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config:sbbsecho.ini [2018/06/28 15:48]
digital man Updated with a lot of missing info/keys
config:sbbsecho.ini [2019/12/19 00:03] (current)
digital man [FidoNet Configuration] even better title
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-====== ​sbbsecho.ini ​======+====== ​SBBSecho (FidoNet EchoMail Program) Configuration ​======
  
-''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​sbbsecho.ini''​ is the default configuration filename used by [[util:​SBBSecho]] version 3 and [[module:​BinkIT]] version 2. While other configuration filenames may be passed-to and used-by SBBSecho, the format must be the same [[ini_files|.ini format]] and only one configuration file may be used per invocation of SBBSecho.+''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​sbbsecho.ini''​ is the default configuration filename used by [[util:​SBBSecho]] version 3[[module:​BinkIT]] version 2, and [[module:​TickIT]] version 1. While other configuration filenames may be passed-to and used-by SBBSecho, the format must be the same [[ini_files|.ini format]] and only one configuration file may be used per invocation of SBBSecho.
  
 The current default ''​sbbsecho.ini''​ file can be downloaded from CVS [[http://​cvs.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​*checkout*/​ctrl/​sbbsecho.ini|here]]. The current default ''​sbbsecho.ini''​ file can be downloaded from CVS [[http://​cvs.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​*checkout*/​ctrl/​sbbsecho.ini|here]].
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 ===== Editing ===== ===== Editing =====
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 | ''​LogLevel'' ​           | ''​Informational'' ​        | Minimum severity of log messages written to the log file | | ''​LogLevel'' ​           | ''​Informational'' ​        | Minimum severity of log messages written to the log file |
 | ''​StripLineFeeds'' ​       | ''​false'' ​              | Strip line-feed (ASCII 10) characters from exported messages | | ''​StripLineFeeds'' ​       | ''​false'' ​              | Strip line-feed (ASCII 10) characters from exported messages |
 +| ''​StripSoftCRs'' ​         | ''​true'' ​               | Strip soft carriage-return (0x8D) characters from imported messages |
 | ''​BinkleyStyleOutbound'' ​ | ''​true'' ​               | Mailer is BSO/FLO style (rather than ArcMail/​Attach style) |  ​ | ''​BinkleyStyleOutbound'' ​ | ''​true'' ​               | Mailer is BSO/FLO style (rather than ArcMail/​Attach style) |  ​
 | ''​BsyTimeout'' ​           | ''​12 hours'' ​           | Time-out duration when attempting to lock ''​.bsy''​ files | | ''​BsyTimeout'' ​           | ''​12 hours'' ​           | Time-out duration when attempting to lock ''​.bsy''​ files |
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 | ''​AreaFileBackups'' ​      | ''​100'' ​                | Number of Area File backups to maintain (for Area Manager modifications) | | ''​AreaFileBackups'' ​      | ''​100'' ​                | Number of Area File backups to maintain (for Area Manager modifications) |
 | ''​CfgFileBackups'' ​       | ''​100'' ​                | Number of configuration file backups to maintain (for Area Manager or EchoCfg modifications)| | ''​CfgFileBackups'' ​       | ''​100'' ​                | Number of configuration file backups to maintain (for Area Manager or EchoCfg modifications)|
 +| ''​MinFreeDiskSpace'' ​     | ''​10M'' ​                | Minimum amount of available disk space required for SBBSecho to operate |
 +| ''​UseOutboxes'' ​          | ''​true'' ​               | If a linked-node has an outbox value specified, place outbound files for that node in it |
 +| ''​AutoUTF8'' ​             | ''​true'' ​               | Automatically detect UTF-8-encoded incoming messages and mark them accordingly |
  
