• how to automate posting messages to a board

    From candycane@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Mon Jul 31 06:05:07 2023
    hi,
    how would i make a raspberry pi automate posting to a bbs board? i don't want to make a whole bbs server, just have it post to the board. i've tried looking at the wiki's how-to, but i'm confused which programs i need to install to achieve this..

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to candycane on Mon Jul 31 10:23:20 2023
    Re: how to automate posting messages to a board
    By: candycane to All on Mon Jul 31 2023 06:05 am

    hi,
    how would i make a raspberry pi automate posting to a bbs board? i don't want to make a whole bbs server, just have it post to the board. i've tried looking at the wiki's how-to, but i'm confused which programs i need to install to achieve this..

    If you install Synchronet, you'll get jsexec and the module postmsg.js which can be invoked with jsexec:
    https://wiki.synchro.net/module:postmsg

    You don't need to install anything but Synchronet and then you can use the postmsg module to automate the posting of messages to a Synchronet message base.
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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Digital Man on Mon Jul 31 19:28:00 2023
    Digital Man wrote to candycane <=-

    Re: how to automate posting messages to a board
    By: candycane to All on Mon Jul 31 2023 06:05 am

    hi,
    how would i make a raspberry pi automate posting to a bbs board? i don't want to make a whole bbs server, just have it post to the board. i've tried looking at the wiki's how-to, but i'm confused which programs i need to install to achieve this..

    If you install Synchronet, you'll get jsexec and the module postmsg.js which can be invoked with jsexec:
    https://wiki.synchro.net/module:postmsg

    You don't need to install anything but Synchronet and then you can use
    the postmsg module to automate the posting of messages to a Synchronet message base. --
    digital man (rob)

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #3:
    How much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. Norco, CA WX: 86.8F, 55.0% humidity, 0 mph ENE wind, 0.00
    inches rain/24hrs ---
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    Ah, alright thanks!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to candycane on Mon Jul 31 18:12:59 2023
    Re: how to automate posting m
    By: candycane to Digital Man on Mon Jul 31 2023 07:28 pm

    Digital Man wrote to candycane <=-

    Re: how to automate posting messages to a board
    By: candycane to All on Mon Jul 31 2023 06:05 am

    hi,
    how would i make a raspberry pi automate posting to a bbs board? i don't want to make a whole bbs server, just have it post to the board. i've tried looking at the wiki's how-to, but i'm confused which programs i need to install to achieve this..

    If you install Synchronet, you'll get jsexec and the module postmsg.js which can be invoked with jsexec: https://wiki.synchro.net/module:postmsg

    You don't need to install anything but Synchronet and then you can use the postmsg module to automate the posting of messages to a Synchronet message base. --

    Ah, alright thanks!

    This guidance does assume you're running a Synchronet BBS (this is the "Synchronet Discussion" message area after all). If you're not running a Synchronet BBS (or any BBS at all), then using standard message posting/network technologies like QWK or FTN (FidoNet Technology) would be better.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to candycane on Tue Aug 1 10:30:11 2023
    Re: how to automate posting m
    By: candycane to Digital Man on Mon Jul 31 2023 11:08 pm

    Re: how to automate posting m
    By: Digital Man to candycane on Mon Jul 31 2023 06:12 pm

    This guidance does assume you're running a Synchronet BBS (this is the "Synchronet Discussion" message area after all). If you're not running a Synchronet BBS (or any BBS at all), then using standard message posting/network technologies like QWK or FTN (FidoNet Technology) would be better. --
    digital man (rob)

    Oh, is there a guide for QWK/FTN posting?

    https://wiki.synchro.net/ref:qwk

    For FTN, http://ftsc.org/

    Those are the technical references (e.g. if you want to write your own software or scripts to generate message packets).

    If you want to just use software written by others, see https://wmcbrine.com/MultiMail/ (for QWK)

    and various "point" software for FTN.
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    digital man (rob)

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  • From candycane@VERT/CONCHAOS to Digital Man on Tue Aug 1 15:24:30 2023
    Re: how to automate posting m
    By: Digital Man to candycane on Tue Aug 01 2023 10:30 am

    Alright ill try to look at this!

    candycane

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