[pskmail] Re: Aw: Re: Re: Re: Sending local mail via another server, server 2.0.3

  • From: Robert Krasowski <rkrasowski@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:55:56 -0500

I will try to upgrade today. 
Robert KB2PNM

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On Nov 30, 2012, at 10:18 AM, "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is right, it is the list of servers  which have uploaded their frequency 
> list.
> Apparently not everyone is already on version 2.0.3 :)
> Momentarily WB2LMV, VE7SUN and AB2FT are listed...
> 73, Rein
> Rein,
> I have the 2.0.3 server up and running, when the program restarts fldigi I 
> see at the top of the rflinkserver.pl window a list of servers. Are they 
> being acquired through port 8888? I see some of the servers that are on the 
> air but not all, most servers state side are not listed. 
> very 73 de Glenn WB2LMV
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Glenn,
>> you just address the mail to PA0R@PI4TUE, connect to your server and Send.
>> The server looks at the addressee and 
>> * if the mail is addressed to PA0R@xxxxxxxxx it sends it to that address via 
>> smtp
>> * if the mail is addressed to PA0R@WB2LMV  it delevers the mail to local
>> * if the mail is addressed to PA0R@PI4TUE it first tries to deliver to 
>> pskmail.org, 
>> when that does not work it tries to connect PI4TUE via HF to deliver the 
>> mail.
>> Server 2.0.3 already contains everything you need, it is available at 
>> pskmail.org. 
>> You can test if the socket at pskmail.org is available by doing:
>> telnet pskmail.org 8888
>> ~list ALL
>>  The hub will give you the list of connected servers and disconnect.
>> You can check the frequency list of any connected server with
>> I am now working on a web form which will allow internet users to send 
>> local mail to e.g. N2TIF@xxxxxxxxx this could come in handy during an 
>> emergency. Provided the data center in Paris which hosts pskmail.org is 
>> still 
>> operational :-)
>> 73,
>> Rein PA0R
>> Rein,
>> Thank you very much for this info. Would it be possible for me to send a 
>> local mail to you in Europe? When I want to leave a local mail I do so eg 
>> N2TIF@WB2LMV ...so to leave you a mail how is it addressed? 
>> How do we the server ops open port 888? I know how to do it using Windoz but 
>> not Linux. Do I need to download an additional program to make my server 
>> fully functional? If yes, where may I get the program. www.pskmail.org?
>> Thanks Rein, John, and Paar for all your hard work. It just keeps getting 
>> better and better.
>> Very 73 de Glenn WB2LMV
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:18 AM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi Glenn,
>>> I have developed a special hub program on pskmail.org, which has various 
>>> functions:
>>> * gather routing data from connected servers
>>> * gather frequency tables from connected servers
>>> * forward mail from server to server
>>> The program uses a telnet socket on the pskmail.org server (BTW, the server 
>>> is a high availability server in a data center in Paris), which uses a 
>>> propriatory 
>>> REST protocol, i.e. there is no continuous connection...
>>> The sending server sends the local mail as a file in the pskmail DTN 
>>> format, 
>>> which is stored in the hub. All connected servers check every 5 minutes 
>>> if there is mail for them, which will then be downloaded and removed...
>>> The only thing the server sysop has to do is make sure port 8888 is granted 
>>> outgoing access in the firewall in case you run one... The hub will never 
>>> try to connect a server from the outside.
>>> Of course this only works if the internet connection is present at the 
>>> server.
>>> In case the internet connection fails, the server will try to send the 
>>> local mail 
>>> to the destination server via the HF channel, which is nice in an emergency 
>>> situation.
>>> Only 1 hop is foreseen at the moment, as the footprint of the servers is 
>>> very large.
>>> For groups who do not want to use the pskmail.org hub, the hub program is 
>>> available so everyone can set up their own (the hub program is public 
>>> domain (GPL)).
>>> The server sysops can then put the alternative hub address into their 
>>> pskmailrc.pl.
>>> Hope this is what you wanted to know :-)
>>> 73,
>>> Rein PA0R
>>> Rein,
>>> I have just installed the Server 2.0.3 and if I am understanding this 
>>> correctly, it is now possible to send you a local mail through my server 
>>> using PA0R@PI4TUE then drop it off on my server? And yes, I do have an 
>>> Internet connection. If so, this is huge! How does the server send the mail 
>>> to the pskmail.org site?
>>> Very 73, Glenn WB2LMV
>>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> When you want to send local mail to somebody on a server you can not reach 
>>>> directly, you can use another server to forward your mail to the 
>>>> destination. E.g. you want to send local mail to PA0R@PI4TUE, but you can 
>>>> not work PI4TUE... then drop the mail off at e.g. 9A1CRA. If both 9A1CRA 
>>>> and PI4TUE have a working internet connection, 9A1CRA will send your 
>>>> message to a forwarding server on pskmail.org.
>>>> Servers with version 2.0.2 and higher will look every 5 minutes if there 
>>>> is mail waiting for them, and retrieve and store the mail. This way you 
>>>> could send mail for N2TIF@WB2LMV via KB2PNM. 
>>>> When one of the stations has no internet connection the servers will try 
>>>> to forward the message over the air. This works with 1 hop only, as the HF 
>>>> footprint of the servers is enormous. I think this feature will be 
>>>> interesting for EMCOMM users...
>>>> All this is still experimental, so reports are welcome on the mailing 
>>>> list...
>>>> jPSKmail-2.0.22 is a self-contained program running on the java jvm.
>>>> The code is beta, and there are still some rough edges, but if it is only 
>>>> tested @PA0R we will never finish it...
>>>> The new server, 2.0.3 includes adaptations for the use in the MARS 
>>>> network, and some bug fixes.
>>>> It is available at http://www.pskmail.org/PSKMaildownloads.html
>>>> In case there is a need to set up another grouping instead of the 
>>>> pskmail.org forwarder, 
>>>> pse contact me directly for the software, it is GPL as usual... 
>>>> Pse send test results to the pskmail mailing list on freelists.org. 
>>>> 73,
>>>> Rein PA0R
>>>> -- 
>>>> http://pa0r.blogspirit.com

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