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config:sbbs.ini [2014/02/17 23:50]
digital man [[BBS]] Detail more options
config:sbbs.ini [2019/03/24 00:14]
digital man Document the OutboundInterface key (was called OutgoingV4 till recent)
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-====== sbbs.ini ======+====== sbbs.ini ​file ======
  
-The Synchronet BBS (SBBS) Initialization File is the mother of all Synchronet configuration files and is located in the ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]''​ directory.+The Synchronet BBS (SBBS) Initialization File (''​sbbs.ini''​) ​is the mother of all Synchronet ​v3 configuration files and is located in the ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]''​ directory.
  
 ===== Filename ===== ===== Filename =====
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 The base filename of the initialization file is ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​sbbs.ini''​. ​ The base filename of the initialization file is ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​sbbs.ini''​. ​
  
-The standard host/​platform variations of the initialization filenames are also supported. See [[INI_files#​filenaming|INI Filenaming]] for details.+The standard host/​platform variations of the initialization filenames are also supported. See [[INI_files#​filenaming|.ini filenaming]] for details.
  
 ===== Defaults ===== ===== Defaults =====
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 ===== Editing ===== ===== Editing =====
  
-When using the Synchronet-Win32 Control Panel, the contents of this file are automatically updated when any of the configuration changes are made in the File->​Properties menu or the various [[:​server:​]] configuration dialogs. Windows sysops may never need to edit this file by hand.+When using the [[monitor:​sbbsctrl|Synchronet-Win32 Control Panel]], the contents of this file are automatically updated when any of the configuration changes are made in the File->[[monitor:​sbbsctrl:​Properties]] menu or the various [[:​server:​]] configuration dialogs. Windows sysops may never need to edit this file by hand.
  
 If a sysop needs to edit the file by hand, any decent text file editor should do the job. See [[INI files]] for more details. If a sysop needs to edit the file by hand, any decent text file editor should do the job. See [[INI files]] for more details.
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 The ''​[Global]''​ section contains keys whose values will serve as default values for like-named keys in other server sections in the ''​[[config:​sbbs.ini]]''​ file.  The ''​[Global]''​ section contains keys whose values will serve as default values for like-named keys in other server sections in the ''​[[config:​sbbs.ini]]''​ file. 
  
-These keys are:+The supported ''​[Global]'' ​keys are:
  
-=== Hostname ​===+=== HostName ​===
  
 Default: <​none>​ Default: <​none>​
  
-The public Internet ​hostname ​of this server.+The public Internet ​DNS host name of this server.
  
-If not set, the hostname ​configured in [[util:​SCFG]]->​Networks->​Internet E-mail Address will be used.+If not set, the host name configured in ''​[[util:​SCFG]]->​Networks->​Internet E-mail->​System ​Address'' ​will be used
 + 
 +**Note**: 
 +The ''​[Global] HostName''​ setting may be overridden by a ''​HostName''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === Interface === === Interface ===
  
-Default: ​<any>+Default: ​''​0.0.0.0,::''​ (any/all IPv4 or IPv6 interface)
  
-The IP address ​of the network ​interface ​to listen for incoming TCP/IP connections ​on.+The IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses ​of the network ​interfaces ​to listen ​on for incoming TCP/IP connections.
  
-If not set, any and all network interfaces available will be listened ​on.+If multiple addresses are specified, they are to be separated by commas (this is true of all the ''​*Interface''​ values in this file). 
 + 
 +The address value ''​0''​ or ''​0.0.0.0''​ indicates //all IPv4 interfaces//​. The address value ''::''​ indicates //all IPv6 interfaces//​. 
 + 
 +If this value is not set, any and all IPv4 and IPv6 network interfaces available will be listened ​to for incoming connections. 
 + 
 +**Note**: 
 +Although TCP port numbers may be specified (with ''//<​address>//://​port//''​ syntax) in the ''​*Interface''​ values of the subsequent server sections of this file, the ''​[Global] Interface''​ value **must not** have any port numbers specified. 
 + 
 +=== OutboundInterface === 
 + 
 +Default: ''​0.0.0.0''​ (any available IPv4 interface) 
 + 
 +The IPv4 address of the network interface to use for outgoing TCP/IP connections.
  
