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572Re: [BPQ32] Re: BPQ32 ARC and WinFBB32

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  • Mark Harloff
    Nov 1, 2006
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      Hi Mike,

      I changed the bpq.dll in WinFBB32 to version 1.6.0.0 and that fixed the
      tcpip stack problem.

      Everything is running well now.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      - Mark K2CAN


      MIchael Melnik Sr. wrote:
      >
      >
      > Mark, The TLN.dll i am using is may 13 2001, The one that is in the
      > WinFbb20.exe i had a problem with, I set up WinFbb 7.01 Alpha, BPQ32U
      > Beta May 2006 and AGWPE on Roger, G3LDI machine, He also is using
      > ARC Payed for Version, with RF DX Spots, he also is having the same
      > Problem as you are, On my BBS i use the special Apps. in BPQ for my
      > DX Cluster to Ron's N5IN, i know this wont help you as you have
      > a Running DXC, sorry i can't come up with any other answers with the
      > problem you are having, I am in the process of writing the setup and
      > install instructions for 7.01A, They will be on the BPQ Users Web
      > Site..If you need any .dll's let me know..Mike/N9PMO
      >
      > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>, Mark
      > Harloff <mharloff@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hi Mike,
      >>
      >> The problem was with the versions of the bpq and bpq32 dlls I was
      > using.
      >> I uprev'd to the latest versions and that eliminated the lockup
      > problem.
      >>
      >> There is saturation of the CPU from time to time on All the
      > machines
      >> here but that does not affect any one or more of the applications
      > I have
      >> running on any of the machines to the extent of locking up the
      >> application. It slows them down a bit, but that's all.
      >>
      >> I run multiple UDP ports on the switch. But, as you mentioned, the
      >> newest switch release handles that fine.
      >>
      >> There is another problem with WinFBB32's telnet dll that I am
      > currently
      >> working on tracking down. This is unrelated to the earlier 'lockup'
      >> problem. I try to keep the group posted on that.
      >>
      >> IF you (or anyone else) is running a telnet port for forwarding in
      >> WinFBB32 it would help me if you could check the version of the
      > tln.dll
      >> you are using and let me know what it is.
      >> (right click on the file, left click 'properties' and read
      > the 'version'
      >> tab info)
      >>
      >> Thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate them!
      >>
      >> - Mark K2CAN
      >>
      >>
      >> MIchael Melnik Sr. wrote:
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Mark, K2CAN
      >> > WinFbb 7.01-35 uses 2 to 4% of processor under normal operation,
      >> > how ever when forwarding takes place either Telnet or Calls to
      > BPQ
      >> > for R.F Forwarding it will peak out at 98% leaving only 2% left
      >> > for other programs such as your ARC, The BPQ32.dll solves the
      >> > monitoring of all ports problem, all these operations accuring at
      >> > one time is more then likely the lock up problem, by using two
      >> > computers ARC on one and WinFbb on the other is less processor
      >> > intensive, I don't know if this will help, try changing the
      >> > compatibilty in WinFbb and Bpq, Right click on the .EXE,
      > Properities
      >> > I run mine on my Xp at W2K.
      >> >
      >> > I am not sure if you are using mutilple AXIP UDP Ports, previous
      >> > versions of BPQ32 409UBetaMay2006 wont support Multiple UDP Ports
      >> > You will get a Bad Record Record Error in the Dos Box when
      > Bpq.exe
      >> > starts up, these are just a couple of thoughts.
      >> >
      >> > Mike/N9PMO
      >> > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Mark
      >> > Harloff <mharloff@> wrote:
      >> >>
      >> >> Hi John,
      >> >>
      >> >> I just sent you a 'personel' note so this reply may be moot.
      >> >>
      >> >> 1) I cannot access the switch from BPQTerminal at the point
      > where
      >> > it locks.
      >> >>
      >> >> 2) CTRL/C does not produce any response since the 'DOS BOX' is
      > not
      >> >> accessible. ALL the boxes are locked up in the system tray at
      > that
      >> > point.
      >> >>
      >> >> - Mark K2CAN
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> John Wiseman wrote:
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Ok, Mark. I wonder if you could try a few things to help track
      >> > doen the
      >> >> > problem? When the switch locks up, it is possible to access it
      >> > from, for
      >> >> > instance, BPQTerminal? Is it possible to get a dump from BPQ32
      >> > (by
      >> >> > typing CTRL/C in the BPQ32 "DOS BOX")? Also could you run
      >> > DebugView
      >> >> > (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html
      > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html>
      >> > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html
      > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html>>
      >> >> > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html
      > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html>
      >> > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html
      > <http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DebugView.html>>>). This
      >> > may
      >> >> > display additional debugging information from BPQ.
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Thanks,
      >> >> >
      >> >> > John
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> > -----Original Message-----
      >> >> > *From:* BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> > [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>]
      >> > *On
      >> >> > Behalf Of *Mark Harloff
      >> >> > *Sent:* Tuesday, October 31, 2006 20:21
      >> >> > *To:* BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> >> > *Subject:* Re: [BPQ32] BPQ32 ARC and WinFBB32
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Hi John and the group,
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Last night I uprev'd both dll's on the P4 to the latest
      >> > versions
      >> >> > (creation dates). That did not solve the 'lockup' problem,
      >> > in fact, it
      >> >> > made it worse.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > So, for now, I've gone back to the old configuration where
