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<h2><a name="Appendix_A">[18.1] - Appendix A: Command Line Specifiers</a>
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<b>%2</b> User number (0 padded to 2 digits)
<b>%3</b> User number (0 padded to 3 digits)
<b>%4</b> etc...</pre>
<h2><a name="Appendix_B">[18.2] - Appendix B: Synchronet (SBBS/SCFG)
Command Line Options</a>
<b><font color="#FF0000"><i>(v2 Only)</i></font></b>
</h2>
<pre>The Synchronet BBS program (SBBS.EXE or SBBS4OS2.EXE) can be run with optional
command line switches. The switches should be separated by a space. Slash (/)
and dash (-) are ignored, so &quot;SBBS B&quot; and &quot;SBBS /B&quot; are equivalent. Case is
ignored, so &quot;SBBS B&quot; and &quot;SBBS b&quot; are equivalent. To list the available options
from the DOS command line, you may type &quot;SBBS ?&quot;. Here is a list of available
switches:
<b>B</b> Use BIOS for video instead of direct screen writes
- Older multitasking software may require this switch
<b>M</b> Modem debug output
- This switch is helpful in solving problems with modem initialization
<b>Q</b> Quit after one call
- SBBS will exit back to DOS (phone off-hook) after one user
<b>X</b> Quit after one call (on hook)
- SBBS will exit back to DOS (phone on-hook) after one user
<b>C#</b> Connection already established at # bps
- If user already connected, pass current connect rate (DCE)
<b>E#</b> External event in # minutes
- If there is a non-Synchronet event coming up, pass minutes left
<b>F</b> Force daily event
- Used to force SBBS to execute its internal daily maintenance
<b>L</b> Local logon only
- If you want Synchronet to immediately go to the local logon prompt
<b>I</b> Don't initialize modem
- If you don't want Synchronet to initialize the modem
<b>D</b> Force Synchronet to think DCD is high
- Normally only used for NULL modem connections
<b>Zs</b> Pass Caller-ID string on command line as 's'
- Used in combination with 'C#' option, normally from front-end mailer
<b>O</b> Execute all pending events and immediately exit
- Used with front-end mailers
<b>R#</b> Additional rioctl call
- This switch is for the internal use of Synchronet only (DO NOT USE)
<b>V</b> Version information
- Displays the detailed version and revision information of SBBS
The Synchronet Configuration Utility (SCFG.EXE, SCFG32.EXE or SCFG4OS2.EXE)
requires at least one command line switch (hard-coded into the included
SBBS.BAT and SBBS.CMD files): the path to your Synchronet CTRL directory
(e.g. &quot;SCFG ..\CTRL&quot;). While no other command line options are normally needed,
the following command line options may be specified:
<b>/M</b> Show free memory in upper right corner
- Show available memory instead of current time (n/a in SCFG4OS2.EXE)
<b>/N</b> Don't use EMS for overlay caching
- Don't use Expanded Memory if detected (only in SCFG.EXE)
<b>/S</b> Don't check directories
- Don't create directories on the disk(s) if they don't exist
<b>/F</b> Force save of config files
- Used by the Synchronet INSTALL program
<b>/U</b> Update all message base status headers
- Forces the update of SMB headers to match current config
<b>/H</b> Don't update message base status headers
- Don't attempt to update SMB headers to match config (if changed)
<b>/T#</b> Set supported time slice APIs to #
- 0=DV if detected(default), 1=Int28, 2=WinOS2, 4=NoDV (SCFG.EXE only)
<b>/B#</b> Set automatic back-up level
- Set number of back-up files (*.CN# files) to keep (default=3 max=10)</pre>
<h2><a name="Appendix_C">[18.3] - Appendix C: SBBS Environment Variables</a>
</h2>
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DSZLOG, then this log file will be read in by Synchronet after
the transfer is complete, to determine which files were
successfully transferred and which files were not.</pre>
<h2><a name="Appendix_D">[18.4] - Appendix D: Wait for Call Status
Display</a>
<b><font color="#FF0000"><i>(v2 Only)</i></font></b>
</h2>
<pre><b>Example:</b></pre>
<table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3" width="70%" bgcolor="#000000">
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<pre><font color="#00FF00">Node #: 5 Mar 11 Space: 162,024k Laston: Digital Man 14400
Logons: 23/103 Total: 62,610 Timeon: 322/2430 Total: 5,321,900
Emails: 4/265 Posts: 4/12811 Fbacks: 2/17 Users: 1/592
Uloads: 324k Files: 1/2195 Dloads: 9,308k Files: 52</font></pre>
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<pre>This status screen will be shown when the node is waiting for call if the
sysop (User #1) has EXPERT mode turned ON and this node has Status Screen While
WFC set to Yes in SCFG-&gt;Nodes-&gt;Node #-&gt;Toggle Options.
