QWK 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 = qwk

[General]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/somenet/3001
Type = Echo 
QWK Name = SN_GEN
QWK Conference = 301

[Announcements]
Read Sec Level = 10
Write Sec Level = 10
Path = /home/andrew/MagickaBBS/msgs/somenet/3002
Type = Echo
QWK Name = SN_ANNOU
QWK Conference = 302

The network block contains the following:

  • Type

This equals qwk for qwk style networks.

  • 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”.

This is all for setting up qwk networked bases in magicka, however you will still need to configure the qwknet tools.