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Pro Logon


Enhanced User Logon Control Program
by
Samuel H. Smith



Version 1.2 of 03-31-91

For use with PCBoard version 14.x



ProLogon is a communication program that runs "in front
of" PCBoard to enhance the user logon process and to
allow direct access to DOOR programs after user logon.


ProLogon puts YOU in control of your system!




Copyright 1990, 1991 Samuel H. Smith; All rights reserved.


ProLogon is NOT public domain software. If you like and use this
program, I request you register it for $30 after a reasonable
trial period (about 30-45 days).


____________
PCBoard is a registered trademark of Clark Development Company.








TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Program Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Unregistered Copies of ProLogon . . . . . . . . . . 6
DISCLAIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Example BOARD.BAT File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
ProDoor-Compatible Extended User/Conference Files . 8
ProLogon Without ProDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Doors Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
System Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Environment Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
PROLOGON CONFIGURATION FILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Configuration File Comments . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Communication Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Option Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Door Control Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Forced Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Preventing User Over-ride of Forced Default . . . 16
Example Door Control Lines . . . . . . . . . . . 17
GATEWAY TO PCBOARD (SYSTEM DOOR) . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Example SYSDOOR. File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Example $SYSTEM.BAT File (PCB14.2) . . . . . . . 18
Example $SYSTEM.BAT File (PCB14.5) . . . . . . . 18
Exit to DOS Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
SYSOP CONTROL PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Display Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Command Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Mode Toggle Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Caller Log Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fast Control Panel Screen Display . . . . . . . . 22
Direct Screen Writing/Display Bleed-through . . . 22
USER COMMAND STACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Multi-word Last Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Quick Logon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Security Level Specific Menus and Defaults . . . 24
NETWORK MAILER INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
MODEM NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
LICENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
REVISION HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28








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INTRODUCTION

ProLogon is a communication program that runs "in front of"
PCBoard to enhance the user logon process and to allow direct
access to DOOR programs after user logon. You might say ProLogon
is a "front door".

This program is an enhancement for PCBoard systems - not a
replacement! You still need a valid PCBoard system to use
ProLogon.


Program Features:

* Script friendly logon answer stacking. All user inputs
during the logon process may be stacked on a single line.

* Enhanced sysop information display and program control

* Can be used with all compatible door programs, like ProDoor,
QMail or TradeWars to create a "dedicated" system that
restricts other system features.

* Displays user level-specific door menus to guide new users
through common registration sequences.

* Performs full new-user registration functions.

* Supports the "subscription" mode of operation.

* Interfaces with ProDoor's extended conference system and
automatically registers users in extended conferences.

* Full support for multi-node and networked systems.

* Full sysop control over DOOR command defaults, door menus
and door control files.

* Each user security level can have it's own set of door
defaults.

* Door execution can be optional or automatic (forced)
according to user security level.

* Interactive Caller Log Browser allows you to examine the
caller logs on all active nodes while waiting for incoming
phone calls.

* Interactive Node Monitor allows continuous display of all
the status of all nodes while monitoring for incoming calls.


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* Reports the TRUE speed of the connection between high speed
modems, and not simply the COM port opening speed.

PCBoard has always ignored the information provided by high-
speed modems, resulting in less accurate time estimates.

* Extended caller log entries. ProLogon adds valuable new
information to the caller log.

* High-speed error correcting connections now include the
actual modem connect type message and error correction
status.

* The new buffered NS16550AN serial chips are fully supported
and will be automatically enabled when available. The
Control Panel display also indicates the type of serial chip
detected.

* User security levels are recorded in the caller log for
extended reporting.

* Automatic support for EGA/VGA screen modes of 43 lines or
more.

* Sysop can force immediate "answer" condition to allow data
connection after voice communication on the same phone line.

* Direct support for non-standard COM port addressing, making
it possible to run more than 2 nodes on a single machine.

* Network mailer interface "hook" allows outside echo
networking software to gain access during logon process.

* Custom prompts and alternate language translations are
possible via PROTRNS[.LNG] output translation files. For
additional information on language translation, see
PROTRNS.DOC

* Added a display of the file 'PROANS' immediately after
answering the phone and before asking the user any
questions. Use this for really important bulletins.

