• areafix bug?

    From Stephen Walsh@3:633/280 to All on Mon Apr 13 18:35:39 2020

    Hello everybody!

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the netmail just has

    %+ALL

    in it, and the system reports that:


    Here is the result of your Areamgr request:

    * Area %ALL not found.


    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.


    Recomendations?




    Stephen


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Stephen Walsh on Mon Apr 13 06:45:58 2020
    Re: areafix bug?
    By: Stephen Walsh to All on Mon Apr 13 2020 18:35:39


    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL

    that must be tom's new node, eh? i don't have an answer for the problem... only dropping a line to note that i've been helping him get his FTN stuff going and he/we were wondering why there hadn't been a response to his areafix request at the time it was sent... delayed processing maybe? no matter, really... just curious ;)


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  • From Stephen Walsh@3:633/280 to mark lewis on Mon Apr 13 21:46:31 2020

    Hello mark!

    13 Apr 20 06:45, you wrote to me:

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL

    that must be tom's new node, eh? i don't have an answer for the
    problem... only dropping a line to note that i've been helping him get
    his FTN stuff going and he/we were wondering why there hadn't been a response to his areafix request at the time it was sent... delayed processing maybe? no matter, really... just curious ;)

    The mail hub system process mail just a few seconds after it's dropped off. I have done a test from my bbs
    system, and it receives the message about not fiding +ALL as well, so it's not Tom's system at fault.

    This issue wasn't present in versions before 1.0.7.13, as I've had nodes use the %+ALL before.



    Stephen


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Stephen Walsh on Mon Apr 13 08:40:35 2020
    Re: areafix bug?
    By: Stephen Walsh to mark lewis on Mon Apr 13 2020 21:46:31


    that must be tom's new node, eh? i don't have an answer for the
    problem... only dropping a line to note that i've been helping him get
    his FTN stuff going and he/we were wondering why there hadn't been a response to his areafix request at the time it was sent... delayed processing maybe? no matter, really... just curious ;)

    The mail hub system process mail just a few seconds after it's
    dropped off.

    cool... i wasn't sure... some systems (still) use scheduled processing instead of instant...

    I have done a test from my bbs system, and it receives the message
    about not fiding +ALL as well, so it's not Tom's system at fault.

    ok... i know we found some few problems here and there with his mailer setup that we got fixed... missing directories here and there and a few other things... we got that all fixed and we were able to test direct netmail between our systems... had tried before but scott's system bounced my routed reply because tom wasn't in the nodelist yet... that should be a non-problem pretty soon, i guess ;)

    this issue wasn't present in versions before 1.0.7.13, as I've had
    nodes use the %+ALL before.

    yeah, sounds like a bug in recent versions... i saw vince posted about another bug, too... but anyway, hope you guys find and kill this bug pretty easily :)


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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Stephen Walsh on Mon Apr 13 16:52:16 2020
    Hello Stephen,

    On Mon Apr 13 2020 18:35:38, Stephen Walsh wrote to All:

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL

    in it, and the system reports that:

    Here is the result of your Areamgr request:

    * Area %ALL not found.

    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.


    Recomendations?

    Have him try %+ALL instead of %ALL. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Stephen Walsh@3:633/280 to mark lewis on Tue Apr 14 09:24:20 2020

    Hello mark!

    13 Apr 20 08:40, you wrote to me:

    The mail hub system process mail just a few seconds after it's
    dropped off.

    cool... i wasn't sure... some systems (still) use scheduled processing instead of instant...

    The hub system runs as a vps on my server in a datacentre, so has plenty of bandwidth and cpu power to do
    processing right away. #_)

    I have done a test from my bbs system, and it receives the
    message about not fiding +ALL as well, so it's not Tom's system
    at fault.

    ok... i know we found some few problems here and there with his mailer setup that we got fixed... missing directories here and there and a
    few other things... we got that all fixed and we were able to test
    direct netmail between our systems... had tried before but scott's
    system bounced my routed reply because tom wasn't in the nodelist
    yet... that should be a non-problem pretty soon, i guess ;)

    It's taken Tom (you) untill the easter weekend to get things working. I was waiting for him to get inbound binkp
    sessions going before submitting the new net segment. That only happended on sunday.

    this issue wasn't present in versions before 1.0.7.13, as I've
    had nodes use the %+ALL before.

    yeah, sounds like a bug in recent versions... i saw vince posted about another bug, too... but anyway, hope you guys find and kill this bug pretty easily :)

    So do I, as a lot of new nodes use that when siging up. #-)






    Stephen


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  • From Stephen Walsh@3:633/280 to Nicholas Boel on Tue Apr 14 09:31:42 2020

    Hello Nicholas!

    13 Apr 20 16:52, you wrote to me:

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL

    in it, and the system reports that:

    Here is the result of your Areamgr request:

    * Area %ALL not found.

