ViaADDR!, the
    netmail 'door' which happily allowed me to accept the reply address.

    Upon recycling back to the BBS, Wildcat! detected I was out of time
    and promptly kicked me off stating I had exceeded my time limit.
    Obviously that wasn't the case (I had only been on a few minutes) so the
    whole thing sounded way too familiar.

    So I ran up my PATCHWC v3.00 program and checked the Epoch date on the WILDCAT.EXE and sure enough, it was set for 1919. Since today is the
    first day of 2019, this was the exact reason PATCHWC.EXE was created
    for.

    So I ran up PATCHWC.EXE and changed the Epoch date to 1930 and ran it
    against Wildcat!'s executables. Subsequent attempts at replying to
    netmails in Wildcat! were now successful and life is good.

    Long story short, if you run DOORs (of any kind) and have not patched
    your Wildcat! EXEs, or if your Epoch date was set to 1919 (as was mine),
    then you'll need to run PATCHWC against it and use at least 1920 as the
    Epoch date. If you need a copy of the program (it's free), let me know
    and I'll make it available for you.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Fri Jan 4 00:00:00 2019
    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ago and
    I'd just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke
    with Janis awhile back and we'll be creating a new one
    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    Ok, just keep me posted, please.

    Hope that helps. FWIW, I have found some issues that I'll need to
    address before the next release (both WC and SL).

    My question is this -- how do you send netmail using ViaMail from within WC! itself?

    Also, you know Santronics has PX/WINS v7 available now, right? :)


    --- InterEcho 1.20
    * Origin: Omicron Theta * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:261/20)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Thu Jan 3 16:54:36 2019
    My question is this -- how do you send netmail using ViaMail from wit itself?

    ViaADDR! of course. You'll need to modify your FIDOENTR.BAT as well to
    launch VA.EXE with the appropriate command line parameters.

    Also, you know Santronics has PX/WINS v7 available now, right? :)

    Yeah, I saw your earlier message.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From LEE GREEN@1:102/401 to Joe Martin on Fri Jan 4 13:40:06 2019
    I didn't have that problem this year on my WC4MLP so I guess mine is set
    to something else but I would still like a copy of the program for
    future use. You can send it to me at: sysop@techware2k.com

    Do you make a netmail door for WC5? PXW OUTbound Netmail isn't working
    for me and some others.

    Thanks.
    WC5 bbs.techware2k.com
    WC4 bbs.techware2k.com:24

    Hi folks...

    I had an experience today I thought I would share with you.

    When logging into Wildcat! v4.20 this morning, I received some netmail messages and was replying to one which sent me off to ViaADDR!, the
    netmail 'door' which happily allowed me to accept the reply address.

    Upon recycling back to the BBS, Wildcat! detected I was out of time
    and promptly kicked me off stating I had exceeded my time limit.
    Obviously that wasn't the case (I had only been on a few minutes) so the whole thing sounded way too familiar.

    So I ran up my PATCHWC v3.00 program and checked the Epoch date on the WILDCAT.EXE and sure enough, it was set for 1919. Since today is the
    first day of 2019, this was the exact reason PATCHWC.EXE was created
    for.

    So I ran up PATCHWC.EXE and changed the Epoch date to 1930 and ran it against Wildcat!'s executables. Subsequent attempts at replying to
    netmails in Wildcat! were now successful and life is good.

    Long story short, if you run DOORs (of any kind) and have not patched
    your Wildcat! EXEs, or if your Epoch date was set to 1919 (as was mine), then you'll need to run PATCHWC against it and use at least 1920 as the Epoch date. If you need a copy of the program (it's free), let me know
    and I'll make it available for you.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
    --- Platinum Xpress/Win/WINServer v3.1
    * Origin: TECHWARE BBS - Since 1995 - www.techware.dynip.com/ (1:102/401)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Lee Green on Fri Jan 4 20:34:16 2019
    I didn't have that problem this year on my WC4MLP so I guess mine is
    to something else but I would still like a copy of the program for
    future use. You can send it to me at: sysop@techware2k.com

    Do you make a netmail door for WC5? PXW OUTbound Netmail isn't
    working for me and some others.

