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BINKD

BINKD

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 8 Nov 2004
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NAME

binkd - transfer files between two Fidonet systems over TCP/IP  

SYNOPSIS

binkd [-CcDipqrsvmh] [ -P node ] config-file  

DESCRIPTION

Binkd is a Fidonet mailer designed to operate via TCP/IP networks. As a FTN-compatible internet daemon, it makes possible efficient utilization of TCP/IP protocol suite as a transport layer in FTN-based (Fido Technology Network) networks.

Binkd expects your spool for Fido-like networks to be in BSO ("Bink style outbound") or optionaly ASO ("Amiga style outbound") format. BSO is also used by ifmail and BinkleyTerm mailers.

 

OPTIONS

-C
Binkd running with this option will reread the configuration file if it is changed. The modification time of the configuration file is checked every 60 seconds and on every incoming and outgoing connection.
-c
Start client only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.
-D
Run Binkd as a daemon (cannot be used for client-only mode).
-i
Run Binkd from inetd.
-P
Poll a node. An empty *.ilo file in the outbound will be created, which will force Binkd to connect to and to receive mail from the node ( Binkd will also add "Node node * -" record to the table-of-nodes in Binkd 's memory if there is no entry for the node in the configuration file).
-p
Start client manager, process polls, quit if the queue seems to be empty after the next rescan. Implies -c.
-q
Quiet mode. Turns off printq, conlog and percents statements of configuration.
-r
Disable crypt traffic.
-s
Start server only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.
-v
Be verbose. This flag can be specified multiple times for even higher verbosity. Binkd -v will dump binkd's version and quit. Binkd -vvv binkd.cfg will dump binkd's configuration and still work.
-m
Disable CRAM-MD5 authorization. Implies -r.
-h
Print help message.

 

SIGNALS

SIGHUP
Causes Binkd to reload it's config.

 

SEE ALSO

inetd(8)

Binkd homepage, http://www.corbina.net/~maloff/binkd/ ftp://happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/mailer/binkd/ ftp://fido.thunderdome.ws/pub/mirror/binkd/ ftp://ftp.lucky.net/pub/fido/binkd/

"Binkd User Guide" by Nick Soveiko, http://www.doe.carleton.ca/~nsoveiko/fido/binkd/man/

 

AUTHORS

Dima Maloff <maloff@tts.magadan.su> and others.

This manual page is based on "Binkd User Guide" by nsoveiko@doe.carleton.ca (Nick Soveiko)

 

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <binkd-bugs@happy.kiev.ua>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SIGNALS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
REPORTING BUGS

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