• Need some help

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:13:17
    Hello All.

    I need some help from my fellow sysops.

    As many of you may know, I am the developer behind the Cheepware line of BBS doors and utilities. I have been developing these programs since 1998. All of my programs are freeware and soon will be open source.

    I recently switched doorkits to Manndoor that allows me to create native doors for the following operating systems: DOS, OS/2, Win32, and Linux. The Win32 executable also doubles as a WINServer-native door which means it reads WINServer's internal files and doesn't need a drop file.

    The DOS version can support DOOR.SYS and DORINFOx.DEF dropfiles.
    The OS/2 and Win32 versions can support DOOR32.SYS dropfiles.
    The Linux version can support all three.

    All versions but DOS can support direct connections through a telnet server, however, with the OS/2 version, I use DOOR32.SYS with a serial port telnet engine (VMODEM).

    I am working on the Linux doors. I have a 64-bit Slackware system with MBSE set up.

    The DOS door works but I am hunting down a non-fatal RTE right now.

    What I need help with is testing.

    For the OS/2 version, you need a BBS that is capable of creating a DOOR32.SYS drop file. I have a working MECCA script for Maximus/2 that one can use as an example. Since I use SIO/VMODEM, my DOOR32.SYS is set to use a serial connection via VMODEM and not a direct telnet server connection.

    I am trying to find out how many OS/2-native BBS software packages my doors will work with and instructions on how to install the doors with these various BBS software packages.

    If you're interested in helping, please let me know. I prefer netmail and then email (sysop@outpostbbs.net).

    Any and all help would be appreciated. For your efforts, I'll compile a custom version for your BBS saying the door is "registered" to you. :)

    Please note that there is a DOS version that uses DOOR.SYS and DORINFOx.DEF but
    I am chasing down a non-fatal RTE in the program right now.


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