• RA to SBBS QWK Networking...

    From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to All on Fri Mar 8 22:12:00 2024
    Is anyone doing this? I've tried MKNET and SUARM, both of which send REP packets successfully to SBBS, but neither of which can actually bring in QWK packets. Any RA users out there connecting to SBBS via QWK? I can't use FTN for one of my networks because 2 networks use the same zone (Araknet and League10) and fastecho doesn't support that. IREX does, but my mail tosser
    is just as important.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sat Mar 9 11:21:05 2024
    Is anyone doing this? I've tried MKNET and SUARM, both of which send REP packets successfully to SBBS, but neither of which can actually bring in QWK packets. Any RA users out there connecting to SBBS via QWK? I can't use FTN for one of my networks because 2 networks use the same zone (Araknet and League10) and fastecho doesn't support that. IREX does, but my mail tosser is just as important.

    To add a little info to his question, he started having issues (I think) when I upgraded from Synchronet 3.19 to 3.20 a little over a week ago. I think he had it working before then (he will have to confirm).

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sat Mar 9 14:09:30 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networking...
    By: Dumas Walker to All on Sat Mar 09 2024 11:21 am

    Is anyone doing this? I've tried MKNET and SUARM, both of which send REP packets successfully to SBBS, but neither of which can actually bring in QWK packets. Any RA users out there connecting to SBBS via QWK? I can't use FTN for one of my networks because 2 networks use the same zone (Araknet and League10) and fastecho doesn't support that. IREX does, but my mail tosser is just as important.

    To add a little info to his question, he started having issues (I think) when I upgraded from Synchronet 3.19 to 3.20 a little over a week ago. I think he had it working before then (he will have to confirm).

    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK packets are created. I would try experimenting with them.
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  • From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sat Mar 9 18:12:00 2024
    Is anyone doing this? I've tried MKNET and SUARM, both of which send
    REP
    packets successfully to SBBS, but neither of which can actually bring
    in QWK
    packets. Any RA users out there connecting to SBBS via QWK? I can't
    use FTN
    for one of my networks because 2 networks use the same zone (Araknet
    and
    League10) and fastecho doesn't support that. IREX does, but my mail
    tosser
    is just as important.

    To add a little info to his question, he started having issues (I think) when I upgraded from Synchronet 3.19 to 3.20 a little over a week
    ago. I think he had it working before then (he will have to
    confirm).

    I'm pretty sure it was, but I'm not positive. Geri Attricks still had me on FTN as well, so it was really hard to tell.

    ---
    Shurato, Sysop Shurato's Heavenly Sphere (ssh, telnet, pop3, ftp,nntp)
    (ports 22, 23, 110, 21, 119) (ssh: login bbs password shsbbs)


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
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  • From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to Digital Man on Sat Mar 9 18:13:00 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networking...
    By: Dumas Walker to All on Sat Mar 09 2024 11:21 am

    Is anyone doing this? I've tried MKNET and SUARM, both of which
    send REP
    packets successfully to SBBS, but neither of which can actually
    bring in
    QWK packets. Any RA users out there connecting to SBBS via QWK? I
    can't
    use FTN for one of my networks because 2 networks use the same zone (Araknet and League10) and fastecho doesn't support that. IREX
    does, but
    my mail tosser is just as important.

    To add a little info to his question, he started having issues (I
    think)
    when I upgraded from Synchronet 3.19 to 3.20 a little over a week ago.
    I
    think he had it working before then (he will have to confirm).

    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK packets are created. I would try experimenting with them. -- digital man
    (rob)

    I've tried from not sending anything other than the messages via zip to
    sending everything with no change in me receiving QWK packets.

    ---
    Shurato, Sysop Shurato's Heavenly Sphere (ssh, telnet, pop3, ftp,nntp)
    (ports 22, 23, 110, 21, 119) (ssh: login bbs password shsbbs)


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Martin Kazmaier on Sun Mar 10 01:50:00 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networking...
    By: Martin Kazmaier to Dumas Walker on Sat Mar 09 2024 06:12 pm

    ago. I think he had it working before then (he will have to
    confirm).

