• BSO utilities

    From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to pfortran on Wed Feb 15 07:51:26 2023
    "bonk, "son of bonk", and "amax" are three BSO manipulation tools i could not think of yesterday when we were talking on IRC...

    "son of bonk" is apparently an OS/2 PM remake of "bonk" done by Jim Dailey... "bonk" is a DOS based tool to manipulate the BSO files and is a subset of OMAN which was part of the Opus CBCS system stuff done
    by Tom Kashuba and Ulf Nilsson...

    anyway, i thought i'd drop you a note about those BSO tools and what to hunt for... good luck!


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Rampage on Wed Feb 15 11:31:39 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: Rampage to pfortran on Wed Feb 15 2023 07:51 am

    "bonk, "son of bonk", and "amax" are three BSO manipulation tools i could not think of yesterday when we were talking on IRC...

    Thanks for getting back to me - I've got Son of Bonk in my mailer utilities folder on the BBS, but couldn't find Bonk.

    I miss running the BBS under Windows 2000 Workstation, you could run OS/2 console utilities on it seamlessly...

    Dailey... "bonk" is a DOS based tool to manipulate the BSO files and is a subset of OMAN which was part of the Opus CBCS system stuff done by Tom Kashuba and Ulf Nilsson...

    Do you have a pointer to BONK? I can't find it online anywhere.

    For the time being, I'm running my old Radius mailer, pointed to my Binkit outbound, and with the TCP/IP daemon turned off. That seems to work.

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 19:40:30 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Rampage on Wed Feb 15 2023 11:31:39


    Do you have a pointer to BONK? I can't find it online anywhere.

    search for BONK_174.ZIP... that's the latest version i was able to find... the files inside it are dated 1992 Jan 27... a quick perusal seems to indicate that it does also have support for points... if you
    cannot locate it, let me know and we'll work out the easiest way to get it to you...

    what's your fido address? i may be able to drop it in your inbound easily enough...


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Rampage on Wed Feb 15 20:10:16 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: Rampage to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 15 2023 07:40 pm

    what's your fido address? i may be able to drop it in your inbound easily enough...

    1:218/700. Thanks!

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  • From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Feb 16 07:21:11 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Rampage on Wed Feb 15 2023 20:10:16


    i've sent both BONK_174.ZIP and SOB_008B.ZIP... i can also sent SOB_110.ZIP if you want it... i sent 008B because it has a text file in it with the history of SOB and i thought you might be interested in
    that...

    NOTE: i have not tried any of these tools... i only know their names, what they do, and that many binkleyterm operators used them or similar to manage their BSO back in the day...

    + 07:14 [6970] call to 1:218/700@fidonet
    07:14 [6970] trying realitycheckbbs.org [98.210.238.44]...
    07:14 [6970] connected
    + 07:14 [6970] outgoing session with realitycheckbbs.org:24554 [98.210.238.44] - 07:14 [6970] OPT CRAM-MD5-a2c41e944a058b3757ff459fd3845ffc CRYPT
    + 07:14 [6970] Remote requests MD mode
    + 07:14 [6970] Remote requests CRYPT mode
    - 07:14 [6970] SYS realitycheckBBS
    - 07:14 [6970] ZYZ Kurt Weiske
    - 07:14 [6970] LOC Aptos, CA
    - 07:14 [6970] NDL 115200,TCP,BINKP
    - 07:14 [6970] TIME Thu Feb 16 2023 04:14:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
    - 07:14 [6970] VER BinkIT/2.41,JSBinkP/4,sbbs3.20a/Win32 binkp/1.1
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 1:218/700@fidonet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 46:1/115@agoranet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 618:300/1@micronet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 618:300/16@micronet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 9:91/4@survnet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 1:218/1@fidonet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 1:10/1@fidonet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 1:218/0@fidonet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 1:10/0@fidonet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 700:100/20@spooknet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 21:4/122@fsxnet
    + 07:14 [6970] addr: 10:102/6@araknet
    + 07:14 [6970] sending *path*/1/218/700/to/BONK_174.ZIP as BONK_174.ZIP (122183)
    + 07:14 [6970] sending *path*/1/218/700/to/SOB_008B.ZIP as SOB_008B.ZIP (117706)
    + 07:14 [6970] sent: *path*/1/218/700/to/BONK_174.ZIP (122183, 20363.83 CPS, 1:218/700@fidonet)
    + 07:14 [6970] sent: *path*/1/218/700/to/SOB_008B.ZIP (117706, 16815.14 CPS, 1:218/700@fidonet)
    + 07:14 [6970] done (to 1:218/700@fidonet, OK, S/R: 2/0 (239889/0 bytes))
    07:14 [6970] session closed, quitting...
    07:14 [5666] rc(6970)=0


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Rampage on Thu Feb 16 13:34:40 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: Rampage to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Feb 16 2023 07:21 am

    i've sent both BONK_174.ZIP and SOB_008B.ZIP... i can also sent SOB_110.ZIP if you want it... i sent 008B because it has a text file in it with the history of SOB and i thought you might be interested in

    Thanks! Will take a look shortly.

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  • From Hustler@VERT/DMINE to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Feb 25 22:48:41 2023
    Re: BSO utilities
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Rampage on Wed Feb 15 2023 11:31 am

    David Bonk is a Top thoroughbred trainer!

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