From: Jim Westbrook To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Back-end to Bink problem (1/5) Date: 04-Aug-97, 7:17pm (Ref# 5592) I'm having a problem getting bgfax (1.55 or 1.70) to work behind Binkley. Here's a clip from my Binkley.Log file: + 04 Aug 16:25:38 BINK begin, BinkleyTerm Version 2.60 -uSoft8.0 # 04 Aug 16:26:19 BINK Ring # 04 Aug 16:26:26 BINK +Fco : 04 Aug 16:26:27 BINK Spawning external mailer : 04 Aug 16:26:27 BINK Returned from external mailer * 04 Aug 16:26:31 BINK Seconds: 10 Tariff: 0 Fee: 0 System: FAX : 04 Aug 16:26:31 BINK Exit after receiving mail with errorlevel 101 + 04 Aug 16:26:31 BINK end, BinkleyTerm Version 2.60 -uSoft8.0 NOTE: the spawn/return occur within the same second! Here's the EXTMAIL.BAT file which is run from the g:\bt directory: set bgfax=g:\bt\bgfax cd bgfax g:\bt\bgfax\bgfax /fco:4 g:\bt\bgfax 1 Q cd .. set bgfax= Here's the corresponding clip from the bgfax.log file: 컴컴컴컴 08-04-97 1.55 g:\bt\bgfax\BGFAX.EXE /fco:4 g:\bt\bgfax 1 Q 16:26:27 Port 1, Initial DTE 115200 16:26:27 OK response timeout 16:26:27 ->[AT+FDR] 16:26:27 Sending +FDR 16:26:27 f=[ERROR] 16:26:27 live abort [ERROR] 16:26:27 ->[ATH0] 16:26:27 i=[OK] 16:26:27 ->[AT+FCLASS=0] 16:26:27 i=[OK] 16:26:27 ->[ATZ] 16:26:27 i=[OK] 16:26:27 Shutdown Here's the really odd part - this exact setup worked once when I originally attempted to setup bgfax as a "back-door" to Binkley. After it worked (in March '97), I put Binkley back into data only mode until today when I had a need to receive a fax. Today (8-4-97), Binkley spawns the ExtMail.Bat which launches bgfax. Bgfax bombs, then returns control to Binkley. The bgfax.log from v1.70 is slightly different, but the result is the same - no fax received. Anyone have an idea as to why this setup USED TO work and now doesn't? The modem is a USR V.E. Thanks for any help, Jim PS: "bgfax /host" received the fax just fine, but I had to be around to put the bbs back online when it completed. --- GoldED 2.40.P0623+ * Origin: JimNet - Austin, TX (512)837-0953 (1:382/29)
From: Mike Millen To: Jim Westbrook Thread: Back-end to Bink problem (2/5) Date: 08-Aug-97, 7:46am (Ref# 5602) JW> Here's the EXTMAIL.BAT file which is run from the g:\bt directory: JW> JW> set bgfax=g:\bt\bgfax JW> cd bgfax JW> g:\bt\bgfax\bgfax /fco:4 g:\bt\bgfax 1 Q JW> cd .. JW> set bgfax= Are you in g:\bt when you run extmail.bat? If you're not then the 2nd line will exit with an error. Mike ___ X MegaMail 2.10 #1128: KB> My mistake! You are right. 17/12/93 @ 22:41 --- Maximus/2 3.01 * Origin: DoNoR/2,Woking UK (44-1483-725167) (2:440/4)
From: Jim Westbrook To: Mike Millen Thread: Re: Back-end to Bink problem (3/5) Date: 10-Aug-97, 5:11pm (Ref# 5606) In a message to Jim Westbrook <08-08-97 07:46> Mike Millen wrote: MM> JW> set bgfax=g:\bt\bgfax MM> JW> cd bgfax MM> JW> g:\bt\bgfax\bgfax /fco:4 g:\bt\bgfax 1 Q MM> JW> cd .. MM> JW> set bgfax= MM> MM> Are you in g:\bt when you run extmail.bat? MM> MM> If you're not then the 2nd line will exit with an error. The .bat file is stored in that directory and it is the current directory when the batch is spawned by Binkley. Jim --- QuickBBS 2.85 (Wide Beta-1.0) Classic * Origin: JimNet - Austin, TX (512)837-0953 (1:382/29)
From: B.J. Guillot To: Jim Westbrook Thread: Back-end to Bink problem (4/5) Date: 18-Aug-97, 4:01pm (Ref# 5625) > 컴컴컴컴 08-04-97 1.55 g:\bt\bgfax\BGFAX.EXE /fco:4 g:\bt\bgfax 1 Q > 16:26:27 Port 1, Initial DTE 115200 > 16:26:27 OK response timeout > 16:26:27 ->[AT+FDR] > 16:26:27 Sending +FDR > 16:26:27 f=[ERROR] This looks like a bug in version 1.55 of BGFAX, or, it might be that 1.55 didn't support the use of the /FCO:nn, but just /FCON or such, and that's what it thinks you are doing, since it's obviously not allowing for a four second timeout. Show me the similar clip from BGFAX 1.70 and I can see if I see anything different. Otherwise, if you are stuck with 1.55, try just using /FCO without the ":4" addition. Regards, bgfax author
From: Jim Westbrook To: B.J. Guillot Thread: Re: Back-end to Bink problem (5/5) Date: 19-Aug-97, 9:26am (Ref# 5635) On Monday August 18 1997, B.J. Guillot wrote to Jim Westbrook: BG> This looks like a bug in version 1.55 of BGFAX, or, it might be BG> that 1.55 didn't support the use of the /FCO:nn, but just /FCON BG> or such, and that's what it thinks you are doing, since it's BG> obviously not allowing for a four second timeout. BG> BG> Show me the similar clip from BGFAX 1.70 and I can see if I see BG> anything different. Otherwise, if you are stuck with 1.55, try BG> just using /FCO without the ":4" addition. First, I'm sorry I missed your return voice call--we'd gone out of town for about a week. As for the 1.70 log clip, I'll have to reconfig and repeat the test. I should get it done by tomorrow sometime. Thanks for the help, Jim ... Reloading is the best method of recycling brass. --- GoldED 2.40.P0623+ * Origin: JimNet - Austin, TX (512)837-0953 (1:382/29)