[pskmail] New server release supporting client 1.0 functions

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:26:35 +0200

Hi folks...

I have uploaded server version pskmail_server-0.7.14 to the download sites.

This server supports all the new functions of Client 1.0:
~GETNEAR (lists most APRS stations near your location)
~GETTIDESTN (lists nearest reference stations for tide tables)
~GETTIDE #### (lists tide table with nr. ####)
~GETSERVERS (lists server frequencies from the wiki)
~GETNEWS (shows wiki NEWS page)
~GETCAMP (lists nearest RV camp sites (only EU))

Another new function is Bulletin Broadcast:
The server will send and delete any file named 
You can set a crontab to copy e.g. gmdss warnings to this file 
and the server will send it (don't do this on the general APRS frequency 

Changes to the install file:
* crapmail.txt is now copied to the .pskmail directory
* the users database (.pskmail/rflinkusers/rflink_users.db) is kept when 
you install a new version

Starting version 0.7.14 the user database location has been moved to 
You should COPY the user base to this location before ibstalling 0.7.14.
"cp ~/rflinkusers/rflink_users.db ~/.pskmail/rflinkusers/rflink_users.db"
You can then install the new version with sudo ./install.sh

CHANGE TO pskmailrc.pl:
$dbaddress = "";
$dbpass = ";
$dbfile = "$ENV{HOME}/.pskmail/rflinkusers/rflink_users.db"; # users database

This version does not check the central user database anyore. 
In practical use the Server Update has shown to be an adequate 
way to tell the server(s) where to get the mail. Herewith the system 
has become more decentralized, and is not depending on a central 
resource anymore.


Rein PA0R

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