 === CtrlDirectory === === CtrlDirectory ===
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 If you do override this, do NOT use the system-wide temp dir (e.g.: ''/​tmp''​ or ''​windows\temp''​),​ use a subdirectory instead. Synchronet assumes it is the only user of this directory/​subdirectory for its temporary files only. If you do override this, do NOT use the system-wide temp dir (e.g.: ''/​tmp''​ or ''​windows\temp''​),​ use a subdirectory instead. Synchronet assumes it is the only user of this directory/​subdirectory for its temporary files only.
  
 +**Note**:
 +The ''​[Global] TempDirectory''​ value may be overridden by a ''​TempDirectory''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === SemFileCheckFrequency === === SemFileCheckFrequency ===
  
 Default: ''​2''​ (seconds) Default: ''​2''​ (seconds)
 +Minimum: ''​1''​ (seconds)
 +
 +The interval, in seconds, betweeen [[semfiles|semaphore file]] checks. If you want to reduce the amount of disk I/O while the BBS is idle, you can increase this value. If you set this value below 1, the BBS server threads will use the default value (2).
  
-The interval, in seconds, betweeen ​[[semfiles|semaphore file]] checks. If you want to reduce ​the amount ​of disk I/O while the BBS is idle, you can increase ​this value.+**Note**: 
 +The ''​[GlobalSemFileCheckFrequency''​ value may be overridden by a ''​SemFileCheckFrequency''​ value in the subsequent server sections ​of this file.
  
 === BindRetryCount === === BindRetryCount ===
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 Increase this value if you get errors binding to ports on reloads (especially on *nix). Increase this value if you get errors binding to ports on reloads (especially on *nix).
 +
 +**Note**:
 +This setting may be overridden by a ''​BindRetryCount''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === BindRetryDelay === === BindRetryDelay ===
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 Delay (in seconds) between bind retries. Delay (in seconds) between bind retries.
 +
 +**Note**:
 +This setting may be overridden by a ''​BindRetryDelay''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === LogLevel === === LogLevel ===
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 Supported log levels in decreasing severity (ala [[:​monitor:​syslog]]):​ Supported log levels in decreasing severity (ala [[:​monitor:​syslog]]):​
   Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Informational,​ Debugging   Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Informational,​ Debugging
 +  ​
 +**Note**:
 +This setting may be overridden by a ''​LogLevel''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === JavaScriptMaxBytes === === JavaScriptMaxBytes ===
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 Maximum allocation of memory per JavaScript run-time. Maximum allocation of memory per JavaScript run-time.
 +
 +**Note**:
 +Each ''​[Global] JavaScript*''​ setting may be overridden by a corresponding ''​JavaScript*''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === JavaScriptContextStack === === JavaScriptContextStack ===
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 The number of milliseconds to pause after a failed login attempt. The number of milliseconds to pause after a failed login attempt.
 +
 +**Note**:
 +Each ''​[Global] LoginAttempt*''​ setting may be overridden by a corresponding ''​LoginAttempt*''​ value in the subsequent server sections of this file.
  
 === LoginAttemptThrottle === === LoginAttemptThrottle ===
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 Set to ''​0''​ to disable automatic ''​hack.log''​ file entries for failed login attempts. Set to ''​0''​ to disable automatic ''​hack.log''​ file entries for failed login attempts.
 +
 +=== LoginAttemptTempBanThreshold ===
 +Default: ''​20''​ (attempts)
 +
 +The number of consecutive unique failed login attempts from the same host before temporarily banning connections from that client (based o IP address).
 +
 +Set to ''​0''​ to disable automatic banning.
 +
 +**Note**: Failed logins using any of the filtered user IDs (from ''​[[config:​name.can]]''​) will automatically trigger a temporary ban.
 +
 +=== LoginAttemptTempBanDuration ===
 +Default: ''​10M''​ (10 minutes)
 +
 +The  length (in seconds) of a temporary IP ban based on either multiple consecutive failed login attempts or any failed login attempt using a banned user ID (from ''​[[config:​name.can]]''​).
  