The first line has the current node number, the current month and day,
the amount of free disk space on the drive where the TEMP directory is located
(should be on the drive where the majority of uploads are received), the
user who was last on this node and with what type of connection.
The second line has the number of logons today for this node/system, the
total logons for history of the system, the time spent on today (in minutes) for
this node/system and total time spent on for history of the system.
The third line contains the number of E-mails sent today on the system/total
E-mails currently waiting on the system, total number of Posts made on the
system today/total posts in all sub-boards, number of feedbacks (E-mail to #1)
sent today/total E-mail waiting for User #1, number of New Users today/total
user slots on the system.
The fourth line has the amount of uploads to the system today (in Kilobytes),
number of files uploaded/total files in all directories, amount of downloads
today (in Kilobytes) and total files downloaded today.
If there are any active nodes or nodes with a critical error count, the status
of those nodes will be displayed below the above statistical information.</pre>
<h2><a name="Appendix_E">[18.5] - Appendix E: Node Status Display</a>
</h2>
<pre>Anywhere within Synchronet, you can list the users currently online with the
Ctrl-U command.
<pre>Anywhere within Synchronet's Telnet/RLogin interface, you can list the users
currently online with the Ctrl-U command.
From the Main, Transfer, Multinode Chat, or Private Chat sections you can list
the current status of all the nodes with the '/L' command.
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You can display the status of all nodes from the DOS command line (or batch
file) with the NODE utility.
If the WFC Status Screen is enabled, the status of all active nodes is
displayed.
<b>Node Status Line:</b>
The format of each node status line is as follows:
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NOTE: Technical specifications and C source code for Synchronet configuration
and data files can be downloaded from our BBS.</pre>
and data files can be downloaded from Vertrauen.</pre>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Node and system daily events<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Timed events with support for forced exclusive execution</li>
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<h2><b><font color="#FF0000">Version 3 (for Win32) Features</font></b>
<h2><b><font color="#FF0000">Version 3 Features</font></b>
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<p><b>General</b>
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support) on one computer</li>
<li>Professional GUI <i>Synchronet Control Panel</i> (SBBSCTRL) to monitor all
clients and servers simultaneously<br>
&nbsp; - Replaces old &quot;<i>Waiting for call</i>&quot; screen<br>
&nbsp; - Replaces old-style &quot;<i>Waiting for call</i>&quot; screen<br>
&nbsp; - Launch configuration and editor dialogs directly<br>
&nbsp; - New Sysop Availability toggle button (replaces v2.3 Scroll-Lock
function)</li>
<li>GUI User Editor</li>
<li>Local and Remote Node Control/Spying</li>
<li>Optionally plays sysop's choice of <i><b>.WAV</b></i> file on user
connect/disconnect</li>
connect/disconnect <i>(Windows only)</i></li>
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<b>Internet</b></h3>
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<li>16-bit DOS Door Support<br>
&nbsp; - Windows 95/98/ME FOSSIL/DOS Interrupt driver (sbbsexec.vxd)<br>
&nbsp; - Windows NT/2000 FOSSIL/DOS Interrupt driver (sbbsexec.dll)</li>
<li>32-bit/WinSock Door Support<br>
<li>32-bit/Socket Door Support<br>
&nbsp; - Duplicate socket handle passed in <b><i>DOOR32.SYS</i></b> drop
file (new standard)<br>
&nbsp; - Duplicate socket handle passed on command line via %H specifier<br>
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<b><font color="#FF0000">Version 2 (for DOS) Features</font></b>
</h2>
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<li>Enhanced <i>DESQview</i>, <i>Windows</i>, and <i>OS/2</i> operation modes</li>
<li>Runs under DOS 3.0 or higher on any 80x86 compatible computer with 450k
free RAM&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp; - BBS can shrink to 288 bytes to execute external programs</li>
<li>Interrupt driven COM I/O for the fastest through-put possible<br>
- even with multiple nodes per CPU via a DOS multi-tasker</li>
<li>Any COM port configuration supported (Intelligent and Non-Intelligent
Boards)<br>
&nbsp; - Direct UART support as well as DigiBoard, FOSSIL, and PC BIOS int
14h drivers<br>
&nbsp; - Automatic modem configuration for most modem brands and types</li>
<li>DTE rates up to 115,200 baud</li>
<li>Caller-ID support with optional trash-can file</li>
<li>48 Local macros and sysop function hot-keys</li>
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<pre><b>Alias:</b>
False name that a user is known as. The use of Aliases is common on
BBSs. Synchronet allows the sysop to disallow the use of them, forcing
all users to be known by their real names.
