• Am I crazy?

    From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to All on Thu Jul 15 17:33:00 2021

    I'm tempted to move from Synchronet's mailer and filefix programs back to Allfix and Radius. Am I crazy?

    I like the idea of running a BBS, mailer, tosser and areafix/filefix in one place, but filefix is a little rudimentary, and I miss having a graphical view of my outboxes with Radius.

    I'd be trading currently supported programs for programs that are abandonware or maintenance-only, at best - and lose some of the integration I have, like having passwords in one place.

    I'd also lose the ability to move from Windows to Linux at some point, which was a driving force in moving away from Radius/Allfix.
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Thu Jul 15 20:56:18 2021
    Hello Kurt,

    Thursday July 15 2021 17:33, you wrote to All:

    I'd also lose the ability to move from Windows to Linux at some point, which was a driving force in moving away from Radius/Allfix.

    I went back to my OS/2 setup because if the mail goes down, the BBS doesn't. and vice versa. I just didn't like having a monolithic system. I guess too many years of "separate but together" got to me. ALLFIX will be good once I get it set up. It will add a lot of functionality to my system.

    -- Sean

    ... Anything free is worth what you pay for it.
    --- GoldED/2 3.0.1
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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jul 15 19:27:00 2021
    Re: Am I crazy?
    By: Sean Dennis to Kurt Weiske on Thu Jul 15 2021 08:56 pm

    I'd also lose the ability to move from Windows to Linux at some point, KW>> which was a driving force in moving away from Radius/Allfix.

    I went back to my OS/2 setup because if the mail goes down, the BBS doesn't. and vice versa. I just didn't like having a monolithic system. I guess too many years of "separate but together" got to me. ALLFIX will be good once I get it set up. It will add a lot of functionality to my system.

    I miss the functionality of Allfix (like supporting passthrough areas and reporting) but on my older XP systems I'd have a memory issue where it'd just hang, or pretend to run and then nothing would happen. I'm on Windows 10/32, maybe it might work on a newer OS.

    As a RC/NC, it's nice to be able to route mail on the fly and see who has mail backed up. That's another thing I miss about the old setup.
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Jul 16 00:25:04 2021
    Hello, Kurt!

    Replying to a message of Kurt Weiske to Sean Dennis:

    As a RC/NC, it's nice to be able to route mail on the fly and see who
    has mail backed up. That's another thing I miss about the old setup.

    I could use that here for a ZC too though my hubs are blessedly reliable. My experience as R11C taught me a thing or two. LOL

    Later,
    Sean

    --- FleetStreet 1.27.1
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  • From Warpslide@618:500/23 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Jul 16 03:19:33 2021
    On 15 Jul 2021, Kurt Weiske said the following...

    I miss the functionality of Allfix (like supporting passthrough areas
    and reporting) but on my older XP systems I'd have a memory issue where it'd just hang, or pretend to run and then nothing would happen. I'm on Windows 10/32, maybe it might work on a newer OS.

    I just came off of a stint of going back to Telegard/Allfix/FastEcho (my NUC died) - one thing to keep in mind is Allfix only seems to support 8.3 filenames.

    Some of the ANSI packs that fsxNet sends out now & then have modern long filenames, the .TIC file would reference a filename like "sup3rawes0mel33tansi.zip" and Allfix would say the file is missing because all it sees is SUP3RA~1.ZIP.

    Not sure how many long filenames pass through your system, but something to at least consider.


    Jay

    ... Construct a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to.

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Warpslide on Fri Jul 16 12:40:42 2021
    Hello Warpslide,

    Friday July 16 2021 03:19, you wrote to Kurt Weiske:

    I just came off of a stint of going back to Telegard/Allfix/FastEcho
    (my NUC died) - one thing to keep in mind is Allfix only seems to
    support 8.3 filenames.

    It annoys the hell out of me when someone uses a LFN to hatch out a program considering many of the systems do not support LFN. Mine does, being that it's OS/2 using IBM's JFS for its filesystem, but it's a courtesy to use 8.3 for the myriad (and majority) of systems that cannot support LFN.

    I don't know if it's a lack of courtesy or a lack of awareness and common sense in today's sysops (probably the latter). You cannot assume anything in BBSing anymore.

    As it's been said: the nice thing about standards is that there's so many to choose from.

    -- Sean

    ... A rolling stone gathers momentum.
    --- GoldED/2 3.0.1
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