Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : CALLID.ZIP
Filename : CONFIG.HLP

 
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General HelpÙPort NumberŒBaud Rate8Data Bits0 Parity
Stop BitsH Log File Name- Private Flag File NameÉ Bad Flag File Name
Bad Numbers List FileB Output Log String Format5 Configuration File Name™"
Full Path NameX#
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*B 1,General Help

The ICALLER ID CONFIGURATION ProgramI is designed to create
a configuration file for the CALLERID.EXE program.

Use the Up and Down Arrow Keys to highlight the
different fields, and edit the fields to contain the
desired data for your system's configuration.

While on each field you can press IF1I to get help on that
field. For any FILE that you don't want to have
CALLER ID create, leave the field blank.




Press PgDn for More...
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Movement Keys for Editing the Fields on the Screen


I Help F1
Exit and Save F10
Exit Without Saving Escape

Move Down One Field Tab, Down Arrow
Move Up One Field Shift-Tab, Up Arrow

Insert Mode Toggle InsI



Press PgDn for More...
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Also see these topics for more information:


^Port Number^ ^Baud Rate^ ^Data Bits^
^Parity^ ^Stop Bits^


^Log File Name^ ^Private Flag File Name^
^Bad Flag File Name^ ^Bad Numbers List File^


^Output Log String Format^
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*B 2,Port Number

Enter the ICOM Port NumberI that your Caller ID Box is
connected to in this field.

If you have an IBM PC/XT/AT/386 compatible computer,
valid values are 1 or 2. Sorry, but non-standard COM
ports are not supported yet.

If you have an IBM PS/2 computer, you can enter from
COM 1 through COM 8.

Default is I1I.



^General Help^
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*B 3,Baud Rate



Enter the IBAUD RateI of your Called ID Box in this Field.

Valid baud rates are: 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, and 19200.

Default is I1200I.







^General Help^
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*B 4,Data Bits



Enter the IDATA BITI setting for your Caller ID Box in
this field.

Valid data bits are, 5, 6, 7, or 8. Default is I8I.








^General Help^
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*B 5,Parity



Enter the IPARITYI that your Caller ID Box uses in this
field.

Valid parity settings are: IOIdd, IEIven, INIone,
IMIark, or ISIpace.

Default is INIone.





^General Help^
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*B 6,Stop Bits



Enter the ISTOP BITSI that your Caller ID Box uses in this
field.

Valid stop bits are 1 or 2. Default is I1I.








^General Help^
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*B 7,Log File Name
Enter the IName of the Log FileI you want CALLERID to send
it's log to. This log is IexactlyI what the Caller ID
Box sends to the computer.

Each time the Caller ID Box sends a line to the
computer, it will get sent to this log file. Many
people use their Bulletin Board Log File to capture this
log. This allows them to see what number a user called
from while browsing their BBS Log File.

See ^Output Log String Format^ for information on
how you can change this log output to better meet your
needs.

Also see: ^Full Path Name^
File Type: Output ^General Help^
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*B 8,Private Flag File Name

Enter the IName of the Private Flag FileI. This file
is created when the Caller ID Box tells us that the caller
has his caller ID information disabled.

CALLERID will send the line received from the Caller ID
Box to this I"flag"I file. The contents of this private
flag file are not important. It is meant to be a flag
to your BBS that a caller has their ID blocked.

If you don't want a Private Flag file created, leave
this field blank.


Also see: ^Full Path Name^
File Type: Output ^General Help^
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*B 9,Bad Flag File Name

Enter the IName of the Bad Number Flag FileI you want
created when a caller calls from a number that is in the
Bad Number File List.

You can have a list of numbers that you don't want
calling your BBS. If one of these numbers is received,
CALLERID will create a I"flag"I file to indicate to your
BBS that this has happened.

This flag file contains the line that is sent to the
computer from the Caller ID Box, but again, the contents
is not important.
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If you don't want a Bad Number Flag file created, leave
this field blank.



Also see ^Bad Numbers List File^ or
^Private Flag File Name^ for more information.




Also see: ^Full Path Name^
File Type: Output ^General Help^
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*B 10,Bad Numbers List File

Enter the IName of the Bad Number List File.I This
file that holds a list of phone numbers that you do not
want to call your BBS.

Each time a call comes in, CALLERID will search this
list to see if the number is a I"bad" number.I This is
sort of like a trash can file.

If you don't have a Bad Numbers File List, leave this
field blank.


Also see: ^Full Path Name^
File Type: Input ^General Help^
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*B 11,Output Log String Format

This is a tricky one. If you are a C programmer, then
just use a valid formatting string that you would use in
a printf() function call.

REMEMBER: The Caller ID Box sends I29I characters in this
form:

I03/02 11:03 (123)555-1212 GI

If you are not a C programmer, let me see if I can
explain this to you a little.

This is not an real powerful formatting option. It will
allow you to put extra spaces before and after your log
file entry, as well as other text.
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Use a "I%sI" (without the quotes) to represent the line
that is received from the Caller ID Box, and sent to the
Log File. A carriage return/line feed are always put at
the end of the log entry. Note in the example that follows,
the [] brackets are here to show the exact field, but don't
include them in your field unless you want those characters
to show up in your log.


Put 10 spaces BEFORE the log entry.
Format String: I[ %s]I
Result in Log File:
I" 03/02 11:03 (123)555-1212 G"I
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Put 10 spaces BEFORE and AFTER the log entry.
Format String: I[ %s ]I
Result in Log File:
I" 03/02 11:03 (123)555-1212 G "I




Put some text before the log entry to tell what it is.
Format String: I[FROM THE CALLER ID BOX: %s]I
Result in Log File:
I"FROM THE CALLER ID BOX: 03/02 11:03 (123)555-1212 G"I
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Put some asterisks before and after the log entry.
Format String: I[********** %s **********]I
Result in Log File:
I"********** 03/02 11:03 (123)555-1212 G**********"I
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You can use a number right before the "s" in the %s field.
This number tell the program to print the line from the
Caller ID Box in 'x' number of spaces. A positive number
makes the entry right justified, while a negative number
makes it left justified.


Format String: I[%80s]I

This will make the line 80 characters long with the number
right justified on the line.
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Format String: I[%-80s]I

This will do the same, but the number will be on the left
with enough spaces after the number to make the line 80
characters long.


Format String: I[ %-56s]I

This is what you use to make the line match the callers
log entry in a IPCBoard log file.I PCBoard wants every line
in the log file to be I62I characters long. This format
string will put 6 spaces at the beginning of the line,
then the number from the Caller ID Box, and pad the line
with spaces on the end to make it a total of 62 characters
long.
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If you need help with this setting, send me a small
portion of your log file and I will see if I can come up
with a format setting for your system. I can't promise
anything, but I'm willing to try.

ITHE TECH LINE BBS at 301-696-1393I, and you will be able
to download this program on your first call, and send me
a COMMENT with your example.




^General Help^
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*B 12,Configuration File Name





Enter the Iname of the output file you want to save this
information into.I








^General Help^
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*B 13,Full Path Name

You will encounter problems if you don't use a FULL PATH
NAME in the fields that require a file name to be
entered!

Lets assume you just enter a file name like "LOG.TXT".
When you run CALLERID, it remains memory resident and
does it's thing in the background. If it goes to open a
file, it will open "LOG.TXT", and this will be created
in whatever directory you are in when this happens.

If you use a full path like "C:\PCB\LOG.TXT", then it
does not matter what drive or directory you are in when
CALLERID goes to create a file.

^General Help^
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  3 Responses to “Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : CALLID.ZIP
Filename : CONFIG.HLP

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