* Added logic to re-initialize modem after 10 minutes of idle
time; this prevents a system going down if the modem loses
it's settings during a period of inactivity.

* Added logic to scan actual bulletin files for "bulletin
updated since last call" message on joining a conference.

* Changed "door # to open" prompt to allow door names in
addition to door numbers.

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* Changes in critical error handler to allow FATAL14 to handle
critical errors when loaded.

* Implemented F2 (lockout) sysop key to change the current
user's security level to 0.

* Implemented F6 (update) sysop key to activate an online user
record update.

* When F8(dump user) button is pressed the file PRODUMP is now
displayed instead of the hardcoded 'Automatic disconnect!'
message.








































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REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

ProLogon is a ShareWare program that requires registration for
continued operation. When you register, you will be allowed to
download the REGLON program, which will "brand" ProLogon with
your own custom registration information. You must have a copy
of PROLON.REG in each node system directory that ProLogon is
running from (i.e. the file C:\PCB1\PROLON.REG must exist).


Unregistered Copies of ProLogon

Unregistered copies of ProLogon are fully functional, but include
a reminder message that they are unregistered copies.




DISCLAIMER

IN NO EVENT WILL I BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR
USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM, OR FOR ANY CLAIM
BY ANY OTHER PARTY.


























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INSTALLATION

ProLogon works only in conjunction with PCBoard version 14.x.
Before attempting to install ProLogon you must first have an
installed and working PCBoard system.

To install ProLogon, you must change your BOARD.BAT file to call
the new 'PROLON.EXE' command where you used to call PCBOARD.EXE.
Here is an example of a working BOARD.BAT file:

Example BOARD.BAT File

@echo off
cd \pcb1
if exist event.bat rename event.bat event.sys
if exist remote.bat rename remote.bat remote.sys
if exist door.bat del door.bat
:if exist endpcb del endpcb ---delete this line if present

recycle >NUL ---this group of lines allows
if errorlevel 1 goto runpcb ---prodoor door "stacking"
copy prodoor door.bat >nul
door N
:runpcb
if exist $door.bat del $door.bat

:pcboard ---delete this line

set extuser=c:\prod\extuser ---add these lines
set confinfo=c:\prod\confinfo
prolon prolon.cnf c:\pcb1

if exist door.bat door
if exist remote.bat remote
if exist event.bat event
if exist endpcb goto end
board

:end
del endpcb ---add this line












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The suggested changes in BOARD.BAT will cause ProLogon to be
executed in place of PCBOARD.EXE.

Copy the ProLogon distribution files into the PCBOARD system
directory, where ProLogon will be executed. Remember, ProLogon
is running in place of PCBOARD.EXE and needs to be in the same
directory. See the section on configuration files for
information on how to run multiple nodes with a common directory.

It is possible to activate the ALT-X in spite of the use of
PCBSETUP's "exit to dos after each call" option. To take
advantage of this feature you must edit your BOARD.BAT file to
move the statement
if exist endpcb del endpcb
so that it is executed *only* after the ":END" label and *not*
before loading prolon.exe.



ProDoor-Compatible Extended User/Conference Files

ProLogon uses a ProDoor compatible Extended User File and
Extended Conference System. You need to include SET statements
to locate the EXTUSER and CONFINFO files in your ProDoor
directory.

When new users are registered, they are initially entered as
members in all "public" conferences as defined in the CONFINFO
file.


ProLogon Without ProDoor

If you do not use ProDoor on your system, you will find that
ProLogon creates two files in the current directory: EXTUSER and
CONFINFO. The CONFINFO file is a binary version of the standard
CNAMES file. Please delete this file whenever you edit CNAMES
through PCBSETUP. Without extended conferences, there is no need
for the EXTUSER file, so it can be deleted to save disk space.













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Doors Menu

After ProLogon logs a user into the system, it automatically
presents the 'DOOR' menu defined in the configuration file. Each
user security level may have a different door menu file.

The prompt will also include the options:

(G)oodbye Immediate logoff and hang up,
(S)ystem PCBoard system gateway,
(Enter)='x' A default as defined in the configuration
file.

Since you can define a specific door menu for ProLogon's
exclusive use, you can add detailed explanations for new users
without cluttering normal doors menu displays for regular users
of your system.