Nickname that a user is known as. The use of aliases is common on
BBSes. Synchronet allows the sysop to disallow the use of them, forcing
all users to be known by their real names only, if desired.
<b>ANSI:</b>
American National Standards Institute. References made to ANSI are
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See Extended ASCII.
<b>Baja:</b>
Baja (b„'h„) is a tool used to create command shells and modules for
Synchronet multinode BBS software (see DOCS\BAJA.DOC).
Baja (pronounced bä'hä) is a tool used to create command shells and
modules (exec/*.bin files) for the Telnet/RLogin experience of Synchronet
BBS software. Baja source files have a <i>.src</i> filename suffix.</pre>
<pre> Baja is also the name of the programming language used to create or modify
the contents of Baja source (<i>.src</i>) files.
See <a href="baja.html">baja.html</a> for more details.
<b>Baud:</b>
An obsolete term defining the number of signal-level changes per
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symbol-per-second (9,600-bps) modulation protocol.
<b>BBS:</b>
Bulletin Board System. A system configured to accept users via modem
or network to access public and private messages. Many BBSs also
Bulletin Board System. A system configured to accept user logins via
modem or network to access public and private messages. Many BBSes also
incorporate file transfers (the uploading and downloading of program
and data files), information services, online entertainment, and more.
On a multinode BBS, all nodes must use the same live database for
users, messages, and file transfers.
users, messages, and file transfers. Plural: BBSes.
<b>BinkD:
</b>BinkD (Binkley Daemon) is a FLO-style FidoNet mailer that uses the BinkP
protocol (FSP-1011) to transfer files over the Internet.</pre>
<pre><b>BinkP:</b>
BinkP (BinkD Protocol) is a TCP/IP protocol (described in FSP-1018) for
transferring files between FidoNet mailers over the Internet (on TCP port
port 24554). This protocol was created for BinkD and is also supported by
such mailers as Argus, Radius, Taurus, BForce, Internet Rex, and BeeMail.
<b>BPS:</b>
Bits Per Second or Bit Rate. The rate of data transmitted between
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<b>Chat:</b>
Online real-time communication between users either in line by line
(multinode chat) or key by key (private chat).
(multinode chat) or key by key (private chat). Also IRC.
<b>
COM Port:</b>
RS-232 communications port on an IBM PC compatible computer through
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peripheral). The interface is either a 25 or 9 pin male connector.
<b>Command Line:</b>
The complete syntax used for the execution of a program. Includes
The complete syntax used for the execution of a program. This includes
the program path and name to execute and any parameters that may be
required by the program for proper execution. Command lines configured
in SCFG can use special command line specifiers for variable parameter
replacement. See Appendix A for more information.
replacement. See <a href="appendix.html">Appendix A</a> for more information.
<b>Compression:</b>
See Archive.
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<b>Download:</b>
Transferring a file from a BBS or other host system to a remote
computer.
(client) system.
<b>Doors:</b>
See External Programs.
<b>DCE:</b>
Data Communications Equipment. Dial-up modems that establish and
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<b>EchoMail (Conference Mail):</b>
Sub-board messages echoed across FidoNet in compressed packets.
<b>EchoMail Program:</b>
If the front-end mailer does not directly support EchoMail, an EchoMail
program is necessary. TosScan, Squish, GEcho, and FreeMail are examples
of EchoMail programs.
