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LOCAL NETWORK SETUP AND INSTALLATION EXAMPLE


The following is an EXAMPLE of how to set up a localnet and send out
update utilities that will be handled automatically by every node in the
localnet. It is NOT meant to be used as is, but followed as an example
only for setting up your own local network.

The following is in two parts: the first will be the KineticNET Docs, and the
second will be the the KineticNET distribution files.

If you are going to use this kit as a pattern for your own localnet
starter kit, be sure to add the AREACODE.NET file from your \vbbs\net
directory into your distribution file. Since this is not a text file,
it could not be included it here, and there is no need, since you have it
already anyway.

PACKING LIST FOR KINETKIT.ZIP, OUR DISTRIBUTION FILE:

KINETIC.DOC
INSTALL.BAT
DEFINE.NET
LCLMGMNT.BAT
BBSLIST.0
KINETIC.APP
KINETIC.SUB
AREACODE.NET

******************************** KINETIC.DOC **********************************

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Connecticut's first VBBS-based local BBS network

Written By David Bell, 1@2301, KineticNET
1@2032, VirtualNet, 1:141/396 Fidonet
1@2314 WWIVnet

Copywrite David Bell, 1992



I. About KineticNET
The purpose of KineticNET is multifaceted. First, it serves as a
small, local network of VBBS boards able to bring low cost
networking to those who are starting out as SysOps for the first
time. The idea is to keep as many connects as possible toll free,
while extending services well beyond any one calling area. Second,
it serves it's local community, by the distribution of subs
specifically targeted for local discussion. Hopefully, this will
include news sections and so on from local clubs, schools and so on.
Third, it is to provide a networked file area for shareware files and
for VBBS Support. Finally, it is intended to help promote the VBBS
software, without which such a net would be infinitely more difficult
to initiate, maintain and administer.



II. Joining KineticNET

1. ALL NODES must be coordinated through the NC or Assistant NC.
Anyone running VBBS, full or part time may join KineticNET, as
long as the BBS has hours regular enough to connect to it's
server daily.

2. To obtain a node number, email the Net Coordinator, King Ardmore,
(1@2300 KineticNET, 1@2034 Vnet) uploading the following form. If you have
already arranged a connection with a server, indicate so where
appropriate. To maintain mail flow in as expedient a manner as
possible and at the same time keep toll calls to a minimum, the
net coordinator may suggest an alternate server. The purpose of
the following form is only to gather appropriate data to properly
administer the net, not for exclusionary purposes.


III. Setting up KineticNET

1. Set up KineticNET as network #15 (LOCAL NET) in VCONFIG after
obtaining your node number from the NC. Make the path to
KineticNET \VBBS\LNET.

2. Add LCLMGMNT.BAT to your daily events in Vconfig. In order for
LCLMGMNT.BAT to work properly, it assumes that you have not
altered the default VBBS installation with regard to paths. If
VBBS is not in the \VBBS directory, and the temporary directory
is not \VBBS\TEMP, then you may have to adjust the batch file
accordingly. There is usually no good reason to modify the
default installation regarding these paths. Add required and
desired KineticNET subs to your Message base configuration and
the run SORT and COMPILE network configurations in VCONFIG.

3. Unzip the KINETKIT.ZIP distribution file into a temporary
directory ON THE SAME DRIVE AS \VBBS and run the INSTALL.BAT
file. This will install the net directory, copying the network
and maintenance files where they need to be, and compile the
network node list for the first time. Congratulations: You
have just completed the KineticNET installation. KINETIC.SUB and
the BBSLIST updates will appear in your \VBBS\LNET directory as
automatic updates from the Subslist Coordinator and the Net
Coordinator.



IV. Joining/Hosting Subs in KineticNET

1. ALL SUBS must be coordinated through the Sub Coordinator (#1@2301
KineticNET, 1@2032 Vnet, 1@2314 WWIVnet).

2. Physically adding subs, both unsecured and secured, is done
through the same convention as adding Vnet subs in Vconfig, except
that they are added for LOCAL NET. Requesting secured subs from
the host is also done in the same manner as in Vnet.

