Category : BBS Programs+Doors
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E X T R A N v 2.0
by Mike Fratus 1993

EXTRAN is a program to let Sysops add new protocols to BBS programs
that do not directly allow them, such as Quickbbs v2.76.

What is needed:
(or a simular DOOR redirection program, like Gateway,
although I have not used EXTRAN with Gateway.)
3. enough ram left after shelling for EXTRAN, DOORWAY, and the protocol.
I suggest about xK minimum.
4. WATCHPUP.COM or simular CD-watching program
5. DIRS.BBS, a list of the directories that contain FILES.BBS
6. FILES.BBS, a list of the files in each directory listed in DIRS.BBS
7. DSZ.EXE, HYPERP.EXE, any other protocol is supported!

How it works:
EXTRAN takes the user input and makes TRANSFER.BAT, a batch file
calling the protocol with the filenames selected. Sample files look like this:

TRANSFER.BAT (for ZMODEM receive files from caller)
watchpup on
DSZ port 2 sz
watchpup off

TRANSFER.BAT (for HYPERP receive files from caller)
watchpup on
hyperp port:2 display:off logfile:hyperlog send
watchpup off

How to install:
Place EXTRAN in the BBS directory, and make a menu entry calling
a batch file that says:

rem now return to the BBS

The FUTURE is here!

Version 2.0 uses a file, EXTRAN.CNF, to assign names, password, protocols, etc.

sample EXTRAN.CNF file, using DSZ Zmodem and HyperProtocol...
(ignore the line after the ; as that is just used to comment this file. DO NOT
include them in your configuration file!)

pass ;system password
watchpup on ;carrier watch on command
watchpup off ;carrier watch off command
dirs.bbs ;Your DIRS.BBS filename
files.bbs ;Your FILES.Bbs filename
transfer.bat ;Your batch file name
HyperProtocol ;Protocol #1 name, as you want it displayed
hyperp port:1 display:off Logfile:hyperlog receive ;prot#1 recv command
hyperp port:1 display:off logfile:hyperlog send ;prot#1 send command
DSZ (ZModem) ;prot#2 name
dsz port 1 zr ;prot#2 receive
DSZ port 1 sz ;prot#2 send command
zzzzZZZZZ! ;fillers (may be not needed!)
zzzzZZZZZ! ; only the first 12 lines are read.....

Any protocol can be supported if it can be run without intervention.

sample DIRS.BBS file:


sample FILES.BBS file:

ADDTEXT.ZIP Add up columns of numbers in text file (like a list!)
BLOOPERS.TXT Student's Bloopers in reports - funny!

  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : EXTRAN.ZIP
Filename : EXTRAN.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: