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  • EleBBS 12.12.2012

    Over at R&M Software Rick Parrish has several how-to’s posted I wanted to make sure and archive. This is one of them. You can visit the original here. All of this is from his site, I’ve just borrowed (stolen) it here.

    This HOWTO is based on the following software:

    RedHat 7.3
    EleBBS 0.09g1

    First, the steps involved in installing EleBBS

    1) Download EleBBS
    2) Unzip to a temporary directory
    Ensure you unzip using lowercase names (ie: unzip -L)
    3) Read install.lin
    4) Execute install.sh (ie: bash install.sh)

    EleBBS should now be installed and fully functional.
    The next steps make it telnettable using xinetd

    5) Create the group and user to run EleBBS from
    groupadd -g 501 bbs
    useradd -d /home/ele -g 501 -s /home/ele/runele -u 501 bbs
    6) Edit /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
    Take note of the user, server_args and disable lines
    service telnet
    {
    flags = REUSE
    socket_type = stream
    wait = no
    user = bbs
    server = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
    server_args = -h -L /home/ele/runele
    log_on_failure += USERID
    disable = no
    }
    7) Edit /home/ele/runele (the file should not exist yet)
    Copy/Paste the following lines into this file:
    #!/bin/sh

    export ELEBBS=”/home/ele”
    chown -R bbs.bbs $ELEBBS
    cd $ELEBBS
    exec $ELEBBS/elebbs -B115200 -C1 -N-1
    8) Make the above file executable
    chmod ugo+x /home/ele/runele
    9) Change the ownership of /home/ele
    chown -R bbs.bbs /home/ele
    10) Restart xinetd for changes to take effect
    killall -HUP xinetd

    Now you should be all set to accept inbound telnet connections!

    As a side note, I guess I should point out that I know next to
    nothing about Linux. As such, there may be better/easier ways
    to do some of this stuff. This is just what works for me.

    Posted by Richard Miles @ 10:22 pm for EleBBS |

    2 Comments to "How to Set Up EleBBS Under Linux"

    • mro says:

      did you verify that this works?

      • rm_blogger says:

        Nope, actually I didn’t (at least yet.) Currently my system is Synchronet under windows. I’ve got a couple of virtual machines set up with different linux distros but haven’t played around with anything to do with BBSing. Once I finally get around to that I’ll update this as to whether it works or not.

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