• Synchronet BBS

    From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:11:49
    Hey DM. Why is there no compiled versions of Synchronet BBS for Linux or Raspberry Pi like Mystic has?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:42:40
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Oct 17 2019 11:11 am

    Hey DM. Why is there no compiled versions of Synchronet BBS for Linux or Raspberry Pi like Mystic has?

    1. You can (and should) build from source when you can. This an *advantage* of open source projects like Synchronet.

    2. There *are* prebuilt binaries for Linux-x64 available at ftp://vert.synchro.net/Synchronet/ - who said there wasn't?

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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to The Millionaire on Thursday, October 17, 2019 23:41:27
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Thu Oct 17 2019 11:11 am

    Hey DM. Why is there no compiled versions of Synchronet BBS for Linux or Raspberry Pi like Mystic has?

    It's really not to hard to compile synchronet the instructions are on the synchronet BBS web page.
    like I told you before I have a raspian image with both synchronet and mystic both all set up, if you're truly interested I could post a link.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Saturday, April 11, 2020 07:26:34
    I see it is now Synchronet BBS version 3.18 for Linux. Nice to see a new version of it. :-)

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:26:14
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:26 am

    I see it is now Synchronet BBS version 3.18 for Linux. Nice to see a new version of it. :-)

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new functionality has been added recently.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Nightfox on Saturday, April 11, 2020 19:10:53
    Nightfox wrote:
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:26 am

    I see it is now Synchronet BBS version 3.18 for Linux. Nice to see a new
    version of it. :-)

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new functionality has been added recently.



    Probably because of the addition to init-xtern and init-fidonet, who pretty
    big features that assist the sysop with getting up FTNs and doors.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE2 to Nelgin on Saturday, April 11, 2020 17:30:03
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Nelgin to Nightfox on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:10 pm

    Nightfox wrote:
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:26 am

    I see it is now Synchronet BBS version 3.18 for Linux. Nice to see a new
    version of it. :-)

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new functionality has been added recently.



    Probably because of the addition to init-xtern and init-fidonet, who pretty big features that assist the sysop with getting up FTNs and doors.


    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an easier way now. :-)

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to The Millionaire on Saturday, April 11, 2020 19:48:40
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nelgin on Sat Apr 11 2020 05:30 pm

    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an easier way now. :-)

    It took some getting going for me and then when I added my first othernet, I had to jiggle some things around, but now adding a new net is pretty easy, even if there's a bunch of steps you have to go through to get there. I have the process down now. I'm still not sure I have my echocfg as it "should be" but I know it works so I'm not likely to change it.

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Nelgin on Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:29:00
    On 04-11-20 19:48, Nelgin wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    It took some getting going for me and then when I added my first

    My first FTN - Fidonet itself - took a few goes to get right on Synchronet, but each successive FTN has got easier, to the point that I can now set one up in minutes and have it working first go. Last week, I even had to renumber one of my FTNs, because the owner of that network was forced to change zones. I actually managed it better than the other end, because I was able to preserve all of my echomail feeds, because I simply edited areas.bbs to match the net addressing. And it all worked first go. :)

    othernet, I had to jiggle some things around, but now adding a new net
    is pretty easy, even if there's a bunch of steps you have to go through
    to get there. I have the process down now. I'm still not sure I have my echocfg as it "should be" but I know it works so I'm not likely to
    change it.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. ;)


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to The Millionaire on Sunday, April 12, 2020 07:36:28
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nelgin on Sat Apr 11 2020 05:30 pm

    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an easier way now. :-)

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    How so?

    HusTler

    HusTler@havens.synchro.net



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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Tony Langdon on Sunday, April 12, 2020 03:31:02
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Tony Langdon to Nelgin on Sun Apr 12 2020 12:29 pm

    My first FTN - Fidonet itself - took a few goes to get right on Synchronet, but each successive FTN has got easier, to the point that I can now set one up in minutes and have it working first go. Last week, I even had to renumber one of my FTNs, because the owner of that network was forced to change zones. I actually managed it better than the other end, because I was able to preserve all of my echomail feeds, because I simply edited areas.bbs to match the net addressing. And it all worked first go. :)

    I'm not sure he was forced to change zones, but it was very highly suggested that he did. My fault, sorry :) Zone 92 was already being used by another net. lol

    Yup, I can add a net in a few minutes.
    scfg
    add alias to the list of networks
    import message areas - change directory and clone, then fix privs
    export areas to areas.bbs
    import file areas and change directory
    echocfg
    add setting for linked node
    add the domain to the list
    binkd.cfg
    Add domain entry, add do list of addressed
    binkd.inc
    Added hub node if necessary
    networks.txt
    My own file used for an areafix/filefix/binkd call script

    then run maketickit - my own script to generate a tickit.ini file

    Logout, wait for bbs to recycle. All done.