<b>EchoMail Program (&quot;Tosser&quot;):</b>
EchoMail programs packetize FidoNet EchoMail (and sometimes NetMail)
messages and archive the packets into bundles which are transferred
with a FidoNet mailer. SBBSecho, TosScan, Squish, GEcho, and FreeMail
are examples of EchoMail programs.
<b>E-mail or Electronic Mail:</b>
Private multiple line messages between users that are stored on a BBS
until the receiver deletes them.
Network E-mail (NetMail) is e-mail that is sent between systems on a
network.
Internet E-mail is a form of NetMail that is sent to the recipient's
Internet Mail Server using the SMTP protocol.
<b>Escape Sequence:</b>
A sequence of characters usually preceded by a control code to perform
attribute changes and cursor positioning on a terminal.
See ANSI.
<b>Exemptions:</b>
Extended privileges given to users to remove access limitations or
Extended privileges given to users to circumvent access limitations or
provide access to certain sysop functions.
See User Edit for more information.
<b>External Programs:</b>
Programs (.COM, .EXE, or .BAT files) that the BBS executes for added
Programs (binary executables or scripts) that the BBS executes for added
functionality. External programs are used for archive manipulation,
file transfers, games, databases, text editors, virus scanning,
backups, and more. Often referred to as doors or chains.
backups, and more. Often referred to as &quot;doors&quot; or &quot;chains&quot;.
<b>Extraction:</b>
The splitting (and possible decompression) of an archived file into
the original set of multiple files.
See Archive.
<b>File Transfer Protocol:</b>
<b>FidoNet:
</b> Long-standing global message network for BBS operators (sysops) and users.</pre>
<pre><b>File Transfer Protocol:</b>
See Transfer Protocol.
<b>Finger:</b>
<font size="-1">Internet service that provides information about the users on a particular
computer (on TCP port 79).
</font>
<b>Flag:</b>
One of 26 possible switches labeled A through Z. Flags are used to
represent specific security privileges or restrictions for a user.
See User Edit for more information.
Security Flag: one of 26 possible switches labeled A through Z. Flags are
used to represent specific sysop-defined security access (privileges or
restrictions) for a user. See User Edit for more information.
<b>
Front-end Mailer:</b>
An EMSI compatible FidoNet message front-end. FrontDoor, SEAdog,
Binkley, and D'bridge are examples of front-end mailers.
FOSSIL:
</b>Fido/Opus/Seadog Serial Interface Layer. A specification for x86-compatible
computers to use an x86 interrupt (14h) interface for serial communications.
A FOSSIL driver is a device driver that provides an int14h interface for
applications (typically, 16-bit DOS doors) to use to communicate with the
remote user.
<b>Group or Message Group:</b>
Synchronet for Windows includes FOSSIL drivers for Win9x and NT-based
operating systems (no extra configuration required).
Traditional DOS FOSSIL drivers (e.g. BNU, ADF) are not needed when using
Synchronet for Windows.
<b>
Front-end Mailer:</b>
An EMSI-compatible FidoNet message front-end. FrontDoor, SEAdog,
Binkley, and D'bridge are examples of front-end mailers.</pre>
<pre> Modern TCP/IP FidoNet mailers (e.g. BinkD, Argus, Internet Rex) run
concurrently with the BBS, so they are not <i>ront-end</i> mailers.
<b>FTP:</b>
A TCP/IP protocol for accessing and transferring files between systems
(on TCP port 21).
<b>Gopher:
</b><font size="-1">An Internet server document browsing and searching system, a precursor
to HTTP, that lets you search and retrieve texts on the Internet
(on TCP port 70).
</font><b>
Group or Message Group:</b>
A group of message sub-boards with a similar subject matter.
<b>Hardware Flow Control:</b>
The modem's use of the CTS (Clear to Send) line to control the flow of
data to from the computer to the modem.
<b>HTTP:
</b><font size="-1">Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the actual TCP-based protocol that
enables Web browsing (on TCP port 80).
</font>
<b>Internet:
</b><font size="-1">A network of computer networks which operates world-wide using a common
set of communications protocols.
