• Mystic File Base vs File Group?

    From viperprime@46:1/118 to All on Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:36:57
    I'm new to Mystic, (am on v1.12 A39) but have run several other flavors of BBS before. I think I need a high-level explanation of how Mystic uses File Bases and Groups (Mainly Groups has me confused)

    In Other boards you can make "Groups" or "Collections" Of "File Areas"
    Like, for, instance a Simtel-20 "Group" with all the individual areas located within, in a hierarchical directory.

    If there's a printed instruction on theory of operation, I've yet to find it (And I've been searching for 4 hours, apparently in all the wrong places..)

    Do "Groups" even work like I'm thinking, or are they something else entirely? If they do, how to you tell the file base which group it's in?

    Any help would be appreciated, it's very frustrating not comprehending the theory of operation of something you're trying to configure.

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  • From Vorlon@46:3/101 to viperprime on Friday, August 17, 2018 10:08:31

    Hello viperprime!

    16 Aug 18 10:36, you wrote to all:

    In Other boards you can make "Groups" or "Collections" Of "File Areas" Like, for, instance a Simtel-20 "Group" with all the individual areas located within, in a hierarchical directory.

    You have hit the nail on the head. Think of groups as sig's.


    You make a group name for either file and or messages: Agoranet

    We will call this group 1

    In the message base editor you add the bit's you want to set and for the list/read/post/sysop options you list
    it like so:

    List: s10g1
    Read: s10g1
    Post: s20g1
    Sysop: s255g1


    This tells the system that new users can, list the area (they see it), read the area and post to the area. The
    sysop acs is the level that is needed for sysop like commands.


    Now the same thing happens for files, except it uses z. So example:

    List acs: s10z1
    Upload acs: s255
    Download: s10z1
    etc...







    Vorlon


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