[nos-bbs] status of MID/BID comparison

Gustavo Ponza g.ponza at tin.it
Thu Feb 12 15:00:18 EST 2015

Agree 100% with the Maiko point of view.

Tests made here on my facilities and others, together with
Maiko test site, demonstrate that there is NO incompatibility
NOR inconsistency with the major representative PBBS software
systems and, in particular, among XDFBB, OBCM and JNOS2.

All of them manage with *no error* the MID/BID forwarding and,
furthermore, their PMS message systems, stored NO DUPES at all.
So, clearly repeat, as per our concern here, in the JNOS2 area:
NO corrections are needed to simply comply other unfortunate
software(s) and poor operator(s).


On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 12:44 -0600, Maiko Langelaar wrote:
> > Perhaps he can convince the BPQ developer to no use
> > case sensitive comparisons
> One BPQ operator will try and convince the developer based on third party
> information from a very limited group of people to not use case sensitive
> comparisons. How well versed is the BPQ operator on this material ? It's
> not a shot against the operator, but I don't think we should rush this.
> > (or perhaps make it a configurable option so sysops can
> > turn it off if they're having problems).
> And that would just contribute to the overall problem.
> I don't want to rush into approaching the developer of BPQ until this
> is better looked at, better understood, and maybe more complaints start
> to surface about it. And now that the FBB stuff looks like it too is
> possibly case sensitive (based on a quick check of the code), it could
> complicate any arguments made for or against.
> Sorry, I'm just not comfortable doing this right now.
> PS: I'm not telling anyone what to do or what not to do, I'm not
>      anyone's boss, just saying what I'm thinking, sigh ...
> Maiko
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