• FOLLOW-UP ON: No routing of point addresses.

    From Marc Lewis@1:396/45 to Alan Ianson on Thursday, October 29, 2020 20:46:33
    Hello Alan.

    <<Following up a message from Marc Lewis to Alan Ianson about Re: No routing of
    point addresses. >>

    With all due respect, there's something wonky about that. Nobody
    else's mail processor seems to have any problem appropriately
    forwarding netmail. E.g., I now send all out-of-zone netmail to
    1:229/426. He's using D'Bridge; messages going to Z2 are delivered promptly. Same format - message bundle addressed to 1:229/426
    containing pkts bound for various Z2 addresses - all handled w/o problem... Or perhaps I don't properly understand what's inside
    that outbound mail bundle.<?> I have never attempted to open one
    and examine the contents as they're usually gone from the system in
    very short order.

    I will however, send netmail to one of my contacts in Z2, routed
    through 229/426, but I will stop the BinkP server long enough to do
    an exam of the message bundle.

    I have 2 examples of the outbound message bundle contents. The bundle was addressed to 1:229/426 for forwarding. Here's the contents of the bundle containing 2 separate netmails for 2 separate Z2 addresses as seen by InspectA:

    -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-CUT-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-2nd MESSAGE PKT=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    PKT INFO:
    1/1 396/45 333/808 0000003a NETMAIL
    Type 2+ Maximus-CBCS v1.11 O=1:396/45 D=2:333/808

    =-=-=-=-Message content:
    From: Marc Lewis 396/45 29 Oct 20 20:18:46
    To: August Abolins 333/808
    Subj: 2nd Test Size: 246b Stat: Pvt Ofs: 58b-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-
    xTOPT 7
    xMSGID: 1:396/45.0 f9b69dc1
    xINTL 2:333/808 1:396/45
    xCHRS: IBMPC 2

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-1st MESSAGE PKT=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    PKT INFO:
    1/1 396/45 221/360 0000003a NETMAIL
    Type 2+ Maximus-CBCS v1.11 O=1:396/45 D=2:221/360

    =-=-=-=-Message content:
    From: Marc Lewis 396/45 29 Oct 20 20:17:02
    To: August Abolins 221/360
    Subj: Test message Size: 243b Stat: Pvt

    Ofs: 58b-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-
    xMSGID: 1:396/45.0 f9b69dc0
    xINTL 2:221/360 1:396/45
    xCHRS: IBMPC 2
    -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-CUT-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-

    As you can see, although the message bundle is addressed to 1:229/426, the two packets contained therein are addressed to their respective Z2 addresses. Both
    these pkts will be delivered w/o problem by the forwarding node (229/426). It's
    always worked like this in the past, even before 1:261/38 was my feed - - years
    ago.

    Please, when you have the opportunity, explain why BBBS's tosser/packer has issues with this.

    Best regards,
    Marc

    --- timEd/2 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Sursum Corda! BBS-Huntsville,AL-bbs.sursum-corda.com (1:396/45)
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Marc Lewis on Thursday, October 29, 2020 21:18:18
    Hello Marc,

    -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-CUT-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-2nd MESSAGE PKT=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    PKT INFO:
    1/1 396/45 333/808 0000003a NETMAIL Type 2+ Maximus-CBCS v1.11 O=1:396/45 D=2:333/808

    This packet has a DestAddr of 2:333/808.

    Please, when you have the opportunity, explain why BBBS's
    tosser/packer has issues with this.

    Because BBBS is operating in secure mode. There is a toggle in BBBS's setup to disable that and this is what the BBBS documentaion has to say about that.

    === Cut ===
    Global: FidoNet: BOGUS: Disable security _______________________________________________________________________________

    If this option is enabled, BOGUS will not pay any attention to echomail or netmail destinations or packet passwords. This is useful when a downlink
    has you setup incorrectly and you want to toss the mail anyway.

    WARNING: This is a very dangerous option to enable! You are very likely to get and generate duplicate messages or experience other problens with this enabled. Please be sure you know what you are doing before you turn this on! === Cut ===

    If you routed that netmail to BBBS in a .pkt with a DestAddr of 1:261/38 then it would be tossed as expected and forwarded on toward the destination.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)