• Synchronet Inactivity timeout

    From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to All on Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:26:44
    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout? It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend it a bit for me.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Grease on Sunday, November 24, 2019 13:06:23
    Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: Grease to All on Sun Nov 24 2019 10:26 am

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I was wonder if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout? It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but would like to extend it a bit for me.


    yeah it's in scfg. take a look at the older documentation. there's a lot of stuff you can pick up.
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Grease on Sunday, November 24, 2019 15:33:08
    Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: Grease to All on Sun Nov 24 2019 10:26 am

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I was wondering if
    there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout? It seems like I get the "Are you
    really there?" after two minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to
    extend it a bit for me.

    Yes it's in SCFG/Nodes/Advanced

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to MRO on Sunday, November 24, 2019 19:36:34
    Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: MRO to Grease on Sun Nov 24 2019 01:06 pm

    yeah it's in scfg. take a look at the older documentation. there's a lot of stuff you can pick up.

    I'll take a look.

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to HusTler on Sunday, November 24, 2019 19:37:15
    Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: HusTler to Grease on Sun Nov 24 2019 03:33 pm

    Yes it's in SCFG/Nodes/Advanced

    The one section I didn't look in.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Grease on Sunday, November 24, 2019 19:47:00
    Grease wrote to All <=-

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I
    was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout?
    It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two
    minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend
    it a bit for me.

    If you are the sysop, and properly registered yourself as User #1,
    you should have ALL exemptions and NO restrictions. One of the
    exemptions is the Inactivity timer.

    More here: http://wiki.synchro.net/access:exemptions



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Grease on Monday, November 25, 2019 12:16:12
    Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: Grease to All on Sun Nov 24 2019 10:26 am

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout? It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend it a bit for me.

    Give yourself the 'H' exemption and you won't get it at all.

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Grease on Monday, November 25, 2019 17:52:00
    On 11-24-19 10:26, Grease wrote to All <=-

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout? It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend it a bit for me.

    Yes, poke around in scfg. I've done the same for sysop level users. Ordinary users still have the 5 min timeout.


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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Gamgee on Monday, November 25, 2019 17:53:00
    On 11-24-19 19:47, Gamgee wrote to Grease <=-

    Grease wrote to All <=-

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I
    was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout?
    It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two
    minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend
    it a bit for me.

    If you are the sysop, and properly registered yourself as User #1,
    you should have ALL exemptions and NO restrictions. One of the
    exemptions is the Inactivity timer.

    I didn't have that by default. I had to tweak the inactivity timer settings for sysop users, from memory. :)


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  • From Dan Clough@VERT to Tony Langdon on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 20:33:00
    Tony Langdon wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I've been doing different stuff to the bbs with menus and such. I
    was wondering if there is a way to extend the inactivity timeout?
    It seems like I get the "Are you really there?" after two
    minutes. It's fine for below 90 users, but I would like to extend
    it a bit for me.

    If you are the sysop, and properly registered yourself as User #1,
    you should have ALL exemptions and NO restrictions. One of the
    exemptions is the Inactivity timer.

    I didn't have that by default. I had to tweak the inactivity
    timer settings for sysop users, from memory. :)

    If you are the first/actual/real Sysop, as User #1, you are by
    default configured with all exemptions and no restrictions.

    http://www.synchro.net/docs/system_config.html#CreatingSysopAccount

    If you are talking about designating subsequent user accounts as
    "sysops", then yes, you'd have to manually set their exemptions
    and restrictions.



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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Dan Clough on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 19:11:00
    On 11-26-19 20:33, Dan Clough wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    If you are the first/actual/real Sysop, as User #1, you are by
    default configured with all exemptions and no restrictions.

    How recent is that? I know it wasn't in 3.16. I can' recall if I had to tweak my second (start of 2018 at the time) 3.17 installation.

    http://www.synchro.net/docs/system_config.html#CreatingSysopAccount

    If you are talking about designating subsequent user accounts as
    "sysops", then yes, you'd have to manually set their exemptions
    and restrictions.

    That stands to reason.



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Tony Langdon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 07:35:00
    Tony Langdon wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    If you are the first/actual/real Sysop, as User #1, you are by
    default configured with all exemptions and no restrictions.

    How recent is that? I know it wasn't in 3.16. I can' recall if
    I had to tweak my second (start of 2018 at the time) 3.17
    installation.

    I'm not real sure. My first serious install was in late 2018, so
    was 3.17a or 3.17b, and it had it that way.

    Might be in a Changelog somewhere, but don't currently have the
    time to look... :-)



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Tony Langdon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 08:50:33
    Re: Re: Synchronet Inactivity timeout
    By: Tony Langdon to Dan Clough on Wed Nov 27 2019 07:11 pm

    On 11-26-19 20:33, Dan Clough wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    If you are the first/actual/real Sysop, as User #1, you are by
    default configured with all exemptions and no restrictions.

    How recent is that? I know it wasn't in 3.16.

    Not a recent change. Definitely was there in v3.16. But if you created your user account using any method *other* than logging as "new" via the terminal server, then that would not be the case.

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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Gamgee on Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:55:00
    On 11-27-19 07:35, Gamgee wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    I'm not real sure. My first serious install was in late 2018, so
    was 3.17a or 3.17b, and it had it that way.

    Yeah I think I know what happened. I used a different account to the original sysop account in my first installation, so I had to manually tweak my account, even though it was given sysop level access.

    So this current installation probably didn't require me to tweak anything, because I am now using the original sysop account.


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  • From Tony Langdon@VERT to Digital Man on Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:58:00
    On 11-27-19 08:50, Digital Man wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    Not a recent change. Definitely was there in v3.16. But if you created your user account using any method *other* than logging as "new" via
    the terminal server, then that would not be the case.

    Yeah I've worked out what happened. It was because how the original incarnation of my system was setup. For some reason, I didn't use the original sysop account, but instead used a second account which had sysop access. Therefore I had to tweak the timeout settings for that account.

    So a case of "my bad". :D

    On the current system, I wouldn't have needed to tweak anything, because I am now using the original sysop account.


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