• routing to points

    From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to All on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 12:43:23
    I've run into this issue before, but never figured out a resolution.

    I'm running SBBS 3.19, SBBSecho v3.15-win32. I received a netmail from a point in zone 2. I replied to it, and see a .cut file in what looks like the proper place - %binkdir%\outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.cut. The contents of the .cut file is the netmail reply I wrote. So far, so good.

    If I poll the boss node, nothing gets transferred. If I poll the point, nothing happens, as expected.

    Is there a setting I've missed in echocfg to properly route any point mail I receive to the boss node?

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 17:06:14
    Re: routing to points
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Feb 14 2023 12:43 pm

    I've run into this issue before, but never figured out a resolution.

    I'm running SBBS 3.19, SBBSecho v3.15-win32. I received a netmail from a point in zone 2. I replied to it, and see a .cut file in what looks like the proper place - %binkdir%\outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.cut. The contents of the .cut file is the netmail reply I wrote. So far, so good.

    If I poll the boss node, nothing gets transferred. If I poll the point, nothing happens, as expected.

    Is there a setting I've missed in echocfg to properly route any point mail I receive to the boss node?

    Here's the relevant logic in sbbsecho.s pack_netmail():

    if(nodecfg == NULL && addr.point != 0) {
    fidoaddr_t boss = addr;
    boss.point = 0;
    if((nodecfg = findnodecfg(&cfg, boss, /* exact: */true)) != NULL) {
    addr = boss;
    lprintf(LOG_INFO, "Routing NetMail (%s) to boss-node %s"
    ,getfname(path), smb_faddrtoa(&addr, NULL));
    }
    }

    Which means that the boss node must be configured in EchoCfg->Linked Nodes for this boss-routing to occur. Is the boss node in question configured in EchoCfg->Linked Nodes?
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 21:41:01
    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Feb 14 2023 05:06 pm

    Which means that the boss node must be configured in EchoCfg->Linked Nodes for this boss-routing to occur. Is the boss node in question configured in

    No. I tried configuring the boss node and that didn't work either. I'll see if I can reproduce that.

    It seems cumbersome to have to configure a boss node on an individual basis. I'd need to receive mail, then create an entry for the boss node. If an end-user receives a netmail and replies, I might not even know to create the entry. It might be nice if, when packing mail for a point, you check to see if there's a points list, and if not, automatically address point-bound mail to the boss, where any default rules could handle routing mail to the boss.

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 09:58:29
    Re: routing to points
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Tue Feb 14 2023 09:41 pm

    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Feb 14 2023 05:06 pm

    Which means that the boss node must be configured in EchoCfg->Linked Nodes for this boss-routing to occur. Is the boss node in question configured in

    No. I tried configuring the boss node and that didn't work either. I'll see if I can reproduce that.

    It seems cumbersome to have to configure a boss node on an individual basis. I'd need to receive mail, then create an entry for the boss node. If an end-user receives a netmail and replies, I might not even know to create the entry. It might be nice if, when packing mail for a point, you check to see if there's a points list, and if not, automatically address point-bound mail to the boss, where any default rules could handle routing mail to the boss.

    Apparently boss-routing feature was added to SBBSecho just for you: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/45ced2a3b39d30cbb8c909e66e063ceeff05e636

    I suppose it may be possible to route to netmail a non-linked node. <shrug> I don't recall the original request/discussion surrounding this change, but the commit message refers to you, specifically.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 18:08:09
    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 2023 09:58 am

    Apparently boss-routing feature was added to SBBSecho just for you: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/45ced2a3b39d30cbb8c909e66e063 ceeff05e636

    Looking at the commit, it looks like it was some time ago, in sbbsecho 3.13. My sbbsecho reports version 3.15?

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 19:09:17
    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 2023 09:58 am

    Apparently boss-routing feature was added to SBBSecho just for you: https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/45ced2a3b39d30cbb8c909e66e063 ceef f05e636


    Since I typed my last response, I've upgraded to 3.20, Created an email to a point node and am seeing the following behavior:

    1. Try to poll the point address - not found (as is expected)
    2. Try to poll the boss (not defined in sbbsecho.cfg) - doesn't transfer point mail.
    3. Try to poll the boss (defined in sbbsecho.cfg) - doesn't transfer point mail.

    It's be great if there was a way that the logic could automatically boss-route any point mail, regardless of whether or not the boss is defined in sbbsecho.cfg.

