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FidoNet Setup on Radius 4.010 for Dummies


Part 2 The Wrap Up to FidoNet Setup on Synchronet BBS (Windows XP) for Dummies


By Dantin Hart of Rat's Nest BBS 9/26/05






Ok in the initial picture this is the files needed from its new homepage.
This Setup is for Radius 4.010 and its a basic setup to get you to be able to transfer
and receive Echo Mail from FidoNet through your Hub's Coordinator. A few things to
note here is that Radius 4.010 is in the Russian language by default and you have to
follow the instructions as closely as possible to be able to convert this to English,
not too hard. This is an excellant front door program. Understand any reference to
a hard drive letter ie.. C:\ will be exchanged with "Your drive letter".








These are the files required for proper installation of Radius 4.010. Please note
that these instructions are for installation of Radius 4.010 for Windows XP. There
may be some differences to the different ports if at all available from this web site.
Get your files HERE this is the page in english.
Hit your back button on your browser to get back here. Uncompress the archives into the
same directory. The directory I have it set up on is x:\sbbs\radius\. If you do the
same it will make it much easier to follow this Walkthrough. Mind you x:\sbbs\radius\
x = Your Drive Letter. Next Pic->








Okay to get here you have uncompressed the archive for Radius and run the setup file.
As this picture indicates, put a checkmark next to the only line that has TCP/IP in
it. Then click on the middle button. Next Pic->








After you click on the middle button in the prior picture you'll come to this
screen. Follow along exactly with the pictures and you should be fine. Left click
on the third set of question marks from the right (as the picture indicates). Select
the icon that represents a hammer with pink handle with I think is a chipper.
Next Pic->








Okay this window will pop up. Click on interface in the left area and you'll come
to the picture as depicted above. Just click on the pull down menu and select english
on the left pull down menu. After that click on the 2nd button from the right to
apply the settings. Bingo we're in english. Now click ok. Next Pic ->








Here we want to click on Config and then Paths. Next Pic ->








Here is my Config for Paths. Understand I installed my Radius in my SBBS Directory.
You should do the same to help follow along with the Synchronet / FidoNet / Radius
setup. Also change to your drive letter and path for where your files are located.
Also the Main AKA should be your FidoNet Address. Click OK. Next Pic->








Now Under Config Again we want Nodelist. Click on it. Next Pic ->








In this pic you want to add where your nodelist file is located. I have mine
located in the Nodelist directory off of Radius. Just type in there the full path to
your nodelist with the filename: nodelist.%%% <- extension is a wildcard. So make
sure when you get your latest nodelist file you delete the other one in the directory
before copying or moving over the new one into the same directory. Also note the 5D
FTN domain this should be fidonet as shown in the above example. Click ok. Next Pic ->








Here we are under Tool selection from the Main Menu. Make sure you have copied your
nodelist to the path entered. Click on the Compile Nodelist. It will ask if its OK to
compile the nodelist. Click Yes. Next Pic ->







No Goto the area depicted in the above picture. Passwords, and click on it.
Next Pic->








Under the nodes you enter your HUB's FidoNet Address. In the next field will be
the password you were given to access the HUB. After you fill this in click OK.
Next Pic->







Okay on to Config \ Preferences and click on it. Next Pic->








Under Preferences this is my Main configuration screen. Most of this is defaults.
Only fields I changed was the Main Address(Your FidoNet Address) and the Synch clock
with:(Your Hub's FidoNet Address). Now towards the bottom is a blue Next>> Click on
it. Next Pic->








Here is my setup for Main (Part 2). Should be Defaults but double check with my
Settings. When done click on System in the left Column to continue. Next Pic->








These are the default Settings for System under Preferences. When done in here click
on Interface next. Next Pic->








Remember this? This is where you changed the Russian to English for this walkthrough.
This is my configuration. Pretty much the default settings. To continue click on Tray
in the left column. Next Pic->








These are my settings for Tray. Again pretty much the defaults. To continue click
on Logs in the left column. Next Pic->








These are my settings for the Logs. Again Pretty Much the Defaults. To Continue
click on RCC in the Left Column. Next Pic->








This is RCC (Remote Control Console). I have not set this up because I don't see
the need. To Continue click on RAS DialUp in the Left Column. Next Pic->








I don't have RAS DialUp Configured. I use the telnet option. To Continue click on
Protocols in the Left Column. Next Pic->








