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       binkd - transfer files between two Fidonet systems over TCP/IP


       binkd [-CcDipqrsvdmh] [ -P node ] config-file


       Binkd is a Fidonet mailer designed to operate via TCP/IP networks. As a
       FTN-compatible internet daemon, it makes possible efficient utilization
       of  TCP/IP  protocol  suite  as  a  transport  layer in FTN-based (Fido
       Technology Network) networks.

       Binkd expects your spool for Fido-like networks to  be  in  BSO  ("Bink
       style outbound") or optionaly ASO ("Amiga style outbound") format.  BSO
       is also used by ifmail and BinkleyTerm mailers.


       -C     Binkd running with this option  will  reread  the  configuration
              file   if   it   is   changed.  The  modification  time  of  the
              configuration file is checked every  60  seconds  and  on  every
              incoming and outgoing connection.

       -c     Start client only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.

       -D     Run Binkd as a daemon (cannot be used for client-only mode).

       -i     Run Binkd from inetd.

       -P     Poll  a  node.   An  empty  *.ilo  file  in the outbound will be
              created, which will force Binkd to connect  to  and  to  receive
              mail  from the node ( Binkd will also add "Node node * -" record
              to the table-of-nodes in Binkd ´s memory if there  is  no  entry
              for the node in the configuration file).

       -p     Start  client manager, process polls, quit if the queue seems to
              be empty after the next rescan. Implies -c.

       -q     Quiet mode. Turns off printq, conlog and percents statements  of

       -r     Disable crypt traffic.

       -s     Start server only. Normally Binkd starts both server and client.

       -v     Be verbose.  Binkd -v will dump binkd's version and quit.

       -vv    Dump version and compiled-in options.

       -d     Dump parsed config and exit.

       -m     Disable CRAM-MD5 authorization. Implies -r.

       -h     Print help message.


       SIGHUP Causes Binkd to reload it's config.


              log  file  name.   Binkd  uses  this  enviroment variable if the
              logfile token is not defined in the config file



       Binkd FAQ, Binkd User Guide, Binkd homepage,


       Dima Maloff <> and others.

       This   manual   page   is   based   on   "Binkd    User    Guide"    by (Nick Soveiko)


       Report bugs to <>

                                  21 Jun 2012                         BINKD(8)