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       iftoss - Convert Fidonet FTN packets to RFC-822 and RFC-1036 mail/news.


       iftoss [-h]  [-N]  [-x verbosity]  [-I file]


       Iftoss converts Fidonet netmail packets into RFC-822 internet  mail  or
       RFC-1036  Usenet  News.   It  expects a non-arcmail packet on stdin and
       passes converted mail messages and/or generated newsbatch  to  sendmail
       and/or  rnews.   If you specify -N, resultant messages/newsbatches will
       go  to  the  directory  "/tmp/ifmail"   instead   of   being   fed   to

       Ifmail  and  iftoss  programs  try  to  preserve as much information as
       possible in "X-FTN-..." headers and "^ARFC-..."  kludges,  and  restore
       messages  more  or  less accurately to their original form when double-

       If you make a system mail alias file accessible to the iftoss  program,
       it  makes  attempt to "backward resolve" the "from" addresses, that is,
       if the originating address of the FidoNet  message  matches  the  right
       side  of  some  mail  alias,  the  "Reply-To:"  header of the generated
       mail/news message will contain "" address.

       Message IDs are converted as follows: "^AMSGID: <address> <hexnum>"  is
       converted  to  "<decimalnum>@<address>".  If  there was no MSGID in the
       fidonet message, messageid of the  form  <creation-time>@<from-address>
       is  generated,  so  that  when a single message is gatewayed in several
       distinct places, it will have  the  same  messageid  anyway  (for  some
       (little)   risk   of  having  two  different  messages  with  the  same
       messageid). RFC822 Message-IDs are converted back  when  they  can  be,
       otherwise  the  messageid  "<local>@<domain>"  is converted to "^AMSGID
       <domain> crc32(<local>)".  When an RFC message is split, unique  MSGIDs
       are  generated  for  all  parts  after  the first one. In any case, the
       original "Message-ID:" header is preserved in  the  "^ARFC-Message-ID:"
       kludge  and  used  if  the message comes back to usenet on some (other)


       Display a short help message.

       Put  resutant  messages/newsbatch  to  /tmp/ifmail,   do   not   invoke

       -x verbosity
       Set the debug verbosity.  verbosity may be a number from 0 to 32 to set
       ’on’ bits from 1 to number, or a string of letters where ’a’ =  bit  1,
       ’b’ = bit 2, etc. up to bit 26.

       -I File
       Use the alternate configuration file File.


       $IFLIBDIR/config      Runtime configuration file.


       ifcico(8), ifpack(8), ifunpack(8), ifmail(8)


       Some  ideas  taken from Fidogate/RFmail package, written by Teemu Torma
       and hacked by Martin Junius.  Some modeules  taken  from  INN  package.
       Thanks  to Michael Bravo <> (who was the first) and
       many others for testing.

       1993, 1994 Eugene Crosser

       This is free software. You can do what you wish with it as long as this
       copyright notice is preserved.