 === LoginAttemptFilterThreshold === === LoginAttemptFilterThreshold ===
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 The number of consecutive unique failed login attempts from the same host before auto-filtering the host's IP address in the ''​[[config:​ip.can]]''​ file. The number of consecutive unique failed login attempts from the same host before auto-filtering the host's IP address in the ''​[[config:​ip.can]]''​ file.
 +
 +For this auto-filtering feature to work with the Synchronet v3.16c Terminal Server (Telnet, RLogin, and SSH login attempts), the sysop must set ''​[[util:​SCFG]]->​Nodes->​Node 1->​Toggle Options->​Always Prompt for Password''​ to "​Yes"​.
  
 Set to ''​0''​ to disable automatic filtering of IP addresses due to failed login attempts. Set to ''​0''​ to disable automatic filtering of IP addresses due to failed login attempts.
 +
 ==== [BBS] ==== ==== [BBS] ====
  
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 In addition to the keys listed in the ''​[Global]''​ section, the ''​[BBS]''​ section can contain the following keys with the specified default values: In addition to the keys listed in the ''​[Global]''​ section, the ''​[BBS]''​ section can contain the following keys with the specified default values:
 +
 +=== AutoStart ===
 +
 +Default: ''​true''​
 +
 +Automatically startup the [[server:​Terminal]] Server when Synchronet starts up.
  
 === TelnetInterface === === TelnetInterface ===
  
-Default: [Global] Interface+Default: ​value of ''​[Global] Interface''​
  
-The IP address ​of the network ​interface ​to listen for incoming Telnet connections on.+The IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses ​of the network ​interfaces ​to listen ​on for incoming Telnet connections on (''​0''​ for //any// IPv4 interface, and ''::''​ for any IPv6 interface)).
  
 === TelnetPort === === TelnetPort ===
  
-Default: 23+Default: ​''​23''​
  
 The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming Telnet connections. The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming Telnet connections.
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 === RLoginInterface === === RLoginInterface ===
  
-Default: [Global] Interface+Default: ​value of ''​[Global] Interface''​
  
-The IP address ​of the network ​interface ​to listen for incoming RLogin connections on.+The IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses ​of the network ​interfaces ​to listen ​on for incoming RLogin connections on (''​0''​ for //any// interface).
  
 === RLoginPort === === RLoginPort ===
  
-Default: 513+Default: ​''​513''​
  
 The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming RLogin connections. The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming RLogin connections.
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 === SSHInterface === === SSHInterface ===
  
-Default: [Global] Interface+Default: ​value of ''​[Global] Interface''​
  
-The IP address of the network ​interface ​to listen for incoming Secure Shell (SSH) connections on.+The IPv4 and/or IPv6 address of the network ​interfaces ​to listen for incoming Secure Shell (SSH) connections on (''​0''​ for //any// interface).
  
 === SSHPort === === SSHPort ===
  
-Default: 22+Default: ​''​22''​
  
 The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming Secure Shell (SSH) connections. The TCP port number on which to listen for incoming Secure Shell (SSH) connections.
 +
 +=== SSHConnectTimeout ===
 +
 +Default: ''​10''​ (seconds)
 +
 +The maximum amount of time allowed for a SecureShell (SSH) connection negotiation to complete.
 +
 +=== Pet40Port ===
 +
 +Default: ''​64''​
 +
 +If a connection is made to the [[:​server:​Terminal]] server, via any supported protocol, on this TCP port number, the terminal will be assumed to be a 40-column CBM/PETSCII (non-ANSI) terminal (e.g. Commodore 64). Setting this port number does not cause the server to //listen// on this port, so if you desire to support CBM/PETSCII terminal-connections,​ you will also need to add this port number to the ''​TelnetInterface''​ list (for example).
 +
 +=== Pet80Port ===
 +
 +Default: ''​128''​
 +
 +If a connection is made to the [[:​server:​Terminal]] server, via any supported protocol, on this TCP port number, the terminal will be assumed to be an 80-column CBM/PETSCII (non-ANSI) terminal (e.g. Commodore 128). Setting this port number does not cause the server to //listen// on this port, so if you desire to support CBM/PETSCII terminal-connections,​ you will also need to add this port number to the ''​TelnetInterface''​ list (for example).
 +
 +=== OutboundInterface ===
 +
 +Default: ''​0.0.0.0''​ (any available IPv4 interface)
 +
 +The IPv4 address of the network interface to use for outgoing TCP/IP connections (i.e. for Telnet and RLogin gateway connections).
  
