• Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS

    From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to All on Thu Jul 27 09:43:13 2023
    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet v3.20 Linux BBS?
    Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs to be setup first?

    Ebojager

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 12:55:42 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Ebojager to All on Thu Jul 27 2023 09:43 am

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs to be setup first?

    Ebojager

    you can use the telgate.js script in the command line
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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 13:31:00 2023
    Ebojager wrote to All <=-

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an
    external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet
    v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs
    to be setup first?

    Ebojager

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    i know realitycheckBBS has that, maybe ask their sysadmin?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 12:07:05 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Ebojager to All on Thu Jul 27 2023 09:43 am

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs to be setup first?

    See https://wiki.synchro.net/module:telgate#examples
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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to MRO on Thu Jul 27 12:06:26 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 12:55 pm

    you can use the telgate.js script in the command line

    Great, thank you. Do I specify the IP address somewhere on the command line?

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to MRO on Thu Jul 27 12:32:28 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 12:55 pm

    you can use the telgate.js script in the command line
    NEVERMIND, i found the wiki article. Thank you!

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to candycane on Thu Jul 27 12:36:54 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet
    By: candycane to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 01:31 pm

    i know realitycheckBBS has that, maybe ask their sysadmin?

    'Sysop' (system operator) is typically the term for someone who runs a BBS.

    Nightfox

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to candycane on Thu Jul 27 13:13:23 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet
    By: candycane to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 01:31 pm

    Thanks, someone mentioned there is a built in command, and found the details on the wiki of course, lol

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an
    external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet
    v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that
    needs to be setup first?

    Ebojager

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    i know realitycheckBBS has that, maybe ask their sysadmin?

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Digital Man on Thu Jul 27 13:15:06 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Digital Man to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 12:07 pm

    See https://wiki.synchro.net/module:telgate#examples

    Thanks, ya I found it, thank you. They sure have everything you could think of there. I think it looks easy enough, I assume the default Mode will be fine for most systems?

    Ebojager

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 16:13:00 2023
    Ebojager wrote to MRO <=-

    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: MRO to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 12:55 pm

    you can use the telgate.js script in the command line
    NEVERMIND, i found the wiki article. Thank you!

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    good luck!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 15:13:35 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Ebojager to Digital Man on Thu Jul 27 2023 01:15 pm

    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Digital Man to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 12:07 pm

    See https://wiki.synchro.net/module:telgate#examples

    Thanks, ya I found it, thank you. They sure have everything you could think of there. I think it looks easy enough, I assume the default Mode will be fine for most systems?

    Most Telnet servers, yes.
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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Nightfox on Thu Jul 27 17:39:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to candycane <=-

    Re: Connect to another Telnet
    By: candycane to Ebojager on Thu Jul 27 2023 01:31 pm

    i know realitycheckBBS has that, maybe ask their sysadmin?

    'Sysop' (system operator) is typically the term for someone who runs a BBS.

    Nightfox

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    oh right sorry

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  • From Alex Corris@VERT/CHOOKFST to Ebojager on Fri Jul 28 09:25:45 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Ebojager to All on Thu Jul 27 2023 09:43:13

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs to be setup first?

    Maybe look at the ones that come installed stock and the settings in your Synchronet configuration. The easiest new install would probably be to install one of the JavaScript games that are sort of native to sync.

    I have a step by step in the sysop doc for Synchronet and Linux set up for BBS Tournament Wordle (www.bbswordle.com) if you wanted to try something slightly more challenging.

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  • From Alex Corris@VERT/CHOOKFST to Ebojager on Fri Jul 28 22:04:40 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Alex Corris to Ebojager on Fri Jul 28 2023 09:25:45

    Is there a standard door setup command to allow me to create an external program menu to connect to another BBS from my synchronet v3.20 Linux BBS? Or is there a lot of other technical stuff that needs to be setup first?

    Maybe look at the ones that come installed stock and the settings in your Synchronet configuration. The easiest new install would probably be to install one of the JavaScript games that are sort of native to sync.

    I have a step by step in the sysop doc for Synchronet and Linux set up for BBS Tournament Wordle (www.bbswordle.com) if you wanted to try something slightly more challenging.

    Wow totally read that question wrong, my apologies. Somehow missed external.

    Anyway, sounds like you got the correct answer elswhere!

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Alex Corris on Sat Jul 29 12:44:37 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Alex Corris to Ebojager on Fri Jul 28 2023 10:04 pm

    Wow totally read that question wrong, my apologies. Somehow missed external.

    No problem and yes I have it working. Was quite simple just ?telgate.js telnetaddress.com:port :)

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Ebojager on Sat Jul 29 17:31:38 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Ebojager to Alex Corris on Sat Jul 29 2023 12:44 pm

    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Alex Corris to Ebojager on Fri Jul 28 2023 10:04 pm

    Wow totally read that question wrong, my apologies. Somehow missed
    external.

