• synchronet point use

    From Alan Beck@VERT to all on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 09:37:48
    Can I use the Syncronet mail package/BBS as a point system?

    Also, the last time I set up syncronet I found a whole bunch of activity in my monitoring screen. I would be trying to set it up as a closed system.

    How do I tell if that is normal?

    I can just run the install and see what happen

    Alan

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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Alan Beck on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 09:31:20
    Re: synchronet point use
    By: Alan Beck to all on Tue Apr 05 2022 09:37 am

    Can I use the Syncronet mail package/BBS as a point system?

    What do you mean? What specifically are you trying to do?

    Also, the last time I set up syncronet I found a whole bunch of activity in my monitoring screen. I would be trying to set it up as a closed system.

    What kind of activity? You mean bots trying to login? If so, don't worry about it... just keep enough nodes open to cover 1-2 timeout/file logins from bots at any given time.

    Someone else will probably chime in and tell you to move the BBS to nonstandard ports to reduce the noise from bots. They're dumb. :)


    - Andre

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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Andre on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 15:45:30
    Re: synchronet point use
    By: Andre to Alan Beck on Tue Apr 05 2022 09:31:20

    a closed system.

    Someone else will probably chime in and tell you to move the BBS to nonstandard ports to reduce the noise from bots. They're dumb. :)

    Less bad for a closed system to do it, though, so there's that. You need to know the magic port number and the new user password!

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  • From Kurt Weiske@VERT to Alan Beck on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 08:36:00
    Alan Beck wrote to all <=-

    Can I use the Syncronet mail package/BBS as a point system?

    Also, the last time I set up syncronet I found a whole bunch of
    activity in my monitoring screen. I would be trying to set it up as a closed system.

    How do I tell if that is normal?

    I can just run the install and see what happen

    It could be used, but since there aren't external message readers that read Synchronet's message base format (as far as I can tell) you'd be using a
    whole BBS as a single-user system.

    I'd think you'd be better off with either a dedicated system like WinPoint,
    or the last time I ran a point, I used Maximus as a BBS, with Squish as a tosser. I took my config over to a new system, removed the BBS, left the mailer and used Timed to read the Squish message bases. Even that's
    overkill.


    ... How would someone else do it?
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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to echicken on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 11:21:23
    Re: synchronet point use
    By: echicken to Andre on Tue Apr 05 2022 03:45 pm

    Less bad for a closed system to do it, though, so there's that. You need to know the magic port number and the new user password!

    The new user password can only be determined by reading some QAnon manifesto stuff. :)


    - Andre

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Alan Beck on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 18:51:32
    Re: synchronet point use
    By: Alan Beck to all on Tue Apr 05 2022 09:37 am

    Can I use the Syncronet mail package/BBS as a point system?

    You mean FTN point? Yes.

    Also, the last time I set up syncronet I found a whole bunch of activity in my monitoring screen. I would be trying to set it up as a closed system.

    How do I tell if that is normal?

    Most likely normal, but I'm just guessing with out any detail provided.

    I can just run the install and see what happen

    Or that. :-)
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