• Mystic and Enigma side-by-side

    From Patch@21:1/101 to All on Thu Oct 12 10:44:05 2023
    When I installed Mystic, I also installed enigma because ... well, why not? I'm really happy to see that we have a community for that here as well.

    Once I get to a 'satisfied' stage of modifying and adding things to mystic, I want to start doing things on the enigma side.

    One immediate question that I have, can you manually pass a connection from mystic to enigma in the 'Doors section? I remember someone doing this in the BBS days where they could access another BBS by selecting the option in the 'Doors' area, and the caller information was passed and such ... could Mystic do that?

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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Bucko on Wed Oct 11 18:55:32 2023
    On 11 Oct 2023, Bucko said the following...

    On 12 Oct 2023, Patch said the following...

    One immediate question that I have, can you manually pass a connectio from mystic to enigma in the 'Doors section? I remember someone doin this in the BBS days where they could access another BBS by selecting the option in the 'Doors' area, and the caller information was passed and such ... could Mystic do that?

    Yes on the Mystic side you can create a menu entry with the IT command I believe to telnet out of Mystic into the Enigma side OR you can use IR to RLogin into the Enigma (I believe Enigma allows RLOGIN). On my logoff
    menu on my Mystic board, I have a section that allows users logging off
    to not only view a "Other BBS'" list but highlight them and dial out to them..

    in fact, Mystic could be run from another BBS basically like a Door32 door:

    http://wiki.mysticbbs.com/doku.php?id=introduction

    note in particular the -TID parameter

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  • From Bucko@21:4/131 to Patch on Wed Oct 11 18:22:49 2023
    On 12 Oct 2023, Patch said the following...

    One immediate question that I have, can you manually pass a connection from mystic to enigma in the 'Doors section? I remember someone doing this in the BBS days where they could access another BBS by selecting
    the option in the 'Doors' area, and the caller information was passed
    and such ... could Mystic do that?

    Yes on the Mystic side you can create a menu entry with the IT command I believe to telnet out of Mystic into the Enigma side OR you can use IR to RLogin into the Enigma (I believe Enigma allows RLOGIN). On my logoff menu on my Mystic board, I have a section that allows users logging off to not only view a "Other BBS'" list but highlight them and dial out to them..

    Al

    ... My tagline could eat your tagline for breakfast

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  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to Patch on Mon Oct 16 10:58:02 2023

    On Friday, October 13th Patch was heard saying...
    One immediate question that I have, can you manually pass a connection from mystic to enigma in the 'Doors section? I remember someone doing this in the BBS days where they could access another BBS by selecting the option in the 'Doors' area, and the caller information was passed and such ... could Mystic do that?

    A while back I created a 'door' mod to do this. It's currently mostly untested because the person requesting it lost interest I guess. I'm happy to bring it back up if you'd like to try it.

    Basically, it allows you to pass (from another board) username info that will automatically create an account on enig so they can just bridge like you describe


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  • From esc@21:4/173 to NuSkooler on Mon Oct 16 11:35:55 2023
    Basically, it allows you to pass (from another board) username info that will automatically create an account on enig so they can just bridge
    like you describe

    I love this. If you can use the same rlogin logic that Synchronet and GameSrv use, it would probably be the easiest for users/sysops to adopt. I've written a standalone connector that can launch as a door from any BBS and connect this way.

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  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to esc on Fri Oct 20 13:50:12 2023

    esc around Monday, October 16th...
    I love this. If you can use the same rlogin logic that Synchronet and GameSrv use, it would probably be the easiest for users/sysops to adopt. I've written a standalone connector that can launch as a door from any BBS and connect this way.

    It's pretty generic, so should be very doable from whatever system (note: You do need to be able to generate a sha). Happy to dig up the mod if anyone is interested.

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  • From unc0nnected@21:1/172 to Bucko on Tue Oct 24 21:14:46 2023
    menu on my Mystic board, I have a section that allows users logging off
    to not only view a "Other BBS'" list but highlight them and dial out to them..

    This is easily my favourite feature of modern boards, it's so great to have such an easy option to go out and sample other boards, I've found most of my fav's this way

    Unc0nnected @ Bottomless Abyss BBS bbs.bottomlessabyss.net:2023

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  • From Bucko@21:4/131 to unc0nnected on Wed Oct 25 17:53:48 2023
    On 24 Oct 2023, unc0nnected said the following...

    This is easily my favourite feature of modern boards, it's so great to have such an easy option to go out and sample other boards, I've found most of my fav's this way


    Definitely agree with you there.. :)

    ... Great minds think alike; small minds run together

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  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to unc0nnected on Fri Dec 29 19:35:44 2023

    On Tuesday, October 24th unc0nnected muttered...
    This is easily my favourite feature of modern boards, it's so great to have such an easy option to go out and sample other boards, I've found most of my fav's this way

    FWIW, to achieve this in enigma, you'd just do the following:
    1) Create a new menu.hjson entry for your board selections, using the 'telnet-bridge' built in mod.
    2) Point to it in your existing logoff menu flow

    mod docs here: https://github.com/NuSkooler/enigma-bbs/blob/master/docs/_docs/modding/telnet-bridge.md


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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Patch on Sat Dec 30 08:23:14 2023
    When I installed Mystic, I also installed enigma because ... well, why not? I'm really happy to see that we have a community for that here as well.

    Is Enigma still under development?

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  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to niter3 on Sat Dec 30 10:16:48 2023

    Twas Saturday, December 30th when niter3 said...
    Is Enigma still under development?

    Yep. Just pushed some changes last night, actually. Trying to finish up the ActivityPub integration enough for 'prime time'. A native DOS emulator is being worked on (so you can run DOS doors directly from enig), etc.

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  • From esc@21:4/173 to NuSkooler on Sat Dec 30 13:02:52 2023
    Yep. Just pushed some changes last night, actually. Trying to finish up the ActivityPub integration enough for 'prime time'. A native DOS
    emulator is being worked on (so you can run DOS doors directly from
    enig), etc.

    You just piqued my interest!

    A native DOS emulator, eh? I wonder the speed and compatibility. Are you using js-dos? I'd be curious to see if it's possible to use this as a standalone module for other BBSes, since DOS doors are a common pain point.

    dosemu2 is good but not perfect - some games are still wonky. Lore is one. LORD 2 is another. dosemu2 also seems to get stuck running nightly maintenance at times and I have to manually un-stuck it.

    I wonder...how capable is js-dos or whatever it is you're using? There are some old DOS BBS packages that would be cool to run in something like this. Think iniquity or OBV/2 or even something like MajorBBS or TBBS.

    Sorry for the off topic post :P

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to NuSkooler on Sat Dec 30 15:49:17 2023

    Yep. Just pushed some changes last night, actually. Trying to finish up the ActivityPub integration enough for 'prime time'. A native DOS
    emulator is being worked on (so you can run DOS doors directly from
    enig), etc.

    I was just watching Back To The BBS again, and watched over sime of yiur interview.

    Is there a current good write up if where things stand today?

    ... If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents!

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  • From NuSkooler@21:1/121 to niter3 on Mon Jan 1 11:28:37 2024

    niter3 around Saturday, December 30th...
    Is there a current good write up if where things stand today?

    The GitHub project is probably the best spot. A lot of things are documented, though there are still holes. Discord is another:

    https://discord.gg/M2pbyvuGva


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