    I'm writing this here for anyone else who may not have a process down.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to HusTler on Sunday, April 12, 2020 17:54:41
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: HusTler to The Millionaire on Sun Apr 12 2020 07:36 am

    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nelgin on Sat Apr 11 2020 05:30 pm

    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an easier way now. :-)

    $ The Millionaire $

    How so?

    I think he's referring to the new init-fidonet.js module. Try it out. :-)

    digital man

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Nelgin on Monday, April 13, 2020 20:18:00
    On 04-12-20 03:31, Nelgin wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Tony Langdon to Nelgin on Sun Apr 12 2020 12:29 pm

    My first FTN - Fidonet itself - took a few goes to get right on Synchronet, but each successive FTN has got easier, to the point that I can now set one up in minutes and have it working first go. Last week, I even had to renumber one of my FTNs, because the owner of that network was forced to change zones. I actually managed it better than the other end, because I was able to preserve all of my echomail feeds, because I simply edited areas.bbs to match the net addressing. And it all worked first go. :)

    I'm not sure he was forced to change zones, but it was very highly suggested that he did. My fault, sorry :) Zone 92 was already being
    used by another net. lol

    Well that kinda makes it awkward when most software is not fully 5D aware LOL



    Yup, I can add a net in a few minutes.
    scfg
    add alias to the list of networks
    import message areas - change directory and clone, then fix privs
    export areas to areas.bbs
    import file areas and change directory
    echocfg
    add setting for linked node
    add the domain to the list
    binkd.cfg
    Add domain entry, add do list of addressed
    binkd.inc
    Added hub node if necessary
    networks.txt

    Similar to my process. :)

    My own file used for an areafix/filefix/binkd call script

    then run maketickit - my own script to generate a tickit.ini file

    Now that would be useful, tickit.ini is one of the few time consuming things left for FTNs. ;)

    Logout, wait for bbs to recycle. All done.


    I'm writing this here for anyone else who may not have a process down.

    Cool. :)


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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Tony Langdon on Monday, April 13, 2020 11:27:28
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Tony Langdon to Nelgin on Mon Apr 13 2020 08:18 pm

    I'm not sure he was forced to change zones, but it was very highly suggested that he did. My fault, sorry :) Zone 92 was already being used by another net. lol

    Well that kinda makes it awkward when most software is not fully 5D aware LOL

    Yeah, just a little bit. I did find a list of nets that someone postbined, very surprised to see zone 12 not in use which is what was picked.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Digital Man on Monday, April 13, 2020 10:39:23
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Digital Man to HusTler on Sun Apr 12 2020 05:54 pm

    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an
    easier way now. :-)


    How so?

    I think he's referring to the new init-fidonet.js module. Try it out. :-)

    To do that I would need to update Synchronet and then ask the New York Fido coordinator for a node number and feed. I'm better off waiting for hell to freeze over.

    HusTler@havens.synchro.net

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to HusTler on Monday, April 13, 2020 12:32:16
    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: HusTler to Digital Man on Mon Apr 13 2020 10:39 am

    Re: Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Digital Man to HusTler on Sun Apr 12 2020 05:54 pm

    i always had problems with setting up fidonet. so glad there's an TM>> easier way now. :-)


    How so?

    I think he's referring to the new init-fidonet.js module. Try it out. :-)

    To do that I would need to update Synchronet and then ask the New York Fido coordinator for a node number and feed. I'm better off waiting for hell to freeze over.

    It works for Othernets (FTN) too. But if you're not into it, that's cool too.

    digital man

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  • From Al@VERT to HusTler on Monday, April 13, 2020 12:48:38
    Hello HusTler,

    I think he's referring to the new init-fidonet.js module. Try it
    out. :-)

    To do that I would need to update Synchronet and then ask the New
    York Fido coordinator for a node number and feed. I'm better off
    waiting for hell to freeze over.