    I'm pretty sure it was, but I'm not positive. Geri Attricks still had me on FTN as well, so it was really hard to tell.


    so why hasn't this furry guy got his problem fixed after all this time?
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARTIN KAZMAIER on Sun Mar 10 09:58:00 2024
    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK packet
    are created. I would try experimenting with them. -- digital man
    (rob)

    I've tried from not sending anything other than the messages via zip to sending everything with no change in me receiving QWK packets.

    He means you need to try playing with the QWK settings on this end. If you
    log onto the bbs using your QWK account... log on via telnet and not ftp...
    you will receive a prompt. If you type '?', it will display the QWK menu.

    Check the (C)onfiguration options. There may be one that is set No (or Yes) that is causing the packets to be incompatable with RA. You may have to
    play with them some to get a configuration that works.

    Here are the settings that work with a GT Power board, so I won't guarantee that they work with RA but you can try them.

    [A] Ctrl-A Color Codes : Expand to ANSI
    [T] Archive Type : ZIP
    [E] Include E-mail Messages : Un-read Only
    [I] Include File Attachments : Yes
    [D] Delete E-mail Automatically : Yes
    [F] Include New Files List : No
    [N] Include Index Files : Yes
    [C] Include Control Files : Yes
    [V] Include VOTING.DAT File : No
    [H] Include HEADERS.DAT File : No
    [Y] Include Messages from You : No
    [Z] Include Time Zone (@TZ) : Yes
    [P] Include Message Path (@VIA) : No
    [M] Include Message/Reply IDs : No
    [U] Include UTF-8 Characters : No
    [X] Extended (QWKE) Packet Format: No

    You may also want to check your QWK network software documentation and see if it mentions needing/not needing Index, Control, or HEADERS.DAT files, or if
    it supports QWKE (it probably does not!). Then make any changes to your configuration settings based on what the documentation tells you (if
    anything).


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Mar 10 09:59:00 2024
    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK packets are
    reated. I would try experimenting with them.

    I received an email this am from a user complaining about how the board was acting and mentioned the time change. I thought they were mistaken.

    I tried logging on just now to give Marty a little guidance on how to
    "work" the QWK configuration settings. I received a "sorry time reduced... goodbye" result for a system event that is allegedly scheduled for 05:00.

    Local time is now after 09:30 and I have confirmed that the OS time (linux) is correct.

    The 05:00 event appears to be MSGMAINT. I just kicked it off manually and
    that fixed it. That was after I tried restarting Synchronet and getting
    the same (not good) results.

    I have never had Synchronet mess itself over the time change before.
    It is with 3.20 that I upgraded to just over a week ago.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sun Mar 10 13:55:45 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networ
    By: Dumas Walker to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Mar 10 2024 09:59 am

    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK packets are
    reated. I would try experimenting with them.

    I received an email this am from a user complaining about how the board was acting and mentioned the time change. I thought they were mistaken.

    What was their complaint?

    I tried logging on just now to give Marty a little guidance on how to
    "work" the QWK configuration settings. I received a "sorry time reduced... goodbye" result for a system event that is allegedly scheduled for 05:00.

    Local time is now after 09:30 and I have confirmed that the OS time (linux) is correct.

    The 05:00 event appears to be MSGMAINT. I just kicked it off manually and that fixed it. That was after I tried restarting Synchronet and getting
    the same (not good) results.

    I have never had Synchronet mess itself over the time change before.
    It is with 3.20 that I upgraded to just over a week ago.

    The log output from the terminal server would be helpful to know more about what happened.
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  • From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sun Mar 10 13:35:00 2024
    Synchronet has a lot of per-user configuration options for how QWK
    packet
    are created. I would try experimenting with them. -- digital man
    (rob)

    I've tried from not sending anything other than the messages via zip to
    sending everything with no change in me receiving QWK packets.

    He means you need to try playing with the QWK settings on this end. If you log onto the bbs using your QWK account... log on via telnet
    and not ftp... you will receive a prompt. If you type '?', it will
    display the QWK menu.

    That's what I meant too.