3. Gating of subs between KineticNET and other nets is permissible as
long as the gate is approved by the sub hosts in each net.

4. The following are REQUIRED KineticNET unsecured subs, all sysops
must subscribe and SCAN. General conversation will NOT be allowed
on these subs in a effort to keep the time necessary to scan them
down.

Type Name Description Gate ACC/Tag/Rate
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 KineticNET Herald KineticNET News None V/Y/G
2 KineticNET Court Resolve diffs/problems None V/Y/G

V. Net Policy

1. Disputes between any two parties can be settled via the KineticNET
Court sub, which will be moderated by the SysOps, who will
collectively have one vote, the NC, who will have one vote, and
the Assistant NC, who will also have one vote. When ACs are
added, they will also collectively have one vote.

2. KineticNET is intended to be suitable for reading by anyone's
mother or children. This does not mean that there is no place for
adult topics. Secured subs may be utilized for adult material. In
G - flagged subs, no profanity or adult material shall be
permitted.

3. Flaming should be to a minimum. Conversation on all subs should
be kept reasonably topical. Remember, you are free to start/join
subs on virtually any topic, or start/join a sub where ANYTHING is
topical.

3. This network, like Vnet, will consist of several network officers,
who will work together to develop net policy as needed. The
network officers reserve the right to remove any system from the
network to preserve it's integrity. At this time, the officers
are:
Net Coordinator, 1@2300, King Ardmore
Assistant Net & Subslist Coodinator, 1@2301, David Bell

AC positions will be awarded at the NC's & ANC's discretion as
and if needed.

4. The net must not be used for any illegal activity, i.e., no
software pirating, chain letters, illegal scheming or activity of
any sort. Violation of this rule will result in the offending
node's severance from the net.
******************************** KINETIC.APP **********************************


KineticNET Node Application Form

1. BBS Name:____________________________________

2. BBS Phone Number(s): (203) XXX-XXXX

(203) XXX-XXXX (203) XXX-XXXX

(203) XXX-XXXX (203) XXX-XXXX

3. BBS City/State:______________________________

4. Hours of operation:__________________________

5. SysOp Real Name:_____________________________

6. SysOp Voice Number:__________________________

7. SysOp Birth date:____________________________

8. Modem Type: (HST, V32bis, 2400, etc.)________

9. Server:__________ (GC Use) Node Number:_____



******************************** INSTALL.BAT **********************************
@echo off
@cls
@echo.
@echo.
@echo.
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@echo. º Make sure you have read KINETIC.DOC and have set up LOCALNET º
@echo. º in VCONFIG before proceeding. Hit CTRL-C to ABORT installation.º
@echo. ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍͼ
@echo.
@echo.
@pause
@md \vbbs\lnet > nul.
@copy lclmgmnt.bat \vbbs > nul.
@copy define.net \vbbs > nul.
@copy areacode.net \vbbs\lnet > nul.
@copy bbslist.0 \vbbs\lnet > nul.
@cd\vbbs
@vnet /a networkid=15
@cls
@echo.
@echo.
@echo.
@echo. ÉÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ»
@echo. º KineticNET is now installed º
@echo. ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍͼ

******************************** LCLMGMNT.BAT *********************************
echo off
rem ============================================================
rem NET ADMINISTRATOR TAKE NOTE:
rem Substitute password for the password for your localnet. All nodes must
rem use the same password to multimail the net updates to each node.
rem Be sure to use the -s switch to enable net security so that those outside
rem the net cannot break in. To send out net updates, just make a multimail
rem list. When you have an update to send out, make the file BBSLIST.KIN like
rem this:
rem PKZIP -spassword bbslist.kin bbslist.0.
rem Likewise with a subslist. Then send multimail with the file(s) attached.
rem Easy.
rem =============================================================
@pkunzip -spassword \vbbs\temp\bbslist.kin \vbbs\lnet\bbslist.0 > nul.
@pkunzip -spassword \vbbs\temp\kinetic.sub \vbbs\lnet\ > nul.
@vnet /a networkid=15
@del \vbbs\temp\bbslist.kin > nul.
@del \vbbs\temp\kinetic.sub > nul.

