• network call out

    From Hax0r@VERT to All on Mon Feb 18 07:10:00 2002
    is there anyway to force a QWK network call out from a baja module? I could always call the batch file, but if that changes I'd have to remember to update this baja module as well.



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  • From Amcleod@VERT to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 04:38:14 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Hax0r to All on Mon Feb 18 2002 03:10 pm

    is there anyway to force a QWK network call out from a baja module? I could always call the batch file, but if that changes I'd have to remember to upda this baja module as well.

    Either code the vert call-out directly into your module (tricky) or just create a .SEMaphore file to suot.
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  • From Amcleod@VERT to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 04:39:32 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Amcleod to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 2002 12:38 pm

    is there anyway to force a QWK network call out from a baja module? I co always call the batch file, but if that changes I'd have to remember to u this baja module as well.

    Either code the vert call-out directly into your module (tricky) or just cre a .SEMaphore file to suot.

    Or "to suit" even!
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 05:55:59 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Hax0r to All on Mon Feb 18 2002 03:10 pm

    is there anyway to force a QWK network call out from a baja module? I could always call the batch file, but if that changes I'd have to remember to upda this baja module as well.

    Yeah, just create the file: data/qnet/vert.now and that'll force the call-out event to run.

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  • From Amcleod@VERT to Digital Man on Mon Feb 18 08:08:42 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Digital Man to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 2002 01:55 pm

    Yeah, just create the file: data/qnet/vert.now and that'll force the call-ou event to run.

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  • From Hax0r@VERT to Amcleod on Mon Feb 18 15:23:00 2002
    RE: network call out
    BY: Amcleod to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 2002 12:38 pm

    is there anyway to force a QWK network call out from a baja module? I c always call the batch file, but if that changes I'd have to remember to this baja module as well.

    Either code the vert call-out directly into your module (tricky) or just cr a .SEMaphore file to suot.

    heh... its not exactly the vert call out, but i don't want to do that ;) i guess i could use a semaphore -- didn't think about that.



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Amcleod on Tue Feb 19 05:18:38 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Amcleod to Digital Man on Mon Feb 18 2002 04:08 pm

    Re: network call out
    By: Digital Man to Hax0r on Mon Feb 18 2002 01:55 pm

    Yeah, just create the file: data/qnet/vert.now and that'll force the call event to run.

    digital man
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    I've never seen you use this sig. Testing the auto-sig feature?

    Yeah.. I used to use it years ago. <shrug>

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  • From Rocko@VERT to Digital Man on Tue Feb 19 07:38:00 2002
    RE: network call out
    BY: Digital Man to Amcleod on Tue Feb 19 2002 01:18 pm

    digital man
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    I've never seen you use this sig. Testing the auto-sig feature?

    Yeah.. I used to use it years ago. <shrug>

    Oh gees, in that case... I should get familar with my old Prodigy (also known as *P methinks) signiture.

    -ROCKO-

    Oh man that felt funny.
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  • From Evan Elias@VERT to Rocko on Wed Feb 20 03:07:19 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Rocko to Digital Man on Tue Feb 19 2002 03:38 pm

    Oh gees, in that case... I should get familar with my old Prodigy (also known as *P methinks) signiture.

    -ROCKO-

    Oh man that felt funny.

    I thought it was P*, not *P? Maybe my memory is just failing... Those were fun times though, back in the day when Prodigy was #1 and it cost 25 cents per message to send email (local prodigy email mind you... internet mail was like $3/msg!)

    Luckily, some people I knew figured out that getting free Prodigy accounts was extraordinarily easy. Apparently, they didn't used to check your credit card info until a month after you signed up, when they went to bill you...:)
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  • From Rocko@VERT to Evan Elias on Wed Feb 20 10:56:00 2002
    I thought it was P*, not *P? Maybe my memory is just failing... Those

    I can't remember, but one thing I do remember:

    FWJN19C -- my old Prodigy ID.

    were fun times though, back in the day when Prodigy was #1 and it cost
    25 cents per message to send email (local prodigy email mind you... internet mail was like $3/msg!)

    Yeah, then it went CORE and PLUS. Around that time, I began to hear of these mystical creatures called "bulletin board systems." Didn't find one
    local to my area until my AwOL days. Quickly dropped AwOL after that.

    check your credit card info until a month after you signed up, when
    they went to bill you...:) ---

    Ah kind of like using AwOL promotional CDs to death? ;)

    BTW what areas did you peruse on Prodigy? I used to be in the Game Center in the video games section for NES and SNES. I wandered over into the
    computer gaming section occasionally. I found the people there were much more mature (and this was when I was 10).

