[pskmail] emergency comms

  • From: <sanson@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 17:13:53 +1200

Thanks Karel,

<<When did you start using RFSM? 

I started when it was first put up on this list - about 6 mnths ago? I have 
updated to the current version .49  . If  find propogation to your server I 
will try a connect. Thanks for the mention about running an FTP server. I will 
look into that.

 When RFSM allows me to change the place of send and rec. directorys, should I 
be placing these in some file sharing area in winXP?

My intention, if no other method is described, was to set up my server PC (the 
RFSM2400 base station) to be a remote access client of another PC, connected 
via the internet. And by that means, retrieve and deposit files for 
transmission to the field stations PC. I might enable more than one remote 
access connection, so multiple controllers can send / rec. messages to the 
field stations

Part of the puzzle for me is that windows and Linux are not my native language. 
Classic Mac OS is what i prefer. Or Fortran 77 on DEC RSX11M Plus. Or HPGL. 
Sorry, I'm a mainframe guy, not a LAN wiz. So when it comes to scripts and the 
like, I have to study the wiki or something online to educate myself with the 
terminology being used.

When I started with PSKmail, it was the old way, install dozens of rpms and YUM 
commands and, with quite some help from Rein and Per, got it working as client.
When the CD live distros came available, I used those and plugged away quietly 
because everybody else was starting the new modes and I just learnt from those 
messages on this list, what to do.

 But to change to a new distro meant getting a CD burnt from a friend and the 3 
or 4 weeks delay means I always have last years version. 

Yes I can browse the internet, call up the Norway ? weather forecast.

But the email I cannot connect. 

This is probably not the problem in PSKmail, because I cannot connect to my 
email using MS outlook express, for instance, either. I use a webmail service 
to access that email account. I can do a basic email connection on dialup, on 
my own line. But i cannot do it on the shared ADSL line, broadband, which is 
supplied by a different ISP.

Perhaps I have other options:

   1/ setup a yhooo or hotmail acct and connect to that? uderstand PSKmail 
doesn't connect easily to these.
    2/ subscibe to ADSL connection on my own line.   Unesessary cost to me.

Apologies I'm discussing 2 subjects at once. reply to each separately if you 

Ralph, ZL1tbg

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