    Check the (C)onfiguration options. There may be one that is set No (or Yes) that is causing the packets to be incompatable with RA. You may
    have to play with them some to get a configuration that works.

    I've went from nothing on to everything on as well as trying just some of
    them, but I haven't found the right configuration yet. I'm hoping an RA
    sysop could help.

    Here are the settings that work with a GT Power board, so I won't guarantee that they work with RA but you can try them.

    [A] Ctrl-A Color Codes : Expand to ANSI [T] Archive Type
    : ZIP [E] Include E-mail Messages : Un-read Only [I]
    Include File Attachments : Yes [D] Delete E-mail Automatically
    : Yes [F] Include New Files List : No [N] Include Index Files : Yes
    [C] Include Control Files : Yes [V] Include VOTING.DAT
    File : No [H] Include HEADERS.DAT File : No [Y] Include
    Messages from You : No [Z] Include Time Zone (@TZ) : Yes [P]
    Include Message Path (@VIA) : No [M] Include Message/Reply
    IDs : No [U] Include UTF-8 Characters : No [X] Extended (QWKE)
    Packet Format: No

    I'll try that, thanks.

    You may also want to check your QWK network software documentation and see if it mentions needing/not needing Index, Control, or HEADERS.DAT
    files, or if it supports QWKE (it probably does not!). Then make
    any changes to your configuration settings based on what the
    documentation tells you (if anything).

    The documentation just says how to set up the configuration for the software, nothing about receiving or sending packets, just that it should work.

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    Shurato, Sysop Shurato's Heavenly Sphere (ssh, telnet, pop3, ftp,nntp)
    (ports 22, 23, 110, 21, 119) (ssh: login bbs password shsbbs)


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
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    * Origin: Shurato's Heavenly Sphere telnet://shsbbs.net (1:340/1101)
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  • From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to MRO on Sun Mar 10 13:37:00 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networking...
    By: Martin Kazmaier to Dumas Walker on Sat Mar 09 2024 06:12 pm

    ago. I think he had it working before then (he will have to confirm).

    I'm pretty sure it was, but I'm not positive. Geri Attricks still had
    me on
    FTN as well, so it was really hard to tell.


    so why hasn't this furry guy got his problem fixed after all this time?

    I don't know. He needs to buy his own modem as far as I can tell...

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    Shurato, Sysop Shurato's Heavenly Sphere (ssh, telnet, pop3, ftp,nntp)
    (ports 22, 23, 110, 21, 119) (ssh: login bbs password shsbbs)


    *** THE READER V4.50 [freeware]
    ---
    * Origin: Shurato's Heavenly Sphere telnet://shsbbs.net (1:340/1101)
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Martin Kazmaier on Sun Mar 10 18:32:10 2024
    Re: Re: RA to SBBS QWK Networking...
    By: Martin Kazmaier to MRO on Sun Mar 10 2024 01:37 pm

    FTN as well, so it was really hard to tell.


    so why hasn't this furry guy got his problem fixed after all this time?

    I don't know. He needs to buy his own modem as far as I can tell...

    this has been a few months, right? is this not a priority for him?
    i'm sure some of us have some modems we could send him. my only concern is he wouldn't bother using them. I have a few sitting in my basement in a tub.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARTIN KAZMAIER on Mon Mar 11 08:26:00 2024
    so why hasn't this furry guy got his problem fixed after all this time?

    I don't know. He needs to buy his own modem as far as I can tell...

    It sounds like you were actually able to start connecting via FTN with him again?

    Being able to connect with him still doesn't fix your issue with two networks using the same Zone number, though.


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  • From Martin Kazmaier@VERT to Dumas Walker on Tue Mar 12 09:57:00 2024
    * In a message originally to MARTIN KAZMAIER, Dumas Walker said:

    so why hasn't this furry guy got his problem fixed after all this
    time?

    I don't know. He needs to buy his own modem as far as I can tell...

    It sounds like you were actually able to start connecting via FTN with him again?

    Being able to connect with him still doesn't fix your issue with two networks using the same Zone number, though.

    No, he wants me to go through you for FTN sfnet. I've fixed more or less my zone issue.

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