• Node lists for different nets

    From Khronos@VERT/CWSHACK to All on Mon Apr 10 08:51:22 2023
    Hi all,
    I ran the setup wizard and was able to add fsxnet to my system and got messages passing back and forth.
    How important are the node lists for these type of nets to have and keep updated on my system?
    Are these lists used only for private netmail, or do they serve some other functions as well?
    Also are there scripts that can run that will keep my system updated with the latest versions for each net or is this something I will have to babysit from time to time?

    Thanks,

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Khronos on Mon Apr 10 11:25:55 2023
    On Mon, 10 Apr 2023 08:51:22 -0300
    "Khronos" (VERT/CWSHACK) <VERT/CWSHACK!Khronos@endofthelinebbs.com>
    wrote:
    Hi all,
    I ran the setup wizard and was able to add fsxnet to my system and
    got messages passing back and forth. How important are the node lists
    for these type of nets to have and keep updated on my system? Are
    these lists used only for private netmail, or do they serve some
    other functions as well? Also are there scripts that can run that
    will keep my system updated with the latest versions for each net or
    is this something I will have to babysit from time to time?

    Thanks,

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    tic will keep nodelists updated for you, as long as the network sends
    them out. You only need to set it up once and you're done when you
    setup your network.
    This is my /sbbs/ctrl/tickit.ini entry for fsxnet.
    [FSX_NODE]
    Dir=FSXFILEFSX_NODE
    Handler=tickit/nodelist_handler.js
    HandlerArg={"domain":"fsxnet" ,"match":"FSXNET.Z*",
    "nlmatch":"FSXNET.*"}
    domain is the entry you made for the network in echocfg. match is the
    incoming filename, and nlmatch is the name of the nodelist within the compressed file. The file will be extracted to the location specified
    in echocfg, /sbbs/nodelist in my case.
    my sbbsecho.ini entry is as follows. Yours may be slightly different. [domain:fsxnet]
    Zones = 21
    DNSSuffix =
    OutboundRoot = /sbbs/fido/out/fsxnet
    NodeList = /sbbs/nodelist/fsxnet.na
    I have a script that you can run that'll make a tickit.ini file for you
    from all your script and will add handlers for most of the popular
    networks.
    Download https://www.endofthelinebbs.com/maketickit.txt and save it to
    your mods directory as a maketickit.js then you can run it with jsexec.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Khronos on Mon Apr 10 12:56:43 2023
    Re: Node lists for different nets
    By: Khronos to All on Mon Apr 10 2023 08:51 am

    How important are the node lists for these type of nets to have and keep updated on my system?


    Nodelists are used when you send netmail to a node, if I'm not mistaken, and looking up the location of a node if you don't define a name/address for a linked node in echocfg. I think you could enter your uplink's information in echocfg and be done with it.

    Read up on binkit in the wiki - there's a handleer script that can update your BBS nodelist with what it receives in the nodelist file echo from your uplink.
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