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»gÁm€€‚‚€‚ÿConfiguration FilesWinQVT/Net uses a number of configuration files and database files in the course of normal operations. These files should be located together in the same directory. That will usually be either the 'Working Directory', as specified by the Program Manager 'Properties' dialog, or the directory pointed to by the optional environment variable QVTNET_DIR. We recommend that you use 'Working Directory' to specify the config-file location, since QVTNET_DIR may not be supported in all future releases.ù´¬ôE X€i€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿIt is important that these configuration files not be marked as read-only, or placed in a read-only directory (in a LAN environment). The files QVTNET.INI and NEWS.RC are routinely updated by WinQVT/Net in its normal functioning. In addition, users will probably want to create Telnet screen images and logfiles, which requires that the home directory not be read-only.The principle configuration and database files used by WinQVT/Net are:QVTNET.INIThis is the principal configuration file for WinQVT/Net. It includes configuration settings for the program as a whole, such as connectivity information, as well as settings for each of the client applications (Terminal, FTP, etc.).,Óû Y €€§€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€‚‚€€‚‚‚‚ƒ‚‚‚‚‚‚ƒ‚‚ÿQVTNET.RCThis file is used to store alternate configurations for the Terminal application (the default configuration is stored in QVTNET.INI). Each configuration consists of a series of text lines. The first line will always be a line of the form:name=If the name includes embedded blanks, it must be enclosed in double quotes.The remainder of the configuration consists of a series of lines of the form:=%æ a? L€Í€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚ÿwhere is a configurable item, and is the value being assigned to that item. Available configurable items are those found in the [terminal] section of QVTNET.INI. One important item that is available only in QVTNET.RC is the 'host=' directive, which allows you to specify a default host to associate with a configuration. The argument to this directive should be the name of a host as found in QVTHOST.RC.In QVTNET.RC, the comment character is the '#'. Comment characters can appear either at the beginning of the line, or in-line. Everything to the right of the '#' will be ignored. Make sure that you do not have any lines in QVTNET.RC with nothing to the right of the '='; all lines must have both a keyword and a value.Fñ< ³@U x€ã€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚€€‚‚‚‚ƒ‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿQVTALIAS.RCThis file is used to store a list of mail 'aliases' in Unix format:: [,,...]QVTNET.ACLThis is the access-control-list file used by the FTP and RCP servers, in order to verify that a logged-in user has access to a filesystem object. This facility can be used to keepa³@h unauthorized users out of various areas on your disk. A security check is made every time a user tries to access a directory or file, either for reading or writing.2äaåBN j€É€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚ƒ‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿEach entry in QVTNET.ACL has the following format: [,,...]where is the name of a restricted directory, and the 's are the names of the users who are authorized to access that directory. If the username list is empty, no one will be allowed access to the restricted directory.NEWS.RCThis file stores a list of subscribed newsgroups for use by the News Reader application. The format of lines in NEWS.RC is:|,³@aEP n€Y€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚ƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚ÿConsole CommandsAll application activity in WinQVT/Net begins with the Console. All of WinQVT/Net's functionality is accessible from the Console Menu. In addition to the menu, a row of pushbuttons has been provided as an accelerated method for accessing client applications.System MenuA number of custom items are present in WinQVT/Net's system menu. These are:Restore AllRestores all iconified WinQVT/Net applicationwindowsMinimize AllIconifies all WinQVT/Net application windowsRúáEJX ~€õ€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚ƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚‚€€‚‚ããË݉‚‚‚ÿTerminate AllTerminate all WinQVT/Net clients, but leave theConsole runningClear ConsoleErase the Console window's message areaFile MenuThe 'Open' menuitem can be used to re-load the contents of QVTNET.RC from disk. This is usually only necessary if changes to this file has been made outside the WinQVT/Net environment.The final item on this menu is a toggle, which is used to enable and disable the copying of Console messages to a disk file. By default, console logging is enabled.¿-H›L] ˆ€€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚ÿView MenuThis command is a toggle, which you can use to hide or expose the Console window's message area.Services MenuThis menu is the point from which WinQVT/Net's client applications can be launched. Of the five available applications, the 'Terminal' application is multiple-instance; the others are single-instance.The 'Servers' menuitem is used to start and stop WinQVT/Net's three server applications.Configuration MenužVJ9OH ^€­€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚ããË݉‚ÿThe first submenu - 'Printer' - can be used to select a default printer and printer font for use by WinQVT/Net applications.The remaining menuitems provide access to the dialogs which are used to configure WinQVT/Net's interactive client applications. Though these dialogs can be accessed at any time, you will be allowed to save changes only if the application being configured isn't actually running at the time.When you click on the 'Ok' button, changes will be applied to the current session and also written to QVTNET.INI, so that they will be employed by future WinQVT/Net sessions.?