System Option

The (S)ystem option runs a special door script called 'SYSDOOR',
in which you may install calls to PCBOARD.EXE for normal system
functions, such as password change or script questionnaires.




























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Environment Variables

ProLogon recognizes the following SET commands when placed in
your BOARD.BAT or AUTOEXEC.BAT files:

SET CONFINFO=C:\PROD\CONFINFO
This setting allows ProLogon to specify the file location
for the Pro-Door extended conference definitions. Without
this environment variable setting ProLogon defaults to the
file 'CONFINFO' in the current directory.

SET EXTUSER=C:\PROD\EXTUSER
This setting allows ProLogon to specify the file location
for the ProDoor extended user file. Without this
environment variable setting ProLogon uses the file
'EXTUSER' in the current directory.

SET PCB=/BIO
Specifies that BIOS calls should be used exclusively to
udpate the screen. This disables the loading of
PROPANEL.COM for quick screen displays.

SET OVCRT=ON
This environment enables a special CRT update mode that
works best with TaskView or OmniView systems. NOTE: PLEASE
USE THIS ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE IF YOU GET "SCREEN BLEEDING"
OR "BACKGROUND LOCKUPS" ON MULTI-TASKING SYSTEMS.

SET CAPFILE=filename
This setting controls the name of the file generated by the
ALT-F (file out) and SET PRODEBUG=ON functions. The default
file name of DEBUGxx.OUT is changed to the specified name.

SET PRODEBUG=ON
Enables total session logging to the file DEBUG.OUT. Use
this to record door activity for later review.

SET PROTRNS=ON
Enables a special display to assist in creation of PROTRNS
output translation files. When present, this causes ProDoor
to output all translatable messages enclosed in {...} prior
to the actual translation.

SET COMBASE=nnnn
Sets the base I/O address (in DECIMAL) for non-standard COM
ports. Use this in conjunction with the COMIRQ environment
variable.

SET COMIRQ=n
Sets the IRQ level for non-standard COM ports. Use this in
conjunction with the COMBASE environment variable.

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PROLOGON CONFIGURATION FILE

The configuration file, PROLON.CNF, allows you to configure which
DOOR menus are displayed according to user security level. It
also gives you the power to control the "default" door entry, and
to force a particular door to execute without prompting the user.
Using the configuration file you can also arrange for PROLON to
immediately load PCBOARD.EXE or any specified door program.


;
; PROLON.CNF - ProLogon 1.2 configuration file
;
; Com port driver - INTERRUPT or BIOS
INTERRUPT
;
;
; Option Keywords
;
CHAT_LEVEL 10 ;minimum security level to allow users to be
;"available for chat" after initial logon.

AUTO_REGISTER ON ;set to OFF to prevent automatic "auto-scan"
;registration for new users in all public conferences.

MIN_BAUD 1200 ;lowest baud rate to allow into system

AUTO_RESET_MINUTES 10 ;perform automatic modem reset after specified
;idle time. set to 9999 to disable auto reset.

DAILY_TIME_LEVEL 100 ;exclude all security level 100 and higher
;users from daily time limits.

EXPIRE_DAYS 365 ;number of days before expiration for new users

COMMON_DIR L:\PROD ;common directory for display files
;default is to use current directory

DISPLAY_NEWS BOTH ;DISPLAY_NEWS ON causes internal display of
;conference news, but defeats the initial "scan
;for personal mail" prompt.
;DISPLAY_NEWS OFF causes prologon to trigger a
;news display and personal mail scan when
;ProDoor is first opened.
;DISPLAY_NEWS BOTH causes internal display of
;conference news, and also signals ProDoor to
;perform the "personal mail" scan when first opened.

FORCE_MONITOR OFF ;FORCE_MONITOR ON causes ProLogon to stay in the
;Node Monitor display instead of the normal
;control panel.

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RING_COUNT 1 ;controls the number of telephone rings required
;before the modem is commanded to answer the phone.

COUNT_LOCAL ON ;set to OFF to disable counting local logins
;in the total system calls counter.

MIN_PASSWORD 4 ;specifies mininum length of password for
;new users.

