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util:sexpots [2012/03/13 02:15]
digitalman [Installation] Fix sexpots.txt import.
util:sexpots [2020/08/25 20:46] (current)
digital man [NT Service Control] Added DebugView example
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 ===== Configuration ===== ===== Configuration =====
  
-Configuration is normally performed by editing the file ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]'',​ located +Configuration is normally performed by editing the file ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]'',​ located in the same directory where the SEXPOTS program (e.g. ''​sexposts.exe''​) is located (e.g. ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​). If ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​ file doesn'​t exist or any of the ''​key=value''​ pairs are missing or blank in the file, the default values (indicated below) will be used.
-in the same directory where the SEXPOTS program (e.g. ''​sexposts.exe''​) is  +
-located (e.g. ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​). If ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​ file doesn'​t exist or any of the ''​key=value''​ pairs are missing or blank in the file, the default values (indicated below) will be used.+
  
 Optionally, a different [[config:​ini files|.ini file]] may be specified on the command-line (e.g. for running multiple concurrent instances of SEXPOTS on different COM ports). If an .ini file is specified on the command-line,​ it will be loaded **after** ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​ (if the file exists), over-riding any settings in ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​. Optionally, a different [[config:​ini files|.ini file]] may be specified on the command-line (e.g. for running multiple concurrent instances of SEXPOTS on different COM ports). If an .ini file is specified on the command-line,​ it will be loaded **after** ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​ (if the file exists), over-riding any settings in ''​[[config:​sexpots.ini]]''​.
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 Timeout = 5                 ; Seconds to wait for a response from modem Timeout = 5                 ; Seconds to wait for a response from modem
 ReInit = 60                 ; Minutes of inactivity while waiting for caller before re-initialization ReInit = 60                 ; Minutes of inactivity while waiting for caller before re-initialization
 +Answer = ATA                ; Answer command
 +Ring = RING                 ; Ring indication (from modem)
 +ManualAnswer = FALSE        ; Set to TRUE to disable auto-answer and use ring detection/​manual answer instead
  
 [TCP] [TCP]
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   net stop sexpots   net stop sexpots
  
 +==== DebugView ====
 +
 +When running SEXPOTS as an NT Service, you may want to use a debugger viewer (e.g. [[https://​docs.microsoft.com/​en-us/​sysinternals/​downloads/​debugview|DebugView]],​ run as Administrator) to see the detailed log messages:
 +
 +{{:​util:​dbgview_sexpots.jpg?​600|}}
 ===== Notes on Advanced Features ===== ===== Notes on Advanced Features =====
  
 :!: NOTE: Requires Synchronet v3.14b or later :!: NOTE: Requires Synchronet v3.14b or later
  
-SEXPOTS will report the connection (DCE) rate to a Synchronet Terminal Server +SEXPOTS will report the connection (DCE) rate to a Synchronet Terminal Server using the Telnet "​TERMINAL SPEED" sub-option. Synchronet will use the reported speed to calculate estimated file transfer durations, update the node record, log to the user logon list, and save in the user record as the user's most recent "​connection type".
-using the Telnet "​TERMINAL SPEED" sub-option. Synchronet will use the reported +
-speed to calculate estimated file transfer durations, update the node record, +
-log to the user logon list, and save in the user record as the user's most +
-recent "​connection type".+
  
-SEXPOTS can report Caller-ID information to the Synchronet Terminal Server using +SEXPOTS can report Caller-ID information to the Synchronet Terminal Server using the Telnet "​Location"​ option. Synchronet will store the Caller-ID reported Phone Number in the user's '​note'​ field (where the IP address is normally stored) and the Caller-ID reported Caller Name in the user's '​computer'​ field (where the Hostname is normally stored). Synchronet will also log each
-the Telnet "​Location"​ option. Synchronet will store the Caller-ID reported +
-Phone Number in the user's '​note'​ field (where the IP address is normally +
-stored) and the Caller-ID reported Caller Name in the user's '​computer'​ +
-field (where the Hostname is normally stored). Synchronet will also log each+
 caller'​s Caller-ID information for record-keeping purposes. caller'​s Caller-ID information for record-keeping purposes.
  
-Alternatively,​ SEXPOTS can report the Caller-ID information using the Ident +Alternatively,​ SEXPOTS can report the Caller-ID information using the Ident protocol, but this feature is disabled by default and is not the preferred mechanism (use the Telnet "​Location"​ option instead).
-protocol, but this feature is disabled by default and is not the preferred +
-mechanism (use the Telnet "​Location"​ option instead).+
  
-Using Synchronet v3.14a or earlier, the Synchronet Terminal Server will detect +Using Synchronet v3.14a or earlier, the Synchronet Terminal Server will detect the caller as just another Telnet connection, but coming in from the local network interface (IP address).
-the caller as just another Telnet connection, but coming in from the local +
-network interface (IP address).+
  
 ===== Linux/Unix Version ===== ===== Linux/Unix Version =====
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   * [[:​server:​terminal|Terminal Server]]   * [[:​server:​terminal|Terminal Server]]
   * [[:​util:​|Utilities]]   * [[:​util:​|Utilities]]
 +  * [[:​config:​INI files]]
  

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