• MRC Issue :(

    From Charles Stephenson@VERT to echicken on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:49:00
    I'm not sure what I did (I'm going to use the default of everything I can just to test stuff out. When MRC connects, it doesn't scroll anything on the client screen. it just sits there. I can type /help and it shows the help text but there's no motd or anything showing. I wsa 'guessing' it might be a problem with my port 5000. but I haven't changed that port setting so whatever the settings are, the defaults are in the services.ini


    any ideas before I really break something I don't wanna fix? :)

    thanks
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Charles Stephenson on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 07:35:00
    Re: MRC Issue :(
    By: Charles Stephenson to echicken on Tue May 07 2019 03:49:17

    I'm not sure what I did (I'm going to use the default of everything I can just to test stuff out. When MRC connects, it doesn't scroll anything on the client screen. it just sits there. I can type /help and it shows the help text but there's no motd or anything showing. I wsa 'guessing' it might be a problem with my port 5000. but I haven't changed that port setting so whatever the settings are, the defaults are in the services.ini

    Review the included readme.txt, follow through the Quick Start section and make sure all of the changes it describes are in place on your BBS.

    Restart your services thread (or restart your BBS). And try again (even if you don't change any of the configuration).

    It sounds like your system isn't connected to the remote MRC server, but the problem could be elsewhere. There *may* be some useful information in your services log, but I can't remember what I put there.

    As long as port 5000 isn't already being used by something else on your system, that should be fine. Of course I know nothing about any firewall / security stuff in place on your system, but connections to this service only come from localhost - you don't need to open it up to the outside, etc.

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  • From Charles Stephenson@VERT to echicken on Friday, May 24, 2019 06:26:00
    Re: MRC Issue :(
    By: echicken to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 2019 12:35 am

    Review the included readme.txt, follow through the Quick Start section and make sure all of the changes it describes are in place on your BBS.

    I've gone over it a lot, but it has to be something simple I didn't or did do. I tried to follow everything EXACTLY like the readme.txt.

    Restart your services thread (or restart your BBS). And try again (even if you don't change any of the configuration).

    I did that too. :( I'm going to delete everything, and do it all from scratch again. maybe I typed something wrong.

    It sounds like your system isn't connected to the remote MRC server, but the problem could be elsewhere. There *may* be some useful information in your services log, but I can't remember what I put there.

    I was thinking that too, but it shows my BBS on the list of connected systems.

    As long as port 5000 isn't already being used by something else on your system, that should be fine. Of course I know nothing about any firewall / security stuff in place on your system, but connections to this service only come from localhost - you don't need to open it up to the outside, etc.


    I don't recall using port 5000 for ANYthing, I am going to look at my service.ini and /etc/services and see if I can pinpoint what is using that port. It sounds like I might have a port conflict
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    KrUpTiOn
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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to Charles Stephenson on Friday, May 24, 2019 17:34:00
    Re: MRC Issue :(
    By: Charles Stephenson to echicken on Thu May 23 2019 23:26:05

    I was thinking that too, but it shows my BBS on the list of connected systems.

    That *should* mean that mrc-connector.js (which you added to services.ini) is running and connected to the remote MRC server.

    So the problem would be down to mrc-client.js failing to connect to mrc-connector. By default (via mrc-client.ini) it tries to connect to port 5000 of localhost for this. The port (5000) or the address (localhost) may need to be adjusted depending on how your system is set up.

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