BPQ Mail to PE1RRR BBS

To configure my BBS in your forwarding.

First Add a new User in the Users part

Location: Mail Mgmt (HTTP interface)->Users 

Create the new user by filling out the “NEW” field with PE1RRR and clicking ADD.

Then click on the list of callsigns on the left hand side, PE1RRR should be there. Click it and you will be shown an empty New User edit form.

Using the checkboxes, set the newly created user as:

  • BBS
  • Expert
  • Allow Sending Bulls

Fill out the H-ROUTE field for PE1RRR with the correct route as follows:

PE1RRR.NLD.EURO

Next up is Forwarding

Location: Mail Mgmt->Forwarding

Select PE1RRR from the list, it will show all fields empty.

Under the Hierarchical Routes (Flood Bulls):

NLD
EURO
WW

Note: Many, if not all of the above entries are gathered from the Global Aliases list below, the aliases won’t readdress the messages but they will help the system direct the flood-bulls to the correct delivery queues. You may add other bull “areas” that bulls are sent @<wherever> in your local system to this list above. I prefer to use the Global Aliases to keep this section relatively easy to read, having assigned most @XXX topics to a regional suffix.

Under HR (Personals and Directed Bulls):

NLD.EURO
WW

Important: Be super careful not to add any blank white-spaces (invisible gaps) after these lines, make sure to backspace at the end of each line if you have copied and pasted from this page to be certain.

If your bulletins aren’t forwarding, this is probably one of the things to look out for.


Forwarding Options:

  • Enable Forwarding Interval (Secs): 3600
  • Request Reverse Interval (Secs) : 3600
  • Send new messages without waiting for poll timer [ON]
  • FBB Blocked [ON] Max Block: 10000
  • Allow Binary  [ON]
  • Use B1 Protocol [ON]
  • Use B2 Protocol [OFF]
  • Send ctrl/Z instead of /ex in text mode forwarding [OFF]

Connection Script

Inter-node routing

Preferable if you already have an AXUDP link with RIJEN.

The call-sign RIJEN:PE1RRR-7 or MATRIX:PE1RRR-3 MUST be in your node table for this to work.

C <axudp port> PE1RRR-7
C PE1RRR-3
ELSE
C RIJEN
C MATRIX
ELSE
C PE1RRR-7
BBS

Telnet/FBB Telnet

Contact pe1rrr[][]a[][]t[][]amsat.org for a login and password.

ATTACH <TELNET PORT= number from bpq32.cfg>
C <hostname will be provided> <port> .<username> <password>

Important: The “.” period before <username> is intentional and instructs the port to behave as a transparent connection after authentication. This allows binary to flow without breaking the “normal” telnet protocol.

Advanced: It is possible to combine both strategies to form a redundant backup route for mail forwarding using the ELSE statement to extend the Inter-Node routing script above to include telnet. Should the first two attempts across the nodes fail, it will try telnet.

C <port> PE1RRR-7
C PE1RRR-3
ELSE
C RIJEN
C MATRIX
ELSE
ATTACH <TELNET PORT= number from bpq32.cfg>
C <hostname will be provided> <port> .<username> <password>

Extras

Global Aliases

AMSAT:WW
ALLUS:NOAM
ALLCANADA:CAN
ALLMI:NOAM
ALLUSA:NOAM
ARL:WW
ARRL:WW
BRANET:SOAM
CALIF:NOAM
CANADA:CAN
DL:DEU
EU:EURO
GBR:WW
ITA:ITA
JAPAN:JPN
LATNET:SOAM
LUNET:SOAM
NLDNET:NLD
NLNET:NLD
SYSOP:WW
USBBS:NOAM
USA:NOAM
VKNET:AUNZ