    The coordinator of the New York net should be able to assign you a node number without to much trouble. He will want to setup a secure session with your node also since he is responsible for directing any routed netmail addressed for your node to your node.

    You don't need to collect mail or files from there if you don't want to. As a node you can get mail/files from the node or nodes of your choosing. You just need to setup a link with that node or nodes.

    There may be personality differences (there often are) but your inclusion in fidonet should not be hard.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Al on Monday, April 13, 2020 18:39:03
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: Al to HusTler on Mon Apr 13 2020 12:48 pm

    York Fido coordinator for a node number and feed. I'm better off waiting for hell to freeze over.

    The coordinator of the New York net should be able to assign you a node numb without to much trouble. He will want to setup a secure session with your no also since he is responsible for directing any routed netmail addressed for


    they were flaming eachother a while back.
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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Nelgin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 14:09:00
    On 04-13-20 11:27, Nelgin wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Well that kinda makes it awkward when most software is not fully 5D aware LOL

    Yeah, just a little bit. I did find a list of nets that someone
    postbined, very surprised to see zone 12 not in use which is what was picked.

    Yeah I was surprised that z12 hadn't been claimed until now. That's why I went for 432, since 432 MHz is the SSB part of the 70cm amateur band and highly unlikely to be claimed by anyone else. :) And the hub address is almost like the SSB calling frequency. :D


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 06:12:18
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:26 am

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new functionality has been added recently.

    Nightfox

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    Has it been incremented as well for Windows too?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:20:05
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Apr 14 2020 06:12 am


    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Sat Apr 11 2020 07:26 am

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new functionality has been added recently.

    Has it been incremented as well for Windows too?

    The various flavors of Synchronet share the same source code and thus the same version numbers.

    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #34:
    FTSC = FidoNet Technical Standards Committee
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:28:05
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Apr 14 2020 06:12 am

    The various flavors of Synchronet share the same source code and thus the same version numbers.

    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #34:
    FTSC = FidoNet Technical Standards Committee
    Norco, CA WX: 71.1°F, 24.0% humidity, 2 mph E wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs


    So do we call this version 3.18a then? Like other versions were?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT to The Millionaire on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 15:03:00
    The Millionaire wrote to Digital Man <=-

    The various flavors of Synchronet share the same source code and thus the same version numbers.

    So do we call this version 3.18a then? Like other versions were?

    I don't think other versions were called "3.18a"...

    But yes, this one is. ;-)



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:52:55
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Apr 14 2020 06:12 am

    The version has simply been incremented. I don't think any major new
    functionality has been added recently.

    Has it been incremented as well for Windows too?

    uh.. Yes, as far as I know. It's normally the same version number for all platforms.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to TONY LANGDON on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 14:41:00
    Yeah I was surprised that z12 hadn't been claimed until now. That's why I went
    for 432, since 432 MHz is the SSB part of the 70cm amateur band and highly >unlikely to be claimed by anyone else. :) And the hub address is almost like >the SSB calling frequency. :D

    It may have been claimed once upon a time.

    Back in the DOS days, there were some utilties that did not seem to like
    zone numbers above 256 (or maybe it was 128). I was trying to set up a
    zone for a non-FTN network for bridging and had a lot of fun with that. :)


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 16:15:02
    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Apr 14 2020 12:28 pm


    Re: Synchronet BBS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Tue Apr 14 2020 06:12 am

    The various flavors of Synchronet share the same source code and thus the same version numbers.

    So do we call this version 3.18a then? Like other versions were?

    It is currently v3.18a, yes.

    digital man

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Dumas Walker on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:59:00
    On 04-14-20 14:41, Dumas Walker wrote to TONY LANGDON <=-

    It may have been claimed once upon a time.

    I've now had z432 for a few years. ;)

    Back in the DOS days, there were some utilties that did not seem to
    like zone numbers above 256 (or maybe it was 128). I was trying to set
    up a zone for a non-FTN network for bridging and had a lot of fun with that. :)

    Interesting. I didn't have any AKAs in zones above 100 back in the 90s. :)


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