G0LGS LinFBB Tools

Stewart has sent me a link with the scripts and programs he wrote for LinFBB. I copied them to my own server for historical purposes. Thanks Stewart.

This is the source link

https://www.g0lgs.co.uk/MyDownloads.php?fbclid=IwAR3nXpC0ET0mBre9tFYAX0LSoW6YYOqflsEag2XF4j_1wNvUUA89JoOjK4Q

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XFBB Event Notification system0.1423/04/2005XFBB Event Notification system
XFBB BID Tool1.00beta31/07/2005XFBB Bid Tool
XFBB INF Tool0.15Jan 2002XFBB INF Tool
XFBB Message Renumbering tool0.3616/01/2005XFBB Message Renumbering tool
XFBB Lotto number generator0.1013/01/2001XFBB Lotto number generator
XFBB Multi Server0.5524/12/2001XFBB Multi Server
XFBB Ping Server0.1402/10/2005XFBB Ping Server
XFBB File Servers: REQDIR / REQFIL / LOCAL0.6103/02/2005XFBB File Servers: REQDIR / REQFIL / LOCAL
XFBB Statis file manager0.1230/01/2005XFBB Statis file manager
XFBB TeleText Server0.2423/12/2001XFBB TeleText Server
XFBB WP Tool0.3312/07/2002XFBB WP Tool

Xfbb interface with Linbpq

In bpq32.cfg add

TNCPORT
COMPORT=/home/pi/fbbded
TYPE=DED
STREAMS=1
APPLMASK=4
ENDPORT

This creates a DED Host mode TNC on device /home/pi/fbbded, accessible from the LinBPQ Node as Application 3. Change APPLMASK and APPLICATION line if you already use APPL 3

APPLICATION 3,FBB,,PI1LAP,LINBBS,255

This allows uses to connect to FBB. You can add the usual Call, Alias and Quality if you want to be able to access FBB directly instead of via the Node.

Change APPLMASK and APPLICATION line if you already use APPL 3

In /usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/port.sys#

# FBB7.0.8-beta8
#
#Ports TNCs
1 1
#
#Com Interface Adress (Hex) Baud
1 9 /home/pi/fbbded 9600
#
#TNC NbCh Com MultCh Pacln Maxfr NbFwd MxBloc M/P-Fwd Mode Freq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00/01 —- File-fwd.
1 6 1 1 250 2 1 10 00/15 DUWYL 145
#
# End of file.
#

This tells fbb to use /home/pi/fbbded as a DED Mode TNC.

Fbb problem showing .HLP and .ENT file

Donnie WD1F has some trouble to get the english.hlp and the english.ent files to show up in fbb. He found the solution.

connecting from remote TNC...
cmd:c wd1f-7
*** CONNECTED to WD1F-7
S (H for help) >
rm
There are no such messages (message choice: *).
(1) WD1F BBS (H for help) >
H
{nothing happens}

All the files are there with the right permissions.

root@ks1r:/etc/ax25/fbb/lang# strace -e open -p 2457 
strace: Process 2457 attached 
open("/var/ax25/fbb/inf.sys", O_RDWR)   = 10 
open("/var/ax25/fbb/wp/wp.sys", O_RDWR) = 10 
open("/etc/ax25/fbb/lang/english.ent", O_RDONLY) = 10 
open("/etc/ax25/fbb/lang/english.hlp", O_RDONLY) = 10
Dir of /etc/ax25/fbb/lang
root@ks1r:/etc/ax25/fbb/lang# l 
total 248 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   179 Feb  6 11:29 english.ent 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   179 Feb  6 11:13 english.ent.sample 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62459 Feb  6 11:13 english.hlp 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62459 Feb  6 11:26 ENGLISH.hlp 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   743 Feb  6 11:13 english.inf 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12428 Feb  6 11:13 english.txt 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12428 Feb  6 11:26 ENGLISH.txt 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   155 Feb  6 11:13 francais.ent.sample 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51417 Feb  6 11:13 francais.hlp 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   777 Feb  6 11:13 francais.inf 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14783 Feb  6 11:13 francais.txt 
root@ks1r:/etc/ax25/fbb/lang#