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, February 16, 2023 00:17:55
    Re: routing to points
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Wed Feb 15 2023 06:08 pm

    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 2023 09:58 am

    Apparently boss-routing feature was added to SBBSecho just for you: http s://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/45ced2a3b39d30cbb8c909e66e063 ceeff05e636

    Looking at the commit, it looks like it was some time ago, in sbbsecho 3.13. My sbbsecho reports version 3.15?

    Yes. I'm not sure of your point.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, February 16, 2023 00:20:17
    Re: routing to points
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Wed Feb 15 2023 07:09 pm

    Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 2023 09:58 am

    Apparently boss-routing feature was added to SBBSecho just for you: http s://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/45ced2a3b39d30cbb8c909e66e063 ceef f05e636


    Since I typed my last response, I've upgraded to 3.20, Created an email to a point node and am seeing the following behavior:

    1. Try to poll the point address - not found (as is expected)
    2. Try to poll the boss (not defined in sbbsecho.cfg) - doesn't transfer point mail.
    3. Try to poll the boss (defined in sbbsecho.cfg) - doesn't transfer point mail.

    The point->boss routing happens in SBBSecho, so before you would do any polling.

    It's be great if there was a way that the logic could automatically boss-route any point mail, regardless of whether or not the boss is defined in sbbsecho.cfg.

    Hm. I'll consider doing that. I'm not sure why it wasn't done that way initially. I understand for echomail why you couldn't/wouldn't, but I suppose NetMail should be possible in that scenario. I'll give it more thought.
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 06:17:00
    Digital Man wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    It's be great if there was a way that the logic could automatically boss-route any point mail, regardless of whether or not the boss is defined in sbbsecho.cfg.

    Hm. I'll consider doing that. I'm not sure why it wasn't done that way initially. I understand for echomail why you couldn't/wouldn't, but I suppose NetMail should be possible in that scenario. I'll give it more thought. --

    Thanks for looking at this; point mail lingering in my inbound has been
    a thing for some time, and it'd be nice to be able to have default rules
    handle the mail instead of having to manually re-route it.

    Does sbbsecho support a point list? I know that zone 2 has one, but I
    don't understand the reasoning behind being able to crash a point. I
    thought the whole idea was for a system that wasn't up 24/7 (or
    available at all) would use the boss node as an endpoint on the network
    and reach out to the boss node instead of being reachable.




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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 09:38:00
    Digital Man wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Looking at the commit, it looks like it was some time ago, in sbbsecho 3.13. My sbbsecho reports version 3.15?

    Yes. I'm not sure of your point.

    Thanks again for looking into this.

    I wanted to send you my logs and notes from my experiments with point
    netmail. If I understand the logic, a point that has a boss node defined
    in sbbsecho.ini should have mail host-routed to the boss. I'm running
    sbbsecho 3.20, recently updated from the nightly archives.

    It appears that point mail isn't being host-routed, which the commit you referenced appears to suggest.

    I did the following:

    1. I defined the boss node, 2:221/1 in sbbsecho.ini. I created a netmail to 2:221/1:58 in SBBS. When I run SBBSECHO, I see the netmail being packed.


    C:\Users\kweiske>sbbsecho

    SBBSecho v3.20-Win32 (master/aa33f300f) - Synchronet FidoNet
    EchoMail Tosser

    Loading configuration files from c:\sbbs\ctrl\ SBBSecho
    3.20-Win32 master/aa33f300f Feb 15 2023 MSC 1929 (PID 5580)
    invoked with options: Configured: 6 archivers, 84 linked-nodes,
    8 echolists NetMail directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\ Secure
    Inbound directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\inbox\ Non-secure Inbound
    directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\inbox\ Outbound (BSO root) directory:
    c:\sbbs\binkit\outbox\ Reading ../data/AREAS.BBS Exporting
    Outbound NetMail from c:\sbbs\data\mail to
    c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\*.msg ... NetMail msg #13487 from
    poindexter FORTRAN to 1:103/1 (1:103/1): already sent NetMail
    msg #29046 from Kurt Weiske to August Abolins (2:221/1.58):
    Exporting NetMail message #29046 from Kurt Weiske to
    August Abolins (2:221/1.58) Created NetMail (4.msg) from Kurt
    Weiske (1:218/700) to August Abolins (2:221/1.58), attr: 0183,
    subject: Another