;
;
; Door control lines: Format of each door control line is:
; LEVEL DOORMENU DOORLIST {*}INIT_DEFAULT {*}RET_DEFAULT
;
; Where:
; LEVEL is the user's security level for this control line
;
; DOORMENU is the full path and filename of the door menu
; DOORLIST is the full path and filename of the doors.dat file
;
; INIT_DEFAULT is the initial default door command after logon.
; begin with '*' to force this option without prompting.
; begin with '**' to force option and prevent user from
; over-riding with command stack.
;
; RET_DEFAULT is the default door command after return from a door.
; begin with '*' to force this option without prompting.
; begin with '**' to force option and prevent user from
; over-riding with command stack.
;
; If no matching security level is found, the LAST door control line will
; be used. This allows you to have a "default" door system for most users,
; and additional special door control lines for specific levels.
;
; Examples:
; 50 c:\pcb\gen\doors c:\pcb\main\doors.dat *1 *G
; This door control line applies to security level 50 users.
; It displays the c:\pcb\gen\doors door menu, uses the
; file c:\pcb\main\doors.dat to control actual doors,
; forces the caller initially into door 1. On return from
; door 1, the 'G'oodbye command is forced.
;
; 2 L:\pcb\gen\doors2 L:\pcb\main\doors.dat **S 1
; forces into system for scripts, disables user over-riding
; 's' option with command stack, later gives default of door 1


; new users - forces into door#15 for registration script, disables user
; over-riding '15' option with command stack, later forces
; caller offline if not upgraded by door 15.
2 L:\pcb\gen\doors2 L:\pcb\main\doors.dat **15 *G


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; sysop local login - force door 10, later default to door 1
;120 L:\pcb\gen\doors L:\pcb\main\doors.dat *10 1

; normal users - forces door 1 initially, then defaults to (g)oodbye
; (since this is the last door control line it applies to all other levels)
10 L:\pcb\gen\doors L:\pcb\main\doors.dat *1 G


Configuration File Comments

Any line beginning with ";" is treated as a comment and is
ignored by the program. Use comments to explain what different
configuration lines are doing for you.

Communication Driver

The first line controls the communication drivers used by
ProLogon. Most systems work best with the 'INTERRUPT' driver.
However, if your system does not operate correctly with
interrupts, you may instead use normal BIOS calls for I/O, at the
expense of slower operation.
































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Option Keywords

ProLogon supports a number of optional statements in the
configuration file. These may appear in any order. You don't
need any of these in a simple installation of ProLogon.


DAILY_TIME_LEVEL
Exclude all security level and higher users from
daily time limits. Default is to exclude SYSOP level users
(100 and higher).

EXPIRE_DAYS
Number of days before expiration for new users. The default
is 365 days. EXPIRE_DAYS 0 causes the expiration date to be
disabled.

COMMON_DIR
Common directory for display files. The default is to use
current directory.

DISPLAY_NEWS
DISPLAY_NEWS ON causes internal display of conference news,
but defeats the initial "scan for personal mail" prompt.

DISPLAY_NEWS OFF causes prologon to trigger a news display
and personal mail scan when ProDoor is first opened.

DISPLAY_NEWS BOTH causes internal display of conference
news, and also signals ProDoor to perform the "personal
mail" scan when first opened.

FORCE_MONITOR
FORCE_MONITOR ON causes ProLogon to stay in the Node Monitor
display instead of the normal control panel.

RING_COUNT
Controls the number of telephone rings required before the
modem is commanded to answer the phone.

CHAT_LEVEL
Sets minimum security level to allow users to be "available
for chat" after initial logon.

AUTO_REGISTER ON
Set to OFF to prevent automatic "auto-scan" registration for
new users in all public conferences.

MIN_BAUD
Sets the lowest baud rate to allow into system.


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AUTO_RESET_MINUTES
Perform automatic modem reset after specified idle time.
set to 9999 to disable auto reset.


COUNT_LOCAL ON
Set to OFF to disable counting local logins in the total
system calls counter.

MIN_PASSWORD 4
Specifies mininum length of password for new users.










































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Door Control Lines

The remainder of the configuration file consists of a list of
"door control lines". These lines control the routing of users
into doors according to security level.

Each door control line consists of 5 words separated by spaces or
commas. The general format of a door control line is:

LEVEL {*}DOORMENU DOORLIST {*}INIT_DEFAULT {*}RET_DEFAULT

Where:
LEVEL is the user's security level for
this control line.