</font><b>
IP:</b>
Internet Protocol. The lowest-level protocol in the Internet TCP/IP
protocol suite.</pre>
<pre><b>IP Address:
</b> Internet Protocol Address. An IP Address is a 32-bit (4 byte) number,
represented in dotted-decimal notation (e.g. 123.45.67.89).</pre>
<pre><b>IRC:</b>
Internet Relay Chat. A TCP/IP protocol used for distributed, multi-server,
multi-channel communication (&quot;chat&quot;) between Internet clients.
<b>LAN or Local Area Network:</b>
A group of personal computers connected in a local environment for the
purpose of sharing data, applications, and peripherals.
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<b>Library or Lib:</b>
A group of transfer directories with a similar subject matter.
<b>
Login:
</b> The act of connecting to a service and exchanging user credentials
(e.g. user name and password) to obtain access.
<b>Logon:
</b> The act of entering a BBS system through a valid user account.
</b> The act of entering a BBS system through a valid user account. In
Synchronet, a <i>logon</i> follows a <i>login</i> (the initial connection and exchange
of user credentials).
<b>Message:</b>
File stored on the system created by a user that may contain ASCII text
,Ctrl-A codes, and ANSI escape sequences. Messages are either public
(posted on a sub-board) or private (E-mail sent to a single user).
File stored on the system created by a user that may contain ASCII text,
color/attribute codes (e.g. Ctrl-A codes), and ANSI escape sequences.
Messages are either public (posted on a sub-board) or private (E-mail
sent to a single user).
<b>Message Network:</b>
Two or more BBSs sharing public message sub-boards (Aka Echoes) where
messages posted on one BBS get distributed to the other BBSs on the
network. There are many different network technologies used for the
distribution of networked messages. Synchronet supports the most
Two or more BBSes sharing public message sub-boards (Aka Echoes or
conferences) where messages posted on one BBS get distributed to the other
BBSes on the network. There are many different network technologies used
for the distribution of networked messages. Synchronet supports the most
popular technologies; QWK, FidoNet, and PostLink.
<b>Multinode:</b>
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<b>NetMail:</b>
A personal message sent to a specific person on a specific BBS or at
a specific network address through a message network. Most commonly
used in reference to FidoNet NetMail.
used in reference to FidoNet NetMail. QWK Netmail and Internet E-mail
are other forms of NetMail.
<b>Network:</b>
Connection of two or more computers to facilitate the sharing of
resources. See LAN and Message Network.
<b>NNTP:
</b><font size="-1">The protocol used by client and server software to carry USENET postings
back and forth over a TCP/IP network (e.g. the Internet).
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<b>NUP or New User Password:</b>
A password that the sysop has determined as a requirement before a
new user can apply for access.
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<b>Offline:</b>
The state of a BBS or BBS Node when it is not able to receive users
and the state of a user when he is not currently using the BBS.
and the state of a user when he is not currently using the BBS.</pre>
<pre><b>POP3:</b>
Post Office Protocol version 3. A TCP/IP protocol used by Internet
e-mail clients to check and download mail from a TCP/IP mail server
(on TCP port 110).
<b>Post:</b>
The act of a user writing and saving a message on a sub-board.
The act of a user writing and saving a message in a sub-board.
<b>Protocol:</b>
A system of rules and procedures governing communications between two
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See Transfer Protocol.
<b>QWK Packet:</b>
A single compressed file, usually created by PKZIP, that contains
A single compressed file, usually in PKZIP format, that contains
new messages, E-mail, sysop bulletins, and a list of new files that can
be downloaded by a user for use with an offline message reader. The
filename is the BBS ID followed by a .QWK extension (regardless of the
compression method). The developer of this packet format was Mark
Herring (Sparky) of Sparkware, for use with his Qmail Door (external
program). There are many popular offline message readers that support
the QWK format. QWK packets may also be used for message networking.
the QWK format. QWK packets may also be used for message networking
(i.e. QWK Networking).
<b>REP Packet:</b>
A QWK reply packet. Also, a single compressed file, usually created by
PKZIP, that contains e-mail or posts from the user that he/she created
A QWK reply packet. Also, a single compressed file, usually in PKZIP
format, that contains e-mail or posts from the user that he/she created
with an offline message reader. The filename is the BBS ID followed
by a .REP extension. The packet must be uploaded by the user before