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  • From Evan Elias@VERT to Rocko on Wed Feb 20 15:22:34 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Rocko to Evan Elias on Wed Feb 20 2002 06:56 pm

    I can't remember, but one thing I do remember:

    FWJN19C -- my old Prodigy ID.

    LOL... mine was EXHR08E

    Yeah, then it went CORE and PLUS. Around that time, I began to hear of these mystical creatures called "bulletin board systems." Didn't find one local to my area until my AwOL days. Quickly dropped AwOL after that.

    Grin, I called a dial-up BBS for the first time a few months after I started using Prodigy. It was a one-line WWIV board (using a version of WWIV that was outdated even then, no less) called The Palace. Actually, it was the original (And only) support bbs for PimpWars, which was created by someone who lived about 20 minutes away from me.

    At first, I didn't get the BBS thing at all and hated it. Then I got addicted to TradeWars, and everything went horribly awry from there :)


    check your credit card info until a month after you signed up, when they went to bill you...:) ---

    Ah kind of like using AwOL promotional CDs to death? ;)

    Sort of, just with even poorer user tracking... you could keep doing it month after month and they'd never have any idea...

    BTW what areas did you peruse on Prodigy? I used to be in the Game Cent in the video games section for NES and SNES. I wandered over into the computer gaming section occasionally. I found the people there were much mo mature (and this was when I was 10).

    Hmm, hard to remember. My favorites were on the Comedy boards. There were these goofy semi-role-playing type clubs on there that were a lot of fun when I was 12...:)
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  • From Rocko@VERT to Evan Elias on Wed Feb 20 23:58:00 2002
    LOL... mine was EXHR08E

    Everybody always remembers jamming that into the computer...

    Grin, I called a dial-up BBS for the first time a few months after I started using Prodigy. It was a one-line WWIV board (using a version

    For some reason, I kept running into people running theBBS. There was
    some lady running one out of Ohio that I got Doom shareware from. Didn't realize they were on the disks for awhile too.

    of WWIV that was outdated even then, no less) called The Palace.
    Actually, it was the original (And only) support bbs for PimpWars,
    which was created by someone who lived about 20 minutes away from me.

    Our local scene wasn't that interesting. All of them were single node systems, and Renegade was the BBS everbody ran. The first BBS I found was a Wildcat! system, but I didn't stay there long. I don't know if the SysOp was even involved in that system much.

    At first, I didn't get the BBS thing at all and hated it. Then I got addicted to TradeWars, and everything went horribly awry from there :)

    I played LORD for awhile, then got involved in Fidonet, mostly
    programming subs. VGA Planets came later..

    Sort of, just with even poorer user tracking... you could keep doing it month after month and they'd never have any idea...

    ...no wonder they almost went under...

    Hmm, hard to remember. My favorites were on the Comedy boards. There were these goofy semi-role-playing type clubs on there that were a lot
    of fun when I was 12...:)

    Hehe I was involved in a little Nintendo club, but lost touch with everybody. I remember when they had little idiot spammers get on there and pick on everybody, even with the censors watching...

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  • From Evan Elias@VERT to Rocko on Thu Feb 21 02:54:18 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Rocko to Evan Elias on Thu Feb 21 2002 07:58 am

    Our local scene wasn't that interesting. All of them were single node systems, and Renegade was the BBS everbody ran. The first BBS I found was a Wildcat! system, but I didn't stay there long. I don't know if the SysOp wa even involved in that system much.

    There were about 300+ boards in my general area (philadelphia + northern suburbs), and I'd say 90% of them ran either WWIV or WildCat. I never encountered Renegade until years later when I started telneting... same goes for countless other popular ones like Virtual Advanced, PCBoard, TeleGard, etc. To this day I *still* have yet to ever call a BBS running ProBoard, SpitFire, Searchlight, TriBBS, GAP, and many others... absolutely no one ran them in my area, which seems so strange now.

    At first, I didn't get the BBS thing at all and hated it. Then I got addicted to TradeWars, and everything went horribly awry from there :)

    I played LORD for awhile, then got involved in Fidonet, mostly programming subs. VGA Planets came later..

    Besides the obsessive TW2002 playing, I was into LORD, The Pit, and Global War for a while. I also posted on local message bases a lot, most boards in my area had a post-call ratio anyway. I never really got into networks, since WWIV had crappy network support. The only boards with Fido were WildCat ones, and WC has such a terrible message interface... blah...