DOORMENU is the full path and filename of the
door menu.

DOORLIST is the full path and filename of the
doors.dat file.

INIT_DEFAULT is the initial default door command
after logon.

RET_DEFAULT is the default door command after
return from a door.

If no matching security level is found, the LAST door control
line will be used. This allows you to have a "default" door
system for most users, and additional special door control lines
for specific levels.


Forced Defaults

Both the Initial Default (INIT_DEFAULT) and the Return From Door
Default (RET_DEFAULT) parameters may begin with '*' to force the
command to immediately execute without prompting the user.


Preventing User Over-ride of Forced Default

To prevent a user from over-riding a forced default with a
stacked door number, begin the parameter with '**'.








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Example Door Control Lines:

50 C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT *1 *G
- This door control line applies to security level 50 users.
- Displays the C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS door menu.
- Uses the file C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT to control actual doors.
- Forces the caller initially into door 1.
- On return from door 1, the 'G'oodbye command is forced.

10 C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT 1 1
- This door control line applies to level 10 users.
- The default door is "1" at all times, and the user is never
forced into a door.

20 C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT *S *S
- This control line initially passes the user into the System
after logon.
- On return from any door it also returns to the system.

29 C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT **7 *G
- This control line forces the user into door #7 and logs the
user off on return from the door.
- The use of '**' prevents the user from stacking a request
for some other door during logon.

2 C:\PCB\GEN\DOORS C:\PCB\MAIN\DOORS.DAT **G
- This control ling immediately logs off any caller of
security level 2, without allowing any door access at all.


ProLogon also includes logic to force the "door menu" to be
displayed if the filename is preceeded with a "*". This is
useful when you are forcing a caller directly into a door, but
still want to display a predetermined message. Here is an
example of how I use this feature to allow non-registered users
to leave a COMMENT via PROSCRIPT when calling into a private
node:

; private node users are allowed to leave a comment to sysop
2 *L:\PCB\GEN\CLOSED L:\pcb\main\doors.dat **18 *G
10 *L:\PCB\GEN\CLOSED L:\pcb\main\doors.dat **18 *G
50 *L:\PCB\GEN\CLOSED L:\pcb\main\doors.dat **18 *G

Door #18 calls ProScript to allow the user to input 5 lines as a
message to sysop.







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GATEWAY TO PCBOARD (SYSTEM DOOR)

The (S)ystem option runs a special door script called 'SYSDOOR',
in which you may install calls to PCBOARD.EXE for normal system
functions, such as password change or script questionnaires.

You should not place a call to PCBOARD.EXE directly in the
'SYSDOOR' file, since this would cause PCBoard to be running from
'DOOR.BAT', which will prevent the use of other door programs.

My SYSDOOR file contains a single line that calls up a second
batch to run the bbs.

Example SYSDOOR. File

$system

The real batch file for the system door is $SYSTEM.BAT. This
file cleans up some files, runs PCBOARD, and then checks for
special handling on exit. Finally, it recycles ProLogon through
BOARD.BAT. Notice that the supplied $SYSTEM.BAT file fully
supports the ability to open further doors while in the PCBoard
gateway.

Example $SYSTEM.BAT File (PCB14.2)

if exist door.bat del door.bat
pcboard
if exist door.bat door
if exist remote.bat remote
if exist event.bat event
board


Example $SYSTEM.BAT File (PCB14.5)

if exist door.bat del door.bat
pcb145
if exist endpcb del endpcb
if exist door.bat door
if exist remote.bat remote
if exist event.bat event
board


Exit to DOS Option

To prevent the "System" from taking over when a caller logs off,
you must enter PCBSETUP and change an option. In the "Options
__" screen enable the "Exit to DOS after each caller" flag.


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SYSOP CONTROL PANEL

ProLogon displays a sysop control panel when it is waiting for
calls. This control panel provides the sysop with lots of useful
system information, as well as the ability to control several
features.


Display Items

DATE and TIME
Current date and time display.

TOTAL CALLS
Total number of calls received.

SYSTEM STATUS
Status of the system. Can be any of these:
System Available
Resetting Modem
Initializing Modem
Going Off-Hook
Ring Detected
Waiting for Carrier
Waiting for EVENT

NODE NUMBER
The current node number.

