TeleFinder Web Server-BBS News
HDS Web Mail and Online
Assistant Now Available!
Jonathan Paisley was kind enough to supply Operator Headgap
Systems, Inc. with the ability to assign registration numbers for
these programs. We offer the final release for HDS
and both are still labeled beta. They are both stable and trouble
free versions and I have used these version on several servers for
several years. I wish these fine programs would have continued to
be updated because there are a few features that I would like to
see added. With that aside however HDSMail does enable your
TeleFinder System users to access their mail from any "net
terminal" anywhere in the world. Online Assistant (OAT) adds many
useful features to your TeleFinder system.
We are very
happy to be able to offer both a trial and permanent versions for
use with your system. We recommend that you Upgrade to v5.7.3 if
you haven't already. With your upgrade you will receive a
permanent registration for HDS Mail and Online Assistant (OAT). If
you are already running 5.7.3 you can simply register HDS mail and
OAT for $9.95 each or $17.95 for both.
upgrade or purchase we will gladly assist you in setting up and
troubleshooting the programs for your system. Click
here to order.
We are beginning
preliminary tests on OS9.2.2 but we have already had reports of
folks using it. As with 9.1 there are extensions that can conflict
with server operations that have to be disabled.
TeleFinder Sales and Support 1-405-601-5301
refurbished Mac systems, new and used accessories!
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Mac OS9.1 Compatible!
I did some quick
preliminary testing with both the Mac Client and the Server. The I
am currently using the client on a Mac system with 9.1 installed.
I haven't had time to check every feature but I would guess it is
version of the Server runs okay but I have only had it online in
test mode for about 4 hours. The only thing I have seen is that
9.1 handles window color differently and the node windows get
dark. A refresh by opening and closing the windows fixes it and it
doesn't effect the system operation.
probably prove to be okay to run on a TeleFinder server. Version 9
and up require that you turn off some of the conflicting
extensions and it doesn't like Microsoft Explorer extensions. I
will have a link to an ASP sheet to give you some guidance on what
extensions to run on your server.
TeleFinder News 11-3-00
Exactly Where You Are At, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME for FREE!
Thanks to the
recent launch of the new GLONASS, Global Navigation Satellite
System and some innovative new technology you can now find your
exact position anywhere in the world via any common Internet
capable terminal. This is also good for radionavigation, automatic
vehicle location (AVL), C/A Code, differential, DGPS, navigation,
vehicle tracking, precision farming, precise timing,
position-reporting, ITS, intelligent transportation systems
surveying etc. Before now to use any GPS device to find your exact
position costs thousands of dollars. Global Positioning Systems
(GPS) units are more common than ever...being used to locate
fishing hotspots, or for the location of a prime hunting area.
Designed for the indoor enthusiast, GPS services are now truly
affordable and easy to use. The benefits of satellite navigation
are now available at a price that is truly affordable. Free!
Systems is proud to announce we are now offering this as a free
service to all our users. http://headgap.com/GPS/
As a TeleFinder
system operator you can offer this same feature to your system
users. You can download and install this file: http://www.headgap.com/mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/TF-SPML%20Templates/GPS.sit
site has changed urls - http://crushftp.terrashare.com/
For those of you
who don't know about Crush it is a Full scale FTP server.
Cross platform. If you can run JAVA 1.1.8 or better, then
you can run CrushFTP. It works well running in conjunction with
TeleFinder. Ask for FTP access to Headgap/TFBBS is you are a TF
Sysop. Robust, flexible, and easy to use. Inexpensive commercial
quality product for a shareware fee of only $20. Fast,
multithreaded design. (927.25 KB/s downloads and 1,92.42
KB/s uploads achieved during recent tests using a 44.6 MB test
file. Server was a 450 MHz Celeron with 192 MB of RAM
running Windows 2000. Client was a 333 MHz Celeron with 128
MB RAM running Windows 95.) Resume download...as well as resume
upload. This was my initial reason for writing CrushFTP. A few Mac
servers supported resume download, but none supported resume
upload. You should be running the most current version of MRJ
2.2.3 available from the apple site.