    Good. As it turns out, Robert may be experiencing that very issue with
    the Netmail Door (WC4).

    In answer to your question, no I don't. That work stopped years ago
    (90's) and I never revived it. I did work with Allen Prunty recently on creating a tosser for WC5, which at this point is on hold until he has
    more time for testing. Presently it tosses/scans (JAM msg format only)
    and packs to the Binkley queue just fine.

    It's actually kinda nice as its written to be easily extensible for
    other BBS formats. ie: WC5+. Unfortunately, it just not there yet for
    WC5+. But it sits in the background waiting for mail to arrive and automatically processes it. Like I said, kinda nice.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Sat Jan 5 15:37:43 2019
    just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke with Ja
    awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I
    believe).
    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not to
    mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my appologies.
    But I'll be doing that shortly.

    Please keep me posted.

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Lightning Fast Speeds for Wildcat! (1:261/20)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Lee Green on Sat Jan 5 15:40:46 2019
    I didn't have that problem this year on my WC4MLP so I guess mine is
    to something else but I would still like a copy of the program for
    future use. You can send it to me at: sysop@techware2k.com

    I had that problem on my end. Still having an issue with the
    SECLEVEL.DAT file I posted about earlier though.

    Do you make a netmail door for WC5? PXW OUTbound Netmail isn't
    working for me and some others.

    I think he only has stuff for Wildcat! 4.x.

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Lightning Fast Speeds for Wildcat! (1:261/20)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Joe Martin on Sat Jan 5 15:42:22 2019
    Good. As it turns out, Robert may be experiencing that very issue wi
    the Netmail Door (WC4).

    Nope. I was able to send netmail just fine it seems with VA.EXE :)

    In answer to your question, no I don't. That work stopped years ago
    (90's) and I never revived it. I did work with Allen Prunty
    recently on creating a tosser for WC5, which at this point is on
    hold until he has more time for testing. Presently it tosses/scans
    (JAM msg format only) and packs to the Binkley queue just fine.

    As I recalled, I was (am still) willing to help you with that as well :)
    I even have TONS of time for testing. Then, too, no one has seen Allen
    around in quite some time and we are hoping he is doing well.

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Lightning Fast Speeds for Wildcat! (1:261/20)
  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Joe Martin on Sat Jan 5 19:13:11 2019
    * An ongoing debate between Robert Wolfe and Joe Martin rages on ...

    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ago and
    I'd just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke
    with Janis awhile back and we'll be creating a new one
    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    Want me to handle that for you? Just take a sec :)


    .- Keep the faith, --------------------------------------------------.
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    * Origin: FIDONet - The Positronium Repository (1:393/68)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Ben Ritchey on Sun Jan 6 09:40:56 2019
    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ag
    I'd just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I sp
    with Janis awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    Want me to handle that for you? Just take a sec :)

    Not sure he is quite ready for that yet. :)

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Lightning Fast Speeds for Wildcat! (1:261/20)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Jan 6 09:33:33 2019
    just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I spoke with
    awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I
    believe).
    With the holidays and setting up a Novell network for my BBS not t mention hardware changes, I kinda got side-tracked, my appologies.
    But I'll be doing that shortly.

    Please keep me posted.

    I'm going to see about doing that this week sometime.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Jan 6 09:40:01 2019
    Good. As it turns out, Robert may be experiencing that very issue
    the Netmail Door (WC4).

    Nope. I was able to send netmail just fine it seems with VA.EXE :)

    Good news...