    Packing Outbound NetMail from c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\*.msg ...
    Node (2:221/1.58) successfully locked via:
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.bsy Adding NetMail
    (4.msg) to new packet for 2:221/1.58:
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.cut Deleting
    c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\4.msg (from line 5344)

    Touching outgoing semfile: ../data/binkout.now Writing 33 areas
    to ../data/badareas.lst Deleting
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.bsy (from line 2963)
    Deleting c:\sbbs\ctrl\sbbsecho.bsy (from line 2969) SBBSecho
    (PID 5580) exiting with error level 0, NetMail(0 imported, 1
    exported, 1 packed)

    2. I try polling the boss node, configured in echocfg:

    [node:2:221/1] Name = Comment = Archive = ZIP PacketType = 2+ PacketPwd
    = AreaFix = false AreaFixPwd = SessionPwd = TicFilePwd = Inbox = Outbox
    = Passive = false Direct = false Notify = false Keys = Status = Crash
    GroupHub = BinkpHost = BinkpPort = 24554 BinkpPoll = false
    BinkpPlainAuthOnly = false BinkpAllowPlainAuth = false
    BinkpAllowPlainText = true BinkpTLS = false BinkpSourceAddress =

    C:\Users\kweiske>binkpoll 2:221/1

    JSexec v3.20a-Win32 master/aa33f300f - Execute Synchronet
    JavaScript Module Compiled Feb 15 2023 05:04:19 with MSC 1929

    Loading configuration files from c:\sbbs\ctrl JavaScript-C 1.8.5
    2011-03-31 JavaScript: Creating runtime: 8388608 bytes

    Reading script from c:\sbbs\exec\binkit.js
    c:\sbbs\exec\binkit.js compiled in 0.00 seconds BinkIT/2.41
    invoked with options: -l 2:221/1 Attempting poll for node
    2:221/1@fidonet JSBinkP/4 callout to 2:221/1@fidonet started
    Connecting to 2:221/1@fidonet at f1.n221.z2.rbb.fidonet.fi:24554
    Peer version: binkd/1.1a-115/OS2 Authentication successful:
    non-secure c:\sbbs\exec\binkit.js executed in 6.84 seconds

    JavaScript: Destroying context JavaScript: Destroying runtime

    3. I see this in my events log:

    2/16 08:36:52a BINKPOLL Attempting callout for 2:221/1.58@fidonet,
    file: C:\sbbs\binkit\outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.cut 2/16
    08:36:52a BINKPOLL JSBinkP/4 callout to 2:221/1.58@fidonet started
    2/16 08:36:53a BINKPOLL Connecting to 2:221/1.58@fidonet at
    p58.f1.n221.z2.binkd.net:24554 2/16 08:36:53a BINKPOLL Connection to
    p58.f1.n221.z2.binkd.net:24554 failed (Error: No such host is known.
    ).



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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 13:14:03
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 06:17 am

    Does sbbsecho support a point list?

    No, SBBSecho has no knowledge of nodelists or pointlists.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 13:20:26
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 09:38 am

    Digital Man wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Looking at the commit, it looks like it was some time ago, in sbbsecho 3.13. My sbbsecho reports version 3.15?

    Yes. I'm not sure of your point.

    Thanks again for looking into this.

    I wanted to send you my logs and notes from my experiments with point netmail. If I understand the logic, a point that has a boss node defined
    in sbbsecho.ini should have mail host-routed to the boss.

    Only if the point itself is not a configured linked node (in echofg) and the point isn't one of your own configured FTN AKAs.

    I'm running
    sbbsecho 3.20, recently updated from the nightly archives.

    It appears that point mail isn't being host-routed, which the commit you referenced appears to suggest.

    I did the following:

    1. I defined the boss node, 2:221/1 in sbbsecho.ini. I created a netmail to 2:221/1:58 in SBBS. When I run SBBSECHO, I see the netmail being packed.


