• SVDM - request :)

    From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Digital Man on Monday, June 06, 2022 23:15:27
    Howdy,

    Have you thought about having a phone book in the ini file?

    eg: ATDT12345, where 12345 is a phone book entry that results in a call to "my.bbs.com:23"

    I was playing with SVDM in front of portal of power, but it has a limited area for the call to destination (and I'm not sure it wont accept numbers in the call to destination).

    It also reads a nodelist, and calls based on the phone number in the nodelist - so a fake phone number in the nodelist could be mapped to the bbs mailer in the ini file..


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to deon on Monday, June 06, 2022 10:51:21
    Re: SVDM - request :)
    By: deon to Digital Man on Mon Jun 06 2022 11:15 pm

    Howdy,

    Have you thought about having a phone book in the ini file?

    eg: ATDT12345, where 12345 is a phone book entry that results in a call to "my.bbs.com:23"

    I was playing with SVDM in front of portal of power, but it has a limited area for the call to destination (and I'm not sure it wont accept numbers in the call to destination).

    It also reads a nodelist, and calls based on the phone number in the nodelist - so a fake phone number in the nodelist could be mapped to the bbs mailer in the ini file..

    I think that's already covered by the stored dial strings feature: https://wiki.synchro.net/util:svdm#dialing

    e.g. AT&Z0=mybbs.com:23
    dialing "S0" would result in a call to "mybbs.com:23".

    Is this not a working solution for portal of power?
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  • From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Digital Man on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 14:28:35
    Re: SVDM - request :)
    By: Digital Man to deon on Mon Jun 06 2022 10:51 am

    I think that's already covered by the stored dial strings feature: https://wiki.synchro.net/util:svdm#dialing

    e.g. AT&Z0=mybbs.com:23
    dialing "S0" would result in a call to "mybbs.com:23".

    Is this not a working solution for portal of power?

    It is a workaround yes, that I can use in the short term.

    But what I was hoping was a mailer to read a nodelist, that has a curated phone number in the nodelist and being able to call that number (which is translated into a hostname:port by the ini file).

    What I havent tested yet, is how long an init string I can use (to store the &Z0 numbers), because I think that is also a limitation.

    I think it would be a good enhancement, but I could probably get by with the workaround if my init string can be long enough..


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to deon on Monday, June 06, 2022 22:58:12
    Re: SVDM - request :)
    By: deon to Digital Man on Tue Jun 07 2022 02:28 pm

    Re: SVDM - request :)
    By: Digital Man to deon on Mon Jun 06 2022 10:51 am

    I think that's already covered by the stored dial strings feature: https://wiki.synchro.net/util:svdm#dialing

    e.g. AT&Z0=mybbs.com:23
    dialing "S0" would result in a call to "mybbs.com:23".

    Is this not a working solution for portal of power?

    It is a workaround yes, that I can use in the short term.

    But what I was hoping was a mailer to read a nodelist, that has a curated phone number in the nodelist and being able to call that number (which is translated into a hostname:port by the ini file).

    Right, just make the number S# (where # is 0-19). If you need more number storage, I can accomodate that.

    What I havent tested yet, is how long an init string I can use (to store the &Z0 numbers), because I think that is also a limitation.

    When you write the settings (using AT&W), the saved numbers are written to the .ini file. You don't need to use your modem init string for this. You can add and modify the saved numbers in the .ini file directly as well.

    I think it would be a good enhancement, but I could probably get by with the workaround if my init string can be long enough..

    Now that you know you don't need to use the init string, let me know if you still think there's an issue with the current feature set. I'm happy to add more if needed.
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  • From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Digital Man on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 23:23:22
    Re: SVDM - request :)
    By: Digital Man to deon on Mon Jun 06 2022 10:58 pm

    But what I was hoping was a mailer to read a nodelist, that has a curated phone number in the nodelist and being able to call that number
    (which
    is translated into a hostname:port by the ini file).

    Right, just make the number S# (where # is 0-19). If you need more number storage, I can accomodate that.

    What I havent tested yet, is how long an init string I can use (to store the &Z0 numbers), because I think that is also a limitation.

    When you write the settings (using AT&W), the saved numbers are written to the .ini file. You don't need to use your modem init string for this.
    You can add and modify the saved numbers in the .ini file directly as well.

    Cool, I'll have a play - thanks...

    I think it would be a good enhancement, but I could probably get by with the workaround if my init string can be long enough..

    Now that you know you don't need to use the init string, let me know if you still think there's an issue with the current feature set. I'm happy
    to add more if needed.

    So I was thinking, if instead of 0-19, you could have an arbitrary length numeric value, then I've got what I originally was seeking :) Although, yes, I'd only really use a handfull (20 is more then enough at the moment, since not many people use EMSI mailers), and it looks like what you've done will work ...
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