Argus is a 32bit Mailer for Windows 95/98/NT/2K which
allows both dialup and TCP/IP connections. A Mailer
allows fidonet style mail packets and netmail messages
to be transfered from one BBS to another.
Argus is freeware for non-commercial use, and is open
sourced. It's available from www.ritlabs.com/argus
explains how to allow Argus to pass Telnet callers
to EleBBS without using a virtual modem (such as NetSerial
or COM IP). This guide assumes you already have Argus
and EleBBS up and running seperatly, and are somewhat
familure with them both. For information on how
to setup Argus itself, look
here or here.
two ways that EleBBS can be configured to be run from
Argus. The first method is by passing the Win32 com-handle
from Argus to EleBBS, which is discussed here. The second
method is discussed elsewhere.
Here is step
by step instructions on how to allow Argus to shell
to EleBBS, using the method outlined above:
Click on CONFIG> EXTERNALS >DOORS
Under the "Enter" Tab, select the hotkey which the user
should press to run EleBBS. You can use a backslash
"\" to represent the ESC key, or even two of them to
require ESC to be pressed twice.
"Door and parameter" Tab, enter the following:
%n %C %B %h
%n %C %B %h are all CASE Sensitive. They must be entered
in the same case they are shown here, or they will
are using Windows 95/98/ME then you will also need
to specify "c:\command.com /c "
in front of the batch file path\name.
Click on CONFIG> TCP/IP Daemon. This will take
you to the General Tab of the TCP/IP Daemon Configuration
Window, which allows you to select which ports to enable.
If you only
use Argus as a telnet server, then all you need to at
least define port 23 under the Telnet Line. If you also
will use Argus as a Mailer you will also want additional
ports, such as these: Set the
"Max Connections In" for the number of people
you will allow online at the same time,
raw (ifcisco) 60179
Telnet 23 60177 3134
which could be up to 256. The "Max Connections
Out" does not matter, but the default value is
4. If you are a mail hub you might want to increase
it. Set the "Assume Speed" option to 115200.
the "Banner" Tab. Here you should enter
the text to display to the user that tells him which
key to press to access the BBS. An Example: Welcome
to the BBS. Loading EleBBS....
the "Station" Tab. This is where you enter
the name of your BBS (Station), and if you are using
Argus as a mailer you will also have to define your
network addresslist and network name,sysop name, location,
and flag settings.
a Batch file in the main EleBBS directory which Argus
will run. This Batch file will need to change to the
proper nodes directory, and then it should run ELEBBS.EXE
in the system directory. It can also define some Environment
variables if you like.
\bbs\EleBBS.EXE -n%1 -c%2 -xc -xt -b65529 -h%4 -e10
If errorlevel 10 goto End
rem user entered netmail or echomail, so export it
-xt parameters tell EleBBS that its running from a
Telnet Server. The -b65529 sets the baud rate to a
special value that lets EleBBS uses for telnet connections.
The -e parameter defines the default errorlevel number
EleBBS will return with if there is no new netmail
or echomail entered by the user. EleBBS and Argus
should now be working together, allowing Argus to
answer all the incoming nodes. It will open a seperate
Window for each EleBBS session as the callers login
to your BBS.
also be configured to answer incoming connections
on COM ports or modems. See the Other
Section for more information.
found that this FAQ left anything out about connecting
Argus and EleBBS together, then please email: mike
[at] pcmicro [dot] com.
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