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   Written by Joel Gathercole aka Greenie


 

v0.7

How to set up EleBBS/32 with 16bit software. (ie: FrontDoor)


by: Joel Gathercole aka Greenie
BBS: Green Machine
telnet://gm.darktech.org 1-514-736-0129
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How to setup a 16bit front-end with EleBBS/32 softwarc:
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First off, you must understand that the fossil driver (any fossil
driver must be unloaded or not resident to load up EleBBS from the
logon or returning from a door, otherwise you'll get an error from
EleBBS that the com port could NOT be initalized or NOT found.

My nodes:
1 = Dial-up
2 = Local on Server
3 = Local over Lan
4 = Telnet
5 = Telnet
1000+ = EleWeb :)
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T E X T M O D E

EleBBS/32-TEXTMODE
FossilDriver: ADF and NetSerial
FrontEnd: Front Door
Door: LoRD 2

Batch files

NODE1.BAT <- main start up batch to start the node.
EXEBBS.BAT <- read from frontdoor drop file
EXEBBS2.BAT <- read from exebbs.bat to load elebbs
LORD2.BAT <- Lord2 batch file

-------= MODEM =-------

Make sure you init string for you modem for all dial-up nodes has the
&D0
someplace in the string. This is important, if it is not in the init
string, doors will NOT work for all dial-up nodes.

This is not required for telnet nodes.

-----= NODE1.BAT =-----
set comport=1 ;for use with any doors
set dszlog=dsz.log
set temp=c:\temp
SET EleBBS=c:\ele
c:
cd\fd
fd
if errorlevel 100 dobbs.bat
cd\
EXIT
---------= end =--------

-----= EXEBBS.BAT =-----
start /m c:\fd\exebbs2.bat %1 %2
---------= end =--------

-----= EXEBBS2.BAT =-----
c:
cd\ele\node1
start /m /w c:\ele\elebbs.exe /N1 /B%1 /C%2 /E100
c:
cd\
n1.bat
---------= end =--------

-----= LORD2.BAT =-----
c:
cd\
CD \DOORS\L2

IF "%1" == "" GOTO NOSTART
IF "%1" == "2" GOTO LOCAL
IF "%1" == "3" GOTO LOCAL
IF EXIST INFO.%1 DEL INFO.%1
IF EXIST DO%1.BAT DEL DO%1.BAT

:BEGIN
start /m /w l2.EXE %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 /DREW
IF ERRORLEVEL 255 GOTO DONE
IF ERRORLEVEL 254 GOTO DO1
GOTO DONE

:DO1
CALL DO%1.BAT
GOTO BEGIN

:NOSTART
CALL LORD2.BAT 0
GOTO REALDONE

:LOCAL
l2.EXE %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 /DREW
IF ERRORLEVEL 255 GOTO DONE
IF ERRORLEVEL 254 GOTO DO1
EXIT

:DONE
IF EXIST INFO.%1 DEL INFO.%1
IF EXIST DO%1.BAT DEL DO%1.BAT

:REALDONE
c:
cd\
EXIT
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Use this command line in the Menu Config;
ELCONFIG.EXE -M

*C /C c:\doors\l2\lord2.bat *N *ULoRD][ *M *A

Action = Execute sub-program (Type 7)

Make sure you put a ";" in the DISPLAY field.


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G U I

[This information may not be correct yet, I am using TEXTMODE currently,
and wrote all this up from memory, as I used to use the GUI version.
However, I do not recomend using the GUI version yet. More buggy than
textmode version, but faster and easier to set up doors and frontend.

EleBBS/32-GUI
FossilDriver: ADF / NetSerial
FrontEnd: Front Door
Door: LoRD 2
Batch Files
NODE1.BAT <- main start up batch to start the node.
EXEBBS.BAT <- read from frontdoor drop file to load elebbs
LORD2.BAT <- Lord2 batch file.

-----= NODE1.BAT =-----
set comport=1 ;for use with any doors
set dszlog=dsz.log
set temp=c:\temp
SET EleBBS=c:\ele
c:
cd\fd
fd
if errorlevel 100 dobbs.bat
cd\
EXIT
---------= end =--------

-----= EXEBBS.BAT =-----
c:
cd\ele\node1
c:\ele\elebbs.exe /N1 /B%1 /C%2 /E100 /FENDc:\node1.bat
EXIT
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