• Areafix

    From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to All on Tuesday, February 08, 2022 09:14:10
    Hello All!

    I posted this in a sysop area as well. Since October last year I get areafix messages on the hub for an area "Eric" that cannot be found. The weird part is
    each time I get the message its from a different node that I host? Even at times comes from my own BBS's, I am posting a typical areafix message I get below.

    My questions are first and foremost how do I kill it and keep it from circulating? Also is there a areafix log I can turn on in congig? In my hpt.log
    it only shows the netmail getting packed and tossed I get no other information on it.

    I have talked to every node that I host and noone has made this request at all.

    Area Status
    -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------
    Eric ............................................. not found

    Following is the original message text
    --------------------------------------
    -Eric


    --------------------------------------

    -+- hpt/lnx 1.9.0-cur 2021-04-18 areafix
    + Origin: Areafix robot (1:105/10)



    Regards,

    Rick

    -+- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
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    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Rick Smith on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 11:53:12
    Hello Rick,

    Tuesday February 08 2022, Rick Smith wrote to All:

    I posted this in a sysop area as well. Since October last year I get areafix messages on the hub for an area "Eric" that cannot be found.
    The weird part is each time I get the message its from a different
    node that I host? Even at times comes from my own BBS's, I am posting
    a typical areafix message I get below.

    My questions are first and foremost how do I kill it and keep it from circulating?

    First of all, look in the directories set by Inbound, LocalInbound, ProtInbound, tempDir, TempInbound, TempOutbound whether anything is stalled there. It may also be useful to change the script which calls tossing and copy the incoming pkt to some directory just before "hpt toss". It may be also good to print to some log file the date and time and the pkt name. Thus you may make
    sure that nobody sends you the message.

    Also is there a areafix log I can turn on in congig?

    The digit 8 should be in LogLevels.

    Michael

    ... node (at) f1042 (dot) ru
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Moscow, Russia (2:5020/1042)
  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Michael Dukelsky on Monday, February 28, 2022 17:49:14
    Hello Michael!

    Wednesday February 09 2022 11:53, you wrote to me:

    * Forwarded from area 'FIDOSOFT.HUSKY'
    Hello Rick,

    Tuesday February 08 2022, Rick Smith wrote to All:


    My questions are first and foremost how do I kill it and keep it
    from circulating?

    First of all, look in the directories set by Inbound, LocalInbound, ProtInbound, tempDir, TempInbound, TempOutbound whether anything is stalled there. It may also be useful to change the script which calls tossing and copy the incoming pkt to some directory just before "hpt toss". It may be also good to print to some log file the date and time
    and the pkt name. Thus you may make sure that nobody sends you the message.

    SO I call hpt toss etc from a exec nice statement in binkd.cfg.. I wrote a script to copy pkts to a temp dir but I cant seem to get it to run before the toss.. can I execute a script in the binkd.cfg ahead of the toss?

    Regards,

    Rick

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Rick Smith on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 07:07:48
    On 2022 Feb 28 17:49:14, you wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    can I execute a script in the binkd.cfg ahead of the toss?

    sure... just use a script to do what you want and then run the tosser at the end of the script instead of firing the tosser directly from binkd...

    )\/(ark

    "The soul of a small kitten in the body of a mighty dragon. Look on my majesty,
    ye mighty, and despair! Or bring me catnip. Your choice. Oooh, a shiny thing!" ... He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the forum.
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  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Rick Smith on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 18:23:02
    Hello Rick,

    Monday February 28 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    First of all, look in the directories set by Inbound,
    LocalInbound, ProtInbound, tempDir, TempInbound, TempOutbound
    whether anything is stalled there. It may also be useful to
    change the script which calls tossing and copy the incoming pkt
    to some directory just before "hpt toss". It may be also good to
    print to some log file the date and time and the pkt name. Thus
    you may make sure that nobody sends you the message.

    SO I call hpt toss etc from a exec nice statement in binkd.cfg.. I
    wrote a script to copy pkts to a temp dir but I cant seem to get it to
    run before the toss.. can I execute a script in the binkd.cfg ahead of
    the toss?

    Insert `hpt toss` into your script after copying pkts. And call your script from binkd.cfg instead of calling hpt toss.

    Michael

    ... node (at) f1042 (dot) ru
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Moscow, Russia (2:5020/1042)
  • From Kai Richter@2:240/77 to Rick Smith on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 09:26:42
    Hello Rick!

