axgetlist - 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 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
After the succesful 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.
ulistd(8) axgetmsg(1) msgcleanup(1) ax25(4)
Radek Burget OK2JBG <email@example.com>