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       URONode - Node front end for AX.25, NET/ROM, Rose and TCP




       URONode  is a simple node front end, modelled after the node shells of LinuxNode, AWZNode,
       and Flexnode.


       The following commands are supported for users of URONode:

       ?            Give short list of available commands.

       Announce     Reads the file uronode.announce. This is like a local announcement wall where
                    you  can give your locals connecting into your node a chance to see the local
                    activities going on like a cork board with posted announcements.

       Bye          Disconnect user from the node.

       Connect <call | alias> [s|d]                  For NETROM

       Connect <port> <call> [via <call1> ...] [d|s] For AX.25

       Connect <call> <address> [<digi>] [d|s]       For ROSE

       Connect <destination> [s|d]                   For FlexNet

                    Initiates an AX25, NET/ROM, ROSE or Flexnet connection to a remote host.   If
                    more  than  two  parameters  are  entered  and  the  second  parameter is ten
                    charachers in length then it is interpreted as a ROSE  connection,  otherwise
                    the  first  parameter  is interpreted as a port name and AX25 is used to make
                    the connection via that port. If only one parameter is given  the  connection
                    is  made searching for the callsign in NET/ROM nodes, in AX25 Fixed links, in
                    FlexNet destinations and last in Mheard database in this order.

                    For a ROSE connection the <address> part must be exactly six or  ten  digits.
                    If  only six digits are supplied, the DNIC (first four digits) default to the
                    local DNIC. The local DNIC is assumed to be that of the first configured Rose
                    port in /etc/ax25/rsports.

                    The  user may optionally supply as the last argument a single character which
                    modifies the default behaviour on disconnection  of  the  connection.   If  a
                    single  `s'  is  entered  as  the  last  argument,  then when the remote host
                    disconnects you will be returned to this node. If a single `d' is entered  as
                    the  last  argument, you will be disconnected from this node too. The Default
                    behaviour  (neither  `s'  nor  `d'  entered)  is  configured  in   the   node
                    configuration file and depends on the sysop preference.

       CAllbook <call>[@<server>]
                    Retrieve  data  about a callsign from an internet-accessible callbook server.
                    The server name can usually be omitted, since the default  server  configured
                    by  the  operator  is usually valid. The default setting can be overridden by
                    specifying a host name.

       Escape [<escape string>]
                    Override the sysop configured default escape character setting. If the Escape
                    command  is  given  without  an  argument  then  the current escape character
                    setting is returned to the user. The escape string may be specified using any
                    of the well known codings:

                    <char> to enter the escape character in its binary form.

                    ^C to enter the escape character as a control character value.

                    NNN to set the escape character to a Decimal value.

                    0xNN to set the escape character to a HexaDecimal value.

                    0NNN to set the escape character to an Octal value.

                    off to disable the escape character.

       Finger [<username>][@<hostname>]
                    Retrieve  information  about  users of a system. If the user name is omitted,
                    shows the users currently logged on the host. If  the  hostname  is  omitted,
                    defaults to the local host.

       Help [<command>]
                    Give  help for the specified command or this text if no command is specified.
                    Commands can not be abbreviated.  Use the "?" command to retrieve a  list  of
                    available commands.

       HOst <hostname> | <ip address>
                    Give  the  Domain  Name Service host name information about <hostname> or <ip

       Info         Display   the   version    information    and    the    contents    of    the
                    /usr/local/etc/ax25/  file,  which should describe any aspects of
                    your system that you would like to brag about.

       INTerfaces   Display the node's interface schema, most folks often call these "ports".

                    Displays the last 20 stations heard to this node. You may  use  an  interface
                    name to get the last 20 stations heard to that particular interface.

                    Displays  the  full list of the heards database up to the last 100 callsigns.
                    Add the name of an interface for the full heards listing  for  that  specific

       Links [d | n | v | <call>]
                    Shows  the  AX25  link table of the local node. The destinations on this list
                    can be reached using the Connect command without knowing the  actual  network
                    path used (assuming the network is OK).

                    The  optional  parameter d show the AX25 nodes directly linked.  The optional
                    parameter n show the AX25 nodes linked connecting another node and passing  a
                    string  like  "C  XX0XX".   The  optional parameter v show the AX25 links via

                    You can also specify a destination callsign to get  the  verbose  information
                    for a single destination.

       Nodes [* | <node>]
                    Show  the NET/ROM node table of the local host. The nodes on this list can be
                    reached using the Connect command without knowing  the  actual  network  path
                    used (assuming the network is OK).

                    The  optional  argument  '*'  toggles  verbose mode, showing the Obsolescence
                    counter, relative path quality and the port and neighbour node used to  reach
                    each  node.  You  can  also  specify  a  node  callsign  to  get  the verbose
                    information for a single node.  In that case a "which" field that tells  what
                    route the kernel will use to reach the node is also shown.

       Ping <host> [<size>]
                    Check  if  a  host  can be reached trough the network by sending an ICMP Echo
                    Request packet to the host and waiting  for  it  to  reply.  If  a  reply  is
                    received  the  round-trip-time  (RTT)  between  the local and remote hosts is

                    If an optional length is specified the data portion of the packet  is  filled
                    with length number of bytes up to 128.

       Routes       Shows  the  NET/ROM  route  table  of the local host (eg. the nodes which the
                    local node directly talks with). These nodes are  used  to  reach  the  other
                    nodes on the node table. Fields shown are:

                    Link Is there an AX25 connection active to this node.

                    Port Which port is this route on.

                    Callsign The callsign of the neighbour node.

                    Quality A relative quality for the path (0-255).

                    Destinations Number of other nodes reached via this route.

                    Lock Is the quality of this route locked by the operator.

                    QSO Number of NET/ROM session enties.

       Telnet <host> [<port>] [<string>] [d|s]
                    Initiate  a  telnet  session  to a remote host using TCP/IP.  By default, the
                    telnet command connects to the TCP port 23 (allocated for  telnet).  You  can
                    specify another TCP port or a TCP port name.

                    If  an  optional third argument <string> is given, that string, followed by a
                    CRLF is sent to the remote host right after the  connection  is  established.
                    This is mainly useful for command aliases.

                    If  a  single `s' is entered as the last parameter, then when the remote host
                    disconnects you will be returned to this node.  If a single `d' is entered as
                    the  last  parameter,  you  will  be disconnected from this node too. Default
                    behaviour (neither `s' nor `d' entered) depends on sysop configuration.

       MSG <user> <message>
                    Send a message to another user of the node. The user in question must  be  in
                    idle state (ie. not connected/connecting anywhere or running a program).

                    If  the  user  has  an  SSID  other than zero, the SSID must be specified. If
                    multiple users are logged in with the same callsign/SSID pair, those who  are
                    in idle state, get the message.

       Users        Show  a  list of users currently connected to the local node, where the users
                    are coming from, and what are they doing at the moment.


            URONode configuration file.

            URONode permissions file.

            URONode users settings file.

            URONode message of the day file.

            The response to the 'info' command.  This file should be edited to reflect the  local

            Database of current users.

            Information about AX.25 stations heard.

            The online help files.


       uronode.conf(5), uronode.perms(5), axports(5), ax25d(8), mheardd(8).


       Brian Rogers N1URO <>


       Stefano Noferi IZ5AWZ <>
       Tomi Manninen OH2BNS <>
       Alan Cox GW4PTS <>
       Roy PE1RJA <>