Re: Outgoing tcp session

Pablo Saratxaga (
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 20:02:02 +0200 (MET DST)

Kaixo !

> Is there anyway to force an outgoing ifcico tcp session onto port
> 23 as a telnet session? I need to connect to a system running on DOS and
> using tbbs/tims that is monitoring port 23, but not 60179.

To force a given port use the syntax "-a address:port"
(eg: "ifcico -a -t1 f2219.n293.z2", note howzever that you
had to be very lucky to just have me connected at the right moment, I'm only
online some 30 min from 19:00 MET :) )

To have telent-vmodem protocol you need a patch if you use the official version
of ifcico. Tanaka Tsuneo made such a patch, I don't remember his homepage
right now, you can ask him at <>
I included that patch in the so called "tx" versions, you can find them
in <> or if you prefer a web
interface from <>
then just use the "-t 1" switch to use telnet-vmodem mode.
(works too for receiving, so you can use in /etc/inetd.conf :

fido stream tcp nowait fnet /usr/lib/ifmail/ifcico ifcico
tfido stream tcp nowait fnet /usr/lib/ifmail/ifcico ifcico -t1

(I defined in /etc/services fido as 60179/tcp, tfido as 60177/tcp )

I no longer use it, as my uplink developped a TCP mailer for OS/2,
but before he only has Xenia/2 which only does telnet-vmodem, so during
several months I used whith success that feature.


A bientôt, Pablo Saratxaga

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