• Question about QWK

    From test4d@1:103/705 to All on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 02:08:15
    Hi, I'm experimenting with making my own Network of BBSes with QWK

    is there a way to use SSH instead of the inscure telnet? thanks

    also, I'm wondering if I'm understanding this correctly: can _any_ group of Synchronet BBses create a QWK network? or is special software required for the hubs?
    thank you all

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to test4d on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 22:21:16
    Re: Question about QWK
    By: test4d to All on Wed Dec 28 2022 02:08 am

    Hi, I'm experimenting with making my own Network of BBSes with QWK

    is there a way to use SSH instead of the inscure telnet? thanks

    Use SSH for *what*? By default, QWK networking is done via FTP these days, but you could FTPS (FTP over TLS) instead or SSH or HTTPS if your network nodes preferred. It's really up to you and your nodes as to what you transport you prefer to use.

    also, I'm wondering if I'm understanding this correctly: can _any_ group of Synchronet BBses create a QWK network?

    Yes.

    or is special software required for the hubs?

    No.
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  • From test4d@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 15:56:32
    Re: Question about QWK
    By: Digital Man to test4d on Tue Dec 27 2022 22:21:16

    Re: Question about QWK
    By: test4d to All on Wed Dec 28 2022 02:08 am

    Hi, I'm experimenting with making my own Network of BBSes with QWK

    is there a way to use SSH instead of the inscure telnet? thanks

    Use SSH for *what*? By default, QWK networking is done via FTP these days, but you
    could FTPS (FTP over TLS) instead or SSH or HTTPS if your network nodes preferred.
    It's really up to you and your nodes as to what you transport you prefer to use.

    ohhh i see, okay. I do have TLS set up for FTP, so does it just use FTPS automatically? or do i need to specify some command

    also, I'm wondering if I'm understanding this correctly: can _any_ group of
    Synchronet BBses create a QWK network?

    Yes.

    rad

    or is special software required for the hubs?

    No.

    very rad

    thanks for your response!
    Long Live the BBS!!

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to test4d on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 14:11:59
    Re: Question about QWK
    By: test4d to Digital Man on Wed Dec 28 2022 03:56 pm

    Re: Question about QWK
    By: Digital Man to test4d on Tue Dec 27 2022 22:21:16

    Re: Question about QWK
    By: test4d to All on Wed Dec 28 2022 02:08 am

    Hi, I'm experimenting with making my own Network of BBSes with QWK

    is there a way to use SSH instead of the inscure telnet? thanks

    Use SSH for *what*? By default, QWK networking is done via FTP these days, but you
    could FTPS (FTP over TLS) instead or SSH or HTTPS if your network nodes preferred.
    It's really up to you and your nodes as to what you transport you prefer to use.

    ohhh i see, okay. I do have TLS set up for FTP, so does it just use FTPS automatically? or do i need to specify some command

    The QWKnet node (not the hub) chooses which protocol to use for their packet transfers. If you have a QWKnet node that chooses to use an FTPS client, then that's the protocol they'll use. There's nothing for the hub (you) to do, other than to have that server enabled.
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    digital man (rob)

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