BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-05-92 (12:51)             Number: 147
From: TRENT SHIRLEY                Refer#: NONE
  To: CORIDON HENSHAW               Recvd: NO  
Subj: Doorsys.txt                    Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Ok.  Here is the data you need.  I cant remember where I
obtained this but it is informative.

  03/14/88 - Submitted by the "Limited Release Software Group"

Updated: 03/21/88


Sample DOOR.SYS file to be used as a STANDARD for ALL Bulletin Board Systems.


  This file format has been laid out and will be presented to ALL BBS authors
in an attempt to establish a national standard for door program applications.

BBS AUTHORS: I urge you to consider this STANDARD with respect for your 3rd
      party support authors. Come on guys, make life EASY for us.
        (BIG GRIN)


  I have tried to include EVERYTHING a 3rd party DOOR author would need to
provide the SYSOPS with the look and feel they want from an online program
while at the same time keeping things plain and simple to ease the problems
of interfacing programs with a system. This type of format is intended to be
a "read-only" type of file (although it could be written again) because most
BBS's have some sort of other file they use for re-entering the system with
(PCBoard uses PCBOARD.SYS, GAP uses GAPDOS.DAT, Ect.) which is harder to read
in, and changes frequently. This file format, once established, wouldn't need
to be changed EVERYTIME a new version of the BBS software gets released and
this would also ease the demand for more info being made available in the BBS
Re-Entry file thus making life easier for both parties. If there is something
found in the following format that your BBS software may not be currently
supporting, a DEFAULT value has been suggested.

COM1:             <-- Comm Port - COM0: = LOCAL MODE
2400              <-- Baud Rate - 300 to 38400
 8                <-- Parity - 7 or 8
 1                <-- Node Number - 1 to 99                    (Default to 1)
 Y                <-- 19200 Flag - Host/Modem LOCKED at 19200  (Default to N)
 Y                <-- Screen Display - Y=On  N=Off             (Default to Y)
 Y                <-- Printer Toggle - Y=On  N=Off             (Default to Y)
 Y                <-- Page Bell      - Y=On  N=Off             (Default to Y)
 Y                <-- Caller Alarm   - Y=On  N=Off             (Default to Y)
Rick Greer        <-- User Full Name
Lewisville, Tx.   <-- Calling From
214 221-7814      <-- Home Phone
214 221-7814      <-- Work/Data Phone
PASSWORD          <-- Password
110               <-- Security Level
1456              <-- Total Times On
03/14/88          <-- Last Date Called
7560              <-- Seconds Remaining THIS call (for those that particular)
126               <-- Minutes Remaining THIS call
GR                <-- Graphics Mode - GR=Graph, NG=Non-Graph, 7E=7,E Caller
23                <-- Page Length
 Y                <-- User Mode - Y = Expert, N = Novice
1234567           <-- Conferences/Forums Registered In  (ABCDEFG)
 7                <-- Conference Exited To DOOR From    (G)
01/01/99          <-- User Expiration Date
 1                <-- User File's Record Number
 Y                <-- Default Protocol - X, C, Y, G, I, N, Etc.
 0                <-- Total Uploads
 0                <-- Total Downloads
 0                <-- Daily Download "K" Total
999999            <-- Daily Download Max. "K" Limit

  *****  Each line being STRAIGHT ASCII TEXT with a CR at the end.  *****

  Please feel free to express any comments you may have on this format, or
leave suggestions you have for additions to the file to.....

     Rick Greer - SysOp of The Micromart BBS - (214) 221-7814 - 24hrs.


Hope this helps.

                                           Later.  Trent

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