To download the
most current version of Crush go to: http://headgap.com/Mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/CrushFTP/?dir_sort=date
Finally A USB Automatic
from Sophisticated Circuits provides comprehensive automatic crash
detection and recovery for your USB Macintosh. Using the same
technology found in our popular Rebound! product for ADB Macs,
Kick-off! monitors your system and automatically restarts it when
it crashes. Kick-off! provides two levels of application crash
detection, advanced logging, "bookmarking" and preventive
restarting capabilities. You'll sleep well at night, knowing that
Kick-off! is there to provide maximum availability to your server.
Building A Custom
Settings File for Your Mac Clients
get asked how to make custom client settings files for TeleFinder.
I am not an expert when it comes to that. I actually learned what
I know about it from an file called Customizing Settings Files.sea
What I actually
ended up doing is modifying Spider Islands settings file.
Eventually I borrowed materials from other settings files I came
across including sounds that are present today in Headgap's deluxe
The path to the
Customizing Settings Files.sea program info.
You will need
ResEdit 2.1.3.sea which is in my Apple (local) folder and should
be in the Apple area on the CD.
There are also
many settings files that you can use to copy or borrow materials
from. Many have cool icons and sounds. They are also on the CD but
you can download them from.
I will warn you
about ResEdit. Keep back copies of your work and keep copies of
various stages of your job.
Make sure you
don't accidentally leave your name and password in your finished
You must quit
TeleFinder client completely as it hangs onto the settings files
before and after working on settings files.
I also put some
artwork on the TeleFinder CD that shows some example backgrounds
for TF client. It is not available on the system at
Good luck. We
will of course help if we can.
Pro with TeleFinder
Don was nice
enough to share some settings he is using with a client. It seems
the client and the server settings need to be different to get
TeleFinder to communicate. Thanks for sharing Don!
Here are the
screen shots of the settings for the BitSurfer Pro. This is using
it at V.120. Through put is up to 7500 cps on some of the files we
have which are up to 8 meg each page.
Great values on
used, tested, clean Mac
CD collections -
Serving HyperCard on your
Dennis Walsak, a
fellow TF Sysop dropped me a line and asked if I had ever heard of
LiveCard. I hadn't and he went on to tell me that LiveCard was
once distributed with HyperCard when you bought a new Mac and it
allowed you to serve HyperCard stacks over the web using your web
server. He had tried a time or two and didn't have any luck
getting it working and asked if I would look into it.
figured out the problem and was able to make it work successfully.
Thanks for asking Dennis, because it works well and is nifty. Here
are the instructions.
LiveCard 1.1 with TeleFinder Server v5.7.3
given with LiveCard are simple and easy to follow. They will not
work straight up with TeleFinder's web server however. The
instructions tell you to make an alias of HyperCard and change
it's name to Livecard.acgi and then to place the alias into the
root WebServer folder. TeleFinder will not see this alias. What
you do instead is pull HyperCard from it's folder and place it
directly into the root webspace folder and name it LiveCard.acgi
and make an alias of it and name it HyperCard and put that alias
back in the HyperCard folder.
For the rest
just follow the instructions and you too can be serving HyperCard
stacks via TeleFinder, LiveCard and HyperCard.
As far as I can
find, LiveCard is no longer supported. It does work okay on most
stacks once you figure out how to navigate.
There are lots
of HyperCard stacks available and perhaps you can use this to
extend the uses of your web site.
We ran this on
my test server site running TeleFinder v5.7.3 and MacOS9.04 along
with HyperCard 2.2
Need the file?
ASTEC Company, Inc., Virginia, USA
Apple V.90 modem used in the new Power Mac Dual-Processor 500 MHz
unit appears to have improved a bit, but still isn't comparable to
something like the USR Courier V.Everything modem.
I recently had
to figure out a reliable string for the DP 500 and the attached
screen capture of the TeleFinder Modem Setting appears to be fine,
after several days of testing into our Courier I-modem V.90 host
and several local ISP's.
