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util:sbbsecho [2018/03/31 20:32]
digital man Numerous updates to track the latest echocfg menus/options and BinkIT v2 integration
util:sbbsecho [2018/09/08 15:25] (current)
digital man [EchoCfg] Updated the BinkP Settings docs (some copy/paste from the EchoCfg online help)
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 === Long Tags === === Long Tags ===
-Although standard FidoNet echo tags may be as long as 35 characters, Synchronet'​s Sub-board //short names// are limited to 25 characters. ​When importing and exporting FTN areas (e.g. to/from ''​areas.bbs'' ​or EchoList files), usually the echo tag is copied to or derived from the associated Sub-board'​s ​short name. For this reasonecho tags longer than 25 characters in length may present ​problem ​for some import/​export or auto-create scenarios.+Although standard FidoNet echo tags (AKA "area tag"​) ​may be as long as 35 characters, Synchronet'​s Sub-board //short names// are limited to a length of 25 characters. ​As of July 28, 2018, Synchronet v3.17a will import ​(e.g. from ''​BACKBONE.NA'' ​file) echo tags longer than 25 characters into the "​Newsgroup"​ name of the sub-board. Each sub-board'​s ​"​Newsgroup" ​name can accommodate a length of up to 63 characters (no spaces)Likewisewhen exporting message areas from SCFG or SBBSecho (e.g. to an ''​areas.bbs''​ file), if "​Newsgroup"​ name is defined ​for a message area, it will be used for the exported echo tag of that exported area.
 === Bad Echo Area === === Bad Echo Area ===
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 <​file>​ <​file>​
-╔═════════════════════════════╗ +[■][?​]═══════════════════════════════╗ 
-║   ​1:218/700 BinkP Settings ​ ║ +║       ​1:218/700 BinkP Settings ​     ║ 
-╠═════════════════════════════╣ +═════════════════════════════════════╣ 
-║ │Host ​                      ​║ +║ │Host ​                              ​║ 
-║ │Port ​                24554 ║ +║ │Port ​                ​24554 ​        ​║ 
-║ │Poll ​                ​Yes ​  ​║ +║ │Poll ​                ​Yes ​          ​║ 
-║ │Allow Plain Auth     ​No ​   ​║ +║ │Authentication ​      ​CRAM-MD5 Only ║ 
-║ │Allow Plain Text     ​No    ​║ +║ │Encryption ​          ​Supported ​    ║ 
-║ │Source Address ​            ​║ +║ │Source Address ​                    ​║ 
 </​file>​ </​file>​
 +**Host** defines the TCP/IP address or host name with which to connect for sessions with this linked node.  If the host is not set, then a DNS-based look-up will be attempted (e.g. the IP address for 1:103/705 would be looked-up via host name Nodelist-based look-ups are also supported. ​                        
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 +**Port** defines the TCP port used by this linked node for BinkP sessions. The default BinkP TCP port is 24554. ​                               ​
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 +**Poll** defines whether or not to periodically poll this linked node.
 +**Authentication** determines what types of authentication will be supported during both inbound and outbound sessions with this linked node. The supported BinkP-auth methods are //​Plain-Password//​ and //​CRAM-MD5//​.
 +                                                                        ​
 +**Encryption** determines whether unencrypted data transfers will be supported or required when communicating with this linked node. With this setting set to ''​Required'',​ only BinkD-style-encrypted BinkP sessions will be supported. //​CRAM-MD5//​ authentication must be used when encrypting BinkP sessions.
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 +**Source** Address allows you to override the source FTN address used with outgoing BinkP mailer sessions with this linked node. Normally, this setting is left blank (not set).                     
 === Archive Types === === Archive Types ===
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 == Secure Operation == == Secure Operation ==
-When set to ''​Yes''​, SBBSecho will compare ​the origin of any +Secure Operation tells SBBSecho ​to check the Area File (e.g. ''​areas.bbs''​) to insure that the packet ​origin ​(FTN //​address//​) ​of each inbound EchoMail message is already linked ​to the EchoMail //area// where the message was postedMessages denied import due to this setting are logged as a ''​Security violation''​. This setting defaults to ''​No''​                                       
-incoming mail packets ​to the nodes in the Area File +
-as messages are imported If a packet password has been +
-defined for that node, it will also be compared ​to the +
-password contained in the mail packet. Packets and messages +
-failing ​this security will not be imported. +
 == Allow Nodes to Add Areas from Area File == == Allow Nodes to Add Areas from Area File ==

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