• Problems with TELGATE

    From Night Owl@VERT to All on Sun Sep 5 00:21:00 2004
    I've been having a problem, and I'm not sure what is causing it, or how to fix it -- I recently updated the software to v11b and since been seeing weird things that use to work not work. :(

    and I have tried the ;exec *telgate command and get the same error --

    !Failed to resolve address:
    [Hit any key]

    I am able to use a telnet client from that machine with out problems, also, it appears that the QWK networking is working correctly, and I am able to send out emails, so the machine must be resolving the addresses correctly, I'm thinking this might be a problem with the *telgate or how it interacts with the new update?????

    Probably didn't give enough information for a helpful answer, but really don't know what I need to say.

    I am behind a firewall -- port 79 (finger), 80 (HTML), 25 (SMTP), 23 (Telnet), 110 (POP3) are all open for this machine.

    Any ideas???

    Thanks,
    LeRoy (AkA Night Owl)

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Night Owl on Mon Sep 6 15:03:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Night Owl to All on Sat Sep 04 2004 23:21:03

    I've been having a problem, and I'm not sure what is causing it, or how to f it -- I recently updated the software to v11b and since been seeing weird things that use to work not work. :(

    and I have tried the ;exec *telgate command and get the same error --

    !Failed to resolve address:
    [Hit any key]

    I am able to use a telnet client from that machine with out problems, also, appears that the QWK networking is working correctly, and I am able to send emails, so the machine must be resolving the addresses correctly, I'm thinki this might be a problem with the *telgate or how it interacts with the new update?????

    Probably didn't give enough information for a helpful answer, but really don know what I need to say.

    I am behind a firewall -- port 79 (finger), 80 (HTML), 25 (SMTP), 23 (Telnet 110 (POP3) are all open for this machine.

    Any ideas???

    Thanks,
    LeRoy (AkA Night Owl)

    I don't think this message got sent -- So please read the above, I'm having problems with TELGATE -- and I just noticed I might be having problems with QWK messaging as well. Thanks,

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Tue Sep 7 14:39:05 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to All on Sun Sep 05 2004 12:21 am

    I've been having a problem, and I'm not sure what is causing it, or how to f it -- I recently updated the software to v11b and since been seeing weird things that use to work not work. :(

    and I have tried the ;exec *telgate command and get the same error --

    !Failed to resolve address:
    [Hit any key]

    YOu must specify an address to telgate *to* on the command-line (this is nothing new in v3.11b).

    I am able to use a telnet client from that machine with out problems, also, appears that the QWK networking is working correctly, and I am able to send emails, so the machine must be resolving the addresses correctly, I'm thinki this might be a problem with the *telgate or how it interacts with the new update?????

    Why would you be executing telgate in this way?

    Probably didn't give enough information for a helpful answer, but really don know what I need to say.

    I am behind a firewall -- port 79 (finger), 80 (HTML), 25 (SMTP), 23 (Telnet 110 (POP3) are all open for this machine.

    Any ideas???

    I have no idea what you're saying the problem is.

    digital man

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Digital Man on Wed Sep 8 01:30:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Digital Man to Night Owl on Tue Sep 07 2004 14:39:00


    In the doors area of the BBS the section where you can telnet out to other bbses.

    IT's not working I'm getting an error failed to resolve address
    so I tried the ;exec *telgate vert.synchro.net (or any other BBS name) and it says the same error failed to resolve address

    The machine is able to resolve names (QWK networking is working correctly) So something must have happend??? I'm just wondering what, and how to fix it.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Wed Sep 8 14:51:56 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Digital Man on Wed Sep 08 2004 01:30 am

    In the doors area of the BBS the section where you can telnet out to other bbses.

    IT's not working I'm getting an error failed to resolve address
    so I tried the ;exec *telgate vert.synchro.net (or any other BBS name) and i says the same error failed to resolve address

    The machine is able to resolve names (QWK networking is working correctly) S something must have happend??? I'm just wondering what, and how to fix it.

    I've never heard of anyone having this particular problem. If QNET-FTP works, but TELGATE doesn't, that certainly is odd. Does ";EXEC *FTP vert.synchro.net" work?

    I would think it would be a problem with your configured DNS server, but that should effect any/all scripts, not just telgate.

    digital man

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Digital Man on Thu Sep 9 18:14:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Digital Man to Night Owl on Wed Sep 08 2004 14:51:00

    I've never heard of anyone having this particular problem. If QNET-FTP works but TELGATE doesn't, that certainly is odd. Does ";EXEC *FTP vert.synchro.ne work?

    I would think it would be a problem with your configured DNS server, but tha should effect any/all scripts, not just telgate.

    digital man
    Just tried it, and yes, I was able to FTP to vert.synchro.net
    I thought about DNS as well, and even reset everything back to "stock" setting, with the same problem. I'm baffled - IS there maybe a file or new java script that would have come out with 3.11b that maybe (just maybe) was corrupt or something when I installed???

    I did try to ;exec *telgate vert.synchro.net right after the *ftp command -- still getting !Failed to resolve address:

    Thanks for whatever help you can give me.

