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 DOVE-Net is a message network connecting numerous BBSes and the users on DOVE-Net is a message network connecting numerous BBSes and the users on
-those BBSes together via QWK and Fido networking technologies((primarily via QWK networking technology)). DOVE-Net+those BBSes together via QWK and Fido networking technologies((DOVE-Net nodes are networked ​primarily via QWK networking technology)). DOVE-Net
 consists of primarily Synchronet BBSes. This is due to the fact that consists of primarily Synchronet BBSes. This is due to the fact that
 the co-founder of DOVE-Net is also the primary developer of Synchronet BBS the co-founder of DOVE-Net is also the primary developer of Synchronet BBS
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 ===== History ===== ===== History =====
  
-Two BBSes began DOVE-Net back in 1989. These BBSes were Vertrauen (Home +Two BBSes began DOVE-Net back in 1989. These BBSes were [[person::​Digital Man]]'​s **//Vertrauen//**((Home 
-of Synchronet BBS Software) and The Beast'​s Domain (Home of Domain +of Synchronet BBS Software)) and [[person::​King Drafus]]'​s **//The Beast'​s Domain//**((Home of Domain 
-Entertainment BBS Add-ons). The word DOVE came from DOmain VErtrauen,​ +Entertainment BBS Add-ons)). The word DOVE came from DOmain VErtrauen,​ 
-much like the word MODEM came from MOdulator DEModulator. It has nothing+much like the word MODEM came from MOdulator DEModulator(([[person::​King Drafus]]'​s idea)). It has nothing
 to do with that species of bird or the symbolism of peace, but we have to do with that species of bird or the symbolism of peace, but we have
 nothing against those things either. It was a small network that needed nothing against those things either. It was a small network that needed
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 inappropriate. However, today, most of the users of DOVE-Net are also the  inappropriate. However, today, most of the users of DOVE-Net are also the 
 sysops of DOVE-Net. And when there are too many "​kings",​ you can have chaos. sysops of DOVE-Net. And when there are too many "​kings",​ you can have chaos.
-The ultimate "​king"​ of DOVE-Net is me, Digital Man (Rob Swindell). I don't+The ultimate "​king"​ of DOVE-Net is me, [[person::​digital_man|Digital Man]] (Rob Swindell). I don't
 claim this title because I want to, but rather because I have to: someone has claim this title because I want to, but rather because I have to: someone has
 to be "​king"​ or NC (Network Coordinator),​ or whatever-you-want-to-call-it. to be "​king"​ or NC (Network Coordinator),​ or whatever-you-want-to-call-it.
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 or users in the network, you'll do just fine. I certainly gain no pleasure or users in the network, you'll do just fine. I certainly gain no pleasure
 from enforcing rules and would rather everyone "just get along" and the net from enforcing rules and would rather everyone "just get along" and the net
-continue to self-rule as it has since King Drafus and I created it so many+continue to self-rule as it has since [[person::King Drafus]] and [[person::​Digital Man|I]] created it so many
 years ago. years ago.
  
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 Requirements"​ of DOVE-Net, as specified later in this document. Requirements"​ of DOVE-Net, as specified later in this document.
  
-===== Instructions for Joining ​=====+===== Conferences ​=====
  
-==== Step 1: Choose a QWK-ID ====+^ Name                                    ^  Security Requirements (ARS)              ^^  ​QWK Conf #^ 
 +^:::                                      ^  Access ​             ^  Posting ​          ​^ ​  ::: ​ ^ 
 +|General ​                                 |                      |                    |  2001  | 
 +|Advertisements ​                          ​| ​                     |                    |  2002  | 
 +|Entertainment ​                           |                      |                    |  2003  | 
 +|Debate ​                                  ​| ​                     |                    |  2004  | 
 +|Hardware/​Software Help                   ​| ​                     |                    |  2005  | 
 +|Programming ​                             |                      |                    |  2006  | 
 +|Unix Discussion ​                         |                      |                    |  2009  | 
 +|HAM Radio Operators ​                     |                      |                    |  2015  | 
 +|Internet Discussion ​                     |                      |                    |  2016  | 
 +|Pro-Audio Discussion ​                    ​| ​                     |                    |  2017  | 
 +|Firearms Discussion ​                     |                      |                    |  2018  | 
 +|Sports Discussion ​                       |                      |                    |  2019  | 
 +|Religious Discussion/​Debate/​Evangelism ​  ​| ​                     |                    |  2020  | 
 +|Hobby Corner (RC/​modeling/​etc) ​          ​| ​                     |                    |  2021  | 
 +|Synchronet Announcements ​                ​| ​                     |  USER NOT 0        |  2030  | 
 +|Synchronet Discussion ​                   |                      |                    |  2007  | 
 +|Synchronet Sysops Only                   ​| ​ LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |                    |  2008  | 
 +|Synchronet Programming (Baja) ​           |                      |                    |  2011  | 
 +|Synchronet Programming (JavaScript) ​     |                      |                    |  2012  | 
 +|Synchronet Programming (C/C++ and CVS)   ​| ​                     |                    |  2014  | 
 +|Synchronet Data                          |  LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |                    |  2013  | 
 +|DOVE-Net Sysops Only                     ​| ​ LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |                    |  2010  |
  
