[nos-bbs] JNOS2 how to add applications?

Mark Phillips g7ltt at g7ltt.com
Wed Feb 3 12:06:52 EST 2010

You want a "mbox alias" statement. This will make an option on the bbs 
line which when entered will execute all the things required to connect 
to the alias. A common one is "DX" which will connect folks to the local 
DX Cluster.

As for your scrollback buffer - there aint one!


On 02/03/2010 11:49 AM, Chris wrote:
> So I have a few inetd based or telnet reachable applications on the
> jnos2 host system and will be adding more.
> One is a QRZ call sign lookup app and the other is just a telnet link
> to a local dx cluster.
> I'd like to enable these as added shortcuts in the mailbox area for a user.
> How do I do this?
> Linux 'node' has ExtCmd and Alias options in a config to define added
> apps and a similar .hlp file structure to jnos, but I haven't found
> how to hook/define my own app links into jnos2 so far.
> Also, in jnos2 console, it captures the terminal, curses style, how do
> I scroll back for things that went out of the screen visible buffer?
> I'm in linux, and run it in an xterm generally and normal scroll back
> keystrokes don't work.
> And I'm unsure why, but jnos2 doesn't like to be brought up on a linux
> box that has also had the 'native' linux ax25 running on it.  I get
> weird latency with the generation of packets, symptom is the txdelay
> even at 350ms can be too short, then at other times, it's too long, or
> the txtail isn't long enough for a packet to complete at times.  So a
> fresh reboot of the system fixes this I've found.  And yes, I'm sure
> all the userspace soundmodem and other ax25d and similar netromd
> processes are killed even when I have this issue.  As long as I don't
> bring up the native linux ax25 daemons, jnos2 can be brought up and
> down at will and work fine.
> If anyone is having odd timing issues with jnos2, after having used
> the built in linux processes, try a clean reboot, it works here.
> My configuration is Ubuntu 9.10, latest compiled userspace soundmodem,
> and a Tigertronics USB as the interface.  Also latest compiled jnos2
> 'h' I think.

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