• Binkd for DOS

    From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to All on Thu Feb 4 21:59:59 2021

    I have recently downloaded binkd for DOS, and am experiencing the following issue:

    When I try to run the command:

    binkd -P 4:801/188 binkd.cfg

    I get the following error message:

    21:51 [2026] binkd.cfg: line 134: error in configuration files
    21:51 [2026]inkdin: incorrect directory
    21:51 [2026] error in configuration, aborting

    Line 134 from my binkd.cfg file has:

    inbound c:\binkd\in

    And this directory exist into my DOS system.

    Is there anything special regarding the inbound directory?

    Regards,

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Feb 4 17:22:45 2021
    Re: Binkd for DOS
    By: Flavio Bessa to All on Thu Feb 04 2021 09:59 pm

    inbound c:\binkd\in

    And this directory exist into my DOS system.

    You might need to escape the path, depending on your OS..

    c:\\binkd\\in

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to Flavio Bessa on Thu Feb 4 20:23:33 2021
    Hello Flavio!

    04 Feb 21 21:59, you wrote to all:

    I have recently downloaded binkd for DOS, and am experiencing the following
    issue:

    When I try to run the command:

    binkd -P 4:801/188 binkd.cfg

    I get the following error message:

    21:51 [2026] binkd.cfg: line 134: error in configuration files
    21:51 [2026]inkdin: incorrect directory
    21:51 [2026] error in configuration, aborting

    Line 134 from my binkd.cfg file has:

    inbound c:\binkd\in

    And this directory exist into my DOS system.

    Is there anything special regarding the inbound directory?

    Backslashes in the configuration file are used as escape characters. You need to specify 2 backslashes to do what you want to do.

    ie:

    inbound c:\\binkd\\in

    Hope this helps,

    Andrew

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Andrew Leary on Thu Feb 4 17:51:07 2021
    Re: Binkd for DOS
    By: Andrew Leary to Flavio Bessa on Thu Feb 04 2021 08:23 pm

    Hello Flavio!

    04 Feb 21 21:59, you wrote to all:

    I have recently downloaded binkd for DOS, and am experiencing the following
    issue:

    When I try to run the command:

    binkd -P 4:801/188 binkd.cfg

    I get the following error message:

    21:51 [2026] binkd.cfg: line 134: error in configuration files
    21:51 [2026]inkdin: incorrect directory
    21:51 [2026] error in configuration, aborting

    Line 134 from my binkd.cfg file has:

    inbound c:\binkd\in

    And this directory exist into my DOS system.

    Is there anything special regarding the inbound directory?

    Backslashes in the configuration file are used as escape characters. You need to specify 2 backslashes to do what you want to do.

    ie:

    inbound c:\\binkd\\in

    Or use foward-slashes (e.g. c:/binkd/in) - yes, it works fine in DOS.
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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to Rob Swindell on Fri Feb 5 08:48:56 2021
    Hello Rob!

    04 Feb 21 17:51, you wrote to me:

    Backslashes in the configuration file are used as escape
    characters. You need to specify 2 backslashes to do what you want
    to do.

    ie:

    inbound c:\\binkd\\in

    Or use foward-slashes (e.g. c:/binkd/in) - yes, it works fine in DOS.

    Never tried that, but it doesn't particularly surprise me.

    Andrew

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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to Andrew Leary on Sun Feb 14 22:15:48 2021

    Backslashes in the configuration file are used as escape characters.
    You need to specify 2 backslashes to do what you want to do.

    Thanks, that worked fine!

    Now I have another error message:

    C:\BINKD>binkd -P 4:801/188 binkd.cfg
    23:03 [2026] BEGIN, binkd/1.0a-318/DOS -P 4:801/188 binkd.cfg
    !23:03 [2026] sock_init: Permission denied

    I checked, and the IP address was granted by the DHCP server.

    What could it be?

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