MODEM STATUS
The last result code returned from the modem. Usually "OK"
when system is available. At other times you may see other
modem related messages. Use these messages to diagnose
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MODEM SPEED
This entry displays the current modem speed or caller baud
rate setting. When an error correcting connection is
recognized, this display changes according to the modem
result code.

NOTE: The modem speed reported is the TRUE speed of the
connection between the two modems, not simply the
COM port opening speed. Most 9600 baud modems
will report in a speed of 9600. PCBoard has
always reported the COM port speed for anything
over 4800 baud, totally ignoring the information
provided by modem, and resulting in less accurate
time estimates. This difference has NO effect on
the actual speed of operation -- only the number
seen on the screen, and the estimate times prior
to download will be different.


UART TYPE
This window displays the type of serial chip that was
detected by ProLogon. The possible displays are:
16450/8250 ;The usual unbuffered UART chip
16550 ;Early versions of buffered UART chips
16550AN ;Late versions of buffered UART chips


CALLER LOG
This window provides a display of the last few lines of the
caller log so you know who was last on the system and how
they disconnected. The time and date display also give you
an idea of how long the system has been idle. The (PgUp)
function key zooms this window to full screen to allow
browsing through the caller log while waiting for a call.



Command Keys

(A) ANSWER PHONE
This command causes a false "ring detected" condition, which
in most cases will cause the modem to pick up the line. Use
this after communicating via voice to cause the BBS to go
online without forcing the caller to redial.

(E) EXIT TO DOS, MODEM ON-HOOK
This command will exit to DOS without placing the modem off-
hook.

(L) LOCAL USER LOGON
This command places the modem off-hook and allows a normal

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user logon through the local display.

(M) MONITOR NODE STATUS
This command causes a continuous display of the status of
all nodes in a multi-node system. This display will
automatically terminate when a call is received.

(S) SYSOP INTO SYSTEM
This command places the modem off-hook and logs the sysop
into the system.

(X) EXIT TO DOS, MODEM OFF-HOOK
This command places the modem off-hook and terminates
ProLogon. It also creates a special flag file "ENDPCB"
which is used by the BOARD.BAT file to determine if a caller
is online of if you are dropping to dos.


Mode Toggle Keys

(F3) PRINTER This key toggles the printing of caller log
entries.

(F4) PAGER This key toggles the sysop pager beep.

(F7) BEEPER This key toggles all local sound off and on.

(F9) DISPLAY This key toggles the local display off and
on. An automatic 3 minute screen blanker is
built into ProLogon to prevent screen burning
when waiting for a caller.






















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Caller Log Browser

The (PgUp) function key zooms the caller log window to full
screen, and allows full viewing of the current node's caller log
entries.

On a color monitor, different colors are used to highlight and
differentiate between the various caller log entry types.

Within the caller log browser the following function keys are
active:
(PgUp) Scroll back 1 page
(PgDn) Scroll forward 1 page
(Up) Scroll back 1 line
(Down) Scroll forward 1 line
(Left) Browse next lower node's caller log
(Right) Browse next higher node's caller log
(Escape) Exit caller log browser.

The caller log browser is terminated automatically when the phone
rings.


Fast Control Panel Screen Display

ProLogon normally uses only ANSI codes to control the control
panel screen display. This method of screen update is fully
compatible with all multi-tasking and time-share systems.

If you are running in an environment that supports direct screen
writing, you can boost ProLogon's display speed. To do this,
place a copy of the display module PROPANEL.COM into a directory
listed in your DOS "PATH".


Direct Screen Writing/Display Bleed-through

IF YOU ARE USING A MULTI-TASKING OR TIME-SHARE ENVIRONMENT SUCH
AS DOUBLEDOS OR DESQVIEW, PLEASE INSURE THAT YOU DO *NOT* HAVE A
COPY OF THE FILE PROPANEL.COM IN ANY DOS DIRECTORY. THIS FILE
ENABLES DIRECT SCREEN WRITING WHEN PRESENT.











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USER COMMAND STACKING

At the "Do you want graphics: (Enter)=no?" prompt you can now
respond with any of the following formats:

N Q firstname lastname password doornumber
Bypass welcome message, immediate logon, normal news
display, automatic entry into specified door.