Protocols this is my configurations. Lamps in Tray was optional but it looks cool
when it connects to your Hub. To Continue click on Netmail in the Left Column
Next Pic->








Okay here is NetMail. If you do use this Dynamic Routing this is explained from
the help only accessible from the main page of course but may-be in the next version
help will be linked through each window. To Continue click on Tariff in the Left
Column. Next Pic->








Tariff under Preferences. Not a lot to choose from but this is the default. To
Continue click on Sounds in the Left Column. Next Pic->








Okay here is the Sounds under Preferences. In order to make these work they each
need to be checked for one and the complete directory and path to the sound file.
To Continue click on Paths in the Left Column. Next Pic->








Paths under preferences. This is exactly whats under Main / Config / Paths. To
Continue click OK. Next Pic->








Okay all the fun stuff. TCP/IP Daemon under the Config. Click on it. Next Pic->








This is General Under TCP/IP Daemon. Here are the port settings for Telnet. Look
under Telnet there is a port in there you want to change just set it up like mine
and you will not have port conflicts. The port I was referring to is port 23 which is
your port number for folks to telnet into your bbs. This is a must if your running
a telnetable BBS. Do not change it if you have a non-standard port number for your
telnetable BBS. Click on Station in the Tabs to Continue. Next Pic->








Okay this is Important here. To find out what your settings should be go into the
Tool from Main Screen, and Browse Nodelist to find out your specifics for this
Picture. Make sure its exactly the same. MAKE sure you have @fidonet next to YOUR
fidonet address in the Address list field. To Continue click on AKA in the tabs.
Next Pic->








This is where you check for your particular information. To Continue click on
config in the main screen TCP/IP Daemon then click on AKA Tab. Next Pic->








Not Needed for just having FidoNet on your BBS. To Continue Click on Banner in the
Tabs. Next Pic->








Okay in this field if you are allowing Radius 4.010 to be a Telnet Server. This
is your greeting to anyone connects via telneting in with a Telnet Terminal Program.
To Continue click on Restrictions Tab. Next Pic->








Restrictions screen. In the Field below all you want in there is TCP. To Continue
click on Events Tab. Next Pic->








Events under TCP/IP Daemon. I have nothing in here but I believe this is for
immediate import of messages. Doesn't really matter because SBBSEcho takes care of
all of this trivial stuff. To continue click on DNS Tab. Next Pic->








DNS under TCP/IP Daemon. Put exactly what I have in here. Make sure you put
fidonet in the Root domain field and the FTN domain field. To Continue click on Nodes
in the Tabs. Next Pic->








Nodes under TCP/IP Daemon Config. Under nodes you should have your HUB's FidoNet
Address. Under Overrides here is the syntax(entered with quotes) "telnet address to HUB"
_24555,(IF using non-standard BinkP port)TCP,CM,BND. TCP = Telnet access,
CM = To Tell you the truth I don't know but it works. BND = Tells Radius this is a
BinkP or Binkley/Flow type HUB. So the standard access would be "Telnet Address",
TCP,CM,BND. Unless stated differently by your Hub's Coordinator. Click OK to Continue
Next Pic->








Okay here is the TCP/IP Special Flags for that Telnet String we were talking about
in the previous picture. Next Pic->








This is where the Node Inspector Is Located. We are going there next so click on it.
Next Pic->








OKAY! If everything is set up correctly under the Current Node it should have your
HUB's FidoNet Address in that field. There Should be ****** in the Password field.
a call out string in the TCP/IP Field. Only one thing left to do here and thats setup
Your Cron which is in this window under Poll and the cron is in the Periodical Field.
Should be set to 0 * * * *, Which is poll your hub every hour on the hour every day
of every month. If you want a different configuration they have a pretty good help
on it in the Main / Help. Look for Cron. Click OK. Next Pic->








Okay before doing whats in this picture you need to restart the program. Click on
System in the Main Screen, then click on restart. Then continue by clicking on Poll
and then Create Crash Poll. Next Pic->








Okay this is what you see after you click on Crash Poll. Make sure you HUB's
FidoNet Address shows up in the drop down menu. If not click on the browse button and
select it from there. Then click the OK button. Next Pic->








Click on the Daemon Tab after clicking ok. You should see the current message
under the graphical display. With a Message like what is shown in the picture above
If so Congratulations! You have connected to your Uplink successfully.

If you have any questions or comments about this setup please feel free to E-Mail
me at sysop@ratsnest.synchro.net or sysop_stainless@yahoo.com





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