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    From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Andrew Leary on Sunday, July 07, 2019 19:46:14
    *** Answering a msg posted in area 'ftsc_public'.

    06 Jul 19 16:34, Andrew Leary wrote to Alan Ianson:

    770/1 is running Fastecho. I believe FE is also a known good entity,
    although it strips seen-bys when tossing to an out of zone link.

    FastEcho also has a problem with the .PKT forwarding function.

    Oh? Can you tell more about this?

    I sent details to Tobias Burchhardt a few months back, but he wasn't hopeful that he would be able to fix it.

    :(

    'Tommi

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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to Tommi Koivula on Sunday, July 07, 2019 20:18:17
    Hello Tommi!

    07 Jul 19 19:46, you wrote to me:

    FastEcho also has a problem with the .PKT forwarding function.

    Oh? Can you tell more about this?

    Basically, if you receive a .PKT file destined for one of your downlinks, it should be placed unaltered in the temporary outbound, to be archived for the destination along with any other mail you are tossing. However, it appears from my testing that certain .PKT header fields (including the .PKT password) are overwritten with the password you have defined for that downlink. Of course, this causes an issue if the originating node has a different password defined for the destination. There is also a minor issue with .PKT endings, as the forwarded .PKTs end up with an extra 2 NUL bytes tacked onto the end.

    I sent details to Tobias Burchhardt a few months back, but he
    wasn't hopeful that he would be able to fix it.

    :(

    It's too bad, because other than the cross-zone SEEN-BY stripping and these issues with forwarding .PKTs, the software is virtually bullet-proof.

    Andrew

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Andrew Leary on Monday, July 08, 2019 18:16:38
     AL>> FastEcho also has a problem with the .PKT forwarding function.

     TK> Oh? Can you tell more about this?

    Basically, if you receive a .PKT file destined for one of your
    downlinks, it should be placed unaltered in the temporary outbound,
    to be archived for the destination along with any other mail you are
    tossing. However, it appears
    from my testing that certain .PKT header fields (including the .PKT
    password) are overwritten with the password you have defined for that downlink. Of course, this causes an issue if the originating node
    has a different password defined for the destination.

    Ok, I see. I was using that .pkt forwarding thing between my tossers,
    but there were no pkt passwords, so I never noticed that.

    It's too bad, because other than the cross-zone SEEN-BY stripping and these issues with forwarding .PKTs, the software is virtually bullet-proof.

    It sure is. But knowing these two issues, it still can be used.

    'Tommi

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Andrew Leary on Monday, July 08, 2019 21:15:10
    On 2019 Jul 07 20:18:16, you wrote to Tommi Koivula:

    There is also a minor issue with .PKT endings, as the forwarded .PKTs
    end up with an extra 2 NUL bytes tacked onto the end.

    that shouldn't be any real problem... it isn't that different than transferring
    with xmodem or a variant which tacks on padding CTRL-Z characters... some software is, however, overly sensitive ;)

    It's too bad, because other than the cross-zone SEEN-BY stripping and these issues with forwarding .PKTs, the software is virtually bullet-proof.

    yup!

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