mnet.cfg

MagiNet is configured via on sentral mnet.cfg file. Here is an example:

MYNODE 3
IMHUB FALSE
UPLINK 1
FTPHOST cryptopiabbs.com
FTPUSER apam
FTPPASS secret
INDIR /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/in
OUTDIR /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/out
ORIGINLINE A Cool Mystic BBS!
LOGFILE /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/mnet.log
HOSTTXT /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/hosttxt.cfg
ACCESSFILE /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/access.cfg

; Area definitions AreaNo, HostNo, Jam Path, Exports...
; Unless you are a host, this should be filled in by mnetsubunsub
;MSGAREA 1, 1, /home/pi/MagickaBBS/msgs/hnn_gen, 2, 3, 4

MYNODE

This is the node you are given when signing up to a MagiNet Network

IMHUB

Usually False, unless you’re hosting a MagiNet Network

UPLINK

Usually 1, unless you have some strange configuration

FTPHOST

This is the FTP Host with which you send and receive mail.

FTPUSER

The Username for your FTP sessions.

FTPPASS

The Password for your FTP sessions.

INDIR

This directory is where inbound messages are placed.

OUTDIR

This is the directory in which outbound messages are placed.

ORIGINLINE

This is unused in Magicka, and exists only for those running other BBS systems.

LOGFILE

The name and path of a log file to log things.

HOSTTXT

This is an optional configuration file for area hosts who want to add customized ACCEPT messages.

ACCESSFILE

This is an optional configuration file for area hosts who want to control who can connect to their area.

MSGAREA

The message area lines define the message areas you are connectedto and hosting. For areas that you are connected to, this is managed by mnetsubunsub. However if you want to host your own message area you will need to fill in the line manually.

  • The AreaNo is the number for the area, conventionally you would chose an area number prefixed with your node number followed by 2 digits, so if you are node 4, you would pick node 400 to 499. This allows you to host up to 100 areas.

  • The Node number is your node number, or the number of the host hosting the area

  • JAM Path is the path and filename (without extension) of the JAM message base to store messages in for this area.

  • Exports, this should not be managed manually, leave it blank and it will fill in itself when people sub/unsub.

HOSTTXT

1, /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/hnn_gen.txt
2, /home/pi/MagickaBBS/mnet/hnn_phonebook.txt

Each line in the HOSTTXT config file represents an area and consists of two comma seperated values, first the area number, and second the text file to include in the message.

ACCESSFILE

1, BLACKLIST, 2, 3 2, WHITELIST, 2, 3

Each line of the ACCESSFILE config file represents an area, the first comma seperated value is the area number, the second is the mode (WHITELIST or BLACKLIST), after that follows the nodes you wish to “WHITELIST” or “BLACKLIST” from your area.