******************************** BBSLIST.0 *********************************
@2300 203-469-5273 The Enchanted Castle HST NC 2301
@2301 203-877-5856 Rubber Room BBS Node 1 V32bis Server
@2302 203-877-2864 Tom Sawyer's Island V32bis 2301
@2303 203-281-0854 Starbase One V32bis 2301
@2304 203-777-0081 The Gaming Board V32bis 2301
!EOF

******************************** DEFINE.NET *********************************
KineticNET
1
******************************** KINETIC.SUB *********************************

KINETIC.SUB

KineticNET Subs Listings - 10/20/92


(UNSecured Subs)

Type Name Description Gate ACC/Tag/Rate
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 KineticNET Herald KineticNET News None V/Y/G
2 KineticNET Court Resolve diffs/problems None V/Y/G
3 KineticNET Yellow Pages Sub Advertisements None A/Y/G
4 Connecticut BBS Adds BBS Adds, ANSI OKAY None A/Y/G
5 New Haven General Conversation General Chat None A/Y/G
6 Bridgeport General Conversation General Chat None A/Y/G
7 TELEKinetic Chit Chat General Chat None A/Y/G
8 Connecticut Mall (For Sale) Regional None A/Y/G
9 Electrotechnocratic Review Discussion of Electronics None A/Y/G
10 Connecticut Music News Music Happenings in CT None A/Y/G

The following Subs are Hosted by Lord Roadkill

11 The Foyer (Lord Roadkill-host) General Discussion None A/Y/R
12 Fugazi (Lord Roadkill-host) Wierd Happenings None A/Y/R
13 Supernatual Anaesthetist (LR) Hauntings, Etc. None A/Y/R
14 The Voyer (Lord Roadkill-host) Adult Discussion None A/Y/X
15 The Laming Asparagus (LR) Who knows None A/Y/R
16 Alternate Music Title says it None A/Y/R

End Lord Roadkilll hosted Subs

204 Dandy Dave's DESQview Dialog DESQview Support Vnet/WWIV A/Y/G


(Secured Subs)

12301 Sex & Religion Sex & Ethics in the 90's Vnet/WIV X/Y/G


KEY:

TYPE = - Network Sub identifier
ACC = S - SysOps only
ACC = C - SysOps & CoSysOps only
ACC = V - users allowed, SysOp validation required
ACC = A - all users allowed, validation not required
TAG = Y - taglines allowed
TAG = N - taglines not allowed
RATE = G - General Public, no vulgarity, profanity
RATE = R - profanity allowed
RATE = X - Strong sexual content, over 18 only


Local Area Network Setup


LocalNET Settings In Vconfig (When LocalNET is configured as VirtualNET type.)

1. Node Number=1 ---Your node number for localNET
2. Net Dir=C:\VBBS\LOCAL ---Correct path to localNET directory
3. Protocols Allowed ---Protocols Allowed (Ymodem,Zmodem,HSLINK)
4. Protocol Preferred ---Protocol Preferred
5. Server=1 ---The net server for your localNET
6. Server Phone #:7773333 ---Phone # of the modem at your server
7. Server Call: Local ---Enter [5] to change from long distance/local
8. Server Threshold: 1 k ---Means your board will call the server when
9. Server Macro: ever you have 1k of messages to send
A. Server Password:
B. ZIP Trigger Level:

C. Add/Edit New Client
U. Uninstall this Network

-==-

1. Client Node Number: 2180 ---Clients Node Number that you assigned
2. Client Phone #: 773-8330 ---Clients phone #
3. Client Call: Local ---It is a Local call
4. Client Threshold: 0 k ---Means he will call you but you will not him.
5. Client Macro:
6. Client Password:

D. Remove this Client



YOUR LOCAL NETWORK FILES

This file is BBSLIST.0, your first BBSLIST file.

