Synchronet v3.19b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2022).

You can donate to the Synchronet project using PayPal.

Table of Contents

Use TinyTIC with Synchronet

Instructions and information for using the TinyTIC tic processor with Synchronet, by jame.

TinyTIC is a small, simple Open Source TIC processor that will work with Synchronet; and, in fact, was originally developed for that. It will run on MS Windows, Linux, etc; and the source code is available from its home page. Binaries may also be available there and/or on BBSs; including debian packages for installation on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux system.


An example (on a Linux system) configuration file for TinyTIC:

## Configuration File for TinyTIC v0.8

## Logfile is where you want the logfile to be created and
## what its name should be.
Logfile /opt/sbbs/data/logs/tinytic.log

## Inbound is where your mailer stores the TIC files and their
## corresponding files
Inbound /var/spool/sbbs/inb
## DataFile is used to specify where the text file will be created
##          for each process of the TIC files and what its name
##          will be.
DataFile /opt/sbbs/ctrl/tic/announce.txt
## AreaName is used to denote which files belong to which area.  Areas
##          are specified in the TIC files.
## -Format: AreaName <Area's Name> <Destination of files>
AreaName ECHOLIST /srv/ftp/ftn/echolist
AreaName FIDONEWS /srv/ftp/ftn/fidonews
AreaName NODEDIFF /srv/ftp/ftn/nodediff                                             
AreaName BACKBONE /srv/ftp/ftn/echolist
AreaName NODELIST /srv/ftp/ftn/nodelist
AreaName I-BINKD /srv/ftp/ftn/ibn


The BinkD IP mailer can be configured to use TinyTIC for processing TIC files. An example of configuring the shell script to be executed for TIC files:

exec "/opt/sbbs/exec/adm/"  *.tic

And where the script could look something like this:

# /opt/sbbs/exec/adm/
cd /opt/sbbs

export SBBSCTRL=/opt/sbbs/ctrl
export SBBSNODE=/opt/sbbs/node1

/usr/bin/tinytic --config-file /opt/sbbs/ctrl/tic/tinytic.cfg


And the script is used to post an announce message about received files:

# /opt/sbbs/exec/adm/tic/


export SBBSCTRL=/opt/sbbs/ctrl
export SBBSNODE=/opt/sbbbs/node1


if [ -f $WORKDIR/announce.txt ]; then

    cat $WORKDIR/header.txt $WORKDIR/announce.txt $WORKDIR/footer.txt > $WORKDIR/ticmsg.txt \
        && rm $WORKDIR/announce.txt

    # post message
    $SBDIR/exec/smbutil i$MSGTEXT $AREA < $WORKDIR/ticmsg.hdr

fi ;

See Also