 === FirstNode === === FirstNode ===
  
-Default: 1+Default: ​''​1''​
  
-The number of the first terminal server node serviced by this instance of Synchronet.+The number of the first terminal server node serviced by this instance of Synchronet. The minimum value for this settings is ''​1''​ and the maximum is ''​255''​. 
 + 
 +Normally, this value should be left at ''​1''​. If the sysop wanted to run multiple instances of Synchronet, all sharing the same [[:​dir:​|directory tree]] and data files, then multiple ''​sbbs.ini''​ files would be used (with host-unique [[ini_files#​filenaming]]) and unique (non-overlapping) node ranges specified with the ''​FirstNode''​ and ''​LastNode''​ values in each.
  
 === LastNode === === LastNode ===
  
-Default: 4+Default: ​''​4''​
  
-The number of the last terminal server node serviced by this instance of Synchronet.+The number of the last terminal server node serviced by this instance of Synchronet. ​The minimum value for this settings is ''​1''​ and the maximum is ''​255''​. If this setting'​s value is higher than the total number of nodes configured for the BBS (i.e. in SCFG->​Nodes),​ then it will be automatically adjusted at run time during Terminal Server startup with a logged notice: 
 +  Specified last_node (x) > sys_nodes (y), auto-corrected
  
-=== OutbufHighwaterMark ​===+=== MaxConcurrentConnections ​===
  
-Default: 0 or 1024+Default: ​''​0''​
  
 +If set to a non-zero number, this will limit the number of concurrent connections to the [[server:​Terminal]] Server from a common host/client IP address. [[config:​ipfilter_exempt.cfg|Exempt hosts]] are not connection-limited by this setting. This setting was added in Synchronet v3.17.
 +
 +=== OutbufHighwaterMark ===
 +
 +Default: ''​0''​ or ''​1024''​ (bytes)
  
 === OutbufDrainTimeout === === OutbufDrainTimeout ===
  
-Default: 10+Default: ​''​10''​ (milliseconds) 
 + 
 +=== SemFileCheckFrequency === 
 + 
 +Default: value of ''​[Global] SemFileCheckFrequency''​ 
 + 
 +=== TempDirectory === 
 + 
 +Default: value of ''​[Global] TempDirectory''​ 
 + 
 +=== HostName === 
 + 
 +Default: value of ''​[Global] HostName''​
  
 === ExternalTermANSI === === ExternalTermANSI ===
  
-Default: pc3 (Linux) or cons25 (FreeBSD)+Default: ​''​pc3'' ​(Linux) or ''​cons25'' ​(FreeBSD) 
 + 
 +When the BBS is running on a *nix-like OS, this value determines the value of the ''​TERM''​ environment variable that will be set when invoking interactive external programs for users with terminals supporting ANSI.
  
 === ExternalTermDumb === === ExternalTermDumb ===
  
-Default: dumb+Default: ​''​dumb''​ 
 + 
 +When the BBS is running on a *nix-like OS, this value determines the value of the ''​TERM''​ environment variable that will be set when invoking interactive external programs for users with terminals that **do not** support ANSI.
  
 === DOSemuPath === === DOSemuPath ===
  
 Default: ''/​usr/​bin/​dosemu.bin''​ (Linux) or ''/​usr/​local/​bin/​doscmd''​ (FreeBSD) Default: ''/​usr/​bin/​dosemu.bin''​ (Linux) or ''/​usr/​local/​bin/​doscmd''​ (FreeBSD)
 +
 +When the BBS is running on a *nix-like OS and built with DOS emulator support (e.g. ''​USE_DOSEMU''​ defined on Linux), this value determines the default path of the DOS emulator to be executed when a non-native program (e.g. 16-bit MS-DOS door game) will be invoked by the BBS.
  