    A few years later, I discovered there actually was a MajorBBS in my local calling area, and MajorMud proceeded to eat up the next few years of my life :)

    Sort of, just with even poorer user tracking... you could keep doing it month after month and they'd never have any idea...

    ...no wonder they almost went under...

    LOL... well, they fixed that problem a loooong time ago, luckily for them. I think the main reason they eventually got beaten by AOL was that Prodigy insisted on sticking with their nonstandard GUI, even when they started putting out Windows versions the interface remained this crazy stone-age thing...

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  • From Amcleod@VERT to Rocko on Thu Feb 21 04:58:31 2002
    Re: network call out
    By: Rocko to Evan Elias on Thu Feb 21 2002 07:58 am

    LOL... mine was EXHR08E

    Everybody always remembers jamming that into the computer...

    My first userid (on the old 1900) was "BGQ". There was no password, since it was a matter of punched-cards handed to Valerie, who knew everyone by sight.

    My second userid (on an HP 2100 with TATSB locked down on it-- Terminal Access Time-Shared BASIC) was "B229" and the password <looks over shoulder? was "miniandmax", after two dogs back home on another continent. (I don't think that displaying the password here compromizes anything.)

    My third userid (on a Harris Semiconductor S-125B running the Vulcan OS) was "B229BGQ" and I can't remember the password.

    Needless to say, these userids were assigned to me by a SysAdmin with NO IMAGINATION. When I took up my first job, the SysAdmin asked me what userid I wanted. Since I'd been using it for years, I asked for "B229BGQ" and he _point_blank_refused_! Then he forced me to use "FRODO" instead! :-/

    Why are we talking about this ancient, and un-interesting historical trivia?
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  • From Rocko@VERT to Evan Elias on Thu Feb 21 05:10:00 2002
    RE: network call out
    BY: Evan Elias to Rocko on Thu Feb 21 2002 10:54 am

    There were about 300+ boards in my general area (philadelphia + northern suburbs), and I'd say 90% of them ran either WWIV or WildCat. I never

    Oh man, I'd be lucky if there were 10 in my area at a given time.

    for countless other popular ones like Virtual Advanced, PCBoard, TeleGard, e To this day I *still* have yet to ever call a BBS running ProBoard, SpitFire Searchlight, TriBBS, GAP, and many others... absolutely no one ran them in m area, which seems so strange now.

    When I wrote "theBBS" earliery, I meant "TriBBS." I found it had a unique interface. Whether it was any good is another story. All the kiddies ran Renegade in my area. However, we did have a bit of a spread:

    Searchlight - Ran by a guy that eventually had a sex change operation and moved to Montana.
    Synchronet - Was up for two years or so. Didn't have much interesting content. PCBoard - Had a VGA Planets thing. Run by a biker dude.
    Maximus - One system run by a woman in Kingston, NY. The other was run by a hippy-turned-technician in Woodstock. The latter was my favorite since it was the most technical-oriented.
    Proboard - Run by a grumpy old man, so we think from some of the intolerance he showed.
    Wilcat! - as previously mentioned
    Remote Access - strange interfacing. Too many games and not enough users to populate them.

    The rest were Renegade. They have some stories to them too, but not as interesting as the guy turned girl. ;)
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  • From Rocko@VERT to Amcleod on Thu Feb 21 06:45:00 2002
    RE: network call out
    BY: Amcleod to Rocko on Thu Feb 21 2002 12:58 pm

    My second userid (on an HP 2100 with TATSB locked down on it-- Terminal Acce Time-Shared BASIC) was "B229" and the password <looks over shoulder? was "miniandmax", after two dogs back home on another continent. (I don't think that displaying the password here compromizes anything.)

    Are you implying they're still using that machine with that username available?

    My third userid (on a Harris Semiconductor S-125B running the Vulcan OS) was "B229BGQ" and I can't remember the password.

    What's with this BGQ stuff? I see the pattern, not the reasoning..

    wanted. Since I'd been using it for years, I asked for "B229BGQ" and he _point_blank_refused_! Then he forced me to use "FRODO" instead! :-/

    Gotta wonder why he asked in the first place. Then again, do you think the numbers tripped him up?

    Why are we talking about this ancient, and un-interesting historical trivia?

    Just ask yourself why you're contributing to it, and it's probably a similar reason to ours.
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