    C:\Users\kweiske>sbbsecho

    SBBSecho v3.20-Win32 (master/aa33f300f) - Synchronet FidoNet
    EchoMail Tosser

    Loading configuration files from c:\sbbs\ctrl\ SBBSecho
    3.20-Win32 master/aa33f300f Feb 15 2023 MSC 1929 (PID 5580)
    invoked with options: Configured: 6 archivers, 84 linked-nodes,
    8 echolists NetMail directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\ Secure
    Inbound directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\inbox\ Non-secure Inbound
    directory: c:\sbbs\binkit\inbox\ Outbound (BSO root) directory:
    c:\sbbs\binkit\outbox\ Reading ../data/AREAS.BBS Exporting
    Outbound NetMail from c:\sbbs\data\mail to
    c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\*.msg ... NetMail msg #13487 from
    poindexter FORTRAN to 1:103/1 (1:103/1): already sent NetMail
    msg #29046 from Kurt Weiske to August Abolins (2:221/1.58):
    Exporting NetMail message #29046 from Kurt Weiske to
    August Abolins (2:221/1.58) Created NetMail (4.msg) from Kurt
    Weiske (1:218/700) to August Abolins (2:221/1.58), attr: 0183,
    subject: Another

    That's not very fun to try to read. :-) Do you mind not re-wrapping the log lines you paste here?


    Packing Outbound NetMail from c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\*.msg ...
    Node (2:221/1.58) successfully locked via:
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.bsy Adding NetMail
    (4.msg) to new packet for 2:221/1.58:
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.cut Deleting
    c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\4.msg (from line 5344)

    Touching outgoing semfile: ../data/binkout.now Writing 33 areas
    to ../data/badareas.lst Deleting
    ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.pnt\0000003a.bsy (from line 2963)
    Deleting c:\sbbs\ctrl\sbbsecho.bsy (from line 2969) SBBSecho
    (PID 5580) exiting with error level 0, NetMail(0 imported, 1
    exported, 1 packed)

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 13:39:51
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    I saved the log files and commentary to https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt, that should be easier to read.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 17:34:47
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    I saved the log files and commentary to https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt, that should be easier to read.

    $ wget https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:34:01-- https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    Resolving realitycheckbbs.org (realitycheckbbs.org)... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address
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    digital man (rob)

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    David St. Hubbins: I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 17:44:37
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 05:34 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    I saved the log files and commentary to https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt, that should be easier to read.

    $ wget https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:34:01-- https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    Resolving realitycheckbbs.org (realitycheckbbs.org)... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address

    Also, the detail we're looking for would be in your sbbsecho.log file, yet you seem to be copying/pasting from the console output of sbbsecho.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 17:49:37
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 05:34 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    I saved the log files and commentary to https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt, that should be easier to read.

    $ wget https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:34:01-- https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    Resolving realitycheckbbs.org (realitycheckbbs.org)... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address

    I also tried reality.synchro.net with HTTPS, but you don't have your TLS cert set correctly:
    $ wget https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:46:48-- https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt
    Resolving reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)... 98.210.238.44
    Connecting to reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)|98.210.238.44|:443... connected.
    The certificate's owner does not match hostname

    I tried reality.synchro.net:8000 via HTTP, but it downloads a SHOUTcast error message file instead.
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    Bobbi Flekman: Money talks, and bullshit walks.
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 18:03:12
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 05:34 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    Do you have points of 2:221/1 configured in echocfg->Linked Nodes?

    Do you have 2:ALL or 2:221/ALL configured in echocfg->Linked Nodes with routing specified?
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    Breaking Bad quote #13:
    I got twenty bucks that says he's a beaner. - Hank Schrader
    Norco, CA WX: 53.0F, 21.0% humidity, 0 mph NE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 18:32:02
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 05:44 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 05:34 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 01:20 pm

    My guess is that you have 2:221/1.58 explicitly listed as a linked node in echofg?

    No, only 2:221/1.

    I saved the log files and commentary to https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt, that should be easier to read.

    $ wget https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:34:01-- https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt Resolving realitycheckbbs.org (realitycheckbbs.org)... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address

    Also, the detail we're looking for would be in your sbbsecho.log file, yet you seem to be copying/pasting from the console output of sbbsecho.

    I looked back through the history of messages in this sub and it appers that
    we had almost the exact same conversation in May of last year (Subject: "Host-routed netmail to points"). You were pasting BinkIT log output here instead of the relevant portions of sbbsecho.log and then you finally concluded the discussion with this:

    -------------------------------------8<---------------------------------------
    The sbbsecho.log file is the relevant log to be looking at in this
    case. --

    I looked in the log and saw some weird entries showing 5 digit zone numbers.
    On a lark, I tried changing "Fuzzy Zone Operation" in echocfg to "no", and
    now I'm seeing the routing messages in my sbbsecho.log.

