• Synch/fido

    From Grease@1:103/705 to All on Friday, November 15, 2019 09:55:00
    I know this probably come up often, but I am having trouble setting this up. I read the wikis on SBBSEcho, Binkit and Tickit and I thought I had it set up right. I found a great article from Lord Time, but it was from 1996. Something differrent something same.

    I can send and receive Netmail and I connect to the right place when I poll. But I get nothing from my connection (1:396/45). I checked my sbbsecho.log, and
    this is what I get:

    <Date> <Time> Invalid Area File line, expected link address(es) after echo tag:
    'Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName FidoNet'

    I checked my Echocfg. In the last secion called Echo List, I put in 1:396/45 for my hub.
    I checked my areas.bbs. it shows:
    Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName

    That's all it has.
    Any ideas? What else do you need to help me out?

    Grease

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 14:10:55
    I know this probably come up often, but I am having trouble setting this up. I read the wikis on SBBSEcho, Binkit and Tickit and I thought I had it set up right. I found a great article from Lord Time, but it was from 1996. Something differrent something same.

    I can send and receive Netmail and I connect to the right place when I poll. But I get nothing from my connection (1:396/45). I checked my sbbsecho.log, and this is what I get:

    <Date> <Time> Invalid Area File line, expected link address(es) after echo tag:
    'Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName FidoNet'

    I checked my Echocfg. In the last secion called Echo List, I put in 1:396/45 for my hub.
    I checked my areas.bbs. it shows:
    Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName

    That's all it has.
    Any ideas? What else do you need to help me out?

    Grease

    Just a guess, but shouldn't it be Fido_ECHO_NAME ECHO_NAME?

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  • From Richard Williamson@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 14:14:34
    I know this probably come up often, but I am having trouble setting this up. I read the wikis on SBBSEcho, Binkit and Tickit and I thought I had it set up right. I found a great article from Lord Time, but it was from 1996. Something differrent something same.

    I can send and receive Netmail and I connect to the right place when I poll. But I get nothing from my connection (1:396/45). I checked my sbbsecho.log, and this is what I get:

    <Date> <Time> Invalid Area File line, expected link address(es) after echo tag:
    'Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName FidoNet'

    yeah that doesn't look right

    I checked my Echocfg. In the last secion called Echo List, I put in 1:396/45 for my hub.

    heh i also have marc as my hub

    I checked my areas.bbs. it shows:
    Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName

    That's all it has.
    Any ideas? What else do you need to help me out?

    Grease

    ... Opportunity: A favourable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

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  • From Grease@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Friday, November 15, 2019 13:47:59
    Re: Re: Synch/fido
    By: Mortifis to Grease on Fri Nov 15 2019 02:10 pm

    Just a guess, but shouldn't it be Fido_ECHO_NAME ECHO_NAME?
    Sorry, it is. for example, it is:

    FIDO_10TH_AMD 10TH_AMD

    I'm left handed. Was not typing clearly.

    Grease

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 14:49:25
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: Grease to All on Fri Nov 15 2019 09:55 am

    I checked my Echocfg. In the last secion called Echo List, I put in 1:396/45 for my hub. I checked my areas.bbs. it shows:
    Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName

    Are you saying that the last night is verbatim from your areas.bbs file?

    It's supposed to have the Fido echolist name, the name of the echo on your BBS,
    and a list of Fidonet addresses of your uplinks and downlinks. One message area per line.

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  • From Grease@1:103/705 to Richard Williamson on Friday, November 15, 2019 16:36:42
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: Richard Williamson to Grease on Fri Nov 15 2019 02:14 pm

    echo tag:
    'Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName FidoNet'
    yeah that doesn't look right

    I didn't do that right. It's:
    FIDO_10TH_AMD 10TH_AMD

    heh i also have marc as my hub

    He's a good guy. Been around since the old days.

    Anyway, have you seen this error before?

    Grease

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  • From Richard Williamson@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 18:16:56
    not sure but this is how a line looks on my areas.bbs
    fidonet_10th_amd 10TH_AMD 1:396/45

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  • From Grease@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, November 15, 2019 17:51:17
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Grease on Fri Nov 15 2019 02:49 pm

    Are you saying that the last night is verbatim from your areas.bbs file? It's supposed to have the Fido echolist name, the name of the echo on your BBS, and a list of Fidonet addresses of your uplinks and downlinks. One message area per line.

    It was pretty close, except with more echoes.
    I went back today, and reran the areas.bbs in SCFG. I put in the uplink, and it
    added it! I don't have any downlinks, so it is blank there.
    Now to find out if I need to areafix the echoes I want, or if he turned them all on and give him a poll.

    Thanks, you noticed it first.

    Grease

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  • From Richard Williamson@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 19:55:23
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Grease on Fri Nov 15 2019 02:49 pm

    It was pretty close, except with more echoes.
    I went back today, and reran the areas.bbs in SCFG. I put in the uplink, and it added it! I don't have any downlinks, so it is blank there.
    Now to find out if I need to areafix the echoes I want, or if he turned them all on and give him a poll.

    Thanks, you noticed it first.

    Grease

    ... To a friends' house, the road is never long.

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    should of got a message from From:
    Seal Echo (1:396/45)

    that tells you what to do+

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  • From Grease@1:103/705 to Richard Williamson on Friday, November 15, 2019 21:26:10
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: Richard Williamson to Grease on Fri Nov 15 2019 06:16 pm

    not sure but this is how a line looks on my areas.bbs
    fidonet_10th_amd 10TH_AMD 1:396/45

    That was it. I somehow missed the uplink when I setup the areas.bbs.
    Now to get through the password with areafix.

    Grease

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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Grease on Friday, November 15, 2019 20:15:00
    Grease wrote to Mortifis <=-

    Just a guess, but shouldn't it be Fido_ECHO_NAME ECHO_NAME?

    Sorry, it is. for example, it is:

    FIDO_10TH_AMD 10TH_AMD

    I'm left handed. Was not typing clearly.

    It needs to have the Fido address of your hub after that, like
    this:

    FIDO_FIDONEWS FIDONEWS 1:3634/12

    You can manually edit /sbbs/data/areas.bbs to add that, or it's
    easier to choose "Export Areas" in the Message Group menu within
    SCFG. Choose the "areas.bbs" format and it will write out the
    file properly for you, for all areas.



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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Grease on Saturday, November 16, 2019 14:46:21
    Re: Synch/fido
    By: Grease to All on Fri Nov 15 2019 09:55 am

    I know this probably come up often, but I am having trouble setting this up. I read the wikis on SBBSEcho, Binkit and Tickit and I thought I had it set up right. I found a great article from Lord Time, but it was from 1996. Something differrent something same.

    I can send and receive Netmail and I connect to the right place when I poll. But I get nothing from my connection (1:396/45). I checked my sbbsecho.log, and this is what I get:

    <Date> <Time> Invalid Area File line, expected link address(es) after echo tag:
    'Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName FidoNet'

    So your area file (data/areas.bbs) doesn't have a link address on that line.

    See this for details:
    http://wiki.synchro.net/util:sbbsecho#area_file

    I checked my Echocfg. In the last secion called Echo List, I put in 1:396/45 for my hub.
    I checked my areas.bbs. it shows:
    Fido_ECH_OName ECH_OName

    That's all it has.
    Any ideas?

    That hub address in the EchoList section of echocfg is for forwarded area-fix requests. It has nothing to do with your area file.


    digital man

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