@1 218-773-8330 The Hosting BBS v32bis NC

--------------------------------End Of File---------------------------------



This file is "bbslist.1" - It contains the information for other nodes.

@2 701-746-4530 BBS Name 2400 1
@3 804-330-3965 BBS Next Name 2400 1
@4667 701-000-0000 And so on 2400 1
@1019 701-594-4111 And so on 9600 1
@2261 206-653-8766 To the last Name 2400 1

----------------------------------End of file--------------------------------

This file is "define.net" - It adds the name of your local net to the screen
in place of LocalNET, for network listing, subs and e-mail. It contains only
one line, on the first line of the file.
CareNET
------------------------------End of file------------------------------------

Local network subs

You make your own subs list, the file is called: subslist.net and goes in
your LOCAL NET DIRECTORY ONLY!
All 4 diget subs are autorequestable, automatically be any client.
Five diget subs are secured subs, and must be set up, in the local net
directory using the vvsub#s.net and vsub#s.net format, the same as for
VirtualNET.

COMPILE THE NETWORK

From your vbbs directory: type the following and press your enter key:
vnet /a networkid=15
You will see the network compile and list the nodes if your setup is correct.

PROBLEM SOLVING

===========================================================================
PROBLEM | CHECK THE FOLLOWING
=================================|=========================================
This is First 1. Register Your Software and
request your nodes to do so.

When I compile using 1. Check the path listed in vconfig
Vnet /a networkid=15 I get 2. Make sure you enter 15 for net id
the wrong bbs list 3. Make sure your network has it's own
directory

Some nodes do not show up 1. Check your bbslist.X (s) and make
sure you have the node listed
2. Make sure you've followed the correct
format - Follow Roland's VirtualNET
bbslist.x (cut and paste if need be
to get the layout right)

The X (list net) function
shows a garbled list 1. Your bbslist.x (s) must follow the
proper lay out or your bbslist.net
file will not read correctly.
This includes the exact number of
spaces between each entry.

When nodes connect they get,
an improper netid error 1. Check your network config and make
certain that you have them listed
in your client list. Make sure
you entered their properly assigned
LOCALNET node #. Check both systems
to make sure no one has any characters
listed in the password.
2. Set up and compile VirtualNET
if you are not netted in VirtualNET
to initiate the network files.
DON'T EVEN TRY TO RUN A LOCAL NET
WITHOUT SETTING UP VIRTUALNET FIRST.

Subs not transfering 1. Make certain that the numbers are
listed in your file, subslist net, in
your LOCALNET directory for your local
net. Make sure the receiving node
has added the subtype and the proper
networkid # (15).
Remember: Subs do not transfer until
the second connection, and then only
new posts since that connection.

===========================End of Document File=============================

Net Updates: 1@2301 has some batch files that he's using. Download
Kine*.zip if interested.

Simple update: Zip your bbslist.0 bbslist.1 and subslist.net
call it by any name.

Have this file in the c:\vbbs\sysop directory and run it
once nightly. (make certain your files are going to that
directory, and never delete the *.zip file as if a new update
does not come you will not have the files needed to replace
bbslist.*

@echo off
cd\vbbs\local ---Your local net directory
del bbslist.0
del bbslist.1
del subslist.net
copy c:\vbbs\sysop\yourname.zip ---dir where your *.zip files are received
pkunzip yourname.zip
cd\vbbs
vnet /a networkid=15

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  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : VBBS61A2.ZIP
Filename : LOCALNET.DOC

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