Message Local BBS

To test the operation of the Packet Bulletin Board System and access it locally without requiring a second packet station to connect to the YAAC station running the PBBS plugin, there is a local loopback means of accessing the PBBS. The Message->Local BBS menu choice opens a terminal emulation window connected to the PBBS server within YAAC and allows issuing all the commands to the PBBS that a remote RF user could issue.

The defined commands in the BBS are:

? command
get help about the commands available in the BBS.
Alist the available bulletin board subject Areas. This list always includes the logged-in user's personal message area, but no one else's personal message area.
A area_nameselect the area to peruse. If an area that does not exist is specified, it will be created.
Blog out of the BBS.
IDisplay the configured Information about the BBS.
K numberdelete the number-specified message from the current area.
LList the messages in the current area in reverse chronological order.
MList all the users currently logged into the PBBS. Note that the local user will not appear on this list.
OStart a chat session with the local station operator. Note this is not particularly useful when being invoked by the local station operator.
PList all the Ports on the YAAC station capable of carrying connected-mode AX.25 packet traffic.
R number
R number-number
Read the specified message(s) in the current area. If more than one message number is specified, the messages will be displayed in the specified order, with a prompt to press the RETURN or ENTER key to proceed to the next message.
SP callsignCompose and send a private message to the specified callsign. The message will be stored on the YAAC filesystem for when that callsign logs into the BBS.
SB areaCompose and post a public bulletin message in the specified area. If the area does not exist, it will be created.
SRReply to the sender of the last message read.
SF callsignForward the last message read to the specified callsign as a private message.
XToggle between regular and expert mode. Expert mode uses a shorter prompt without the list of supported commands.