Re: Ready, set, go?

Pablo Saratxaga (
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 05:14:42 +0200 (MET DST)

Kaixo !

> There sits a 00000000.th0 file in .../fidonet. What magic to send it?

*.th? files are compressed fiels containing *.pkt for a given node/point,
the extension means created on thuesday.
In fact ifcico (and any mailer using a Binkley-like outbound) use a single set
of files per node/point in which all files to send are listed, that is
the file 00000000.th0 should be listed there.
Those files are named *.?lo, where the basename is the net/node in hexadecimal,
and the first letter of the extension tells the "flavour" of files to be
sent (f=normal, h=hold, c=crash).

> I run ifcico -r1, it apparently finds the .flo file and dials up the
> host, but fails to send the packet. Echomail comes in just fine.

There are two possibilities:

1) the file 00000000.th0 isn't listed in the lsit of files to send, do a
"grep 00000000.th0 /var/spool/ifmail/whateveryounametheoutbound/*.?lo
2) it can be listed as "hold". In that case the fiels aren't sent when you
initiate the call, unless you put the "NoHold" ketword in the ifmail config
file, ex I use:

options (time Any0001-2359) NoHold


A bientôt, Pablo Saratxaga

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