    28 Feb 22, Rick Smith wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    SO I call hpt toss etc from a exec nice statement in binkd.cfg.. I
    wrote a script to copy pkts to a temp dir but I cant seem to get it to
    run before the toss.. can I execute a script in the binkd.cfg ahead of
    the toss?

    You can start the script in binkd.cfg. The script should include the complete tossing process with backing up first and then tossing and maybe some final work like linking or ticking.

    It is scripting that glues a whole FTS software system together.

    Regards

    Kai

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.4.7
    * Origin: Monobox (2:240/77)
  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Michael Dukelsky on Wednesday, March 02, 2022 15:46:30
    Hello Michael!

    Wednesday March 02 2022 18:02, you wrote to me:

    * Forwarded from area 'FIDOSOFT.HUSKY'
    Hello Rick,

    Wednesday March 02 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Kai Richter:

    Thank you Kai. I cant seem to get binkd.cfg to run my script. I
    entered it into binkd.cfg like the hpt toss line that I had. I
    believe it was exec "nice -n 19 /usr/local/bin/copypkt.sh"
    however it will not run binkd reports cfg error.. my hpt toss
    line looks like exec "nice -n 19 /usr/local/bin/hpt toss afix"
    /z/in/*.[STFWMstfwm][ouaherOUAHER][0-9A-Za-z] *.[pP][kK][tT] and
    works fine...

    The "exec" line in binkd.cfg should include not only the script path,
    but also the file pattern.
    So, /z/in/*.[STFWMstfwm][ouaherOUAHER][0-9A-Za-z]
    *.[pP][kK][tT] should follow exec "nice -n 19
    /usr/local/bin/copypkt.sh".

    ah! thankyou Michael I appreciate that...


    Regards,

    Rick

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Michael Dukelsky on Thursday, March 03, 2022 05:06:26
    Hello Michael!

    Wednesday March 02 2022 18:02, you wrote to me:

    * Forwarded from area 'FIDOSOFT.HUSKY'
    Hello Rick,

    Wednesday March 02 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Kai Richter:

    /usr/local/bin/copypkt.sh".

    Working as it should and I am getting pkts copied before they process, Now I just need to wait for one of the netmails and see whats going on... Thanks for your help

    Regards,

    Rick

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Rick Smith on Thursday, March 03, 2022 22:37:24
    Hello Rick,

    Thursday March 03 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    Working as it should and I am getting pkts copied before they process,
    Now I just need to wait for one of the netmails and see whats going
    on... Thanks for your help

    You are welcome!

    Michael

    ... node (at) f1042 (dot) ru
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Moscow, Russia (2:5020/1042)
  • From Rick Smith@1:105/81 to Michael Dukelsky on Thursday, March 03, 2022 15:35:30
    Hello Michael!

    Thursday March 03 2022 22:37, you wrote to me:

    * Forwarded from area 'FIDOSOFT.HUSKY'
    Hello Rick,

    Thursday March 03 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    Working as it should and I am getting pkts copied before they
    process, Now I just need to wait for one of the netmails and see
    whats going on... Thanks for your help

    You are welcome!

    ok so as luck would have it I got two of the areafix messages today one @ 1340 and one at @1350hrs odly they were from the hub addressed to the hub. So can you give me a clue as to what I need to do to sort it out? Ive never had to track down this sort of information before so any help is greatley appreciated. Regards,

    Rick

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Awesome Net- Oregon FTN Hub - www.awesomenet.us (1:105/81)
  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Rick Smith on Friday, March 04, 2022 15:40:36
    Hello Rick,

    Thursday March 03 2022, Rick Smith wrote to Michael Dukelsky:

    ok so as luck would have it I got two of the areafix messages today
    one @ 1340 and one at @1350hrs odly they were from the hub addressed
    to the hub.

    So the message is from your node to itself.

    So can you give me a clue as to what I need to do to sort
    it out? Ive never had to track down this sort of information before so
    any help is greatley appreciated.

    Look for a pkt with the message or the message itself in Inbound, LocalInbound,
    ProtInbound, tempDir, TempInbound, Outbound, TempOutbound. Delete it if you find it.

    Michael

    ... node (at) f1042 (dot) ru
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20180707
    * Origin: Moscow, Russia (2:5020/1042)