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1985RE: [BPQ32] New BBS and Chat/Converse Software

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  • Wm Lewis
    Jun 23, 2009
      Could the Converse server integrate with both the NOS Converse server 'AND' the xrouter converse scheme ?
      It looked as if Paula had intended that... I think..
      I seem to remember that using Xrouter chat, if you entered a room number with a negative number, like room # -98 you were to be linking with the NOS converse room 98.
      I also seem to remember that someone else that an Xrouter system was linked to had to actaully do the linking of the servers. Xrouter alone could not link the two chat systems.
      It would be nice if there was a way to integrate the two.
      Just wishful thinking
      KG6BAJ - Grass Valley

      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      From: john.wiseman@...
      Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:07:48 +0100
      Subject: [BPQ32] New BBS and Chat/Converse Software

      I've decided to write a BBS and Chat (Converse) program specifically designed to interface to BPQ32. Although there are a number of perfectly adequate BBS programs about, none interface to BPQ32 particularly cleanly, and very few are still supported.

      My current outline spec follows, but I'd welcome any suggestions on features you would like to see. The BBS and Chat features will probably be in the same program, but either may be disabled if not required.


      Basic Mailbox Functions (handling personal mail and bulletins).
      All configuration via dialogs (no files to edit);

      MBL/RLI standard forwarding and FBB-compatible compressed forwarding over ax.25 and netrom.

      POP3 and SMTP servers, allowing a standard Internet mail client (e.g. Outlook) to send messages to, and receive messages from the BBS. This will initially only accept connections from the local host, but could be extended (e.g. to accepting connects from the local LAN) if I can be convinced that it would not be a major security/SPAM risk.

      Ability to send locally input messages to an Internet email account, and receive responses back from the recipient.

      Chat Server.
      Networked chat/converse node,  similar to FastChat, but with named topics
      Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.
      73, John G8BPQ

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