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       iftoss - Convert Fidonet FTN packets to RFC-822 and RFC-1036 mail/news.


       iftoss [-h]  [-N]  [-x verbosity]  [-I file]


       Iftoss  converts  Fidonet  netmail  packets  into RFC-822 internet mail or RFC-1036 Usenet
       News.  It expects a non-arcmail packet on stdin and passes converted mail messages  and/or
       generated   newsbatch   to   sendmail   and/or   rnews.   If  you  specify  -N,  resultant
       messages/newsbatches will go to the  directory  "/tmp/ifmail"  instead  of  being  fed  to

       Ifmail  and iftoss programs try to preserve as much information as possible in "X-FTN-..."
       headers and "^ARFC-..." kludges, and restore messages more or  less  accurately  to  their
       original form when double-gatewaying.

       If you make a system mail alias file accessible to the iftoss program, it makes attempt to
       "backward resolve" the "from" addresses, that  is,  if  the  originating  address  of  the
       FidoNet  message  matches the right side of some mail alias, the "Reply-To:" header of the
       generated mail/news message will contain "" address.

       Message IDs are converted as  follows:  "^AMSGID:  <address>  <hexnum>"  is  converted  to
       "<decimalnum>@<address>".  If  there was no MSGID in the fidonet message, messageid of the
       form <creation-time>@<from-address> is  generated,  so  that  when  a  single  message  is
       gatewayed  in  several  distinct  places, it will have the same messageid anyway (for some
       (little) risk of having two different messages with the same messageid).  RFC822  Message-
       IDs  are  converted  back  when they can be, otherwise the messageid "<local>@<domain>" is
       converted to "^AMSGID <domain> crc32(<local>)".  When an  RFC  message  is  split,  unique
       MSGIDs  are  generated  for  all  parts  after  the  first  one. In any case, the original
       "Message-ID:" header is preserved in  the  "^ARFC-Message-ID:"  kludge  and  used  if  the
       message comes back to usenet on some (other) gateway.


       Display a short help message.

       Put resutant messages/newsbatch to /tmp/ifmail, do not invoke sendmail/rnews.

       -x verbosity
       Set  the  debug verbosity.  verbosity may be a number from 0 to 32 to set 'on' bits from 1
       to number, or a string of letters where 'a' = bit 1, 'b' = bit 2, etc. up to bit 26.

       -I File
       Use the alternate configuration file File.


       $IFLIBDIR/config      Runtime configuration file.


       ifcico(8), ifpack(8), ifunpack(8), ifmail(8)


       Some ideas taken from Fidogate/RFmail package, written by Teemu Torma and hacked by Martin
       Junius.    Some   modeules   taken   from   INN   package.    Thanks   to   Michael  Bravo
       <> (who was the first) and many others for testing.

       1993, 1994 Eugene Crosser

       This is free software. You can do what you wish with it as long as this  copyright  notice
       is preserved.