N Q firstname lastname password doornumber NS
Addition of "NS" causes the normal news display to be
bypassed.

N Q
Bypass welcome display.

N Q NS
Bypass both welcome and normal news displays.

N QQ NS
Also bypass the "security level" opening message.

Logon stacking is also available at the "Select language" prompt.


Multi-word Last Names

Command-stacking checks are not active at the LAST NAME prompt.
This makes it possible to enter multi-word last names, but
eliminates the ability to stack the password after the last name
AT the last name prompt. The password and door number may still
be stacked at any of the other prompts (do you want graphics,
first name, password).


Quick Logon

All "N Q" command stacks fall under the category of "quick logon"
and may be disabled through the "disable quick logon" flag in
PCBsetup. You must not disable quick logons if you want your
users to have this feature.











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Security Level Specific Menus and Defaults

ProLogon has the ability to display security level specific DOOR
menus. See the Configuration File section for details on Door
Control Lines, which give you the ability to specify door menus,
default door commands, and automatic "forced" door execution.


ProLogon includes an automatic check for SECURITY LEVEL specific
display files and menus. All text file displays now check for
the security level in the first three letters of the filename.

For example:
WARNINGG default graphics expiration warning

015NINGG graphics warning for security level 15

100NING.NOR non-graphic warning for security level 100
and .NOR language

































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NETWORK MAILER INTERFACE

ProLogon includes a built-in network mailer interface. When a
mailer request keyword is detected at the initial prompt,
ProLogon immediately exits to DOS and passes control on to any
desired third-party mailer program.

At the "Do you want ANSI graphics" prompt, a response of
N MAILRUN
causes the program will immediately exit to DOS. The ERRORLEVEL
is set to allow an external mailer program to process netmail
functions.

The following ERRORLEVEL values are possible:
0 Normal exit, continue as usual.
1 Error exit when invalid PCBOARD.SYS is detected on
recycle.
2 MAILRUN detected with error correcting modem.
3 MAILRUN detected with non-error correcting modem.
99 Program or configuration error.

If you do not want this feature, simply continue to use your
normal BOARD.BAT logic; this will cause the board to immediately
recycle if a caller attempts to use this feature.




























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MODEM NOTES

When in use, the ProLogon program is in charge of initializing
the modem, answering calls, and recognizing all modem result
codes. This poses special problems and opportunities in
conjunction with the many new and unique modem types that have
recently been introduced.

Although I have made every effort to make ProLogon function
properly with every modem type known to me, there is a
possibility that it will not function properly with your modem.
If you have trouble getting proper connections, or in resetting
of the modem, please consider the following points:

* If you have modem-related difficulties, please add the
SET PRODEBUG=ON
statement to your BOARD.BAT file. This causes ProLogon to
capture the modem result codes into the file DEBUGxx.OUT.

* When calling the Tool Shop with modem-related problem
reports, please include in your message (or as an upload)
the contents of this DEBUG file. If you don't give me this
specific information there may be little I can do to help
you.

The ProLogon program is fully compatible with known high-speed
modem types. However, it's handling of these modems is slightly
different than that of PCBoard 14.2.

* The HST modem, when configured for 19200 and higher port
speeds, is "locked" at the opening speed. Please verify
that your PCBSETUP modem setting for "locked at opening
speed" is turned ON.

* ProLogon attempts to make the BEST use of the modem's result
codes. In most cases the TRUE speed of the connection
between high speed modems will be reported - not simply the
COM port opening speed. PCBoard has always reported the COM
port speed for anything over 4800 baud, totally ignoring the
information provided by modem.

* This difference has NO effect on the actual speed of
operation -- only the number seen on the screen, and the
estimate times prior to download will be different.








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SUPPORT

I work very hard to produce a software package of the highest
quality and functionality. I try to look into all reported bugs,
and will generally fix reported problems within a few days. If
you have any questions, bugs, or suggestions, please contact me
at
Phone number Modem type
-------------- ---------------------
(818) 891-3772 US Robotics HST 9600
(818) 891-1344 Hayes-V series 9600
(818) 891-6780 US Robotics 2400 (free line)


LICENSE

This package is NOT public domain software. ProLogon is a
ShareWare program that requires registration for continued
operation. When you register, you will be allowed to download
the REGLON program, which will unlock the demonstration, making
it the full commercial program.