    In answer to your question, no I don't. That work stopped years
    ago -> (90's) and I never revived it. I did work with Allen Prunty
    recently on creating a tosser for WC5, which at this point is on
    hold until he has more time for testing. Presently it tosses/scan
    (JAM msg format only) and packs to the Binkley queue just fine.

    As I recalled, I was (am still) willing to help you with that as well
    I even have TONS of time for testing. Then, too, no one has seen All
    around in quite some time and we are hoping he is doing well.

    You were and still are. I've been planning on re-releasing this stuff
    and am getting much closer to doing so now that the BBS is back up and
    running and that the DOCs have (for the most part) all been updated.

    Now once all of that is finished, we'll resume work on it. It would go
    faster if I was already retired, but alas, I still have another 5 years
    before that happens. :-)

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Ben Ritchey on Sun Jan 6 09:42:44 2019
    As far as I know, the VIA_SOFT echo was shut down some time ag
    I'd just as soon let it die -- never liked the spelling. I sp
    with Janis awhile back and we'll be creating a new one (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe).

    Want me to handle that for you? Just take a sec :)

    If you're serious, by all means!

    Area Name: VIASOFT_SUPPORT
    Moderator: Robert Wolfe

    It would be good to have a place where we could talk "On-Topic"...

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Jan 6 12:14:42 2019
    * An ongoing debate between Robert Wolfe and Ben Ritchey rages on ...

    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe). -> -> Want me to handle that
    for you? Just take a sec :)
    Not sure he is quite ready for that yet. :)

    Too late {chuckle} see your Netmaill inbound :) wait for Hubs to pick up the new VIASOFT_SUPPORT echo then link up :)


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  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Joe Martin on Sun Jan 6 15:05:56 2019
    * An ongoing debate between Joe Martin and Ben Ritchey rages on ...

    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe). -> -> Want me to handle that
    for you? Just take a sec :)
    If you're serious, by all means!
    Area Name: VIASOFT_SUPPORT
    Moderator: Robert Wolfe
    It would be good to have a place where we could talk "On-Topic"...

    All done, just wait for Hubs to pickup the new echo and link up! Sent EList info to RW ...


    .- Keep the faith, --------------------------------------------------.
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  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Ben Ritchey on Sun Jan 6 16:56:23 2019
    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe). -> -> Want me to handle th
    for you? Just take a sec :)
    Not sure he is quite ready for that yet. :)

    Too late {chuckle} see your Netmaill inbound :) wait for Hubs to
    pick up the new VIASOFT_SUPPORT echo then link up :)

    Thanks Ben...

    All set up here on my side, just need Janis's system to ack my SUB
    message.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Ben Ritchey on Sun Jan 6 16:57:22 2019
    (VIASOFT_SUPPORT I believe). -> -> Want me to handle th
    for you? Just take a sec :)
    If you're serious, by all means!
    Area Name: VIASOFT_SUPPORT
    Moderator: Robert Wolfe
    It would be good to have a place where we could talk
    "On-Topic"...

    All done, just wait for Hubs to pickup the new echo and link up! Sent
    info to RW ...

    Perfect, thanks again.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to Ben Ritchey on Sun Jan 6 22:41:19 2019
    * An ongoing debate between Joe Martin and Ben Ritchey rages on ...
    It would be good to have a place where we could talk
    "On-Topic"...

    All done, just wait for Hubs to pickup the new echo and link up! Sent
    info to RW ...

    Added 1:116/18 to the echo and sent areafix request to Janis' system.
    Hopefully we can get the ball rolling. :)

    I will add it to ViaMail! here and also add it to Wildcat! (oh, and add
    it to 1:116/17 as well <smiles>).

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaMAIL! - Lightning Fast Speeds for Wildcat! (1:261/20)
  • From LEE GREEN@1:102/401 to Joe Martin on Thu Jan 24 18:31:54 2019
    SGID: 1:104/57.0 520b9e4f
    ID: ViaMAIL! v2.00 90-0001

    Upon recycling back to the BBS, Wildcat! detected I was out of time
    and promptly kicked me off stating I had exceeded my time limit.
    Obviously that wasn't the case (I had only been on a few minutes) so the ->whole thing sounded way too familiar.