›LxO< H€€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿlprThe lpr application is used to send files which reside on your PC to printers elsewhere on the network. In order to print a file on a remote printer, you must first arrange for your PC's node name to be added to the 'hosts.lpd' database on the host machine to which the printer is attached. If your PC is not in this database, the lpr daemon will not accept connections from the PC.The procedure for remotely printing a file is as follows:1. Select a host to print on.€7ׂ~‡I `€o€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿ2. Type in the name of the print queue to use on the selected host.3. Type in or select (using the 'Files' dialog) the name of the local file that you want to print.4. Press the 'Print' button.Note that you have a few options which you can apply to print jobs:Text/Binary option: Most print files are text files. However, if you want to send a local file to a device such as a plotter, this data is sometimes in binary format.Print Banner: Allows you to specify whether or not a banner page should be prepended to your print file on the remote printer.͎þ„Kˆ? L€€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚‚ÿServersWinQVT/Net includes three server applications, in addition to the various client modules. These are the FTP, SMTP, and rcp servers. The FTP server allows a remote user to log in to the PC using the FTP protocol, and transfer files to and from the PC. The SMTP server receives mail messages and stores them on the PCs local disk. The rcp server allows remote users to copy files to and from the PC using the Berkeley 'rcp' command (where available).There are some security restrictions which apply to users of the FTP and rcp servers. In the case of the FTP server, users must be given usernames and passwords. This is done using the PASSWD.EXE utility. Other than authorized users, only 'anonymous' logins will be permitted.ˆ˜ŽB R€Y€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿUsers of the rcp server are not subject to login security, but they are subject to any access restrictions which are defined in the QVTNET.ACL file. If a directory is listed as a protected directory in QVTNET.ACL, only users listed in the ACL can copy files from or to that directory.Access-control restrictions apply to FTP users as well. Access to protected directories, for any purpose, will be given only to users who are listed in the ACL for that directory.The three servers can be started up selectively at the time that WinQVT/Net is started, by making the appropriate settings in QVTNET.INI. The servers can also be stopped and started interactively from the console.?ª‹×Ž< H€€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿStarting a SessionA Terminal session is started either by selecting the 'Terminal' menuitem from the 'Services' menu, or by pressing the 'Terminal' LÂ׎button.In either case, a dialog box will be presented from which the new Terminal session can be launched. This dialog presents you with the following choices:HostThere are two ways to specify a host for the new session. The first way is to select a host from the 'Hosts' listbox. This listbox contains all of the host names which are listed in your hosts database. The second way is to type a host name or IP address into the input field that is located just above the listbox. This method allows you to connect to hosts which are not presently documented in hosts.ÉkÅ^ Š€×€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚€€‚‚ããË݉ããË݉‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿConfiguration Each Terminal session must be configured with respect to font, colors, and so on. The default Terminal configuration is stored in QVTNET.INI, and is provided here as the first item in the Configuration listbox (i.e., default). If additional configurations have been defined in QVTNET.RC, they are also available for selection.IP Port There are two ports which are typically used for interactive Terminal sessions: Telnet (23) and rlogin (513). One of these ports can be chosen by means of the radio buttons. However, if you need to use a non-standard port, you can type it in directly. ÁLÂÆH ^€ƒ€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿThe key-redefinition process is performed via a pair of dialog boxes which are accessed through the 'Keymaps' menu. The first dialog is used to redefine keys which are located in the main alphanumeric portion of the keyboard; the second dialog is used to work with keys which are part of one of the three small keypads which are located to the right of the main keyboard.To redefine a key:* Choose the keymap dialog that contains the key you want to redefine.* Press the button that corresponds to that key.Gý¿ÊOÎJ b€û€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€‚‚‚ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚ÿThe first toggle specifies the mode under which files will be transferred between your PC and the remote machine. For text files, you should select 'ASCII' mode; for binary files (.EXE, .COM, .ZIP, .LZH, etc.), use 'Binary'.BellSpecifies whether or not the PC's bell will besounded at the completion of a file transferGlobbing Specifies whether or not filespec expansion willbe performed on user-supplied filenames. Ifglobbing is enabled, wildcard expansion will?