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flexd.conf - Man Page

flexd configuration file.


flexd.conf file is read by flexd at program startup and is used to modify the behaviour of the robot.

The lines within flexd.conf must either be a comment line, which starts with a # in the first column, or one of the commands listed below. Commands and arguments are delimited by white space. Arguments can contain white space if they are enclosed in double quotes. Also C-style escapes (\n, \x0A, \012 etc.) are parsed within double quotes.

Available configuration commands are:

MyCall <xx#xx>

Sets up the callsign AND ssid you wish to use to connect to your flexnet neighbor for destinations import. Do NOT use an ssid of your ax25 interface which you'll be polling from as you may create a loop between your system and the flexnet neighbor. An example: MyCall kb1uuu-13

PollInterval <time/secs>

This string tells the robot how many times in SECONDS to poll your flexnet neighbor and import their destination table. In my production environment 300 (or 5 minutes) seemed to be fine. I would NOT go below 180 (3 minutes) as you may create more traffic than needed.

FlexGate <xx#xx-##>

This is the callsign of your flexnet neighbor. The robot will read this  callsign-ssid and attempt a connect to it every ## minutes assigned in PollInterval <time/mins>. Be sure you do NOT configure it to connect to a service linked within the flexnet neighbor such as a BBS! You will NOT receive any destinations to your system that way and the BBS will think you're attempting a feed.

Also note: your FlexNet destination host *must* reside in your uronode.route file or else flexd will *not* know the path where to connect and the robot will exit.


/usr/local/etc/ax25/flexd.conf /usr/local/etc/ax25/uronode.routes

See Also

uronode(8), uronode.perms(5), axports(5), ax25(4).


28 April 2013 Linux Programmer's Manual