Fbb problem showing .HLP and .ENT file

Donnie WD1F has some trouble to get the english.hlp and the english.ent files to show up in fbb. He found the solution.

All the files are there with the right permissions.

I found my problem and it wasn’t easy. In case others have this issue…
The issue was: Pressing H would not give me the help file. After getting it working I see I was missing other things as well like lots of the welcome text.

duckduckgo.com search showed EMSGSIZE (Message too long) had to do with packet sizes allowed. Made me think it may relate to max packet length setting in axports
The fix was:

in /etc/ax25/axports…
name Call speed paclen window desctiption
1 WD1F-1 9600 128 2 144.01 MHz (1200 bps)

I had to set paclen to 255 like this:
1 WD1F-1 9600 255 2 144.01 MHz (1200 bps)

fbb-7.0.8-beta4 Release

Okay I missed it, there is a new beta release of fbb. Released on 2017-10-24.
You can get it here > Download
Or go to the website, https://sourceforge.net/projects/linfbb/files/

 

Monitor script F6fbb

Brain N1URO has written a script to see if fbb is still running.
I saved this script in the fbb directory.
/usr/local/etc/ax25/fbb

Have it saved as “fbbcheck” now it is possible to call it via a cronjob every hour.

Edit the /etc/crontab file and add the following.

Now, every 15 minutes after the full hour, it is checked whether fbb is still running, otherwise it will be restarted.

Here under the “fbbcheck” script.

Tnx to Brain N1URO
http://n1uro.ampr.org/

I made a small addition to the script myself. Now I can also see how long fbb has been running and when fbb has been started. (just fun )

Looks like this.

F6fbb port.sys (smtp/pop/nntp)

With f6fbb it is possible to use the software as smtp, pop and nntp server. Below is a small example of how you can make that possible.

If you look at the HEX addresses, the smpt port on 6302 and the pop port on 6301 the nntp port just on 119. Now it is possible to set your mail program and read your mail in your mail package.

Email address comes with one with your packet address ([email protected]#zl.nld.euro)