[nos-bbs] Status of the JNOS 2 project ...

(Skip) K8RRA k8rra at ameritech.net
Fri Feb 2 17:33:50 EST 2007

Your timing for todays post is ironic Maiko...

Speaking to the topic of your post directly, I and those who I rub
elbows with in my jnos world would ask for nothing of you in terms of
features and performance.  Your jnos is nicely done.  I remain dedicated
to publishing a documentation pointed at jnos but must report my
publishing date has slipped drastically for lack of man hours.  I pray
you will deal with adjustments for platform variation via this reflector
so I can pick up the gist and include it in my work for future users.

Speaking to your timing, I have run into an interesting hitch in
fleshing out my jnos environment.  I have been partially successful in
hooking up my regular mail agent to jnos via POP and SMTP.  Here is the
My node is k8rra.ampr.org,, and I am POPing mail for k8rra
from jnos mail queue to Evolution, and Mozilla, and I expect also
Outlook Express (but not tested), successfully.
This puts all my mail from both Internet and jnos sources into the same

I am partially successful at reply delivery to (or thru) jnos.  Mail to
any-call at or any-call at k8rra.ampr.org is delivered
faithfully to the jnos mail queue "locally".  Should I reply from the
jnos BBS mail agent, all is fine.  But regretfully address of the nature
any-call at 44.(any other subnet) fails to be accepted from Evolution, the
message is "mailbox not available.".  My understanding of this is that
jnos SMTP will accept only mail directed to the "local" mail queue, and
will not act to forward mail to remote mail queues, and because
Evolution is built to deliver mail to only one ISP URL for all addresses
I can not configure Evolution to deliver "remote" mail via jnos.

Now, the fact is I probably don't understand all I need to know to be
successful in the above effort.  The other possibility is that jnos SMTP
is somehow different from the SMTP present at my ISP.  Can you speak to

I'd like it if I need to revise my configuration a little.  I'd like it
a lot less if SMTP in jnos required you to revise jnos to accommodate
remote mail visa vie SMTP at my ISP.  I've recently seen the use of
fetchmail with jnos for incoming mail, and I guess as a fall-back
solution I'd accept interposing a utility between Evolution and jnos if
that would permit jnos to deliver remote mail from Evolution.

I am NOT the the first to exercise this feature set (or something
similar) in this way - perhaps I'm not exactly replicating others.  I
directed a brief request to Jay WB8TKL from jnos but I believe I botched
his address there...  In any case this subject is certainly open to
comment from anywhere.

Thanks for any light you can shine on this situation.

 On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 09:50 -0600, Maiko Langelaar (ve4klm) wrote:

> Greetings all,
> Time again to update people as to the happenings of the JNOS 2 project.
> Many of you have probably noticed that I have not released alot of upgrades
> lately, >>SNIP<<

de [George (Skip) VerDuin] K8RRA k
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