 === AnswerSound === === AnswerSound ===
  
-Default: none+Default: ​//none//
  
-Path to a WAVE file to played (locally) when accepting incoming connections.+Path to a WAVE file to played (locally) when accepting incoming connections. Only supported on Windows.
  
 === HangupSound === === HangupSound ===
  
-Default: none+Default: ​//none//
  
-Path to a WAVE file to be played (locally) when terminating connections.+Path to a WAVE file to be played (locally) when terminating connections. Only supported on Windows.
  
 === Options === === Options ===
  
-Default: XTRN_MINIMIZED ​and SYSOP_AVAILABLE+Default: ​''​XTRN_MINIMIZED''​ 
 + 
 +Recommended:​ ''​XTRN_MINIMIZED | ALLOW_RLOGIN | ALLOW_SSH''​
  
 Supported options, separated by the pipe (''​|''​) symbol: Supported options, separated by the pipe (''​|''​) symbol:
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 ^ Option ​        ^ Description ^ ^ Option ​        ^ Description ^
 |XTRN_MINIMIZED ​ | External program windows are automatically minimized (Windows) | |XTRN_MINIMIZED ​ | External program windows are automatically minimized (Windows) |
-|AUTO_LOGON | Enable automatic login based on IP address (not recommended) | +|AUTO_LOGON | Enable automatic login based on IP address ​for V-exempt users (not recommended) | 
-|DEBUG_TELNET ​    ​| Log Telnet commands and responses (with Debug log level) | +|DEBUG_TELNET ​   | Log Telnet commands and responses (with Debug log-level messages) | 
-|SYSOP_AVAILABLE ​Sysop is available to be paged for chat |+|ALLOW_SSH  ​Enable the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol ​for incoming connections ​|
 |ALLOW_RLOGIN | Enable the RLogin protocol for incoming connections | |ALLOW_RLOGIN | Enable the RLogin protocol for incoming connections |
-|USE_2ND_RLOGIN ​ | Use the 2nd RLogin string as the user name to login with | 
 |NO_QWK_EVENTS ​  | Disable QWK networking events | |NO_QWK_EVENTS ​  | Disable QWK networking events |
-|NO_TELNET_GA ​   ​| Disable ​periodic transmissions ​of the Telnet "Go Ahead" command (Telnet only) |+|NO_NEWDAY_EVENTS| Disable ​daily events from running in this instance ​of Synchronet ​|
 |NO_EVENTS | Disable the Events thread (all timed events) | |NO_EVENTS | Disable the Events thread (all timed events) |
-|NO_HOST_LOOKUP ​ | Do not attempt hostname look-ups on incomming ​connections (log IP addresses only) |+|NO_TELNET_GA ​   | Disable periodic transmissions of the Telnet "Go Ahead" command (Telnet only) | 
 +|NO_HOST_LOOKUP ​ | Do not attempt hostname look-ups on incoming ​connections (log IP addresses only) |
 |NO_SPY_SOCKETS ​ | Disable node spying (on *nix) | |NO_SPY_SOCKETS ​ | Disable node spying (on *nix) |
-|ALLOW_SSH  ​Enable the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol ​for incoming connections ​|+|NO_DOS ​         ​Disable 16-bit DOS Program support ​(eliminate the potential ​for modal error dialogs in 64-bit editions of Windows) ​|
 |NO_RECYCLE ​     | Disable the ability for the terminal server to be recycled | |NO_RECYCLE ​     | Disable the ability for the terminal server to be recycled |
 |GET_IDENT | Use the IDENT protocol on incoming connections | |GET_IDENT | Use the IDENT protocol on incoming connections |
-|NO_JAVASCRIPT ​  | Disable JavaScript support (not recommended) | 
 |MUTE | Disable all local sound output | |MUTE | Disable all local sound output |
  
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