    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.


    Recomendations?

    Have him try %+ALL instead of %ALL. ;)

    %+ALL was used, and I can confirm that as well as I used the same from my Mystic bbs system.
    It's just that mbse is reporting back the %ALL as not found. (I've not edited the areamanger response files)





    Stephen


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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Stephen Walsh on Tue Apr 14 13:58:32 2020
    Hello Stephen!

    Monday April 13 2020 18:35, you wrote to All:


    Hello everybody!

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL

    in it, and the system reports that:


    Here is the result of your Areamgr request:

    * Area %ALL not found.


    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.


    Recomendations?


    From share/int/macro/en/areamgr.help

    -!-
    In the body of the message to AreaMgr:

    +<areaname> To connect to an echomail area
    -<areaname> To disconnect from an echomail area
    %+ALL To connect to all echomail areas
    %-ALL To disconnect from all echomail areas
    %+<group> To connect all echomail areas of a group
    %-<group> To disconnect from all echomail areas of a group
    %HELP To request this help message
    %LIST To request a list of echomail areas available to you
    %QUERY To request a list of echomail areas for which you are active %UNLINKED To request a list of echomail areas available to you
    to which you are not already connected
    %FLOW To request a flow report of available areas
    %STATUS To request a status report for your system
    %PAUSE To temporary disconnect from the connected echomail areas %RESUME To reconnect the temporary disconnected echomail areas %PWD=newpwd To set a new AreaMgr and FileMgr password
    %MSGS <n> To set max. number of messages to be rescanned
    %RESCAN <area> To request messages from 'area' again
    %NOTIFY=On/Off To switch the notify function on or off
    [---] Everything below the tearline is ignored
    -!-

    So the line
    %+ALL

    Should work - what do you have in log/manager.log for the date time of his request?


    Out of interest has any one else had the same problems that I am suffering from
    when compiler mbse in that there are loads of warnings being issued during the compile - see my previous post.



    Vincent

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  • From Stephen Walsh@3:633/280 to Vincent Coen on Wed Apr 15 10:48:29 2020

    Hello Vincent!

    14 Apr 20 13:58, you wrote to me:

    I've just had a new node do a areafix request and the body of the
    netmail just has

    %+ALL
    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.

    From share/int/macro/en/areamgr.help

    -!-
    In the body of the message to AreaMgr:

    +<areaname> To connect to an echomail area
    -<areaname> To disconnect from an echomail area
    %+ALL To connect to all echomail areas

    My areamgr.help is the same.


    Should work - what do you have in log/manager.log for the date time
    of his request?

    Not a lot to go on. #-(
    The "%+ALL" in the netmail didn't get a response, and the "+FRED" was not found as it should be...


    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr request from Tom Aberdeen of 3:633/416@fidonet start
    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr request from Tom Aberdeen of 3:633/416@fidonet finished

    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr request from Stephen Walsh of 3:633/281@fidonet start
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr request from Stephen Walsh of 3:633/281@fidonet finished

    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr request from Stephen Walsh of 3:633/281@fidonet start
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr: connect "+FRED"
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] Area FRED not found
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr request from Stephen Walsh of 3:633/281@fidonet finished





    Stephen


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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Stephen Walsh on Wed Apr 15 21:19:18 2020
    Hello Stephen!

    Wednesday April 15 2020 10:48, you wrote to me:


    %+ALL
    Reading the helpfile a "%+ALL" should work.

    From share/int/macro/en/areamgr.help

    -!-
    In the body of the message to AreaMgr:

    +<areaname> To connect to an echomail area
    -<areaname> To disconnect from an echomail area
    %+ALL To connect to all echomail areas

    My areamgr.help is the same.


    Should work - what do you have in log/manager.log for the date
    time of his request?

    Not a lot to go on. #-(
    The "%+ALL" in the netmail didn't get a response, and the "+FRED" was
    not found as it should be...


    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr request from Tom Aberdeen
    of
    3:633/416@fidonet start
    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 13-Apr-2020 09:43:00 mbfido[10951] AreaMgr request from Tom Aberdeen
    of
    3:633/416@fidonet finished

    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr request from Stephen
    Walsh of
    3:633/281@fidonet start
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:50:29 mbfido[25234] AreaMgr request from Stephen
    Walsh of
    3:633/281@fidonet finished

    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr request from Stephen
    Walsh of
    3:633/281@fidonet start
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr: Connect group ALL
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr: connect "+FRED"
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] Area FRED not found
    + 15-Apr-2020 09:59:30 mbfido[25324] AreaMgr request from Stephen
    Walsh of
    3:633/281@fidonet finished

    It is reporting 'ALL' and as a group that does not look right as it should be seeing '%+ALL' which is hardly the same.

    At the moment I cannot test this without screwing up existing settings.

    Will try and take a look later in the week.

    Vincent

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