The FBB packet BBS and DXNet Linux software are written to answer calls to a call-sign defined in the configuration files. In these examples the FBB call-sign is k5di-3 and the DXNet is k5di-5.
Since calls to k5di-3 and k5di-5 are answered by other software, ax25d is not used and these calls should NEVER be found in a ax25d.conf file. But the nrports file needs to have the information added and 2 more nrattach lines are added to the start file. The nrattach lines (4 each) and the file "nrports" are shown below:
/usr/sbin/nrattach -i 188.8.131.52 netrom /usr/sbin/nrattach -i 184.108.40.206 netbbs /usr/sbin/nrattach -i 220.127.116.11 netnod /usr/sbin/nrattach -i 18.104.22.168 netdx # /etc/ax25/nrports # # The format of this file is: # # name call-sign alias paclen description # netrom K5DI-1 #CRUCE 235 Switch netnod K5DI-4 CRUCES 235 Real Node netbbs K5DI-3 LCBBS 235 FBB BBS netdx K5DI-5 LCDX 235 DXNet DX Cluster
These changes will make the node listings wanted but a call to LCBBS will not work yet. Recall that FBB answers a call to k5di-3 but not the alias. To achieve this a change to the /usr/local/fbb/system/port.sys file is required. Before these changes port.sys had a listing for the name "netrom". With these changes replace "netrom" with "netbbs". That section of port.sys is shown below:
#TNC NbCh Com MultCh Pacln Maxfr NbFwd MxBloc M/P-Fwd Mode Freq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00/01 ---- File-fwd. 1 8 1 ax0 250 4 1 10 30/60 XUWY UHF port 2 2 1 ax1 250 4 1 10 00/60 XUWY VHF port 3 6 1 netbbs 250 4 4 10 30/60 XUWY BPQ look 4 8 2 0 250 5 4 1000 5/15 TUWY Telnet #
A similar change is made to the "dxnet.cfg" file where netrom is replaced with netdx. When these changes are made and a few hours have passed to let Netrom send node lists, any nearby node will have nodes listed to your Netrom for CRUCES and LCBBS and LCDX, and they will all work just as they do when using the G8BPQ Switch under DOS.