    If I can reproduce the error again, I'll post the log files. For now, it
    seems like it's behaving as expected.

    Thanks for your help! -------------------------------------8<---------------------------------------

    I don't think anything changed in SBBSecho in this regard since that time.
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    digital man (rob)

    Breaking Bad quote #12:
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 22:30:00
    Digital Man wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    Compiling answers to a handful of messages:

    Not sure why https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt wouldn't resolve
    for you - I was able to ssh into dreamhost, my web host on the outside
    and see it OK using Lynx. Maybe it was a transient issue?

    I was able to get through to https://reality.synchro.net and saw the
    error on the cert mismatch. Is there a way to pass a secondary hostname
    to letsyncrypt.js? Odd, since one of my subdomains hosted on the bbs, radio.realitycheckbbs.org works with my LE cert.

    I did have an entry for 2:ALL in my sbbsecho.log, but I removed it and
    still saw the same behavior.

    I didn't see anything in my sbbsecho.log corresponding to that snippet
    from the event log, I'll crank up the log level and see what I can see.










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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Thursday, February 16, 2023 22:51:41
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 10:30 pm

    Digital Man wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    Compiling answers to a handful of messages:

    Not sure why https://realitycheckbbs.org/sbbsecho.txt wouldn't resolve
    for you - I was able to ssh into dreamhost, my web host on the outside
    and see it OK using Lynx. Maybe it was a transient issue?

    Yeah, works now.

    I was able to get through to https://reality.synchro.net and saw the
    error on the cert mismatch. Is there a way to pass a secondary hostname
    to letsyncrypt.js?

    Yes, the [domains] section of ctrl/letsencrypt.ini wiki.synchro.net/module:letsyncrypt#domains

    Odd, since one of my subdomains hosted on the bbs,
    radio.realitycheckbbs.org works with my LE cert.

    I did have an entry for 2:ALL in my sbbsecho.log,

    So there would be a different "Routing NetMail" log line in that case (if that 2:ALL linked node had a route specified).

    but I removed it and still saw the same behavior.

    When? What does the log report?

    I didn't see anything in my sbbsecho.log corresponding to that snippet
    from the event log, I'll crank up the log level and see what I can see.

    The relevant log lines are "INFO" level.
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    digital man (rob)

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 22:52:53
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 06:32 pm


    I took out the 2:ALL statement in sbbsecho.ini, changed the log level to debugging, created a netmail for 2:221/1.58, and saw this in my log file:

    Routing NetMail (4.msg) to boss-node 2:221/1
    Node (2:221/1) successfully locked via: ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.bsy Adding NetMail (4.msg) to new packet for 2:221/1: ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.cut
    Deleting c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\4.msg (from line 5344)

    Which looks like the expected behavior - 2:221/1 is listed in my linked nodes list.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Thursday, February 16, 2023 22:21:00
    Digital Man wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I also tried reality.synchro.net with HTTPS, but you don't have your
    TLS cert set correctly:
    $ wget https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:46:48-- https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt Resolving reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)... 98.210.238.44 Connecting to reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)|98.210.238.44|:443... connected.
    The certificate's owner does not match hostname

    I tried reality.synchro.net:8000 via HTTP, but it downloads a SHOUTcast error message file instead. --

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Friday, February 17, 2023 10:59:12
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 10:52 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Thu Feb 16 2023 06:32 pm


    I took out the 2:ALL statement in sbbsecho.ini, changed the log level to debugging, created a netmail for 2:221/1.58, and saw this in my log file:

    Routing NetMail (4.msg) to boss-node 2:221/1
    Node (2:221/1) successfully locked via: ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.bsy Adding NetMail (4.msg) to new packet for 2:221/1: ../binkit/outbox.002\00dd0001.cut
    Deleting c:\sbbs\binkit\netmail\4.msg (from line 5344)

    Which looks like the expected behavior - 2:221/1 is listed in my linked nodes list.

    Cool. So do we now want to change the expected behavior?

