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[linux] Building a better mousetrap - replacement for xFBB?

David Lane kg4giy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 19:59:38 UTC 2008


OK.  Didn't want to have to learn yet another distro, but that might work.

Thanks,

DAVID

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Chris <kc2rgw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ubuntu has it
>
> This from a current 8.04 LTS box
>
> fbb            7.04j-7        Packet radio mailbox and utilities
>
> 2008/12/3 David Lane <kg4giy at gmail.com>:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I have a problem.  I cannot find the libraries necessary to build up
> xFBB,
> > so I want to come at it a different way.  Here is what I am trying to
> > achieve:
> >
> > We want a bbs that will store and forward messages via packet or telnet
> and
> > includes:
> >
> > 1)  a method of sending receiving lists to 1 or more locations
> >
> > 2) be able to automatically forward mail to another node so it goes out
> on
> > our emergency management network
> >
> > 3) create a local mailbox for non-national emergencies
> >
> > 4) act as a backup the winlink station without having to use the
> Internet.
> >
> > Ideally, this would be built on current (2007-2009) hardware and
> linux/open
> > source code.
> >
> > xFBB was the solution, but the libraries for ax25, lesstif, ls-d and such
> > are no longer available for the 4.07j version on code earlier than Core 7
> > and it will not complile on Core 7 or later (I have already sent email to
> > the xFBB list with the errors and received no response). Someone
> mentioned
> > that xFBB is included in a Slackware distro, but I have not been able to
> > track down that distro.
> >
> > So I am looking for ideas on how to build a better mouse trap.  The ax.25
> > and TCP/IP stacks are native in the 2.6 kernel, so I wondering if it is
> just
> > a matter of wiring some existing software in a different manner that I
> > haven't considered (for example, using postfix as the mail agent and
> > enabling telnet over ax.25).  Sadly, while I understand TCP/IP
> networking,
> > the wiring and protocols in the packet side of the house are not so clear
> to
> > me.
> >
> > Our primary packet interface is Outpost and we are being pushed hard to
> use
> > Winlink and Airmail which seems counter productive to me.
> >
> > Thoughts, questions, ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > DAVID
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