    LeRoy (aka Night Owl)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Thu Sep 9 19:16:14 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Digital Man on Thu Sep 09 2004 06:14 pm

    I've never heard of anyone having this particular problem. If QNET-FTP wo but TELGATE doesn't, that certainly is odd. Does ";EXEC *FTP vert.synchro work?

    I would think it would be a problem with your configured DNS server, but should effect any/all scripts, not just telgate.

    Just tried it, and yes, I was able to FTP to vert.synchro.net
    I thought about DNS as well, and even reset everything back to "stock" setti with the same problem. I'm baffled - IS there maybe a file or new java scrip that would have come out with 3.11b that maybe (just maybe) was corrupt or something when I installed???

    I did try to ;exec *telgate vert.synchro.net right after the *ftp command -- still getting !Failed to resolve address:

    Thanks for whatever help you can give me.

    The clue I think is that there is no address printed after the "address:". This seems to indicate that your telgate module is not parsing the command-line correctly. Double-check your exec/telgate.src file. Did you modify it? It should contain:

    # telgate.src

    # $Id: telgate.src,v 1.3 2003/01/06 00:28:06 rswindell Exp $

    # @format.tab-size 8, @format.use-tabs true

    !include sbbsdefs.inc

    printf "\r\n\1h\1hPress \1yCtrl-]\1w for a control menu anytime.\r\n\r\n"
    pause
    printf "\1h\1yConnecting to: \1w%s\1n\r\n" str
    telnet_gate str TG_PASSTHRU
    cls

    When you run telgate, are you seeing of the above "printf" output?

    digital man

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Digital Man on Sat Sep 11 00:28:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Digital Man to Night Owl on Thu Sep 09 2004 19:16:00

    Thanks for whatever help you can give me.

    The clue I think is that there is no address printed after the "address:". T seems to indicate that your telgate module is not parsing the command-line correctly. Double-check your exec/telgate.src file. Did you modify it? It should contain:

    # telgate.src

    # $Id: telgate.src,v 1.3 2003/01/06 00:28:06 rswindell Exp $

    # @format.tab-size 8, @format.use-tabs true

    !include sbbsdefs.inc

    printf "\r\n\1h\1hPress \1yCtrl-]\1w for a control menu anytime.\r\n\r\n" pause
    printf "\1h\1yConnecting to: \1w%s\1n\r\n" str
    telnet_gate str TG_PASSTHRU
    cls

    When you run telgate, are you seeing of the above "printf" output?

    Thanks again, Yes, checked that All looks the same.

    I do get the:
    Press Ctrl-] for a control menu anytime.
    <pause>
    Connecting to: <somename>

    But then again with the
    !Failed to resolve address:

    I have not modified that file that I'm aware off..

    Thanks again, -LeRoy

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Digital Man on Sat Sep 11 00:36:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Digital Man to Night Owl on Thu Sep 09 2004 19:16:00

    Hello again --
    I just took another look,

    I get the:
    Press Ctrl-] for a control menu anytime.
    <pause>
    Connecting to:
    <spaces > <curor ends up starting here> <no name>

    !Failed ...blah blah blah

    So I think you are correct, it's not passing the command correctly, but I rechecked the telgate.src file and it looks the same as what your last message was.

    Thanks again,
    LeRoy

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Fri Sep 10 17:59:48 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Digital Man on Sat Sep 11 2004 12:28 am

    The clue I think is that there is no address printed after the "address:" seems to indicate that your telgate module is not parsing the command-lin correctly. Double-check your exec/telgate.src file. Did you modify it? It should contain:

    # telgate.src

    # $Id: telgate.src,v 1.3 2003/01/06 00:28:06 rswindell Exp $

    # @format.tab-size 8, @format.use-tabs true

    !include sbbsdefs.inc

    printf "\r\n\1h\1hPress \1yCtrl-]\1w for a control menu anytime.\r\n\r\n" pause
    printf "\1h\1yConnecting to: \1w%s\1n\r\n" str
    telnet_gate str TG_PASSTHRU
    cls

    When you run telgate, are you seeing of the above "printf" output?

    Thanks again, Yes, checked that All looks the same.

    I do get the:
    Press Ctrl-] for a control menu anytime.
    <pause>
    Connecting to: <somename>

    Is it actually printing an address in place of "<somename>" here?

    digital man

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Fri Sep 10 18:01:26 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Digital Man on Sat Sep 11 2004 12:36 am

    Hello again --
    I just took another look,

    I get the:
    Press Ctrl-] for a control menu anytime.
    <pause>
    Connecting to:
    <spaces > <curor ends up starting here> <no name>

    no name?

    !Failed ...blah blah blah

    So I think you are correct, it's not passing the command correctly, but I rechecked the telgate.src file and it looks the same as what your last messa was.

