• BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls

    From Nightfox@1:103/705 to All on Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:16:23
    Hi all,

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months or so. I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't always connecting to every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event executes. I have set it up according to the BinkIt page on the Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN host when there's an outgoign message. I'm not sure what might be misconfigured.. Has anyone had this happen before? I'd like to make sure it polls and downloads new messages from the hosts regularly.

    Nightfox

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  • From Al@1:153/757 to Nightfox on Saturday, May 18, 2019 13:12:28
    Hi all,

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months or so. I
    recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't always connecting t >every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event executes. I have set it up according t
    the BinkIt page on the Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the
    appropriate FTN host when there's an outgoign message. I'm not sure what migh
    be misconfigured.. Has anyone had this happen before? I'd like to make sure it polls and downloads new messages from the hosts regularly.

    The BINKOUT event will only poll nodes who have mail waiting to go.

    The BINKPOLL event will poll nodes regardless if they have mail waiting or not if BinkpPoll is set to true in the nodes section of sbbsecho.ini for that link.

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Nightfox on Saturday, May 18, 2019 17:52:20
    On 2019 May 18 12:16:22, you wrote to All:

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months or so. I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't always connecting to every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event executes. I have set it up according to the BinkIt page on the Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN host when there's an outgoign message.

    this is proper...

    I'm not sure what might be misconfigured.. Has anyone had this happen before? I'd like to make sure it polls and downloads new messages
    from the hosts regularly.

    if you want to force a connection to a remote system even if there's no waiting
    mail for them, make sure you set BinkpPoll=true in sbbsecho.ini... that's the Poll option in each linked system's Binkp Settings in echocfg...

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Al on Saturday, May 18, 2019 15:22:41
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: Al to Nightfox on Sat May 18 2019 01:12 pm

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months or
    so. I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't
    always connecting t every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event executes.
    I have set it up according t the BinkIt page on the Synchronet wiki.
    It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN host when there's an
    outgoign message. I'm not sure what migh be misconfigured.. Has
    anyone had this happen before? I'd like to make sure it polls and
    downloads new messages from the hosts regularly.

    The BINKOUT event will only poll nodes who have mail waiting to go.

    The BINKPOLL event will poll nodes regardless if they have mail waiting or not if BinkpPoll is set to true in the nodes section of sbbsecho.ini for that link.

    Ah, I must have missed the BinkpPoll setting. I have set it to true for the nodes I want to poll, and it looks like that worked. Thanks.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to mark lewis on Saturday, May 18, 2019 15:23:50
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: mark lewis to Nightfox on Sat May 18 2019 05:52 pm

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months
    or so. I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't
    always connecting to every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event
    executes. I have set it up according to the BinkIt page on the
    Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN
    host when there's an outgoign message.

    this is proper...

    If that's the proper way, then how would my BBS download new messages from the hub? Would the hub have to be set up to crash-poll mine when there are
    new (outgoing?) messages at the hub?

    Nightfox

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Nightfox on Saturday, May 18, 2019 20:02:52
    On 2019 May 18 15:23:50, you wrote to me:

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months
    or so. I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't
    always connecting to every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event
    executes. I have set it up according to the BinkIt page on the
    Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN
    host when there's an outgoign message.

    this is proper...

    If that's the proper way, then how would my BBS download new messages from the hub? Would the hub have to be set up to crash-poll mine when there
    are
    new (outgoing?) messages at the hub?

    i think it was Al that explained the difference between BINKPOLL and BINKOUT...
    if not it is basically like this...

    BINKPOLL is for scheduled outbound connections to certain
    selected systems and to deliver still waiting outbound FTN
    mail. both except for those systems marked HOLD.

    BINKOUT is for all-the-time-any-time delivery of any/all
    waiting outbound FTN mail except to those systems marked
    HOLD.

    my system has BINKPOLL configured but it is not used by anything here... all FTN mail is attempted to be delivered immediately after it is processed via BINKOUT... i might have one system that i have set to HOLD because i cannot connect to their mailer for some reason... not sure if it is a firewall issue (eg: no port forward) or what but they do connect here (via the BINKP service) and are able to pull their waiting mail in a timely fashion... in any case, my system is basically doing "crashme/crashyou" with all linked systems...

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Saturday, May 18, 2019 23:25:00
    Nightfox wrote to mark lewis <=-

    If that's the proper way, then how would my BBS download new messages
    from the hub? Would the hub have to be set up to crash-poll mine when there are new (outgoing?) messages at the hub?

    You could use task scheduler or cron to run "jsexec binkit.js -l
    <nodenum>" once an hour or so. Or, you could create a timed event in
    Synchronet to do that.



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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Sunday, May 19, 2019 21:56:36
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: Nightfox to All on Sat May 18 2019 12:16 pm

    Hi all,

    I've been using BinkIt for FTN networks for the past several months or so.
    I recently added FSXNet to my BBS, and it seems BinkIt isn't always connecting to every FTN host when the BINKPOLL event executes. I have set it up according to the BinkIt page on the Synchronet wiki. It seems to only connect to the appropriate FTN host when there's an outgoign message. I'm not sure what might be misconfigured.. Has anyone had this happen before? I'd like to make sure it polls and downloads new messages from the hosts regularly.

    How do you have the BinkpPoll value set for your linked-nodes in ctrl/sbbsecho.ini?

    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Monday, May 20, 2019 09:52:30
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Sun May 19 2019 09:56 pm

    How do you have the BinkpPoll value set for your linked-nodes in ctrl/sbbsecho.ini?

    It was false. I changed it to true and now it seems to be connecting to the linked nodes during the BINKPOLL event.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Al on Monday, May 20, 2019 10:07:32
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: Al to Nightfox on Sat May 18 2019 01:12 pm

    The BINKPOLL event will poll nodes regardless if they have mail waiting or not if BinkpPoll is set to true in the nodes section of sbbsecho.ini for that link.

    I set BinkpPoll to true for the nodes I want to poll and it's now connecting to them every time for the BINKPOLL event.

    Nightfox

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  • From Al@1:153/757 to Nightfox on Monday, May 20, 2019 13:49:22
    The BINKPOLL event will poll nodes regardless if they have mail waiting or >> not if BinkpPoll is set to true in the nodes section of sbbsecho.ini for
    that link.

    I set BinkpPoll to true for the nodes I want to poll and it's now connecting t
    them every time for the BINKPOLL event.

    Yep, I don't think you'll be disappointed by your move to BinkIT.. :)

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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Al on Monday, May 20, 2019 17:12:23
    Re: BinkIt not connecting to all hosts during polls
    By: Al to Nightfox on Mon May 20 2019 01:49 pm

    Yep, I don't think you'll be disappointed by your move to BinkIT.. :)

    Yeah, I was using Radius and was interested in moving to BinkIT because it's more integrated with Synchronet. Also, because it's written in Synchronet's JavaScript, if I ever decide to move my Synchronet BBS from Windows to Linux, BinkIT will run there too.

    Nightfox

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