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

  • From: Glenn Roeser <wb2lmv@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:25:10 -0500

As I said:* could not find...* that's was the error message, and yes,
PI4TUE is listed on my screen as one of the servers using the new 2.0.3

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> What was the exact error message?
> Did you see PI4TUE in the list of known servers?
> Rein
>  Rein,
> I tried to send you a mail using PA0R@PI4TUE and my server responded
> printing "Could Not Find...."
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> 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? PA0R@WB2LMV
>> @PI4TUE?
>> 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
>>>>  <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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