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9784LinBPQ Mail Import

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  • John Wiseman
    Feb 24, 2013
      A normal user can upload a message, but only a BBS can use the <call construct,. as I see that as a security issue
      I've implemented an IMPORT Filename command, which requires SYSOP status, and reads all the messages from Filename. The format is the normal
      There is no mechanism to drive this from a timer at the moment.
      I've just uploaded the files - version
      73, John

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard
      Sent: 24 February 2013 12:20
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] [LinBPQ]


      Thanks John, looking forward to that version .. Would there be a way of something similar to FBB where a directory is also used to hold a text file which gets ‘sucked’ into LinBPQ?? .. Why I ask is that I have written PHP and Perl scripts to automate a lot of things, using a ‘mail.in’ directory ..  Must admit I also have scripts for telnet sessions (much cleaner) which connect and pass text to FBB – works well – and FBB doesn’t require that the connection must be from a BBS – a user can connect and upload a text file …

      73, Dick ZS6RO



      The windows version had an import option. It isn't in the current LinBPQ, but will be in the next version.

      73, John

      I would like to ‘import’ messages/bulletins from ASCII text files which were created by a LinFBB BBS (ZS0MEE) to LinBPQ .. The only way I can see it being done is by a telnet session to LinBPQ .. In FBB one can copy a s uitable text file to a directory and on the next minute FBB will ‘suck’ the contents of the text file into its system ..

      But when I do try a telnet session, LinBPQ complains that I must be a BBS !! .. The very first line e.g. “SB SARL @ ZAF $ENG20130224 < ZS0MEE” is what triggers the error message .  Apparently the “<” is the culprit ..

      I can log into LinBPQ with a telnet session but when I try typing ‘[BPQ-$]’ to fool LinBPQ into thinking I am a BBS, LinBPQ isn’t fooled !! …

      Any thoughts on this problem ???

      < span lang="EN-ZA" style="font-size:14.0pt;color:#1F497D;">73, Dick ZS6RO

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