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       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,

       "Binkd         User        Guide"        by        Nick        Soveiko,


       Dima Maloff <> and others.

       This   manual   page   is   based   on   "Binkd    User    Guide"    by (Nick Soveiko)


       Report bugs to <>

                                  8 Nov 2004