Dec 172017
 
EXTRAN adds two methods to upload/download files from any BBS or telecom program that can use DOORWAY. Configurable for 2 protocols, password protected. I use it with Quickbbs.
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EXTRAN adds two methods to upload/download files from any BBS or telecom program that can use DOORWAY. Configurable for 2 protocols, password protected. I use it with Quickbbs.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
EXTRAN.2 290 212 deflated
EXTRAN.CNF 265 175 deflated
EXTRAN.DOC 3031 1244 deflated
EXTRAN.EXE 43422 27994 deflated

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Contents of the EXTRAN.DOC file


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:
1. EXTRAN.EXE
2. DOORWAY.EXE
(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:

extran
transfer
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.....
zzzzZZZZZ!

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



sample DIRS.BBS file:

c:\files\amiga
c:\files\atari
c:\files\BBS
c:\files\graphics
c:\files\Info



sample FILES.BBS file:

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



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