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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


       -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 configuration.

       -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)