• Test

    From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to All on Mon Aug 17 20:55:00 2020
    Testing gateway in automatic mode. Got it running using Xvfb as a dummy X server for DOSBox. As a bonus, it's much faster to load. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to All on Tue Aug 18 15:59:00 2020
    Am I getting out? I'm trying to get the gateway to run automatically. Running DOSBox under Xvfb, to eliminate the need for a local (visible) X server. The gateway seems to process mail. Let's see if the mail flows between the networks again. :)


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  • From Ray Quinn@432:1/108.23 to Vk3jed on Thu Aug 20 16:04:46 2020

    Hello Vk3jed!

    18 Aug 20 15:59, you wrote to all:

    Am I getting out? I'm trying to get the gateway to run automatically. Running DOSBox under Xvfb, to eliminate the need for a local (visible)
    X server. The gateway seems to process mail. Let's see if the mail
    flows between the networks again. :)


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    companies?
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    You certainly are. This is the third test message I have received.

    Ray
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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Ray Quinn on Sat Aug 22 18:05:00 2020
    On 08-20-20 16:04, Ray Quinn wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    You certainly are. This is the third test message I have received.

    Ray
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    But they don't seem to be crossing the gateway. Looks like I'm going to have to setup a DOS based gateway with a tosser from the era. :/


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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Phoobar on Wed May 12 19:32:00 2021
    On 08-17-20 08:49, Phoobar wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Testing gateway in automatic mode. Got it running using Xvfb as a dummy
    X server for DOSBox. As a bonus, it's much faster to load. :)

    You piqued my interest when you mentioned using DOSBox to do this. I've got some of the tweaked builds available with networking & such. Not looking for exact directions...but is there a way you can explain how
    you were able to do this using DOSBox?

    I used a combination of a shell script outside and an autoexec file on the inside of DOSBox to do the batch jobs.

    Hete's the shell script.

    #!/bin/bash

    #export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=dummy
    TEST=YES
    mv /mystic/echomail/out/fsxnet.015/0001008f.pnt/*.pkt /mystic/echomail/blkhole mv /mystic/echomail/out/vkradio.1b0/00010064.pnt/*.pkt /mystic/echomail/blkhole if [ "$TEST" = "YES" ]; then
    cp /mystic/echomail/blkhole/*.pkt /mystic/echomail/backup
    fi
    rm -f /mystic/echomail/out/fsxnet.015/0001008f.pnt/00000063.*
    rm -f /mystic/echomail/out/vkradio.1b0/00010064.pnt/00000063.*
    xvfb-run dosbox -conf ~/.dosbox/echogate.conf -exit
    if [ "$TEST" = "YES" ]; then
    cp /mystic/echomail/in/*.PKT /mystic/echomail/backup-in
    fi

    And the autoexec section of dosbox.conf

    ----------------
    [autoexec]
    # Lines in this section will be run at startup.
    # You can put your MOUNT lines here.

    mount m: /mystic/echomail
    mount d: /home/mystic/blkhole
    mount c: /home/mystic/c_drive
    d:\hamgate.bat
    ----------------

    d:\hamgate.bat is what starts the DOS side of the system. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Phoobar on Wed May 12 19:33:00 2021
    On 08-31-20 13:31, Phoobar wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Am I getting out? I'm trying to get the gateway to run automatically.

    Yes you are! Great to hear from you.

    Cool. :)

    Running DOSBox under Xvfb, to eliminate the need for a local (visible) X

    Thank you for talking up DOSBox...am using it to configure Telegard to
    run eventually.

    Yeah it works reasonably well.


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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/100 to Phoobar on Fri Dec 17 19:33:00 2021
    On 08-17-20 08:49, Phoobar wrote to Vk3jed <=-


    Testing gateway in automatic mode. Got it running using Xvfb as a dummy
    X server for DOSBox. As a bonus, it's much faster to load. :)

    You piqued my interest when you mentioned using DOSBox to do this. I've got some of the tweaked builds available with networking & such. Not looking for exact directions...but is there a way you can explain how
    you were able to do this using DOSBox?

    A combination of using Xvfb to run DOSBox under and the autoexec within DOSBox to run the gateway. Having some reliability issues, but it sorts works. :)

    BTW...hope you & the rest of you like Andrew are doing okay with all
    the news I'm hearing out of Ottawa on the CBC about the flair ups.

    Hmm, there's a planet in between. :P


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