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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Giorgio Garabello » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:25 am

janbredenbeek wrote:
Giorgio Garabello wrote:Now it works!
many thanks!!

I've another question, i don't 'have found documentation about this device drivers (tcp_) on the qpc2 manual ... where i can found some informations about this?
thanks in advance

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It's in the uqlx docs - read socket.html

later, Jan.


many thanks!!!


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Outsoft » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:35 pm

janbredenbeek wrote:
Outsoft wrote:It works also on my QPC2 on Mac via wine ;)

One more question: how to fix the problems in QLTERM about Cursors keys?

is really impossibile to use a BBS without the cursors keys for read mails and messages in the newsgroups.

Can you fix it?

Also the Backspace will be great to be fixed as feature ;)

Thanks a lot.

Best regards.

Do they use ANSI sequences or control codes 8-11?
BTW, CTRL-H can be used as backspace on many BBs.

later, Jan.


Ok for Control-H works but...the Cursors Keys? ;)

Without it people can't use the Files and Messages menu, are necessary.

Mystic BBS documentation here:

http://www.mysticbbs.com

Thanks.


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby janbredenbeek » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:59 pm

Outsoft wrote:
Ok for Control-H works but...the Cursors Keys? ;)

Without it people can't use the Files and Messages menu, are necessary.

It looks like MysticBBS accepts only VT52 keypad escape codes (e.g. ESC D) and not ANSI codes (ESC [ D).
Changing the mode to VT52 in QLterm won't help as this disables ANSI display too :(
This won't be very hard to fix as I can simply ignore the mode on incoming data and accept both VT52 and ANSI on input so you can set VT52 mode for cursor keys and still have ANSI. I'll let you know asap when I have a fix (I need to fix a few other bugs too).

Meanwhile, you can visit my new old BBS at bbs.bredenbeek.net via Telnet from now on!

later, Jan.


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Outsoft » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:13 pm

janbredenbeek wrote:
Outsoft wrote:
Ok for Control-H works but...the Cursors Keys? ;)

Without it people can't use the Files and Messages menu, are necessary.

It looks like MysticBBS accepts only VT52 keypad escape codes (e.g. ESC D) and not ANSI codes (ESC [ D).
Changing the mode to VT52 in QLterm won't help as this disables ANSI display too :(
This won't be very hard to fix as I can simply ignore the mode on incoming data and accept both VT52 and ANSI on input so you can set VT52 mode for cursor keys and still have ANSI. I'll let you know asap when I have a fix (I need to fix a few other bugs too).

Meanwhile, you can visit my new old BBS at bbs.bredenbeek.net via Telnet from now on!

later, Jan.


Very Thanks Jan ;)

We need to have a 100% working version of QL Term for put it on Black Phoenix next release.

I've tried to connect to the BBS but..seems It doesn't work :-( Port 23?


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby janbredenbeek » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:53 pm

Outsoft wrote:Very Thanks Jan ;)

We need to have a 100% working version of QL Term for put it on Black Phoenix next release.

I've tried to connect to the BBS but..seems It doesn't work :-( Port 23?

For some reason the telnet server hung. Should be working now...

later, Jan.


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Outsoft » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:45 pm

janbredenbeek wrote:
Outsoft wrote:Very Thanks Jan ;)

We need to have a 100% working version of QL Term for put it on Black Phoenix next release.

I've tried to connect to the BBS but..seems It doesn't work :-( Port 23?

For some reason the telnet server hung. Should be working now...

later, Jan.


I'm inside, great job ;)


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Outsoft » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:47 pm

Outsoft wrote:
janbredenbeek wrote:
Outsoft wrote:Very Thanks Jan ;)

We need to have a 100% working version of QL Term for put it on Black Phoenix next release.

I've tried to connect to the BBS but..seems It doesn't work :-( Port 23?

For some reason the telnet server hung. Should be working now...

later, Jan.


I'm inside, great job ;)


Seems crash when I go out and try to log in again :-(

Very nice BBS with the old messages, wow!!!


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby janbredenbeek » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:58 pm

Outsoft wrote:
Seems crash when I go out and try to log in again :-(

Very nice BBS with the old messages, wow!!!

I'm still tuning the configuration. It's mainly to avoid abuse (I get a lot of fake logins from botnets trying to login as root or admin). It looks like that some settings in the Telnet server cause it to crash.
I might move to a different port from 23 to reduce the fake logins (and yes these abusers also try 2323).
It should be up again now.

later, Jan.


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby Derek_Stewart » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:53 am

Hi Jan,

Just successfully Telneted to your BBS, all seems to work fine.


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Re: Sinclair Retro BBS online!

Postby tofro » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:05 am

Just did the same and enjoyed some 16-year-old news ;)

I totally forgot ther already was spam around that time ;)

Thanks, Jan, that woke some nice memories!

Tobias



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