    While analyzing this section of sbbsecho.c, I did notice this change which struck me as potentially undesireable:
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/commit/ffe69b43623db42984a286433e62f4256

    With this change (apparently as the result of a suggestion or request by Alterego), if the destination address is 1:2/3.1, but our local system has an AKA of 1:2/3.2, no routing would occur (to a boss node or based on explicit routing configured in echocfg->Linked Nodes) and that seems like a bug to me. But still unrelated to your observations.
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    digital man (rob)

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, February 17, 2023 10:59:34
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Digital Man on Thu Feb 16 2023 10:21 pm

    Digital Man wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I also tried reality.synchro.net with HTTPS, but you don't have your TLS cert set correctly:
    $ wget https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt
    --2023-02-16 17:46:48-- https://reality.synchro.net/sbbsecho.txt Resolving reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)... 98.210.238.44 Connecting to reality.synchro.net (reality.synchro.net)|98.210.238.44|:443... connected.
    The certificate's owner does not match hostname

    I tried reality.synchro.net:8000 via HTTP, but it downloads a SHOUTcast error message file instead. --

    This reply appears to have been cut off (only included quoted text). Just FYI. --
    digital man (rob)

    Rush quote #23:
    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Friday, February 17, 2023 12:01:06
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 10:59 am

    Which looks like the expected behavior - 2:221/1 is listed in my linked
    nodes list.

    Cool. So do we now want to change the expected behavior?

    Would it be correct to assume that my 2:ALL "linked node" entry in echocfg was being applied to my point netmail, and because no routing was specified in the 2:ALL entry, that sbbsecho packet the point netmail according to the wildcard entry? It seems like when I removed the 2:ALL entry that sbbsecho packed point mail for the boss (that *was* defined in sbbsecho.ini.)

    If that's the case, that would fit the behavior I was seeing.

    Since Synchronet doesn't know how to route to a point, I'd think it would make to sense to first pack all point netmail for the Boss node and then let explicit linked node entries or catch-all entries handle mail routing/flavor to the boss.

    Then, if you had a specific routing arrangement with a node, you could specify them in the linked node section. If not, a zone:ALL rule could route/flavor the mail to the boss however you choose.

    This would simplify sending replies to point netmail, in my opinion.

    Or, am I missing something?

    Thanks again for your time in looking into this.

    --k
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Friday, February 17, 2023 12:58:50
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Fri Feb 17 2023 12:01 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 10:59 am

    Which looks like the expected behavior - 2:221/1 is listed in my linked >> nodes list.

    Cool. So do we now want to change the expected behavior?

    Would it be correct to assume that my 2:ALL "linked node" entry in echocfg was being applied to my point netmail, and because no routing was specified in the 2:ALL entry, that sbbsecho packet the point netmail according to the wildcard entry? It seems like when I removed the 2:ALL entry that sbbsecho packed point mail for the boss (that *was* defined in sbbsecho.ini.)

    The 2:ALL linked node entry would have only played a role *if* it had a route specified. And in that case, yes, the NetMail would be routed, but to the specified 2:ALL route, not the point's boss node.

    If that's the case, that would fit the behavior I was seeing.

    The sbbsecho.log file would include an INFO-level "Routing NetMail" line (withOUT "boss-node") in this case. If the log doesn't include that, then this is not happening.

    Since Synchronet doesn't know how to route to a point, I'd think it would make to sense to first pack all point netmail for the Boss node and then let explicit linked node entries or catch-all entries handle mail routing/flavor to the boss.

    Then, if you had a specific routing arrangement with a node, you could specify them in the linked node section. If not, a zone:ALL rule could route/flavor the mail to the boss however you choose.

    This would simplify sending replies to point netmail, in my opinion.

    Or, am I missing something?

    I think an explicit linked node configuration should always take precedence. No?

    I'm not sure what you mean by "Synchronet doesn't konw how to route to a point". You can tell SBBSecho (not Synchronet) how to route to points both explicity and with wildcards and there's the boss-node fall-back if the boss-node is explicity configured.
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Friday, February 17, 2023 14:39:07
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 12:58 pm

    I'm not sure what you mean by "Synchronet doesn't konw how to route to a point". You can tell SBBSecho (not Synchronet) how to route to points both explicity and with wildcards and there's the boss-node fall-back if the boss-node is explicity configured.

    I'm mis-using some of the terminology.

    SBBSecho, unless told otherwise by specifying the boss node in sbbsecho.ini, will create an outbound packet for the full point address, and binkit is unable to deliver the mail.

    If you define the boss node, SBBSecho will create a packet containing the point's netmail for the boss node, which makes sense.

