• SyncTerm for Linux and Upload Issues

    From Elf@VERT/REALITY to All on Mon Apr 19 09:05:00 2021
    Is anyone out there using SyncTerm for Linux? I'm using version 1.2a
    and seem to have nothing but troubles uploading files to ANY BBS I try.
    I am getting seemingly random successes with 99% failures.

    If I use my DOS Virtual Machine with Windows 3.1 and Procomm Plus I can
    upload REP packets without issue to any BBS all day long and fast, 100%
    of the time.

    With SyncTerm uploading of REP packets fails 99% of the time. I have
    tried using Zmodem, YModem, Xmodem, all to no avail. :-( Downloading
    with SyncTerm for Linux works all the time. It's just the uploading
    that fails nearly all the time.

    Running SyncTerm 1.2a
    Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

    Thanks!
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Elf on Mon Apr 19 19:55:20 2021
    Re: SyncTerm for Linux and Upload Issues
    By: Elf to All on Mon Apr 19 2021 09:05 am

    Subject: SyncTerm for Linux and Upload Issues
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    Is anyone out there using SyncTerm for Linux? I'm using version 1.2a
    and seem to have nothing but troubles uploading files to ANY BBS I try.
    I am getting seemingly random successes with 99% failures.

    If I use my DOS Virtual Machine with Windows 3.1 and Procomm Plus I can upload REP packets without issue to any BBS all day long and fast, 100%
    of the time.

    With SyncTerm uploading of REP packets fails 99% of the time. I have
    tried using Zmodem, YModem, Xmodem, all to no avail. :-( Downloading
    with SyncTerm for Linux works all the time. It's just the uploading
    that fails nearly all the time.

    Running SyncTerm 1.2a
    Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

    1.2a is not a released version of SyncTERM, so it's a moving target. Were those tests from a recent build (from gitlab)?

    Do you have the same problems using SyncTERM v1.1 (the latest release)?
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  • From Elf@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 20:50:00 2021
    HusTler wrote to Elf <=-

    Is anyone out there using SyncTerm for Linux? I'm using version 1.2a
    and seem to have nothing but troubles uploading files to ANY BBS I try.
    I am getting seemingly random successes with 99% failures.

    What are you uploading to? A BBS? Which BBS software? I upload with Syncterm 1.2a to my Synchronet BBS all the time without issue. The BBS
    OS and my Laptop are both Ubuntu 18. If it's a BBS you're uploading to make sure your permissions are correct.

    I'm uploading to the following BBS systems:
    1) My own test Mystic BBS - works sometimes, usually once but then not
    again until maybe the next day - kind of random. Using Zmodem. I
    successfully did a couple uploads yesterday to my test BBS and to a
    couple other live BBSs on the internet and it worked using Xmodem. So I
    thought I found the issue. But, nope. Could not upload to any of them
    today with Xmodem or anything else (usually try Zmodem).

    2) I am trying to upload to other systems like Synchronet . . . well, I
    guess that is it. Just synchronet and mystic BBSs.

    As a work-around in Linux I'm using FQTERM, a Chinese BBS terminal app,
    to upload my REP packets to Synchronet and Mystic BBSs using Zmodem.
    You're reading this because FQTERM uploaded it via Zmodem.
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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Elf on Tue Apr 20 08:34:13 2021
    Re: Re: SyncTerm for Linux and Upload Issues
    By: Elf to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 2021 08:50 pm

    Is anyone out there using SyncTerm for Linux? I'm using version 1.2a
    and seem to have nothing but troubles uploading files to ANY BBS I
    try. I am getting seemingly random successes with 99% failures.

    What are you uploading to? A BBS? Which BBS software? I upload with
    I'm uploading to the following BBS systems:
    1) My own test Mystic BBS - works sometimes, usually once but then not again until maybe the next day - kind of random. Using Zmodem. I

    I would just stick with Zmodem and see how that works out.

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  • From Elf@VERT/REALITY to fusion on Wed Apr 21 08:31:00 2021
    fusion wrote to Digital Man <=-

    "The latest" from where? For what OS? I know Deuce was working on
    SyncTERM file transfer support recently, so I would expect the current code in git to be worki ng.

    probably the one at the bottom of the syncterm page that clearly states "you probably don't want this" .. heh

    No, that's the one I did yesterday when trying to get a copy running under Windows XP. :-P

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