    No problem and yes I have it working. Was quite simple just ?telgate.js telnetaddress.com:port :)

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    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least if its available

    candycane

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to candycane on Sat Jul 29 16:21:32 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: candycane to Ebojager on Sat Jul 29 2023 05:31 pm

    No problem and yes I have it working. Was quite simple just ?telgate.js
    telnetaddress.com:port :)

    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least if its available

    I've had the same thought, but it seems many BBS users and sysops don't really care about the security that SSH offers over Telnet. On my BBS, I get far more users using telnet than SSH.

    Nightfox

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 22:06:40 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Nightfox to candycane on Sat Jul 29 2023 04:21 pm

    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: candycane to Ebojager on Sat Jul 29 2023 05:31 pm

    No problem and yes I have it working. Was quite simple just
    ?telgate.js telnetaddress.com:port :)

    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least
    if its available

    I've had the same thought, but it seems many BBS users and sysops don't really care about the security that SSH offers over Telnet. On my BBS, I get far more users using telnet than SSH.

    Nightfox

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    ooh, ok! i personally prefer ssh because i can just put the credentials into syncterm once and not have to worry about the extra login screen, i only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't THINK they have a ssh service. i tried emailing the sysop but they haven't responded

    candycane

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 22:14:26 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: candycane to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 2023 10:06 pm

    only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't THINK they have a ssh service. i tried emailing the sysop but they haven't responded

    nvm i noticed they had a website and the ssh service is on a different port ^^"

    candycane

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  • From Ebojager@VERT/OUTLAND to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 20:01:06 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Nightfox to candycane on Sat Jul 29 2023 04:21 pm

    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least
    if its available

    I've had the same thought, but it seems many BBS users and sysops don't really care about the security that SSH offers over Telnet. On my BBS, I get far more users using telnet than SSH.

    Well I wouldnt really no much about that as Im so new, and its not like I would be using a BBS telnet for anything that would require higher security, but then again, Im not hosting on my own PC, its being handled on a remote server somewhere.

    Ebojager

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to candycane on Sun Jul 30 07:55:00 2023
    candycane wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least
    if its available

    I've had the same thought, but it seems many BBS users and sysops don't really care about the security that SSH offers over Telnet. On my BBS, I get far more users using telnet than SSH.

    ooh, ok! i personally prefer ssh because i can just put the
    credentials into syncterm once and not have to worry about the
    extra login screen, i only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't
    THINK they have a ssh service.

    YOU CAN PUT YOUR TELNET CREDENTIALS INTO A BBS'S DIALING ENTRY IN
    SYNCTERM, AND THEN AT THE LOGIN PROMPT YOU JUST PRESS 'ALT-L' AND IT
    LOGS YOU IN WITH NO FURTHER FUSS.


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  • From candycane@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Sun Jul 30 10:18:36 2023
    Re: Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Gamgee to candycane on Sun Jul 30 2023 07:55 am

    candycane wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Quick question, wouldn't it be better to connect over ssh? At least if
    its available

    I've had the same thought, but it seems many BBS users and sysops don't
    really care about the security that SSH offers over Telnet. On my BBS, I
    get far more users using telnet than SSH.

    ooh, ok! i personally prefer ssh because i can just put the
    credentials into syncterm once and not have to worry about the
    extra login screen, i only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't
    THINK they have a ssh service.

    YOU CAN PUT YOUR TELNET CREDENTIALS INTO A BBS'S DIALING ENTRY IN SYNCTERM, AND THEN AT THE LOGIN PROMPT YOU JUST PRESS 'ALT-L' AND IT LOGS YOU IN WITH NO FURTHER FUSS.


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    alt+l is already bound on my system so i have to go thru the alt z menu
    user generated from /dev/urandom

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to candycane on Sun Jul 30 15:20:33 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: candycane to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 2023 10:14 pm

    only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't THINK they have a ssh service. i
    tried emailing the sysop but they haven't responded

    nvm i noticed they had a website and the ssh service is on a different port ^^"

    Yes, all that stuff is normally on separate ports.. The standard port for telnet is 23, standard SSH port is 22, and standard web port is 80 - though the settings for those can be changed by the sysop.

    Nightfox

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  • From candycane@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Sun Jul 30 16:02:33 2023
    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: Nightfox to candycane on Sun Jul 30 2023 03:20 pm

    Re: Connect to another Telnet BBS from within my BBS
    By: candycane to Nightfox on Sat Jul 29 2023 10:14 pm

    only use telnet for conchaos bc i don't THINK they have a ssh service. i
    tried emailing the sysop but they haven't responded

    nvm i noticed they had a website and the ssh service is on a different
    port ^^"

    Yes, all that stuff is normally on separate ports.. The standard port for telnet is 23, standard SSH port is 22, and standard web port is 80 - though the settings for those can be changed by the sysop.

    Nightfox

    right, i find it a bit annoying to have to remember the port number too

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