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From: Digital Man
To: cr1mson
Date: 2019-05-31 22:47:18
Subject: SBBS Instant Messaging

  Re: SBBS Instant Messaging
  By: cr1mson to Digital Man on Fri May 31 2019 11:33 pm

 > -=> Digital Man wrote to cr1mson <=-
 >
 >  DM>   Re: SBBS Instant Messaging
 >  DM>   By: cr1mson to Digital Man on Fri May 31 2019 08:12 pm
 >
 >  > -=> Digital Man wrote to Jon Justvig <=-
 >
 >  >  DM>   Re: SBBS Instant Messaging
 >  >  DM>   By: Jon Justvig to All on Thu May 30 2019 07:13 pm
 >
 >  >  > Hi all,
 >
 >  >  > I'm curious to know why my BBS (Stepping Stone BBS) isn't
appearing on
 >  >  > the SBBS Instant Messaging List of BBSes when I log in on other
 >  >  > boards.
 >  >  > I see other boards just fine on my own system.  Port 25 is open and
 >  >  > that port as well as the other ports are forwarded in my gateway
 >  >  > (router).
 >  >  > Any ideas?
 >
 >  >  DM> Your system is currently listed in the official list
 >  >  DM> (ftp.synchro.net/sbbsimsg.lst):
 >  >  DM> vintagebbsing.com
 >  >  DM> 99.74.239.111 Stepping Stone BBS
 >
 >  >  DM> Now, your BBS won't "appear" in the inter-bbs
IM list on other
 >  >  DM> systems unless there is someone actually using your BBS
(online) at
 >  >  DM> that moment.
 >
 >  > That's just the thing though, I connect on Vert and on my own BBS at the
 >  > same time; while I'm on mine I can see my name listed on Vert, yet at the
 >  > same time I don't see my name/bbs while I'm on Vert (being logged in on
 >  > mine also).
 >
 >  DM> Maybe you're in quiet mode on your BBS? You can use a finger client or
 >  DM> a netcat/nc connection to your finger or active-user/systat service on
 >  DM> your BBS to who's online/active:
 >
 >  DM> $ nc -u vintagebbsing.com 11
 >
 >  DM> User                      Action                           Time-on Age
 >  DM> Sex Node ------------------------- -------------------------------
 >  DM> -------- --- --- ----
 >
 > I get the same result when I use finger vintagebbsing.com even with me
 > logged in.
 > That's an idea for quiet mode with my BBS.  I'm not sure if I am in quiet
 > mode or
 > not.  How might I turn off quiet mode or get out of that mode so it shows me
 > active when I use finger vintagebbsing.com?

If you have the 'Q' exemption (and you probably do), then you'll have this
option on the Defaults menu:

[D] Default to Quiet Mode        : Off

Make sure it is set to "Off" (unless you *want* to be logged in
in quiet mode).

 > Perhaps because I am using my SysOp account?  A shot in the dark would be
 > that
 >
 > have a flag set that puts me in this mode automatically.  I'll try logging
 > in
 > s
 > a regular user and see if that makes a difference.

Yup.

                                            digital man

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