[nos-bbs] linFBB outgoing compressed fwd to JNOS - a discovery

Boudewijn (Bob) Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 15:19:12 EST 2015

I guess you mean N =1 in the bbs forward file in /etc/ax25/fwd/ and not 


On 15-02-10 02:52 PM, Maiko Langelaar wrote:
> I have had people trying to forward to JNOS from linFBB for quite some
> time, and in one case we've seen consistent protocol errors, and I've
> even gone to the extreme of doing hexdumps of tcp traces right down to
> the SOH, STX, and ETX, and up till now I always thought data corruption
> on the part of linFBB ...
> BUT, now I see that using 'N 1' in forward.sys seems to fix the issue,
> it is indeed doing FBB forwarding on my test systems here. So then I go
> back to the FBB documentation, and I never realized that 'N n' can have
> multiple values, the default obviously not compatible with JNOS.
>   N (number)
>    Assigns the standard forward protocol (MBL/RLI) for the specified BBS.
>     1 = FBB forwarding allowed
>     2 = FBB+BIN forwarding
>     4 = FBB+BIN+Resume
>     8 = XFWD
>     Ex: N 15 = Sum of all protocols (default)
> I know some people use 'N 0' for text only forwarding which works, but it
> would seem on my test linFBB if I use 'N 1', then FBB forwarding is 
> working
> properly. I'm guessing the systems failing to forward (FBB) with JNOS are
> those that have no 'N n' entry in their forward.sys or are not using 0 
> or 1.
> Give it a try please folks, and let me know how it goes.
> Maiko
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