    Maybe try recompiling telgate.src with Baja (type "baja telgate") in your exec directory?

    digital man

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  • From Night Owl@VERT to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 01:22:00 2004
    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Night Owl to Digital Man on Fri Sep 10 2004 23:36:29

    Digital -- After you gave me a clue at what to look at I started playing around with the telgate.src file -- made two new files: telgate1.src and telgate2.src Basicly in Telgate1.src I removed the line:

    printf "\r\n\1h\1hPress \1yCtrl-]..... blah blah
    pause

    compiled telgate1.src and it worked fine -- connected right to vert.synchro.net

    In telgate2.src I left everything the same, but took out the pause line -- also worked fine. and connected right to vert.synchro.net

    I don't know what that "pause" command does -- I did change the default pause a
    while ago -- do you think that might have something to do with it?

    I'm not sure, is it going to hurt anything if I remove the pause out of the telgate.src file and recompile it??

    Thanks again for all your help!!! This one is fixed, one problem at a time --
    I'm getting a large amount of errors when I'm sending netmail, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
    The errors I'm getting are:

    0000 !SEND ERROR -103 (corrupt message header ID:SMB ) reading message header #0
    1196 !SOCKET INACTIVE

    I had it working at one point, and it stopped working again -- that one did have something to do with the DNS in the mail server configuration -- I'm starting to think that my ISP (Time Warner Road Runner) is blocking the SMTP port -- It's only a guess....
    Does anyone know if I need to have the SMTP port open on my router -- or should I close that, and see what happends?

    Thanks again. Have a good one.
    LeRoy (Aka Night Owl)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Night Owl on Fri Sep 10 23:53:07 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 2004 01:22 am

    RE: Problems with TELGATE
    BY: Night Owl to Digital Man on Fri Sep 10 2004 23:36:29

    Digital -- After you gave me a clue at what to look at I started playing aro with the telgate.src file -- made two new files: telgate1.src and telgate2.s Basicly in Telgate1.src I removed the line:

    printf "\r\n\1h\1hPress \1yCtrl-]..... blah blah
    pause

    compiled telgate1.src and it worked fine -- connected right to vert.synchro.

    In telgate2.src I left everything the same, but took out the pause line -- a worked fine. and connected right to vert.synchro.net

    I don't know what that "pause" command does --

    It displays a "Hit a key" prompt.

    I did change the default paus
    while ago -- do you think that might have something to do with it?

    Absolutely. If your 3rd party pause module over-writes the "str" variable, that would break telgate and probably a lot of other modules.

    I'm not sure, is it going to hurt anything if I remove the pause out of the telgate.src file and recompile it??

    No, but it doesn't truely fix the problem (your pause module).

    Thanks again for all your help!!! This one is fixed, one problem at a time -
    I'm getting a large amount of errors when I'm sending netmail, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
    The errors I'm getting are:

    0000 !SEND ERROR -103 (corrupt message header ID:SMB ) reading message heade #0
    1196 !SOCKET INACTIVE

    Are you talking about netmail (QWK or FidoNet) or Internet e-mail? In any case, if you have a corrupted mail database (run chksmb on it to find out), you can use fixsmb to fix it.

    I had it working at one point, and it stopped working again -- that one did have something to do with the DNS in the mail server configuration -- I'm starting to think that my ISP (Time Warner Road Runner) is blocking the SMTP port -- It's only a guess....
    Does anyone know if I need to have the SMTP port open on my router -- or sho I close that, and see what happends?

    TCP ports have nothing to do with the above errors.

    digital man

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  • From Sniper@VERT to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 05:56:00 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 2004 02:22 am

    I'm getting a large amount of errors when I'm sending netmail, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
    The errors I'm getting are:

    0000 !SEND ERROR -103 (corrupt message header ID:SMB ) reading message heade #0
    1196 !SOCKET INACTIVE

    I had it working at one point, and it stopped working again -- that one did have something to do with the DNS in the mail server configuration -- I'm starting to think that my ISP (Time Warner Road Runner) is blocking the SMTP port -- It's only a guess....
    Does anyone know if I need to have the SMTP port open on my router -- or sho I close that, and see what happends?

    You confusing 2 different things here. In the first part of the message, your talking about netmail, as in a message sent via a mailer, such as Irex, Argus, etc... FTN netmail. The second part your talking about your mail server for e-mail, pop3, etc..

    I make a quick check for you on your port 25 and 110 SMTP/POP3... Here's the answer:

    sniper@proxy:~$ telnet cyber-station1.com 25
    Trying 64.202.167.129...
    Connected to ip-64-202-167-129.secureserver.net.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    ^]

    No answer.

    sniper@proxy:~$ telnet cyber-station1.com 110
    Trying 64.202.167.129...
    telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out

    No answer.

    So, there's 2 possiblities... From your statement above, you don't have either of these ports configured in your router, so, of course, this is what you would get... But if you do have these ports open, then your ISP is blocking them.

    Hope that helps.


    Sniper
    Killed In Action BBS SysOp
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    ftp://kia.zapto.org
    nntp://kia.zapto.org:120


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  • From Angus Mcleod@VERT to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 08:16:00 2004
    Re: Problems with TELGATE
    By: Night Owl to Night Owl on Sat Sep 11 2004 01:22:00

    I don't know what that "pause" command does -- I did change the default pause a while ago -- do you think that might have something to do with it?

    Ouch! I think you bought yourself a problem, if your custom 'pause' routine is hosed. Better try to get that sorted first or a LOT of stuff might start breaking.

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