Xfbb interface with Linbpq

In bpq32.cfg add

TNCPORT
COMPORT=/home/pi/fbbded
TYPE=DED
STREAMS=10
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

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 4 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.

All the files are there with the right permissions.

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.

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/lib/fbb/script/maintenance/20_epurmess

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

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

I have change the line

to

fbbgetconf needs a option.

Output off the script.