-If you're using Synchronet BBS Software, your BBS's QWK-ID is configured ​ +  * Conferences are also sometimes referred to as sub-boardsmessage areas, echoes, SIGs, etc. 
-in SCFG->​Message Options->BBS ID for QWK Packets. SCFG is the Synchronet  +  * QWK conference numbers shown are from [[bbs:​Vertrauen]],​ not (necessarily) **your** BBS. 
-Configuration Utility accessible by running exec/scfg or using the +  * Normally, you should have your sub-boards configured ​for "​Dynamic" ​QWK conference numbering.
-BBS->​Configure menu option in the Synchronet Control Panel (Win32 only).+
  
-Your QWK-ID should be an abbreviation of your BBS name or have some other +==== Security Requirements ====
-personal significance,​ and must be unique among others on DOVE-Net (see  +
-NODES.DAT included in DOVE-NET.ZIP to verify the uniqueness of your QWK-ID). +
-[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​main/​bbs/​dove-net.zip]+
  
-QWK-IDs ​are limited to a maximum of eight characters ​in length, may only +The //Access// and //Posting// Security Requirements shown above are expressed ​in Synchronet ARS syntax.
-contain valid DOS filename characters, and MUST begin with an alphabetic  +
-character. QWK-IDs are not case sensitive+
  
-At this point you probably should also set your QWKnet tagline to something +These security requirements are explained ​in more detail here:
-that represents (or advertises) your BBS.  In Synchronet this is done in +
-SCFG->​Networks->​QWK->​Default Tagline. +
- +
- +
-==== Step 2Create a QWKnet Account ==== +
- +
-Assuming you will be using Vertrauen BBS as your hub, you will need to logon +
-as "​New"​ at telnet://​vert.synchro.net and create your QWKnet account using +
-your BBS's QWK-ID as the user name (even if you already have a regular user +
-account there).  +
- +
-*** IMPORTANT *** +
-You must answer (Y)es to the following new user question:​\\ +
-"Is this account to be used for QWK Networking (DOVE-Net)?"​ +
- +
-Remember the password you used to create this account, you'll need it later. +
- +
-When you get to the QWK: prompt, you need to (C)hange Packet Configuration +
-to match the following (if you're running Synchronet):​ +
- +
-=== QWK Settings === +
- +
-  [A] Ctrl-A Color Codes            : Leave in +
-  [T] Archive Type                  : ZIP +
-  [E] Include E-mail Messages ​      : Un-read Only +
-  [I] Include File Attachments ​     : Yes +
-  [D] Delete E-mail Automatically ​  : Yes +
-  [F] Include New Files List        : No +
-  [N] Include Index Files           : No +
-  [C] Include Control Files         : No +
-  [H] Include HEADERS.DAT File      : Yes +
-  [Y] Include Messages from You     : No +
-  [Z] Include Time Zone (TZ)        : Yes +
-  [V] Include Message Path (VIA)    : Yes +
-  [M] Include Message/​Reply IDs     : Yes +
-  [X] Extended (QWKE) Packet Format : No +
- +
-You may also want to take this opportunity to (S)elect Areas to Scan +
-from the QWK: prompt and set all the DOVE-Net sub-boards to "​On"​. +
- +
-It is important that you do NOT use a regular user account for QWK packet +
-transfers. +
- +
-==== Step 3: Adding DOVE-Net Message Areas to your BBS ==== +
- +
-If you're using Synchronet BBS Software, then you most likely already have +
-the DOVE-Net message areas pre-configured in SCFG->​Message Areas->​DOVE-Net. +
-If not, then you'll need to create some or all of the message areas listed +
-below in SCFG->​Message Areas->​DOVE-Net:​ +
- +
-=== DOVE-Net Conferences (aka sub-boards) === +
- +
-^Name                                     ​^Access Requirements ​  ​^Posting Reqs^ +
-|General ​                                 |                      |            | +
-|Advertisements ​                          ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Entertainment ​                           |                      |            | +
-|Debate ​                                  ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Hardware/​Software Help                   ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Programming ​                             |                      |            | +
-|Unix Discussion ​                         |                      |            | +
-|HAM Radio Operators ​                     |                      |            | +
-|Internet Discussion ​                     |                      |            | +
-|Pro-Audio Discussion ​                    ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Firearms Discussion ​                     |                      |            | +
-|Sports Discussion ​                       |                      |            | +
-|Religious Discussion/​Debate/​Evangelism ​  ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Hobby Corner (RC/​modeling/​etc) ​          ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Synchronet Announcements ​                ​| ​                     | USER NOT 0 | +
-|Synchronet Discussion ​                   |                      |            | +
-|Synchronet Sysops Only                   ​| ​ LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |            | +
-|Synchronet Programming (Baja) ​           |                      |            | +
-|Synchronet Programming (JavaScript) ​     |                      |            | +
-|Synchronet Programming (C/C++ and CVS)   ​| ​                     |            | +
-|Synchronet Data                          |  LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |            | +
-|DOVE-Net Sysops Only                     ​| ​ LEVEL 90 OR REST Q  |            | +
- +
-== Access Requirements ==+
  
