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GB7CIP Amateur Radio International Gateway.

Mail forwarding over AX25, NetRom, IP and SMTP  via HF PACTOR over
Amateur Radio Short Wave bands, VHF, UHF, amprnet wireless and internet links.

G4APL MaintainedUK AX25 BBS Listings 
G4APL MaintainedGB7CIP Forwarding (pdf)

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QRZ callsign lookup:

FBB BBS User Support Documents


GB7CIP AX25 XFBBS 7.08 COMMANDS and Information.

GB7CIP XFBB User Commands Document in PDF format

AX25 UK Forwarding Regions in PDF format 

AX25 International Country and Continent Forwarding Regions in PDF format

GB7CIP FBB forwarding partners and routes for Personal Mail in PDF format

GB7CIP XFBB Satellite Database Information in PDF format

GB7CIP XFBB Multi List and REDIST Server Information in PDF format

FBB Packet-radio BBS Documentation
Reviewed/amended and updated by Gustavo Ponza / I0OJJ (March 2011)

The manual edited by LA6CU and contributed by other authors is still living in its original form, as
I have found on the Web.

I made on it all changes/amendments (compatibly with the existing text) occurred until the latest xdfbb V7.04j released by F6FBB (new commands, variables, etc.).

As far as possible were also fixed typos found in the text and also made some minor additions and corrected or improved the text in a few steps of the manual.
----==-- _ 73, gustavo i0ojj
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FBB Version 7.00 Manual in PDF Format
FBB Version 7.05 Manual in PDF Format

FBB AX25 BBS Online Documentation

Linux FPAC mini-HOWTO by Bernard Pidoux F6BVP
The latest LinFBB source is now located on SourceForge
https://sourceforge.net/projects/linfbb/files/
and select the package or file you want to download.

WinFBB 7.00E for Windows 2000 , XP and Vista by Jose Maria  CX2SA

An explanation of how AX25 Bulletins are sent around the UK and the world by G0SYR.
AX25 BBS Bulletin Forwarding Discussion in PDF format

During the 2005 UK Packet Conference it was agreed a BBS Forward DataBase would be maintained to document how UK GB7### BBS's route Personal Messages.  Bryan G0SYR agreed to undertake this task

Click to view the AX25 UK  BBS_LISTINGS

Complex Linfbb (xfbb) forwarding files examples
Here are a couple of examples of GB7CIP BBS, simple and complex forwarding files that Paul G4APL used for serveral years. 
Also listed here is a working example of a forward file to GB7CIP linfbb server.
Hope they assist you in creating your personal xfbb forwarding files.

Used to connect to Canadian BBS's via Local 'Internet tunnels'. 
Using Telnet to JNOS,TNOS amprnet gateways.
Then jump on to their local BPQ AX25/NetRom network to reach the remote FBB BBS and commence the forwarding session.

Simple    Connect script meeting the above requirements.

Complex Connect script including alternative connections in the event of a failure.

GB7CIP.fwd fbb connect forward script example via netrm1 (netrom) interface

For LF/HF PACTOR Linfbb (xfbbd) configurations refer to gb7cip Pactor.

Use Mozilla's Thunderbird to access your FBB SP mail and Bulletins
You can now use Thunderbird(mail/news) to connect to the GB7CIP LinFBB 7.0.8 server via the Internet or amprnet.
The firewalls have now been configured so you can use the pop3(6110)/smtp(6025)
 to read
and send your
  SP(email) to and from the GB7CIP LinFBB server.
  also AX25 Bulletins (nntp newgroups)

Address the SP mail address as you would do. i.e.
when using a standard AX25 Client. CALLSIGN@BBSCALL.#Area.COUNTRY.CONTINENT
You can also use Reply to messages and bulletins receive.

Important:
For a bulletins, again address as you would do as when using an AX25 Client. e.g.
ALL@LOCAL
TECH@WW
DX@EU
ALL@GBR

To configure SMTP and POP3
Account details
Your name:              First name or your Callsign
Your Email address  CALL@GB7CIP.#32.GBR.EURO

POP Server details
        Hostname     ipaddress of gb7cip amprnet or public ip address
        Port              6110
        Username     YOUR_CALLSIGN  (in capitals)
        Password      The password that you use when accessing GB7CIP
        SSL/TLS        none

SMTP Server details
        Hostname     ipaddress of gb7cip amprnet or public ip address
        Port              6025
        Authentication Password transmitted insecurely
        Password      The password that you use when accessing GB7CIP

Also you can setup the Thunderbird NNTP(6119) newsgroup client up to
download read/send the Bulletins.

NNTP Server details
         Server name GB7CIP
         Server           ipaddress of gb7cip amprnet or public ip address
         Port              6119
         Security Setting none

If you have a static IP address or hostname that I can lock into config file.
You can also use the Thunderbird IRC Chat client to access gb7cip's
WorldWide Convers server. (I have not documented this yet)

http://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/
Open source cross-platform email and Usenet client based on Mozilla code. Features intelligent spam filters, built-in RSS reader, and quick
search.

SALLY Telnet Scripts Examples
Updated 11 October 2015

New Sally 7 version 7.0.23
HI Sally fans,
Ted, G8NPF has released the new version of "Sally 7".

The program can be downloaded from the group of Sally
Yahooh and also from my site downloads.

73 Ciao a tutti Renzo.
li, dom 04 ottobre 2015 14:50 (+2.00) CET
I6KZR Fermo, Italy
BBS I6KZR@GB7COW.#44.GBR.EU
web http://www.i6kzr.it

BBS Script for the SALLY Client
There have been several requests for an example Telnet to BBS Script for the SALLY Client Packet program

Richard M0CLZ@GB7CIP.#32.GBR.EURO has agreed to provide his working script, after
 testing it to enable
1) Telnet to GB7CIP BBS via the GB7CIP-5:CRCHAT Linux Node
2) Telnet to direct to GB7CIP Linux LinFbb BBS
Select this script link to access the files
Hope this is helpful to you all
73 de Paul G4APL Sysop GB7CIP

WinPack FAQ in PDF format
WinPac FBB Auto Download Tips in PDF format
FBB and WINPACK Compress forwarding tips in PDF format
FBB WINPACK Windows 7 Notes in PDF Format
WinPack 6.80 Manual page 185 185 related to using with xfbb 7 PDF format.
The above is to assist WinPack users of gb7cip (Full manual
6.80)
Roger became a silent key in 2004.
Full Manual 2Mbytes in PDF format  here


Winpack versions from 4.0 to 6.8 and all the add on tools are available for
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