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TITLE

     EazyBBS (Mailbox)

VERSION

     2.17

AUTHOR

     Andreas M. Kirchwitz

     E-Mail: amk@zikzak.in-berlin.de

DESCRIPTION
           
     EazyBBS is a Unix/Uucp-like BBS (Bulletin Board System) (aka Mailbox)
     with UUCP network support for multiple users on multiple ports.

     Multi-language support for input, output and commands. Configurable
     commands, online help for every command.  Extremely fast VT102
     emulation.  Full-screen editor, full-screen input/output masks,
     full-screen file lister, full-screen chat, line chat.  Online games
     (Greed, Sokoban, Global War).

     Z-Modem (xprzmodem.library) and X-Modem (builtin).  Comfortable
     Batch-Download and Batch-Upload.  AmiNet-like .readme files
     (containing file data) for upload and download.

     Thread-oriented message system. Binary mails. Personal newstree for
     every user, automatically shows new messages and files in subscribed
     boards and file-areas. Checks integrity of archives and lists contents
     of archives (highly configurable). CRC checksums to verify correct
     file transfer.

     Handles cursor-keys. Builtin support for "Umlaute", configurable
     Umlaute conversion after upload and before download. Builtin pager,
     users can edit their personal configuration easily.

     Commands, filenames, boards, file-areas can be abbreviated.
     AmigaDOS pattern-matching for various commands.

     EazyBBS runs on own screen or in window (on any public screen).
     Fonts configurable.  No wimpy GUI, no fancy gadgets... everything's
     done with VT102 masks (quite comfortable), perfect for remote
     maintenance.

     Configurable for any modem, ISDN board and multi I/O card.

     Can be started from Uucp-getty (on already established connection).

     Access to boards and file-areas can be restricted to certain users
     (Unix-like owner/group concept), every group may have one or more
     moderators. Optionally, all upload may be unaccessable by default,
     then checked by the moderators and unlocked (if okay).

     Very flexible import of peripherals (eg, CD-ROMs or any other
     devices).  Certain files and directories can be excluded.
     Directories can be archived and transferred in one file (program
     configurable, size check... configurable).
     
     EazyBBS is comfortable but has no full-blown GUI. If the Workbench
     is your home and you even don't know how to spell the word "Shell"
     then EazyBBS is maybe not for you. But if you can handle a shell
     and if you like sophisticated software -- then you'll like EazyBBS ;)

     German support BBS with discussion boards, also available via UUCP.

NEW FEATURES

     Changes since version 2.15 (summary):

      - new script to create nice file-lists for Anonymous UUCP
      - resets DOS date of imported files so that (date based) recent-list
         for Anon-UUCP will work
      - fixed bug in recognizing AmiNet-like Readme-Files with ".desc"
         extension (from munpack)
      - "MB_DATA:LogoutProg" renamed to "MB_DATA:HangupProg",
         new "MB_DATA:LoginProg" and "MB_DATA:LogoutProg"
      - layout of log-files changed for easier usage of "awk"
      - workaround for FileSystem-bug (if you had lots of Readme files
         when importing/uploading files, some of them were ignored)
      - command "edit config" now allows to change realname, address
         and phone number
      - various changes/enhancements to existing commands
      - bug fixes

     See file "History.Txt" in archive EazyBBS-2.17.lha for
     complete listing of changes and new features.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

     AmigaOS 2.0 (or higher).
     Knowledge of german language since most documents are in german
     (don't worry, translation to english is in preparation...
     translators welcome ;-)

HOST NAME

     FTP/Internet: AmiNet and mirrors

       For example, ftp.wustl.edu [128.252.135.4].

     UUCP/E-Mail : mail-server@cs.tu-berlin.de

       Send mail to the address above and put the
       line "send /pub/aminet/comm/bbs/EazyBBS-2.17.lha"
       in the body.

DIRECTORY

     /pub/aminet/comm/bbs

FILE NAMES

     EazyBBS-2.17.lha     (binary and documentation)

DISTRIBUTABILITY

     Shareware, freely distributable.
     Copyright by Andreas M. Kirchwitz.