• BBS batch files, anyone?

    From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to All on Thu Nov 7 09:53:00 2013
    Is anyone here? I'd love to see your BBS batch files, if your
    BBS/mailer/utils are batch file driven. I have a Windows-based BBS, and
    don't have to pass calls from a mailer to a BBS to a utility. I'm looking
    at setting up a "retro" bbs environment and will need to drive everything
    from a batch file with errorlevels, etc.

    My batch file skillz are so rusty that I'd love to see some current
    examples.



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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/384 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Nov 8 11:24:00 2013
    Hi! Kurt,

    In a message to All you wrote:

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    Is anyone here?

    You're not being ignored. :)

    I'd love to see your BBS batch files, if your BBS/mailer/utils are
    batch file driven.

    Most of my primary Fido system is still served by batch files but you wouldn't want to see most of them, as they're quite convoluted. Even I have trouble understanding how the bulk of them used to/still do work. I have to stop & read my remarks occasionally to grasp how they do things. :)

    In a nutshell, my batches rely on having a single batch to create a common environment used by most (nearly all) other batches or even the (Win9x) DOS command-line. Other batch scripts fall into these general categories:

    * one used to start Radius initially (and then exits);

    * one used by a Radius event to stop itself and start maintenance (which overwatches maint and re-starts Radius when finished);

    * a tosser job, to process mail and/or TIC-attached files;

    * the maintenance task which maintains the messagebase, posts logfiles to a local echo and then archives the logfiles to a daily ARJ and then a monthly ARJ; and,

    * other ad-hoc scripts to start/stop the IP daemon or a POTS node, send mail, create config files on-the-fly (most of which have Windows icon-based menu shortcuts).

    There are other scripts. Think of a problem and I may have a (close) batch solution for you. ;-)

    I have a Windows-based BBS, and don't have to pass calls from a mailer
    to a BBS to a utility.

    Same here since about mid-2002, when I started running Argus and then Radius later in 2003/2004. Since they are their own telnet server, they are capable of spawning BBS instances (Mystic/W32) without needing any other server software or going through errorlevel hell.

    I'm looking at setting up a "retro" bbs environment and will need to
    drive everything from a batch file with errorlevels, etc.

    I have some BBS batch file examples from other Fido systems collected over the years. If you would like me to post them, say so. I can't speak for them; only quote them.

    My batch file skillz are so rusty that I'd love to see some current examples.

    Most of mine are still used, though I don't use a BBS batch per se. I can offer other util-type examples for:

    * a simple TIC file processor (yes, in BATch!);

    * an SRIF-type FREQ handler (yes, in BATch!)(for Windows-based binkD or Argus/Radius); and/or,

    * a FREQ-able files list generator for Binkley and (the above) SRIF system.

    All my batch scripts use a small collection from the BFDS repository. Look for
    Ben's postings!

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Scott Brown@1:261/220 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Nov 9 23:25:05 2013
    Hi Kurt,

    Is anyone here? I'd love to see your BBS batch files, if your BBS/mailer/utils are batch file driven. I have a Windows-based BBS, and don't have to pass calls from a mailer to a BBS to a utility. I'm looking at setting up a "retro" bbs environment and will need to drive everything from a batch file with errorlevels, etc.

    What BBS / mailer software are you using? It helps to know exactly what you want to do to make a batch file for it.

    Scott

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Paul Quinn on Fri Nov 8 12:29:28 2013
    Re: BBS batch files, anyone?
    By: Paul Quinn to Kurt Weiske on Fri Nov 08 2013 11:24 am

    In a nutshell, my batches rely on having a single batch to create a common
    environment used by most (nearly all) other batches or even the (Win9x) DOS command-line. Other batch scripts fall into these general categories:


    Sounds interesting. The most complex I ever got was a single batch file to run the BBS -- exit out with an errorlevel when the mailer answers the phone, run maintenance, etc.
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Scott Brown on Sun Nov 10 15:05:00 2013
    Scott Brown wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    What BBS / mailer software are you using? It helps to know exactly what you want to do to make a batch file for it.


    I'm running Synchronet and Radius for now, was thinking about running
    internet rex/front door/maximus again.



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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to Kurt Weiske on Tue Dec 17 10:45:54 2013
    Kurt...

    Is anyone here? I'd love to see your BBS batch files, if your BBS/mailer/utils are batch file driven. I have a Windows-based BBS, and don't have to pass calls from a mailer to a BBS to a utility. I'm
    looking at setting up a "retro" bbs environment and will need to drive everything from a batch file with errorlevels, etc.

    I run everything under one file, nightly maintenance, when it comes to tossing echoes. I use Internet Rex, then VFIDO under Virtual Advanced
    software. That way, no one is online when the doors, file areas, and
    message areas are updated...so as to not corrupt the databases.

    Daryl

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