[nos-bbs] X-BBS-Msg-Type: E Recent Messages

Boudewijn (Bob) Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 01:10:10 EDT 2014

Good find!

I had mbox nob2f already in there for something else in the past so that 
why I didn't experience it :-)


On 14-09-15 08:27 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
> Since this problem with "X-BBS-Msg-Type: E" messages became an issue a few
> weeks ago, I have been doing some research of the various FBB bulletin types
> and how JNOS deals with it.  With the help of Ted, VE3CGH, we seem to have it
> narrowed down to a simple procedure.
> If you have "mbox fbb 3" in your autoexec.nos file, create an "mbox nob2f"
> entry for each callsign that you forward with.  The only time that you would
> not do this is if you have WL2K in your forward.bbs file.  The reason is that
> if you negotiate B2F with someone, it says that you will send or receive a
> bulletin that is compressed and encapsulated as this is the normal Winlink
> protocol.  What seems to happen is that you will receive the bulletin, strip
> off any field after the @ and then add the from data of the station that sent
> you the message.  If the original message came from g4apl at gb7cip and it is
> being forwarded to me by f8coj at f8coj, then my system strips off the gb7cip
> and changes the from address to g4apl at f8coj.bbs!  This will definitely cause
> any SR on my end to attempt to send the message to the wrong BBS.  Also,
> there are other downstream BBS stations that don't like "X-BBS-Msg-Type: E".
> Since Ted and I made the changes, the problem goes away.  I have also passed
> the word to other forwarding partners of mine, that were attempting to pass
> a bulletin with B2F enabled, to also make the changes on their system.  Let's
> see if this solves it for everyone.
> --
> Charles J. Hargrove - N2NOV
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