 === EchoMail-related settings === === EchoMail-related settings ===
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 | ''​ZoneBlindThreshold'' ​          | ''​65535'' ​     | Zone numbers less than this will be considered //blind// (all part of the same node number "​namespace"​) | | ''​ZoneBlindThreshold'' ​          | ''​65535'' ​     | Zone numbers less than this will be considered //blind// (all part of the same node number "​namespace"​) |
 | ''​AreaAddFromEcholistsOnly'' ​    | ''​false'' ​     | Allow echoes to be AreaFix-added from Additional EchoLists only (not Area File) | | ''​AreaAddFromEcholistsOnly'' ​    | ''​false'' ​     | Allow echoes to be AreaFix-added from Additional EchoLists only (not Area File) |
-| ''​AutoAddSubs'' ​                 | ''​true'' ​      | Automatically add new Sub-boards within linked Message Groups to the Area File |+| ''​AutoAddSubs'' ​                 | ''​true'' ​      | Automatically add new Sub-boards within linked Message Groups to the run-time Area List | 
 +| ''​AutoAddToAreaFile'' ​           | ''​true'' ​      | Automatically add new Sub-boards within linked Message Groups to the on-disk ​Area File |
 | ''​MaxEchomailAge'' ​              | ''​60 days'' ​   | Age limit (in days) of EchoMail messages that may be imported (0 = no limit) | | ''​MaxEchomailAge'' ​              | ''​60 days'' ​   | Age limit (in days) of EchoMail messages that may be imported (0 = no limit) |
 | ''​RelayFilteredMsgs'' ​           | ''​false'' ​     | Messages that are filtered (e.g. due to age) will be relayed to downlinks | | ''​RelayFilteredMsgs'' ​           | ''​false'' ​     | Messages that are filtered (e.g. due to age) will be relayed to downlinks |
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 The ''​[BinkP]''​ section is used for BinkP-specific global settings (i.e. used exclusively by [[module:​BinkIT]] version 2): The ''​[BinkP]''​ section is used for BinkP-specific global settings (i.e. used exclusively by [[module:​BinkIT]] version 2):
  
-^ Key                              ^ Default Value ^ Description ^ +^ Key           ​^ Default Value ^ Description ^ 
-| Capabilities ​                    ​| <​blank> ​      | If set, changes the text in the ''​M_NUL NDL''​ line from the default of “115200,​TCP,​BINKP” | +| Capabilities ​ | <​blank> ​      | If set, changes the text in the ''​M_NUL NDL''​ line from the default of “115200,​TCP,​BINKP” | 
-| Sysop                            | <​blank> ​      | If set, over-rides the sysop name (''​ZYZ''​) value (e.g. to send the sysop'​s real name instead of alias) | +| Sysop         ​| <​blank> ​      | If set, over-rides the sysop name (''​ZYZ''​) value (e.g. to send the sysop'​s real name instead of alias) | 
 +| PlainAuthOnly | ''​false'' ​    | If set to ''​true'',​ disables CRAM-MD5 authentication and encryption support for all inbound and outbound sessions (e.g. for trouble-shooting purposes) | 
 +| PlainTextOnly | ''​false'' ​    | If set to ''​true'',​ disables encryption support for all inbound and outbound sessions (when set to ''​false'',​ requires that //​PlainAuthOnly//​ is also set to ''​false''​) |
 ==== Archive Sections ==== ==== Archive Sections ====
  