    Since points are not in the network's nodelist and are dependent on the boss node to receive and deliver files on its behalf, why not automatically route all point mail to their respective boss nodes by default?



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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Friday, February 17, 2023 14:59:12
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to Digital Man on Fri Feb 17 2023 02:39 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 12:58 pm

    I'm not sure what you mean by "Synchronet doesn't konw how to route to a point". You can tell SBBSecho (not Synchronet) how to route to points both explicity and with wildcards and there's the boss-node fall-back if the boss-node is explicity configured.

    I'm mis-using some of the terminology.

    SBBSecho, unless told otherwise by specifying the boss node in sbbsecho.ini, will create an outbound packet for the full point address, and binkit is unable to deliver the mail.

    If you define the boss node, SBBSecho will create a packet containing the point's netmail for the boss node, which makes sense.

    Since points are not in the network's nodelist and are dependent on the boss node to receive and deliver files on its behalf, why not automatically route all point mail to their respective boss nodes by default?

    I think SBBSecho changed to do that. Do you mind creating a feature request at https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues and providing this detail?

    The code we're discussing now was added 3 years ago (at your request) and a request for test results was made by me at the time (in the commit message), but I don't think ever got those results/feedback. I'd like to better track the
    change request/rationale and the results this time. Thanks,
    --
    digital man (rob)

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Digital Man on Friday, February 17, 2023 15:01:36
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 02:59 pm

    I think SBBSecho changed to do that. Do you mind creating a feature request at https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/issues and providing this detail?

    Will do.

    The code we're discussing now was added 3 years ago (at your request) and a request for test results was made by me at the time (in the commit message), but I don't think ever got those results/feedback. I'd like to better track the change request/rationale and the results this time.

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  • From deon@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30:54
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 10:59 am

    With this change (apparently as the result of a suggestion or request by Alterego), if the destination address is 1:2/3.1, but our local system has an AKA of 1:2/3.2, no routing would occur (to a boss node or based on explicit routing configured in echocfg->Linked Nodes) and that seems like a bug to me. But still unrelated to your observations.

    Why does that seem to be a bug?


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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to deon on Friday, February 17, 2023 16:18:51
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sat Feb 18 2023 10:30 am

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 17 2023 10:59 am

    With this change (apparently as the result of a suggestion or request by Alterego), if the destination address is 1:2/3.1, but our local system has an AKA of 1:2/3.2, no routing would occur (to a boss node or based on explicit routing configured in echocfg->Linked Nodes) and that seems like a bug to me. But still unrelated to your observations.

    Why does that seem to be a bug?

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?
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  • From deon@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Saturday, February 18, 2023 22:05:01
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Fri Feb 17 2023 04:18 pm

    Why does that seem to be a bug?

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?


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  • From John Guillory@1:103/705 to deon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 08:33:00
    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?


    not unless you have a point list with 1:2/3.1fni noitcennoc s'
    connection info in it.

    John H. Guillory
    call sign KF5QEO
    URL: kf5qeo.servebbs.net
    KF5QEO's Shack BBS

    ... Tech support is just a busy signal away

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  • From Dumas Walker@1:103/705 to DIGITAL MAN on Saturday, February 18, 2023 09:37:00
    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmai
    to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by defau
    . No?

    I would certainly think so.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to deon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 08:11:00
    deon wrote to Digital Man <=-

    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?

    You can, if you specify 1:2/3.1 in echocfg and provide a source address.

    There seems to have been some definition drift with points. When I
    started out, the whole idea behind a point was to have a mail-only or
    private system that wasn't accessible during ZMH, or wasn't up 24/7. The
    point initiated contact with the boss, and the point was, by design, unreachable by systems using a nodelist.

    The point would connect to the boss, not vice versa. Everything that was
    to go to the point was routed through the boss first. No one, even the
    boss, would need a direct route to the point.



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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to deon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:38:34
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sat Feb 18 2023 10:05 pm

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Fri Feb 17 2023 04:18 pm

    Why does that seem to be a bug?

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?

    Sure, but I also might not. The way this requested-enhancement was implemented, it wouldn't make any difference: the mail would not be routed to the boss.
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  • From MRO@1:103/705 to John Guillory on Saturday, February 18, 2023 13:27:42
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: John Guillory to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 08:33 am

    not unless you have a point list with 1:2/3.1fni noitcennoc s'
    connection info in it.