DO NOT COPY OR DISTRIBUTE THE REGLON PROGRAM, OR ANY REGISTRATION
FILES CREATED BY THE REGLON PROGRAM.

You may use, copy and distribute the unregistered version freely,
but you MAY NOT RESELL the program. A modest fee for copying may
be charged, not to exceed $3.00 exclusive of the cost of disk,
mailer and postage.

If you like and use this program, I request you register it for
$30 after a reasonable trial period (about 30-45 days).

Please see REGISTER.FRM for additional registration information.


Send your registration check or money order to:

Samuel H. Smith
The Tool Shop BBS
P. O. Box 4808
Panorama City, CA 91412-4808

Registered copies of ProLogon are commercial software and may not
be distributed in any form.

REVISION HISTORY

See PROLON.NEW for the complete revision history.



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INDEX

ansi 22, 25 driver 11, 13
baud 11, 14, 20, 26 edit 8
beeper 21 eliminates 23
binary 8 enable 18
bios 10, 11, 13 endpcb 7, 8, 18, 21
blanker 21 enhanced 1, 3
board 7, 8, 10, 18, 21, environment 10, 22
25, 26 error 4, 5, 20, 25
boost 22 errorlevel 7, 25
bugs 27 event 6, 7, 18, 19
burning 21 example 7, 17, 18, 24
bypass 23 exclusive 9, 27
carrier 19 exe 7-9, 11, 18
cnames 8 executed 8
command 3, 7, 12, 16, extended 3, 4, 8, 10
17, 20, 21, 23 extuser 7, 8, 10
commercial 27 features 3, 19
common 3, 8, 11, 14 files 3, 4, 8, 10, 11,
communication 1, 3, 4, 14, 18, 24, 27
13 forced 3, 12, 16, 17, 24
compatibility 19 functions 3, 9, 10, 18,
compatible 3, 8, 22, 26 25
conferences 3, 8, 11, 14 gateway 9, 18
configuration 8, 9, 11, graphics 23-25
13, 14, 16, 24, install 7, 9, 18
25 interrupt 11, 13
confinfo 7, 8, 10 introduction 3
control 1, 3, 4, license 27
11-14, 16, 17, logoff 9
19, 22, 24, 25 logon 1, 3, 4, 11, 12,
copyright 1 14, 16, 17, 20,
default 9-14, 16, 17, 24 21, 23
defined 8, 9 menu 9, 12, 16, 17
demonstration 27 modem 4, 11, 12, 14, 15,
diagnose 19 19, 20, 21, 25,
difficulties 19, 26 26, 27
directory 6, 8, 10, 11, monitor 3, 11, 14, 21,
14, 22 22
disclaimer 6 name 10, 23
display 3, 4, 10, 11, network 4, 25
1 4 , 1 7 , node 3, 6, 11, 14, 17,
19-24 19, 21, 22
distribute 27 note 10, 20
door 1, 3, 4, 7, panel 4, 11, 14, 19, 22
9-13, 16-18, password 9, 12, 15, 18,
23, 24 23
doors 9, 12, 13, pcb 10, 12, 13, 17
16-18 pcboard 1, 3, 4, 7-9,
dos 8, 18, 20-22, 25 1 1 , 1 8 ,

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20, 25, 26
pcbsetup 8, 18, 23, 26
printer 21
problems 26, 27
prodoor 3, 7, 8, 10, 11,
14
prologon 1, 3, 4,
6-11, 13, 14,
17, 18-22, 24,
25, 26, 27
prolon 6-8, 11, 27
prompt 4, 9, 11, 14, 23,
25
propanel 10, 22
questionnaires 9, 18
recycle 7, 25
register 1, 6, 11, 14,
27
reglon 6, 27

script 3, 9, 12, 18
security 3-5, 9, 11, 12,
14, 16, 17, 23,
24
speed 4, 20, 22, 26
status 3, 4, 19, 21
subscription 3
sysdoor 9, 18
sysop 3-5, 13, 14, 17,
19, 21
system 1, 3, 4, 6-9, 11,
12, 13-21
toggle 21
trademark 1
warning 24
welcome 23
window 20, 22

















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