[nos-bbs] JNOS bbs messages

Adam De Lay w8dev at icloud.com
Mon Mar 2 21:22:31 EST 2015


Thanks for the information.  The website I was sent to was basically the "local configuration".  I've pretty much left what was configured by the configuration tool in the autoexec.exe.  Below are some of my configuration info.  Hopefully it can help shed some light on where the problem is.

# autoexec.nos
# A minimal autoexec.nos for a JNOS system having network connectivity to
# the Raspberry Pi on which it is running.
# This autoexec.nos was GENERATED by Configure_Personal_JNOS
# Enable JNOS to log events to dated files in /jnos/logs directory
log on
# Maximize TCP performance for standard LAN having MTU 1500
tcp mss 1460
tcp window 5840
tcp maxwait 30000
tcp retries 5
# My address on the AMPR net
ip address
# Hostname and default ax25 call
hostname w8dev.ampr.org.
ax25 mycall W8DEV-4
ax25 bbs W8DEV-3
ax25 ttycall W8DEV-5
# Local DNS is done via the 'domain.txt' file !
# Attach a kiss enabled TNC
attach asy ttyAMA0 - ax25 1 4096 256 19200
ifconfig 1 description "145.03 - 1200 baud port"
# Note: These are the only params TNC-Pi uses
param 1 SlotTime 4
param 1 Persist 20

# Beacon out the RF port every 20 minutes
ax25 bctext "W8DEV w8dev.ampr.org - W8DEV-4/N W8DEV-3/B"
ax25 bcinterval 1200
ax25 bc 1
#source ether
# Start the engines
start ax25
start telnet
start finger
start ftp
start pop3
start smtp
start forward
start ttylink
smtp timer 900
smtp maxclients 4
smtp maxservers 4
smtp quiet no
smtp mode route
smtp batch off
smtp t4 300
smtp gateway none
smtp kick
# Configure mailbox
mb td 2300
mb attend on
prompt on
third on
mb show on
mb secure off
mb smtp on
mb qth "[Columbiaville, MI]"
mb zip 48421
mb haddress "w8dev.ampr.org.#semi.mi.usa.noam"
mb send n
mb header on
mb mailfor 300
mb timer 300
mb pass "*****"
attend on
# Configure CONVerse
start conv
conv mycall W8DEV-6
conv channel 25
conv hostname W8DEV
conv link 3600 Genesee
conv maxwait 600
# Start web
start http 80 /jnos/www /jnos/www
# RF IP routes
route add 1
route add 44/8 1
trace 1 111

From what I've seen, your rewrite test works without a rewrite file

Logs just go back and forth between "open smtp" and "close smtp".  Nothing about sending emails.

On Mar 02, 2015, at 05:15 PM, "Michael E Fox (N6MEF)" <n6mef at mefox.org> wrote:

Mail Log
Fri Feb 27 12:15:37 2015 queue job 2 To: all From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Fri Feb 27 12:33:20 2015 queue job 4 To: all From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Fri Feb 27 14:34:17 2015 queue job 6 To: w8dev at w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Fri Feb 27 14:38:08 2015 queue job 8 To: w8dev at icloud.com From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Fri Feb 27 14:42:41 2015 queue job 10 To: w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Sat Feb 28 18:12:27 2015 queue job 12 To: all From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Sat Feb 28 18:45:18 2015 queue job 14 To: area From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Sat Feb 28 21:30:01 2015 queue job 16 To: all From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Mon Mar  2 15:31:20 2015 queue job 18 To: w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Mon Mar  2 15:32:27 2015 queue job 20 To: w8dev at w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Mon Mar  2 21:03:03 2015 queue job 22 To: w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org
Mon Mar  2 21:06:34 2015 queue job 24 To: w8dev From: w8dev at w8dev.ampr.org

Thanks again for your willingness to help.  I really appreciate it.


Hi Adam,
Without specific details, it could be anything.  Here are some thoughts:
You do need to start smtp.
I presume you do need a rewrite file.  (I’ve never tried it without one.)  The rewrite file format is documented in the manual.
The correct BBS command is “sp”, but I guess “s” might also work. 
The web site you referenced deals with JNOS and a custom GUI front-end and a local mail client.  You should eliminate variables and focus just on command-line JNOS until you are sure you can reliably send/receive at the JNOS mailbox prompt.
RE rewrite:
This file tells JNOS how to interpret (and optionally rewrite) various addresses.
You can test what it does at the JNOS *console* prompt (jnos>).
Type:  rewrite w8dev
You should get:  to: w8dev
If you do, then rewrite is working o.k. for local address.
If, instead, you get something else, then your rewrite file needs work because it to putting messages into the wrong mailbox
To see what smtp has queued but not yet delivered, type this at the JNOS *console* prompt (jnos>):  smtp list
Check the logs to see if you see anything wrong (i.e. errors):
<jnosdir>/logs/nos.log  (or DDMmmYY if you’re using the old style log name)
Next, review your autoexec.nos and rewrite file vs. the manual to see if you see any suspect lines.  (It’s you’re config.  You should understand it.)
Let us know what you find for all of the above.  If you still haven’t figured it out, you’ll probably need to attach your autoexec.nos and rewrite file.
From: nos-bbs-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:nos-bbs-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Adam De Lay
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 1:16 PM
To: nos-bbs at tapr.org
Subject: [nos-bbs] JNOS bbs messages
I recently got JNOS2.0j installed on my Raspberry Pi B+ with a TNC-Pi.  I've been getting things figured out and I'm struggling to figure out how to leave messages for other users on my BBS.  I've tried leaving a message for myself using "s w8dev" and I get a message stating "message queued".  I understand that JNOS uses areas, so I tried "s w8dev at w8dev" and I got the same "message queued" message.  I've heard from several users that they're unable to leave messages for me.  I've looked through dozens of pages trying to figure out why.  I've seen other people that have had the same problem, but no answer.  Some say you need to setup a rewrite file, so I tried that with no luck.  Some say that you need to make sure that SMTP is started, and it is.  
My autoexec.nos was generated using the JNOS config from http://ares-mi.org/downloads/Packet/Configure_Personal_JNOS/html/index.html.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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