äÚ][ „€É€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿExitTerminates the current mail session, if any, and closes the Mail window.ResetThis option is available only while a mail session is under way. It allows you to reset the mailbox to its state prior to the current session. Most importantly, any messages you may have deleted are restored. Any messages which have been read but not deleted are marked as unread.Start/Stop Background Mail CheckThese two options are available only when there is no mail session under way. They allow you to initiate or terminate the background mail-check process. If you invoke 'Start Background Mail Check', and you have not previously logged on to the server interactively, the standard login dialog will be executed, so that you can enter your login name and password for use by the background process.Lû2LóQ p€÷€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚ÿAdd AliasUse thi›OóêHs dialog to add a new entry to your QVTALIAS.RC file.Download New MailUse this menuitem to download any and all new messages from a users remote mailbox to the same users local new mail mailbox.Setup MenuFont The Mail application can use any installed Windows font. This menuitem brings up the standard Windows font selection dialog. The selected font will immediately be applied to the current session,and will also be saved in QVTNET.INI for use by future Mail sessions.{*›On„Q p€U€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿPrinter - Select Printer When printing articles locally, the Mail application will normally use the default Windows printer. This menu option allows you to choose a different printer for the current session.Printer - Select Font The Mail application, by default, uses a reasonably-sized Courier font for local printing. This menu option allows you to choose a different printer font for the current session.Send MailThis menu item allows you to create and send a new mail message. Its availability depends on the following conditions::ø󁨆B R€ñ€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿ* If you have selected SMTP as your 'send mail' protocol (the default), this option will be available at all times.* If you have selected POP3 as your 'send mail' protocol, this option is available only when there is an active POP3 session.In order to send mail, you must carry out a number of steps. First, you must make sure that all of the input fields in the dialog are filled in. Note that, if you have created an 'alias' database, your aliases are made available for selection at this time.e$n„
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿButton CommandsOnce a Mail session has been started, your principal means of control will be the row of pushbuttons which is located just below the listbox. These buttons are associated with the following functions:Read/Next If there is no message currently displayed in the message area, then pressing this button will load and display the currently 'selected' message (i.e., the message whose entry is highlighted in the listbox). Once a message has been loaded, pressing this button again will load the next consecutive message from the mailbox.êRˆ¸Z ‚€!€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚€€‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿSave Pressing this button will save the currently displayed message (or selected message, if no message is currently displayed) to a disk file. The default save directory is given by the 'savedir' entry in QVTNET.INI.ReplyAllows you to compose and transmit a reply to the sender of the currently displayed message. The contents of the original message will be included in the reply, where it can be edited.Delete Deletes the currently displayed (or selected) message. Once a POP3 session has been closed, deleted messages cannot be recovered. During a session, however, you can recover deleted messages by using the 'Reset' menu option.¾ÎŠǎQ p€}€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿMenu OptionsFile Menu This menu provides functions which operate at the file and session level.Open Opens a News Reader session. There are four different hÁǎ options, as provided by a dialog box. The first two - Read Articles and Download Articles - are the most important. The first option is used when you want to read the news articles that are currently in storage on the PC. The second option downloads articles from the news server to the PC, where they can be accessed later (by 'Read Articles').Å „ÃW |€‹€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚ÿCloseSaves an updated copy of NEWS.RC and terminates the current News session. The News window is not closed.SaveWrites an updated version of NEWS.RC. The status of the current session is unaffected.ExitIf there is an active News session, this command will close that session and write an updated NEWS.RC. The News window will then be closed.Setup MenuProvides for the selection of custom fonts, for both the screen and printer.#ÝhÁ§ÅF Z€»€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿFont The News Reader can use any installed Windows font. This menuitem brings up the standard Windows font selection dialog. The selected font will immediately be applied to the current session,and will also be saved in QVTNET.INI for use by future News sessions.Printer - Select Printer When printing articles locally, the News Reader will normally use the default Windows printer. This menu option allows you to choose a different printer for the current session.šH„ÃAÈR r€‘€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿPrinter - Select Font The News Reader, by default, uses a reasonably-sized Courier font for local printing. This menu option allows you to choose a different printer font for the current session.Newsgroups Menu This menu provides a set of functions which operate on newsgroups.Show Newsgroups This item is available only when a newsgroup has been selected for reading, and the listbox is currently showing a list of articles from that newsgroup. The 'Display' command will unselect the newsgroup and return the listbox to showing the list of subscribed newsgroups.