    John H. Guillory
    call sign KF5QEO
    URL: kf5qeo.servebbs.net
    KF5QEO's Shack BBS


    oh, now i see. your url is wrong. that is why you are not connectable.
    you are using a free bbs server the person setup for you on synchronetbbs.org sad
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  • From deon@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sunday, February 19, 2023 09:28:10
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 11:38 am

    Why does that seem to be a bug?

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?

    Sure, but I also might not. The way this requested-enhancement was implemented, it wouldn't make any difference: the mail would not be routed to the boss.

    Oh, in that case I agree it might be a bug.

    I would have thought, if I'm a point, all mail would go to my boss (for final delivery), unless I had a specific relationship (and thus a configuration) directly to another system (including other points, either with a same boss as me, or a different boss).


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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to deon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 14:57:13
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sun Feb 19 2023 09:28 am

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 11:38 am

    Why does that seem to be a bug?

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    So you cant have a direct link to 1:2/3.1?

    Sure, but I also might not. The way this requested-enhancement was implemented, it wouldn't make any difference: the mail would not be routed to the boss.

    Oh, in that case I agree it might be a bug.

    I would have thought, if I'm a point, all mail would go to my boss (for final delivery), unless I had a specific relationship (and thus a configuration) directly to another system (including other points, either with a same boss as me, or a different boss).

    The logic was changed/fixed in a commit today. Try it out. Are you also Alterego?
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  • From deon@1:103/705 to Kurt Weiske on Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:10:51
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Kurt Weiske to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 08:11 am

    The point would connect to the boss, not vice versa. Everything that was
    to go to the point was routed through the boss first. No one, even the
    boss, would need a direct route to the point.

    And it could still be that way "by default", right?

    My point (no pun intended), is if the point defines some direct links, then they should be honoured, as well as the ability to receive direct connections from other systems (if the sysop desired).


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  • From deon@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:59:37
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 02:57 pm

    The logic was changed/fixed in a commit today. Try it out. Are you also Alterego?

    Cool.

    I'm not actually using any points at the moment, but I probably will down the track. So I'll let you know if something is not up.

    I used the alias Alterego at some point, but dont anymore.

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    Following on with this example, if I'm 1:2/3.2 and I want to send a Netmail to 1:2/4.2, *and* I have a configuration with 1:2/4.0 will sbbsecho package up my netmail for 1:2/4 or 1:2/3?

    If it uses 1:2/3, I assume I can overrite it with a route 1:2/4.ALL to 1:2/4.0?


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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to deon on Saturday, February 18, 2023 18:06:56
    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: deon to Digital Man on Sun Feb 19 2023 10:59 am

    Re: Re: routing to points
    By: Digital Man to deon on Sat Feb 18 2023 02:57 pm

    The logic was changed/fixed in a commit today. Try it out. Are you also Alterego?

    Cool.

    I'm not actually using any points at the moment, but I probably will down the track. So I'll let you know if something is not up.

    I used the alias Alterego at some point, but dont anymore.

    I would think if my system had an AKA of 1:2/3.2 and I wanted to send a netmail to 1:2/3.1, it should still be auto-routed to the boss note (1:2/3.0) by default. No?

    Following on with this example, if I'm 1:2/3.2 and I want to send a Netmail to 1:2/4.2, *and* I have a configuration with 1:2/4.0 will sbbsecho package up my netmail for 1:2/4 or 1:2/3?

    The netmail would be routed to 1:2/4.0.

    If it uses 1:2/3, I assume I can overrite it with a route 1:2/4.ALL to 1:2/4.0?

    SBBSecho doesn't do any routing based on the originating-address, only the destination address.
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to deon on Sunday, February 19, 2023 09:19:00
    deon wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    My point (no pun intended), is if the point defines some direct links, then they should be honoured, as well as the ability to receive direct connections from other systems (if the sysop desired).

    That flies against the notion that defined a point - a private system
    that doesn't connect directly to the rest of the world, because it's not
    up 24/7 or isn't able to honor ZMH.

    That being said, Z2 may see things differently; they distribute a
    point list publicly - in the traditional sense a point list is just used
    by the boss node.

    If a point is accessible and makes arrangements to share their contact
    info with an upstream node, that node can enter the information needed
    to connect in the linked nodes section of sbbsecho, and the upstream
    node can connect directly. That would override the default rule.




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