binkd - transfer files between two Fidonet systems over TCP/IP
binkd [-CcDipqrsvmh] [ -P node ] config-file
Binkd is a Fidonet mailer designed to operate via TCP/IP networks. As a
FTN-compatible internet daemon, it makes possible efficient utilization
of TCP/IP protocol suite as a transport layer in FTN-based (Fido
Technology Network) networks.
Binkd expects your spool for Fido-like networks to be in BSO ("Bink
style outbound") or optionaly ASO ("Amiga style outbound") format. BSO
is also used by ifmail and BinkleyTerm mailers.
-C Binkd running with this option will reread the configuration
file if it is changed. The modification time of the
configuration file is checked every 60 seconds and on every
incoming and outgoing connection.
-c Start client only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.
-D Run Binkd as a daemon (cannot be used for client-only mode).
-i Run Binkd from inetd.
-P Poll a node. An empty *.ilo file in the outbound will be
created, which will force Binkd to connect to and to receive
mail from the node ( Binkd will also add "Node node * -" record
to the table-of-nodes in Binkd ´s memory if there is no entry
for the node in the configuration file).
-p Start client manager, process polls, quit if the queue seems to
be empty after the next rescan. Implies -c.
-q Quiet mode. Turns off printq, conlog and percents statements of
-r Disable crypt traffic.
-s Start server only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.
-v Be verbose. This flag can be specified multiple times for even
higher verbosity. Binkd -v will dump binkd’s version and quit.
Binkd -vvv binkd.cfg will dump binkd’s configuration and still
-m Disable CRAM-MD5 authorization. Implies -r.
-h Print help message.
SIGHUP Causes Binkd to reload it’s config.
Binkd homepage, http://www.corbina.net/~maloff/binkd/
"Binkd User Guide" by Nick Soveiko,
Dima Maloff <email@example.com> and others.
This manual page is based on "Binkd User Guide" by
firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Soveiko)
Report bugs to <email@example.com>
8 Nov 2004