(Ú§ÅiÊN j€µ€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿReset Newsgroup This menuitem can be used to restore a newsgroup to its state at the beginning of a session. Articles which had been junked are made available again. A newsgroup can be reset any time during a session, as long as it hasn't been purged (see below).Subscribe Invokes the dialog which allows you to subscribe to one or more newsgroups.Unsubscribe Allows you to remove a newsgroup from the list of currently subscribed newsgroups.Purge - All 'áAȐÌF Z€Ã€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿHas the effect of marking all of the articles in the currently selected newsgroup as 'read'. Effects become permanent only when the session is closed. A newsgroup that has been purged cannot be reset.Purge - Partial Allows you to mark only the first articles in the newsgroup as 'read', leaving a set of articles at the end still available. This is useful if you fall behind in a newsgroup, but you still want a chance to see the most recent articles.Edit Killfile ;ìiÊËÎO l€Ù€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿDisplays a dialog box that can be used to edit the contents of the killfile, as it pertains to the selected newsgroup. Functions available include: add subject; delete subject; add user; delete user. All news articles whose subject and/or originating user appear in the killfile will be eliminated from the article list.Articles Menu This menu provides a set of functions which operate at the article level.Show Articles Load and display articles from the selected newsgroup.ÁÌíU x€ƒ€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿShow Threads Present, in a separate window, a list of all unread threads in the currently-selected newsgroup.Undelete LastRestore to the article list the most-recently deleted article.Undelete AllRestore all dËÎíǎeleted articles.Article SearchPresent, in a separate window, a list of all articles which have been written by the author of the currently-selected article.Post Article Presents a dialog box which is used to prepare and post a new article to the net. The currently-selected newsgroup, if any, is given as the default, but you can type in a different newsgroup if you like. Note that your article may be rejected if the news server doesnt support the selected newsgroup.?ËÎ,< H€€˜˜¬[µa
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»gÁm€€‚‚‚‚‚ÿButton CommandsThe principal user interface for the News Reader is implemented as two sets of pushbuttons, located below the listbox in which newsgroups and articles are displayed. The left-hand button set contains buttons which operate at the newsgroup level, while the right-hand button set operates at the article level.Buttons will be enabled for use only when their use is appropriate. For example, the 'Read' button will be enabled only when the listbox is showing articles, not newsgroups.ÊqËT v€•€˜˜¬[µa
»gÁm€‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ã4Ì݉‚ÿMany of the buttons operate in multiple 'modes', in that they function one way if they are pressed 'alone', and a different way if they are pressed in conjuntion with a modifier key, such as the key or the right mouse button.Newsgroup-level Buttons There are four buttons which operate on newsgroups: Load Articles, Subscribe, Purge, and Post.Show Articles/Show ThreadsWhen in 'Newsgroup Mode', pushing this button will load and display the available unread articles from the selected newsgroup. Once this action is taken, and the listbox is filled with articles, the label (and function) of this button changes to Show Threads, an operation which is documented elsewhere in this document.k#­6
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»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚€€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿPost Post an article to the net. The current newsgroup, if any, will be the default newsgroup for the new article..Article-level Buttons Once a newsgroup has been selected for reading, the articles from that newsgroup will begin to appear in the listbox, replacing the list of subscribed newsgroups. Your principal means of control will now become the row of buttons which is located below the listbox.Read/Next Loads the currently selected article (the article which is highlighted in the listbox) and displays it in the text area. If there is already an article present, this button's label will change to 'Next', and pressing it will load the next sequential article.d6
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»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒƒ‚ÿDelete Marks the currently selected article as 'read', and removes it from the listbox. Note that this button can be used to junk not only the currently displayed article (if there is one), but any article in the list.The 'Delete' button has a number of modes, as determined by these modifier keys:All articles up to and including the currently highlighted article will be junked.All 'read' articles will be junked.All articles up to and including the bottommost visible article will be junked.”I:
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»gÁm€‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚ÿNote that, in order for the 'Email' option to work, you must have selected SMTP as your 'send mail' protocol, not POP3.Print Prints the contents of the currently displayed article on the local printer. If you press and hold the right mouse button while simultaneously clicking the 'Print' button, the article will be printed through the 'lpr' module on the default network printer.= ƒD‹F1{,ƒáˆÿÿÿÿ‹FÉLScript Files”CNFIQ p€‡€˜˜¬[µa
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  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

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