Ifmail 1.7 - FidoNet mailer and gateway for U*IX platform

Ifmail 1.7 - FidoNet mailer and gateway for U*IX platform

Post by Eugene Cross » Tue, 21 Dec 1993 08:56:34



ifmail17.tar.z (145544 bytes) is available at:
tsx-11.mit.edu:         /pub/linux/sources/usr.bin
sunsite.unc.edu:        /pub/Linux/apps/comm

BETA version of a full-featured FidoNet (tm) compatible mailer for U*IX
platform released. The features are ((+) means already implemented, (-)
- not yet implemented):

- FTS-0001(+), YooHoo/2U2(+), EMSI(+) handshake
- Bark(+) and WaZOO(+) file requests, update(+) requests
- "Magic" file requests - send stdout of a program run in responce to the
  file request(+)
- Accept incoming calls in cooperation with uugetty (needed fixes to Linux
  getty_ps and Gert Doering's mgetty available) (+)
- Locking of dialout devices against simultaneous use with uucico and
  others(+)
- Flexible configuration with logical expressions based on nodelist flags,
  address of the called system and time of day(+)
- Support for 5d addressing, BinkelyTerm outbound directory structure(+)
- Multiple nodelists(+)
- File transfer protocols: Xmodem(+), Telink/Modem7(+untested), Sealink
  w/resync(+), Zmodem 1024(+), ZedZap(+), Janus(-), Hydra(-)
- Outgoing file request is not removed if the session is incomplete(+)
- Incomig file requests are not mixed if several simultaneous sessions
  take place (+).
- A special flag file created for a node with which a session started, to
  inform the packer that existing arcmail file attaches should no longer
  be updated (this flag file is checked by "ifmail" gateway)(-)
- Run on various U*IX platforms: Linux(+), 386BSD(+), SCO(+?), SVR4(+?),
  SunOS(+?)
- Have I missed anything?

Together with the mailer program, an updated version of gateway programs
is packed.  The features are:

- Designed to cooperate with typical U*IX MTA's and netnews support
  packages, can be used for netmail routing (in cooperation with a
  U*IX MTA, such as Smail, Zmailer, sendmail).
- Smart SEEN-BY processing makes possible to use it as an echomail
  distribution mechanism (in cooperation with c-news or INN)
- Automatic alias database makes "netmail replies" from FidoNet to
  Internet easy and independant from the software used on FidoNet side.
- "Backward aliasing" - if some FidoNet address is in the system-wide
  alias file, netmail from this address going to Internet gets a

- Much of the header information is preserved and restored in case of
  double gatewaying (helps to fight duplicates, analyze routing problems
  etc.)
- Attached files are routed with the appropriate fileattach message.
- Support for 5d addressing, BinkelyTerm outbound directory structure(+)
- Run on various U*IX platforms: Linux, 386BSD, SCO(?), SVR4, SunOS

Generally, when the package is fully functional, it should be sufficient
to run a real multiline FidoNet node on a U*IX machine.

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1. Ifmail 2.8 - FidoNet mailer and gateway for U*IX platform

Ifmail is a set of FidoNet(tm) compatible transport and gateway
programs, running on multiple U*IX platforms (Linux, FreeBSD, SCO, SVR4,
SunOS and others).  In cooperation with typical U*IX e-mail and netnews
packages, it allows to make a FidoNet node (or point) on a machine
running U*IX.

The package is BETA, use it on your own risk.

ifmail-2.8.tar.gz (220 K) should be soon available at:
tsx-11.mit.edu:         pub/linux/sources/usr.bin
sunsite.unc.edu:        pub/Linux/system/Mail/transport

This is mainly a maintenance and bugfix release.
Changes from 2.7:

 1. Fixes and cleanups.
 2. Dialing timeouts are run-time configurable.
 3. Plug-in opendir()/readdir() implemetation for some systems.
 4. Support for 57600 and 115200 speeds (if your system have them).
 5. (Optional) support for "magic name" for more traditional
    gatewaying from fidonet to internet.

Eugene

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