Dec 122017
 
Allows examination of WWIVnet mail packets, better than LNET.EXE.
File LNETPLUS.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category BBS Files
Allows examination of WWIVnet mail packets, better than LNET.EXE.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
HOPS.EXE 15168 9043 deflated
LNETPLUS.DOC 5171 1919 deflated
LNETPLUS.EXE 27904 12937 deflated

Download File LNETPLUS.ZIP Here

Contents of the LNETPLUS.DOC file
















LNet Plus 1.00



Created by Richard D. Ruffner



Copyright (c) 1989 Third Stage Software Development Corporation











































LNet Plus 1.00


Introduction

LNet Plus is a utility designed to be used by WWIVnet sysops to
selectively view and edit their pending network message packets. It is an
enhanced version of the LNet program which accompanies WWIV network files,
as it allows many features not available with the standard program. Among
these new features are the ability to set search parameters for message
types, the ability to "jump" to any message number in the packet, the
ability to search for text strings in the packet, and the ability to abort
messages when they are being displayed. LNet Plus will also correctly
display both WWIV-ansi and true-ansi graphics.

Installation

To use LNet Plus, you must first be running a WWIVnet system (naturally).
It is assumed that you are familiar with the way WWIVnet saves messages to
files depending upon the message destinations, and it is assumed that you
have read the WWIVnet documentation. Having assumed all of that, the only
step you need to take to install LNet Plus is to copy LNETPLUS.EXE to your
main BBS directory.

Special Installation for Registered SysOps

If you have registered your BBS and have a copy of the source code, you
may modify your code to enable you to run LNet Plus from both your main
prompt as well as WFC. The following instructions will show you how.

To run LNet Plus from WFC. . .

Search for the following lines in BBS.C:

case 'Z':
if (ok_local()) {
zlog();
nl();
getkey();
}
break;

Insert the following lines after the above code:

case 'K':
if (ok_local()) {
holdphone(1);
run_external("LNETPLUS");
holdphone(0);
imodem();
}

Use F9 (if using Integrated Environment) or MAKE (if using the Line
Compiler) to compile a new copy of the board. After this is accomplished,
you can run LNet Plus by hitting a period from WFC.






- 1 -




LNet Plus 1.00


To run LNet Plus from the main prompt. . .

Search for the following lines in BBS.C:

if (strcmp(s,"CLS")==0)
outstr("\x0c");

Insert the following lines after the above code:

if ((!strcmp(s,"LNET")) && (so()) && (!incom)) {
run_external("LNETPLUS");
topscreen();
}

Use F9 (if using Integrated Environment) or MAKE (if using the
Line Compiler) to compile a new copy of the board. After this is
accomplished, you can run LNet Plus by typing "//LNET" at the main
menu prompt.

Using LNet Plus

Run the program by typing LNETPLUS at the DOS prompt. You may enter a
command-line parameter consisting of the filename of the network packet
you want to edit. Net packets are named in the S*.NET format; for
example, the packet going to system 3450 is called S3450.NET. To edit
that file upon startup, type LNETPLUS S3450 then [ENTER]. The extension
is not necessary. If you do not enter a parameter, you will be prompted
if you want to edit DEAD.NET (see the WWIVnet Guide for info). If you do
not want to edit that file, you will be prompted to enter the filename of
a packet you want to edit.

Once LNet Plus has found the file you want to edit, the first message of
that file will be displayed. You will be told what type of message it is,
as well as the sender/receiver, date, and length. The actual text of the
message, if readable, is displayed below. You may toggle scrolling by
pressing P, and you may abort a message by pressing the spacebar - just
as in WWIV itself. You may advance to the next message by pressing PgDn,
and you may retreat back one message by pressing PgUp.


Credits

LNet Plus was written in Turbo Pascal 5.0 by Richard D. Ruffner, and
is copyrighted by Third Stage Software.

Dedication

I wish to dedicate LNet Plus to William Daystrom. Without his support
of my programming, and ideas from him, LNet Plus would not have been
written. Thanks William.

LNet Plus is released into the public domain. No charge may be exacted for
its use. You can express your support for Richard's work by giving his BBS
a call:

Third Stage BBS
St. Louis, Missouri
314-949-5790
1200/2400 bps

If you have questions or comments about LNet Plus, you may address WWIVnet
mail to [email protected] or call Third Stage and leave mail for user #2.



- 2 -



 December 12, 2017  Add comments

Leave a Reply