Local message bases are the easiest to set up, as they do not require any other utilities to work.

First you need a conference for your local bases, there is an example conference set up with to areas defined in the default install.

The conference which contains the areas is defined in it’s own ini file which is linked to in the bbs.ini file.

Here the example for local bases:

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

[General]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/general
Type = Local
QWK Name = GENERAL
QWK Conference = 101

[Testing]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/testing
Type = Local
QWK Name = TEST
QWK Conference = 102

Here you can see there is a main section which contains information about the conference itself, then sections that defines the areas.

The Main Section

Visible Sec Level

This is the security level required to view the conference. You should also ensure that the first defined area is able to be read by this security level, as it is the area that the user is dumped in when switching to the conference.

Networked

Set this to false for local bases.

Real Names

Set to true if you want to messages to be from a users “real name”.

The Area Sections

The section name is the name of the area.

Read Sec Level

The security level required for the user to read the area.

Write Sec Level

The security level required for the user to be able to post in the area.

Path

The path to the JAM message base files, not including extension.

QWK Name

This is a short name used to define an area in QWK/BlueWave offline mail. It must be unique.

QWK Conference

Conference number used in QWK must be unique.