    So I ran up my PATCHWC v3.00 program and checked the Epoch date on the ->WILDCAT.EXE and sure enough, it was set for 1919. Since today is the
    first day of 2019, this was the exact reason PATCHWC.EXE was created
    for.

    So I ran up PATCHWC.EXE and changed the Epoch date to 1930 and ran it ->against Wildcat!'s executables. Subsequent attempts at replying to ->netmails in Wildcat! were now successful and life is good.

    Long story short, if you run DOORs (of any kind) and have not patched
    your Wildcat! EXEs, or if your Epoch date was set to 1919 (as was mine), ->then you'll need to run PATCHWC against it and use at least 1920 as the

    Epoch date. If you need a copy of the program (it's free), let me know
    and I'll make it available for you.

    I requested a copy but never received it???
    Can you send it to sysop@techware2k.com

    Thanks



    ...Half of the people in the world are below average.
    ---BapStats Module (bsDBASE v6.1 Build 1)

    * Origin: TECHWARE BBS - Since 1995 - www.techware.dynip.com/ (1:102/401)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Lee Green on Fri Jan 25 21:47:00 2019
    So I ran up PATCHWC.EXE and changed the Epoch date to 1930 and ran ->against Wildcat!'s executables. Subsequent attempts at replying to ->netmails in Wildcat! were now successful and life is good.

    Long story short, if you run DOORs (of any kind) and have not patch
    your Wildcat! EXEs, or if your Epoch date was set to 1919 (as was m
    then you'll need to run PATCHWC against it and use at least 1920 as

    Epoch date. If you need a copy of the program (it's free), let me
    and I'll make it available for you.

    I requested a copy but never received it???
    Can you send it to sysop@techware2k.com

    Never got your message, but will be happy to send it your way. Just
    made a note to myself and will send it off in the morning..

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Joe Martin@1:104/57 to Lee Green on Sat Jan 26 07:57:12 2019
    Epoch date. If you need a copy of the program (it's free), let me
    and I'll make it available for you.

    I requested a copy but never received it???
    Can you send it to sysop@techware2k.com

    Thanks

    Just sent this out, lemme know if you have any issues.

    Regards,

    Joe Martin

    --- ViaMAIL!/WC v2.00
    * Origin: ViaSoft Support BBS - Back online at 303-953-0568 (1:104/57)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/18.2 to LEE GREEN on Tue Jan 29 21:17:14 2019
    I requested a copy but never received it???
    Can you send it to sysop@techware2k.com

    Lee, are you in regular contact with Mark Bappe by any chance?

    --- BBBS/2 v4.10 Toy-3
    * Origin: Omicron Theta/2 * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/18.2)
  • From LEE GREEN@1:102/401 to ROBERT WOLFE on Wed Jan 30 22:08:40 2019
    SGID: 1:116/18.2 88fd36bf
    ZUTC: -0600
    HARSET: PC-8

    Lee, are you in regular contact with Mark Bappe by any chance?

    Haven't heard from Mark in over 10 years, he's gone.


    --- BBBS/2 v4.10 Toy-3
    * Origin: Omicron Theta/2 * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/18.2)



    ...It's not just a hobby, it's an obsession!
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    * Origin: TECHWARE BBS - Since 1995 - www.techware.dynip.com/ (1:102/401)
  • From Robert Wolfe@1:116/17 to Lee Green on Thu Jan 31 18:48:16 2019
    Lee, are you in regular contact with Mark Bappe by any chance?

    Haven't heard from Mark in over 10 years, he's gone.


    That's sad. :( Would love to recover my key for more than 2 nodes.
    --- Platinum Xpress/Win/WINServer v3.1
    * Origin: Omicron Theta (1:116/17)