axgetlist(1) read the message list from the BBS


axgetlist [-b bbsname] [-s startnum]


Axgetlist works as a replacement of ulistd(8) for those users who don't have permission to use the unproto lists or who find it unreliable. Axgetlist connects the home BBS, sends the commands for getting the list of new messages and adds it to the same file as ulistd does. This allows one to use all the mail utilities the same way as with ulistd.

Each BBS can use different format of message lists. The format for your BBS must be carefuly specified in the configuration file /etc/ax25/axgetlist.conf (see the example configuration file for more information).


After the successful connect to the BBS axgetlist attempts to execute the script /var/ax25/auth_agent and redirects its stdin and stdout to the BBS. The BBS callsign is passed as the first command line argument. The script should take actions needed for user's authorization to the BBS. When the script execution fails, axgetlist continues downloading the message list without authorization.




Radek Burget OK2JBG <[email protected]>