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 | ''​Name'' ​      ​| ​              | Name of this linked-node'​s operator (e.g. real name or alias), auto-set when receiving Area Manager requests | | ''​Name'' ​      ​| ​              | Name of this linked-node'​s operator (e.g. real name or alias), auto-set when receiving Area Manager requests |
 | ''​Comment'' ​   |               | Personal comment about this node (any text useful to you) | | ''​Comment'' ​   |               | Personal comment about this node (any text useful to you) |
-| ''​Inbox'' ​     |               | Optional filebox for incoming files (correlates with BinkD'​s ''​ibox''​ setting) | +| ''​Inbox'' ​     |               | Optional filebox for incoming files (correlates with BinkD'​s ''​ibox''​ setting, [[module:​BinkIT]] does **not support** inboxes) | 
-| ''​Outbox'' ​    ​| ​              | Optional filebox for outgoing files (correlates with BinkD'​s ''​obox''​ setting) |+| ''​Outbox'' ​    ​| ​              | Optional filebox for outgoing files (correlates with BinkD'​s ''​obox''​ setting, [[module:​BinkIT]] has //​experimental support// for outboxes) |
 | ''​Keys'' ​      ​| ​              | List of keys (comma-separated) which enable AreaFix access to one or more Additional EchoLists | | ''​Keys'' ​      ​| ​              | List of keys (comma-separated) which enable AreaFix access to one or more Additional EchoLists |
 | ''​Notify'' ​    | ''​false'' ​    | Notify via NetMail of node's current AreaFix settings whenever SBBSecho is run with the '​`-g`'​ option | | ''​Notify'' ​    | ''​false'' ​    | Notify via NetMail of node's current AreaFix settings whenever SBBSecho is run with the '​`-g`'​ option |
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 | ''​BinkpPort'' ​ | ''​24554'' ​   | TCP port number of this link's BinkP mailer | | ''​BinkpPort'' ​ | ''​24554'' ​   | TCP port number of this link's BinkP mailer |
 | ''​BinkpPoll'' ​ | ''​false'' ​   | Poll this link (e.g. as part of the ''​BINKPOLL''​ timed event) for incoming mail | | ''​BinkpPoll'' ​ | ''​false'' ​   | Poll this link (e.g. as part of the ''​BINKPOLL''​ timed event) for incoming mail |
-| ''​BinkpAllowPlainAuth''​ | ''​false''​| Allow plain-password authentication ​for this linked node | +| ''​BinkpAllowPlainAuth''​ | ''​false''​| Allow plain-password (in addition to CRAM-MD5) when authenticating with this linked node | 
-| ''​BinkpAllowPlainText''​ | ''​false''​| Allow plain-text (unencrypted) communication with this linked node |+| ''​BinkpPlainAuthOnly'' ​ | ''​false''​| //Only// support ​plain-password authentication ​when connecting (outbound) with this linked node | 
 +| ''​BinkpAllowPlainText''​ | ''​true''​ | Allow plain-text (unencrypted) communication with this linked node |
 | ''​BinkpSourceAddress'' ​ |          | Use an alternative FTN address as the source address when communicating with this node via BinkP | | ''​BinkpSourceAddress'' ​ |          | Use an alternative FTN address as the source address when communicating with this node via BinkP |
 +| ''​BinkpTLS'' ​           | ''​false''​| Use implicit TLS for outbound encrypted connections with this linked node |
  
 **NOTE:** **NOTE:**
 The wildcard ''​ALL''​ may replace one or more fields of the configured node's FTN address. Configured node's with wildcard addresses cannot have an Inbox our Outbox set. The wildcard ''​ALL''​ may replace one or more fields of the configured node's FTN address. Configured node's with wildcard addresses cannot have an Inbox our Outbox set.
  
-Example:+=== Example ​===
 <​file>​ <​file>​
 [node:​1:​218/​700] [node:​1:​218/​700]
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         Route = 1:​218/​700 ​       ​         Route = 1:​218/​700 ​       ​
 </​file>​ </​file>​
 +
 +=== BinkP Session-Security ===
 +
 +The evolution of the BinkIT/​BinkP session-security related settings has lead to a potentially confusing array of 3 interrelated Boolean options with only 4 valid combinations of values. Here is a table to explain these valid combinations and their impact on the security and interoperability of BinkP sessions with the linked-node:​
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 +^ Security Level ^ BinkpPlainAuthOnly ^ BinkpAllowPlainAuth ^ BinkpAllowPlainText ^ Notes ^
 +| Minimum ​       | ''​true'' ​          | ''​true'' ​           | ''​true'' ​           | Passwords and message packets will always be sent as clear-text (maximum interoperability) |
 +| Normal ​        | ''​false'' ​         | ''​true'' ​           | ''​true'' ​           | Passwords //may// be obscured via CRAM-MD5 authentication |
 +| Enhanced ​      | ''​false'' ​         | ''​false'' ​          | ''​true'' ​           | Passwords //must// be obscured via CRAM-MD5 authentication |
 +| Maximum ​       | ''​false'' ​         | ''​false'' ​          | ''​false'' ​          | Passwords and message packets //must// be obscured or encrypted ((using the BinkD method of session encryption)) |
 +
 +In general, the lower the security setting, the higher the level of insured compatibility with other BinkP mailers. When debugging authentication (password) issues, it might be a good idea to use the minimum level of security and increase the security level incrementally once you have the minimum level of secured-session working with the linked-node.
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 +Also note: authentication is performed by the //​answering//​ BinkP node (server/​service),​ so while one security level may work okay for outgoing connections to a linked-node,​ its possible that there could be problems (incompatibilities) with incoming connections from that same linked-node. It's a good idea to test both incoming and outgoing connections with a linked-node before increasing the BinkP session security level.
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 ==== Domain Sections ==== ==== Domain Sections ====

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