• Re: Inspired by Nodelrpt.com v1.04 by K.

    From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Ozz Nixon on Mon Jul 23 21:01:15 2018
    On 23 Jul 18 19:33:11, Ozz Nixon said the following to All:

    Region: 12 (ON PQ NB PE NS NF)

    229 249
    Region has 2 networks, 0 hubs and 22 nodes.

    It may be a good idea to scrap the "Hub" part of your report or at least make it an option in whatever this program is that you wrote.

    I emailed you before about this. Hubs, the NAB, "Star systems", are by and large obsolete and of little importance or relevance technically and politically in 2018 where almost everyone is using an Internet mailer and/or peering with other systems.

    At one time, the Hub field was used by certain mailers, such as D'Bridge and possibly Frontdoor to indicate a system to host-route Netmail destined for a Private entry - One with Pvt/Unpublished. This is also known as "Host-routing privates".

    For example:

    1:229/800 - Hub
    1:229/801 - Normal
    1:229/802 - Pvt/Unpublished
    1:229/900 - Hub
    1:229/901 - Normal
    1:229/902 - Normal
    1:229/903 - Normal
    1:229/904 - Pvt/Unpublished
    1:229/905 - Hub
    1:229/906 - Pvt/Unpublished

    Say 1:249/1 writes Netmail to 229/802, 904 and 906. The delivery order if there was no route and the mailer was configured to host-route privates, would be 229/800, 900 and 905.

    Thats not to say Host-route-Privates is not used at all anymore, but by and large its not as my understanding is that many Sysops will crash Pvt-destined Netmail through the NC of the destination-network.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to Nick Andre on Tue Jul 24 05:24:08 2018
    Hello Nick!

    23 Jul 18 21:01, you wrote to Ozz Nixon:

    At one time, the Hub field was used by certain mailers, such as
    D'Bridge and possibly Frontdoor to indicate a system to host-route
    Netmail destined for a Private entry - One with Pvt/Unpublished. This
    is also known as "Host-routing privates".

    MBSE also supports routing using the Hub and Host information in the nodelist.

    Andrew

    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: Phoenix BBS * phoenix.bnbbbs.net (1:320/219)
  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Ozz Nixon on Tue Jul 24 15:55:22 2018
    On 24 Jul 18 12:16:36, Ozz Nixon said the following to Nick Andre:

    I will make Hubs a command line switch when I release this. I have ran it o
    years of node lists for Fidonet, and on 7 or 8 other networks. Many of the non-Fido do not even leverage Regions. . . just Zone, Hosts and Blank (node

    I know of a few creators of some Othernets that go crazy on the assignment of Regions and Nets... Its their choice, but I don't think its necessary. One segment-type can comprise 32767 entries.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Ozz Nixon@1:275/362 to Nick Andre on Tue Jul 24 12:16:36 2018
    It may be a good idea to scrap the "Hub" part of your report or at least make it an option in whatever this program is that you wrote.

    As always, I appreciate your knowledge and feedback. As the subject line states, I cloned Nodelrpt by K.G. Pace - part of cloning is including all functionality of the orginal program. Now, everything I write (Fido-oriented) is Open Source, MIT licensed. People can produce whatever variation they would like. In this case, my goal is to bring back many of the 1992->1999 utilities and reports that were 8bit and 16bit. This report engine was so old, it was released as a DOS .COM binary instead of .EXE.

    Usefulness? I do not care personally. It is just allowing me to get my hands wet and again "reboot" some of the old utilities that were popular - or at least published. I found this one in an email between Lisa Gronk and Randy Bush
    in 1995. Personally, I find it useful to see how many nodes are in each region in the US, the rest was just "work". ;-)

    I will make Hubs a command line switch when I release this. I have ran it on 12
    years of node lists for Fidonet, and on 7 or 8 other networks. Many of the non-Fido do not even leverage Regions. . . just Zone, Hosts and Blank (nodes).

    Ozz

    --- dBridge & Rhenium
    * Origin: RVA Fido Support - ExchangeBBS.com, ModernPascal.com (1:275/362)
  • From Ozz Nixon@1:275/362 to Nick Andre on Tue Jul 24 20:19:58 2018
    One segment-type can comprise 32767 entries.

    So, with that statement, and the size of the node list - we can all be zone 1, net 1, and consecutive node number. ;-)

    I would like 1:1/32767

    or as my nodelist supports: 1:1/65535 (why let a bit sit around and do nothing?).

    Ozz

    --- dBridge & Rhenium
    * Origin: RVA Fido Support - ExchangeBBS.com, ModernPascal.com (1:275/362)
  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Ozz Nixon on Wed Jul 25 17:36:54 2018
    On 24 Jul 18 20:19:58, Ozz Nixon said the following to Nick Andre:

    One segment-type can comprise 32767 entries.

    So, with that statement, and the size of the node list - we can all be zone net 1, and consecutive node number. ;-)

    I would like 1:1/32767

    There really is no technical need to have zones, regions and nets, unless someone conjures up a magical mobile-app that lets people participate in Fido.

    But there is a political need to have them.

    or as my nodelist supports: 1:1/65535 (why let a bit sit around and do nothing?).

    Lol.. 65535 will break a LOT of nodelist compilers.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Ozz Nixon@1:275/362 to All on Fri Aug 3 16:09:18 2018
    One segment-type can comprise 32767 entries.

    So, with that statement, and the size of the node list - we can all be
    zone 1, net 1, and consecutive node number. ;-)

    I would like 1:1/32767

    or as my nodelist supports: 1:1/65535 (why let a bit sit around and do nothing?).

    Also, based upon FSC-0039.001 ... range is 1..65536 for network fields.

    --- dBridge & Rhenium
    * Origin: RVA Fido Support - ExchangeBBS.com, ModernPascal.com (1:275/362)