FTN Message base configuration is similar to Local bases, except they include an extra network section, and networked = true in the main section.

Here is an example included in the default install.

[main]
Visible Sec Level = 10
Networked = true
Real Names = false

[network]
type = fido
fido node = 637:1/999
domain = happynet

[General]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/hnet_general
Type = Echo 
QWK Name = HN_GEN
QWK Conference = 301

[Netmail]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/hnet_netmail
Type = Netmail
QWK Name = HN_NET
QWK Conference = 399

The network block contains the following:

  • Type

This equals fido for fidonet style networks.

  • Fido Node

This is your fidonet style network’s node number (May or may not include a point.)

  • Domain

This is the domain of the fidonet network, currently used to distinguish which node numbers belong to which network in the nodelists.sq3 database.

  • Tagline

This is optional and can be used to set network specific taglines.

The area sections are identical to local mail, with the exception that Type should equal “Echo” or “Netmail” depending on the area type.

This is all for setting up networked bases in magicka, however you will still need to configure magimail and binkd.