 The "​Synchronet Announcements"​ conference is a publicly accessible The "​Synchronet Announcements"​ conference is a publicly accessible
-*read-only* conference for announcements from authorized Synchronet+**read-only** conference for announcements from authorized Synchronet
 developers (currently only myself). No-one on your BBS may be allowed developers (currently only myself). No-one on your BBS may be allowed
 to post messages in this message area. This can be accomplished in  to post messages in this message area. This can be accomplished in 
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 The "​DOVE-Net Sysops Only" conference MUST NOT be publicly accessible. This The "​DOVE-Net Sysops Only" conference MUST NOT be publicly accessible. This
-message area is for discussion among DOVE-Net Sysops ONLY. This is the+message area is for discussion among DOVE-Net Sysops ​**ONLY**. This is the
 correct message area to use for "test messages"​. correct message area to use for "test messages"​.
  
-If you have a Guest/​Anonymous user account on your BBS, it MUST NOT have +If you have a Guest/​Anonymous user account on your BBS, it **MUST NOT** have 
-posting privileges to *any* of the DOVE-Net conferences. This can most+posting privileges to **any** of the DOVE-Net conferences. This can most
 easily be achieved in Synchronet by giving the "​Guest"​ account the '​P'​ easily be achieved in Synchronet by giving the "​Guest"​ account the '​P'​
 (posting) or '​N'​ (networked sub-board) restrictions. When the "​Guest"​ (posting) or '​N'​ (networked sub-board) restrictions. When the "​Guest"​
-account is created using the stock Synchronet '​makeguest.js'​ script, it will+account is created using the stock Synchronet ​''​makeguest.js'' script, it will
 already have the '​P'​ restriction applied. already have the '​P'​ restriction applied.
  
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 it can, without warning or notice, lose some or all of its DOVE-Net access. it can, without warning or notice, lose some or all of its DOVE-Net access.
  
-== Gateways == +==== Gateways ====
- +
-You *must not* gate DOVE-Net conferences to any other network without +
-explicit, prior permission. ​+
  
 The following DOVE-Net conferences are already gated to other networks: The following DOVE-Net conferences are already gated to other networks:
  
