• VFIDO

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ALL on Fri Jun 22 09:26:00 2018
    From Steve Winn, current developer of VADV32, from their Facebook
    page:

    The reason the glitch in the MSGID data for the VFIDO FIDONet message
    tosser for outbound messages for VADV32 can't be fixed, is that the
    source code for that program has been lost. The only way to fix it would involve a complete rewrite, a major undertaking.

    It does not matter for IMPORTING FIDONet messages...but if you try to
    use VFIDO for EXPORTING FIDONet messages, downstream systems will think
    the messages are very old, or dupes, and automatically delete them.

    I don't know if the problem exists for VQWK on exporting packets, but
    you likely have to run the VQWK2REP utility, to convert the outgoing
    packet to where downstream systems will unpack them.

    As noted earlier, what I've done is make my BBS a hybrid system, using VADV-PHP for the website, with the ATI Red Theme (in memory of the late
    Tim Cornett, who designed it), then Synchronet for the telnet/FTelnet
    part of the BBS, including message processing. Synchronet also has a
    DOSXTRN utility that allows seamless setup of legacy 16-bit doors that
    were created WITHOUT a fossil driver, which is needed for the door to
    run under telnet. Then, I am running some doors are utilities that were originally exclusive to GT Power BBS Software, which I ran under dial-up
    for 13 years. So, I'm paying homage to all 3 BBS packages that I've ever
    worked with.

    As a side note, we're in a stormy weather pattern in Arkansas right
    now...so if you can't connect to the BBS (available at either
    wx1der.dyndns.org or tbolt.synchro.net), please try again later.

    Daryl

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