I found my problem and it wasn’t easy. In case others have this issue…
The issue was: Pressing H would not give me the help file. After getting it working I see I was missing other things as well like lots of the welcome text.

open("/usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/lang/english.hlp", O_RDONLY) = 8 
fstat(8, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=62459, ...}) = 0 
mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7f2bba612000 
read(8, "################################"..., 4096) = 4096 
read(8, "erver menu, and continue from\nth"..., 4096) = 4096 
read(8, "information on one special comma"..., 4096) = 4096 
read(8, "   -  Download a file with AUTOB"..., 4096) = 4096 
read(8, "he current line.  The number can"..., 4096) = 4096 
read(8, "T new in 5.15b\n@@ 9 BGET\n\nComman"..., 4096) = 4096 
close(8)                                = 0 
munmap(0x7f2bba612000, 4096)            = 0 
lseek(4, 0, SEEK_SET)                   = 0 
read(4, "MemTotal:       32896168 kB\nMemF"..., 999) = 999 
write(3, "\r- Type ? [COMMAND] for the HELP"..., 250) = -1 EMSGSIZE (Message too long)

duckduckgo.com search showed EMSGSIZE (Message too long) had to do with packet sizes allowed. Made me think it may relate to max packet length setting in axports
The fix was:

in /etc/ax25/axports…
name Call speed paclen window desctiption
1 WD1F-1 9600 128 2 144.01 MHz (1200 bps)

I had to set paclen to 255 like this:
1 WD1F-1 9600 255 2 144.01 MHz (1200 bps)

Linfbb maintenance scripts modified.

Brain n1uro has write a script to getting reports sent to you nightly from your maintenance.

/usr/local/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/20_epurmess

#!/bin/bash
LIBDIR=/usr/local/lib/fbb
SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`
MAIL=/usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/mail/mail.in

echo
echo "--- Running epurmess"
echo

$LIBDIR/tool/epurmess
ret=$?

echo "SP $SYSOP@$HADD" >> $MAIL
echo "MSG MAINT at $HADD" >> $MAIL
cat /usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/epurmess.res >> $MAIL
echo "/EX" >> $MAIL
exit $ret

/usr/local/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/20_epurwp

#!/bin/bash
LIBDIR=/usr/local/lib/fbb
MAIL=/usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/mail/mail.in
SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`

echo
echo "--- Running epurwp"
echo

$LIBDIR/tool/epurwp 40 90
ret=$?

echo "SP $SYSOP@$HADD" >> $MAIL
echo "WP MAINT at $HADD" >> $MAIL
cat /usr/local/var/ax25/fbb/epurwp.res >> $MAIL
echo "/EX" >> $MAIL
exit $ret

I have some trouble to get things going so i change some line in the scipt.

I have change the line

SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf sysmail`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf call`

to

SYSOP=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf -f /usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/fbb.conf sysop`
HADD=`/usr/local/sbin/fbbgetconf -f /usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb/fbb.conf call`

fbbgetconf needs a option.

Output off the script.

R:180115/0001Z @:PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO #:20813 [Kortgene] $:20813_PI8LAP

From: PI8LAP@PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO
To  : PD2LT@

1515974462

File cleared  :   33 private message(s)    
              : 5664 bulletin message(s)   
              : 4665 active message(s)     
              : 1032 killed message(s)     
              : 5697 total message(s)      
              :    8 archived message(s)   
              :   44 destroyed message(s)  
              :    0 Timed-out message(s)  
              :    0 No-Route message(s)   

Start computing     : 18-01-15 02:01
End computing       : 18-01-15 02:01
R:180115/0001Z @:PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO #:20814 [Kortgene] $:20814_PI8LAP

From: PI8LAP@PI8LAP.#ZL.NLD.EURO
To  : PD2LT@

1515974462

WP updated :   249 total record(s)      
           :     0 updated record(s)    
           :     1 deleted records(s)   
           :     0 WP update line(s)    

Start computing     : 18-01-15 01:01
End computing       : 18-01-15 01:01