      >> > BPQ32 and ARC
      >> >> > are running on the P4 and BPQ32 and WinFBB32 are running on
      >> > a separate
      >> >> > machine here. Both machines are linked to the internet via a
      >> > hub and
      >> >> > then into a adsl modem.
      >> >> >
      >> >> > 73, Mark K2CAN
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Mark Harloff wrote:
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > Hi John and the group,
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > I've tracked down the problem to what I think is
      >> > difference in version
      >> >> > > of the BPQ.DLL and BPQ32.DLL that I have been running here.
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > On the XP Pro machine (that BPQ32 locks up on) I was
      >> > running Version
      >> >> > > 1.0.0.1 of the BPQ.DLL dated 3/29/06. That DLL running on
      >> > the
      >> >> > Win2K Pro
      >> >> > > machine (which works fine) has the same Version number but
      >> > a different
      >> >> > > creation date.. 3/30/06.
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > I assume I need to run the one created on 3/30/06 ?
      >> >> > > (if so, the version number should probably be changed at
      >> > some point)
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > >
      >> >
      > *******************************************************************
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > On the XP Pro machine (that BPQ32 locks up on) I was
      >> > running Version
      >> >> > > 4.9.21.2 of the BPQ32.DLL dated 3/13/06. That DLL running
      >> > on the Win2K
      >> >> > > Pro machine (which works fine) is Version 4.9.21.3 also
      >> > created on
      >> >> > 3/13/06.
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > I assume that 4.9.21.3 is the most current version and the
      >> > one I
      >> >> > should
      >> >> > > be running ?
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > >
      >> >
      > *******************************************************************
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > I'm pretty sure these two dll's are the source of the
      >> > problem here.
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > 73, Mark K2CAN
      >> >> > >
      >> >> > > Mark Harloff wrote:
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> Hi John,
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> Thanks for the reply. The problem I was having was that
      >> > when I
      >> >> > ran BPQ32
      >> >> > >> 4.09u Rev 3, ARC 4.4.25 and WinFbb32 7.01.35a on the same
      >> > machine
      >> >> > (a 1.8
      >> >> > >> Gig P4 running Win XP Pro) the switch would lock up after
      >> > awhile (not
      >> >> > >> sure how long, it varied). The Cluster and the BBS would
      >> > continue
      >> >> > to run
      >> >> > >> even though the switch was locked. There was no fault
      >> > indication from
      >> >> > >> the switch code (or the OS), it was just unreachable from
      >> > a
      >> >> > BPQTerminal
      >> >> > >> console or either of the ports (serial and telnet) I run.
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> I have since moved the BBS off to another machine here
      >> > and am
      >> >> > trying to
      >> >> > >> track down the source of the problem by recreating the
      >> > setup on
      >> >> > the P4.
      >> >> > >> I'll keep you and group posted as to how that goes.
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> Adding the option to have L4 call and alias for each
      >> > application
      >> >> > will be
      >> >> > >> a major benefit for folks that run multiple applications
      >> > on the same
      >> >> > >> switch (like me).. Your work is very appreciated!
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> 73, Mark K2CAN
      >> >> > >>
      >> >> > >> John Wiseman wrote:
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>> Hi Mark,
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>> I can run ARCluster and WinFBB, although I only do it
      >> > for testing,
      >> >> > >>> rather than running a production system. I use 7.01.35
      >> > Alpha of
      >> >> > WinFBB,
      >> >> > >>> Version 4.09u of BPQ32 and I have 4.4.18 of AR-Cluster.
      >> >> > AR-Cluster can
      >> >> > >>> only run as BPQ application 1, so you have to run FBB as
      >> > some other
      >> >> > >>> application. This requires using the bpq.dll from the
      >> > files
      >> >> > section of
      >> >> > >>> this group, rather than the one provided with winfbb32. I
      >> >> > suggest anyone
      >> >> > >>> using WinFBB 7.01 uses this replacement, as it fixes
      >> > other
      >> >> > problems with
      >> >> > >>> the original.
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>> With the current version, each application can have it's
      >> > own L2
      >> >> > >>> callsign, but only one can respond to the L4 (Netrom)
      >> > call
      >> >> > BBSCALL. By
      >> >> > >>> default this is application 1, but it is possible to
      >> > change this
      >> >> > with
      >> >> > >>> the L4APPL command in bpqcfg.txt. Users access the other
      >> >> > applications by
      >> >> > >>> connecting first to the node, then entering the
      >> > appropriate
      >> >> > command. I
      >> >> > >>> am working on a version which will allow each
      >> > application have
      >> >> > it's own
      >> >> > >>> L4 call and alias.
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>> Regards,
      >> >> > >>>
      >> >> > >>> John
      >> >> > > <snip>
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> > ----------------------------------------------------------
      >> > -------
      >> >> >
      >> >> > No virus found in this incoming message.
      >> >> > Checked by AVG Free Edition.
      >> >> > Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.13.20/508 - Release
      > Date:
      >> > 10/31/2006
      >> >> >
      >> >>
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > ----------------------------------------------------------
      > -------
      >> >
      >> > No virus found in this incoming message.
      >> > Checked by AVG Free Edition.
      >> > Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.13.21/511 - Release Date:
      > 11/1/2006
      >>
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
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