I am passing it
along to you for your users, who may be installing the DP 500 and
using the Apple built-in V.90 modem via TeleFinder.
Inc., Virginia, USA
Consulting, Systems Integration and Systems Management
Services for Apple Macintosh Business Users, since 1988.
540-338-3547 voice 8 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time
Secure Online Store is always OPEN!
I want to thank
everyone for their participation in the TFBBS.com system! We
opened our secure online store back on February 20th and have
enabled dozens of you to purchase new, updates, and upgrades of
the best Web Server/BBS software. Get info on your server and make
sure you are running v5.7.3! Upgrades are only $99.
You can order
using VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover on our secure
online store. Orders for server software in by 2 p.m. will be
shipped out same day! Node upgrades take a little longer. Click
the store button to browse in the top menu bar. We now ship parcel
post to International addresses. We also accept FAX, Email, Mail
and call in orders.
Conferences Broke in 5.7?
Anthony Helm, a
sysop in Japan pointed out that the web conferences were not
functioning properly after a post.
A quick fix is
to install the topic.spml from the 5.6.1 version into the
templates folder. You can download a copy at the following
Type in Guest
and tfsysop as a password if you aren't a system member.
writes: I just got around to working this problem in my own
Topic.spml template. To see my version in action check it out at
the following URL: http://kz.eaze.net/conf/
I still have
some minor adjustments to do before I give it to the world, but
you'll get the idea.
REMINDER: Faster TF
Server Demo Download
friend who wants to try out TF Server/BBS? You can download the
TeleFinder Server 5.7.3 DEMO at a new mirror site that is much
PC Client Version 4.11
bugs were fixed between v4.0 and 4.11. Make sure your Windows
95-2000 users have the latest version.
REMINDER: Lollipop FREE
Usenet News Sucker that works with TF. Special Keyless Version now
available. Thanks Jim! Lollipop allows you to connect to an
Internet news server (NNTP) to download and upload messages to
selected news groups. You can host the newsgroups you select right
on your TeleFinder system. This allows both client users and web
users to participate in the conversations without having to learn
to use news server software. Jim Smith, the program's author
released a special keyless version 1.05.
Type in Guest and
tfsysop as a password if you aren't a system member.
TFNet 2000 - Alive and
O'Leary, the sysop of Klone Zone BBS (http://kz.eaze.net),
has taken on the task of gathering the TeleFinder systems together
to keep TFNet (a group of TeleFinder related conferences). This
means that any supporting system has all the conferences linked,
so you can post questions or comments and get responses from all
over the world. Martijn_Dekker ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is
also updating the list of available TF Systems.
Download TF User
know for sure who developed the little download TF User Now logo
but I built a couple of updated versions and have them located
throughout the TFBBS site. These little icons can help encourage
your users to download the latest versions of the client software.
You can of course download the icons and link them locally or if
you like you can cut and paste this code into your pages. This
will enable your users to download the latest versions of
TeleFinder Mac or PC Client from one of my mirror servers.
TF User Now Code>
Client Software Now!<BR></B></FONT><TABLE
BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=1 WIDTH=400>
SRC="http://tfbbs.com/grafx/tfnow572.gif" ALT="Download TF User
5.7.2 Now!" WIDTH=88 HEIGHT=31 BORDER=0
<FONT SIZE="-2" FACE="VERDANA,HELVETICA,ARIAL"><B>Mac
SRC="http://tfbbs.com/grafx/tfnowpc.gif" ALT="Download TF User PC
v4.11 Now!" WIDTH=88 HEIGHT=31 BORDER=0
<Ending -- TF User Now Code>
continued advancing development is not on the immediate agenda,
Rusty agreed that a reduction in price was in order. The system
works with OS9 (some folks have trouble, some don't) but
personally I find that OS versions up through 8.6 offer stability
and speed while using less resources for using the server. Rusty
tells me that the software should even work all the way through
OSX, although it will have to operate in classic mode. That means
lots of folks can continue to use the client software for a few
more years, and of course the web side will be available even
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