-Synchronet Discussion ​ <=> alt.bbs.synchronet USENET newsgroup +  * Synchronet Discussion ​ <=> alt.bbs.synchronet ​[[USENET]] newsgroup 
-Synchronet Discussion ​ <=> SYNCHRONET echo on the FidoNet ​Zone 1 Backbone +  ​* ​Synchronet Discussion ​ <=> SYNCHRONET echo on the [[usenet]] ​Zone 1 Backbone 
-Synchronet Sysops Only <=> SYNC_SYSOPS echo on the FidoNet ​Zone 1 Backbone +  ​* ​Synchronet Sysops Only <=> SYNC_SYSOPS echo on the [[usenet]] ​Zone 1 Backbone 
-Synchronet Programming <=> SYNC_PROGRAMMING echo on the FidoNet ​Zone 1 Backbone +  ​* ​Synchronet Programming <=> SYNC_PROGRAMMING echo on the [[usenet]] ​Zone 1 Backbone 
-Synchronet Data        <=> SYNCDATA echo on the FidoNet ​Zone 1 Backbone +  ​* ​Synchronet Data        <=> SYNCDATA echo on the [[usenet]] ​Zone 1 Backbone
- +
-==== Step 4: Configure your QWKnet Hub ==== +
- +
-Synchronet SCFG->​Networks->​QWK->​Hubs->​VERT:​ +
- +
-|Hub System ID              |VERT                                       | +
-|Pack Command Line          |%@zip -jD %f %s                            | +
-|Unpack Command Line        |%@unzip -Coj %f %s -d %g                   | +
-|Call-out Command Line      |*qnet-ftp %s dove.synchro.net //​YOURPASS//​ | +
- +
-Replace //​YOURPASS//​ with the password you used when creating your QWKnet account. +
- +
-|Call-out Node              |1                | +
-|Call-out Days              |All              | +
-|Call-out Frequency ​        |4 times a day    | +
- +
-=== Networked Sub-boards === +
- +
-^Conf# ​  ​^Group ​          ​^Sub-board ​                                ^ +
-|2001    |DOVE-Net ​       |General ​                                  | +
-|2002    |DOVE-Net ​       |Advertisements ​                           |   +
-|2003    |DOVE-Net ​       |Entertainment ​                            | +
-|2004    |DOVE-Net ​       |Debate ​                                   | +
-|2005    |DOVE-Net ​       |Hardware/​Software Help                    | +
-|2006    |DOVE-Net ​       |Programming ​                              | +
-|2009    |DOVE-Net ​       |Unix Discussion ​                          | +
-|2015    |DOVE-Net ​       |HAM Radio                                 | +
-|2016    |DOVE-Net ​       |Internet Discussion ​                      | +
-|2017    |DOVE-Net ​       |Pro-Audio Discussion ​                     |  +
-|2018    |DOVE-Net ​       |Firearms Discussion ​                      | +
-|2019    |DOVE-Net ​       |Sports Discussion ​                        |  +
-|2020    |DOVE-Net ​       |Religious Discussion/​Debate/​Evangelism ​   | +
-|2021    |DOVE-Net ​       |Hobby Corner (RC/​modeling/​etc) ​           | +
-|2030    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Announcements ​                 | +
-|2007    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Discussion ​                    | +
-|2008    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Sysops Only                    | +
-|2011    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Programming (Baja) ​            | +
-|2012    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Programming (JavaScript) ​      | +
-|2014    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Programming (C/C++ and CVS)    |  +
-|2013    |DOVE-Net ​       |Synchronet Data                           | +
-|2010    |DOVE-Net ​       |DOVE-Net Sysops Only                      | +
- +
-Ctrl-A codes should be set to "Leave in" for all. +
- +
- +
-==== Step 5: Turn on the DOVE-Net conferences on your QWKnet Hub ==== +
- +
-If you haven'​t already done so, either: +
- +
-1. Logon to your Hub (e.g. Vertrauen) via Telnet and (S)elect Areas to Scan from the QWK: prompt and set all DOVE-Net sub-boards to "​On"​. +
- +
-or: +
- +
-2. Logon to your BBS and post a message in each of the DOVE-Net message areas to: "​SBBS"​ with a subject of "​ADD"​ (these are called "QWK control msgs"​). +
- +
-==== Step 6: Force a Network Call-out ==== +
- +
-If using the Synchronet-Win32 Control Panel, use the BBS->​Force Network Call-out menu option and select "​VERT"​.+
  
-If using Unix/Linux, use the following command-line (with correct path): +===== Joining =====
-  # touch /​sbbs/​data/​qnet/​vert.now+
  
-Watch your event log/window for QNET-FTP log messages.+Please see the detailed [[howto:​dove-net|instructions]].
  
-NOTE: Vertrauen ​limits the size of QWK packets, currently to 10,000 messages per packet, so it might take several call-outs to get all the messages stored in the DOVE-Net ​conferences on Vertrauen.+===== See Also ===== 
 +  * [[module:​QNET-FTP]] 
 +  * [[bbs:Vertrauen]] 
 +  * [[person:​digital man]] 
 +  * [[person:​King Drafus]] 
 +  * [[howto:​dove-net|Join ​DOVE-Net]] 
 +  * [[usenet|Networks]]
  
 +{{tag>​qwk network qnet dovenet}}

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