archer at eskimo.com
Thu Sep 14 07:51:41 CDT 2006
On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Ray McKnight wrote:
> You don't "dial up" a Telpac node, you connect to it over the air via
> regular old connected mode packet on 1200 baud VHF. Once connected you
> will be in a simple command-line menu system like the old packet BBS's.
> Those who choose to run Airmail will have simple one-click icon's to
> connect, select various gateway stations, and send/receive e-mail almost
> as easily as using Microsoft Outlook (or whatever program you prefer).
> Those who connect "manually" and use the command line interface will
> have some advanced Winlink functions disabled. Another reason to use
> Airmail. But it still gets the job done.
So Airmail is just a GUI front-end to command-line functions?
Similar to all those old programs that make TNC's easier to use for
connected-mode operations perhaps?
If so, it should be awfully easy to make an ncurses or GUI front-end
to the modem for Linux/Unix/MacOSX. If I had one of these modems I
could play a little with that.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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