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1989RE: [BPQ32] New BBS and Chat/Converse Software

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  • John Wiseman
    Jun 23 2:42 PM
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      Winpack can be used with the bpq switch, and forwarding betwen the new BBS and Winpack shouldn't be a problem.
      As I understand it, Outpost is a "front end" for existing Packet BBS programs, giving an email client like interface. This won't be necessary, as you will be able to use a normal email client directly to the bbs, but it would probably work, or be easily made to work.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of KG5KS - Kenny Thompson
      Sent: 23 June 2009 19:46
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] New BBS and Chat/Converse Software

      Wondering if Outpost or Winpack programs also could be used with BPQ32?

      Appreciate all of your hard work John.
      Thank you
      ARS KG5KS

      From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:07:48 AM
      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/suggestion s would be appreciated.

      73, John G8BPQ



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