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VBBS Utilities Documentation
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VBBS software allows for a wide variety of utilities that Sysops
may find useful. Some are required, such as those that interface to
other networks. And some utilities just make VBBS more fun to use.

There are MANY fine utilities that are VBBS script MODs, or
source code MODs. Since you are able to get these MODs by way of
the Virtual Net Network, or fellow VBBS systems, it's better to concentrate
on EXTERNAL utilities that can be run outside of VBBS, or are used by
VBBS itself. These are utilities that are usually EXE files. Below is
a list of such utilities, and a description of what they will do for
you.

This documention file was written by Gene (Red Dog) Wells. I make
no claim to being a writer, but I did put all efforts into making this
documentation as accurate as possible. I'm still in search of GOOD VBBS
external utilities to add to this documentation. So, if you have a
tried and true utility, please E-Mail a copy of it to me, and a description
of what it does. I'll be updating this documentation regularly.

Gene Wells aka Red Dog (The GWE BBS)
Virtual Net 1 @6460 Steubenville, Ohio
WWIVnet 1 @6460 614-282-3409
WWIVlink 1 @16450 USR / DS V.32bis
IceNet 1 @6460
FIDO Net 1:129/201


----------------------- Utilities By : Roland DeGraaf ------------------------
Virtual Technologies
VirtualNet Address 1 @1
BBS - 616-399-4818

VWW4 - VWW4 is a utility needed to interface WWIV style networks to
VBBS. This software requires VBBS registration to function
and works in conjuntion with WWIV networking software. Networks
such as WWIVnet, WWIVlink and IceNet are directly supported.

VUUCP - VUUCP is a utility needed to interface UUCP style networks to
VBBS. This software requires VBBS registration to function
and works in conjunction with UUCP networking software. A copy
of WAF165.ZIP (Waffle BBS software ) and the UUCP files in it
are needed.

VGIX - VGIX is a utility for VBBS 5.60 and up, that is used by you
and your users to take advantage of VBBS's graphical VGA
interface. It is an advancing terminal program that will
provide FULL VGA and mouse support while on-line.

VCDROM - VCDROM is a utility used with VBBS 5.60 and up that will
convert entire CD's to VBBS directories. It creates the
necessary files needed by VBBS, including the file
descriptions.

VXY - VXY is a specially written protocol driver that allows the
Sysop to have Xmodem, YModem, Ymodem-G, and Zmodem protocols
on the BBS without having to use DSZ. The main purpose is to
support VBBS methods of addressing COM port addresses and IRQs.
VXY (Unlike DSZ) will work under unusual port configurations
and with DigiBoards.


--------------------- Utilities By : Neil J Marshall ------------------------
The TransAtlantic BBS
VirtualNet Address 1 @440
FIDO Net address 2:440/11

VFIDO - VFIDO is a utility needed to interface FIDO style networks
to VBBS. This software requires VBBS registration to function
and is directly supported by VBBS's front end.

VDUPE - VDUPE is a utility that will scan message bases and file
bases and delete duplicate posts and file descriptions.
On file bases, it deletes the oldest file name in the database.

VLOGS - VLOGS is a utility that allows the Sysop to maintain Network
logs seperate from VBBS. If VBBS deletes a network log VLOGS
won't, allowing the Sysop to maintain up to a year of Network
log files.

VSUBS - VSUBS is a utility that allows a server to see what message
subs his clients are getting. If your client(S) are getting
a sub, you might as well set it up too. After all you're
paying to receive it.

VUSER - VUSER is a utility that allows the Sysop to delete users
on a MASS scale, usually by date. You can delete all users
who have not logged on in 6 months, or whatever time limit
you wish to set. And allows this by security level.

VNODE - VNODE is a utility that is used in the event you should
change your node number, or the network to which you belong.
VNODE will amend all reference to your old node number and
replace them with your new node number.

VAREA - VAREA is a uutility to allow you to Subscribe and unsubscribe
to Virtual Net Meassage Areas. It will handle AutoRequest,
Secured, and AutoSubscription Areas. It creates the necessary
files for you and generates a message to the Host.

VMASS - VMASS is a utility that will create MM files for you. It will
currently create MM file for the entire net, officials in the
net, or all nodes in a region. Works on Vnet type networks.

------------------------- Miscellaneous Utilities ----------------------------

CVTUSER - This is a utility for Sysops who are converting from WWIV
software to VBBS. CVTUSER will convert your WWIV 4.2x
standard user list to VBBS format. This saves you from
having to type all your users into VBBS, or forcing them
to re-login as NEW.
Written By : Jake Blues
The Arena BBS
314-845-6849
Vnet Address 1 @3147
WWIVlink address 1 @13470

WW4DL2 - This is a utility for Sysops who are converting from WWIV
software to VBBS. WW4DL2 will convert WWIV style file bases
to VBBS format.
Written By : Jake Blues
The Arena BBS
314-845-6849
Vnet Address 1 @3147
WWIVlink Address 1 @13470

VPKTPEEK - This utility allows viewing and editing of Virtual Net
pending mail packets. Read and delete messages in a packet
without disturbing the rest of the packet.
Written By : Brian Dessent

STAT2 - This is a utility that allows the Sysop to edit BBS Stats
such as number of calls, posts, email, Days Online, and
etc.
Written By : SCOTT
VirtualNet Address 1 @4123

QWKSORT - This utility takes all Subs with a NON-ZERO QWK number and
sorts them by QWK number numerically. This assures that all
QWK numbers are unique.
Written By : Jerry Winfry aka Dr. Pepper
The Trident BBS
310-924-1844
Vnet Address 1 @3100
WWIVnet Address 1 @3059
WWIVlink Address 1 @13059

SUBLST - This utility creates a text list of BBS's that subscribe
to one of your Hosted Subs. It lists their node number,
BBS name, phone number, and baud supported.

UEDIT - This is a utility that greatly expands the Sysop's ability
to edit user records. It's a mouse compatible, pull down
menu editor that will even let you print mailing label from
your user list.
Written By : Scott
Virtual Net Address 1 @4123

VTAG - This is a utility that allows the Sysop to change taglines
with an external program, making it much easier to do
Written By : Scott
Virtual Net address 1 @4123

VREQ - This utility is used in conjunction with WWIV style
networks. It will send automatic Add/Drop Sub requests
adding or deleting the correct NNxxxxx.NEt file as needed.

CHECKIF - CHECKIF is a Utility that will scan all files areas for files
you have deleted, and will mark them as OFF-LINE for you.
Very handy if you want to mass delete files from DOS, but
you don't want to remove the file names and descriptions from
BBS.
Written By : Beep
Virtual Net Address 1 @4120

VLOG - VLOG Reads VDUPE.TXT created by VDUPE.EXE and writes a
file called dedupe.log. Running VLOG keeps a daily running
log file of dupe stats.
Written By : Gremlin
Virtual Net Address 1 @8180

VCLR - VCLR is a utility that reads any text file and removes
redundant ^P color code changes. For use on bullitins and
such.
Written By : Gremlin
Virtual Net Address 1 @8180

VREAD - VREAD will let the Sysop read any text file that contains
^P color codes, and displays the text in color. Nice for
reading the new BBS logs created by VBBS from WFC.
Written By : Charles
Virtual Net Address 1 @6794

TOPTEN - A free utility that generates .MNU files for Top Ten
Users. MNU's can then be read with a script or in a
the Bullitins section.


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