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(@fuzion)
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Posted by: @bucko

Anyone else running Mystic?? Contrary to what some say, that is a great piece of software. I use it on my Wrong Number ][ BBS and it acts as a HUB/BBS/Website(for a few weeks it did) File Library Server, Login Menu Server. It's amazing the things you can do with it!!

Hey Bucko, 

Is it Bucko ex-a51 by any chance? 

OK, so I ended up in here after some info Googling regarding Mystic. We are currently working on an Amiga orientated BBS and Mystic seemed to be the easiest option than trying to run AmiExpress on real hardware or via Pi. 

Everything seems to be going well and we are switching out the block ansi / high ascii gfx for good old Amiga ansi in Topaz. We've tested it out on PC clients and on Amigas and everything looks fine. The only thing we are having quibbles with is the top callers/downloaders output. 

It's been activated in mutil.ini but we can't find how to access the user info via the menu or where it goes? 

Any help appreciated here. (:

 

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Posted : 29/03/2023 9:27 am
(@bucko)
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Posted by: @fuzion

Posted by: @bucko

Anyone else running Mystic?? Contrary to what some say, that is a great piece of software. I use it on my Wrong Number ][ BBS and it acts as a HUB/BBS/Website(for a few weeks it did) File Library Server, Login Menu Server. It's amazing the things you can do with it!!

Hey Bucko, 

Is it Bucko ex-a51 by any chance? 

OK, so I ended up in here after some info Googling regarding Mystic. We are currently working on an Amiga orientated BBS and Mystic seemed to be the easiest option than trying to run AmiExpress on real hardware or via Pi. 

Everything seems to be going well and we are switching out the block ansi / high ascii gfx for good old Amiga ansi in Topaz. We've tested it out on PC clients and on Amigas and everything looks fine. The only thing we are having quibbles with is the top callers/downloaders output. 

It's been activated in mutil.ini but we can't find how to access the user info via the menu or where it goes? 

Any help appreciated here. (:

 

 

Hi Fuzion, no, not a51. Don't know who that is.. The top users/callers etc. files are located in the main Mystic directory.. You can access them by adding a menu command to read the files created. I have an offshoot menu on my board called Text Files which I put any and all text files for users to view.. Sort of like the Image/C-Net way of doing things back in the 80's and 90's.. You would use the GD command in adding a menu option to display a text file then in the data field add the name of the file you want to show.. 

You are going to find Mystic BBS can look and feel any way you want. I have a theme on my board which makes it look like Image BBS for the C64, I was going to create one to make it look like C-Net Amiga I still might do that one one of these days..

Let me know if you need any other help.. 🙂

 

 

 

Bucko
Wrong Number Family of BBS'
Website: www.wrgnbr.com
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.wrgnbr.com:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.wrgnbr.com:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.wrgnbr.com:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Wrong Number VI BBS - wn6.wrgnbr.com:6411 (ORIGINAL Wrong Number ][ Retro 1993 BBS)

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Topic starter Posted : 01/04/2023 7:59 am
(@fuzion)
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@bucko 

Thanks for the reply and info mate. 

I was thinking you were Bucko who was a member of Area 51 (Amiga demo group) and contributor to The Word diskmag back in the day. That must be someone else. 🙂

We already tried to do exactly what you mentioned (using the GD command to point to a txt file) but there doesn't seem to be any output from the top lists even though we've activated them all in the mutil.ini file. Here is a grab from the ini file, it all seems to check out but you may see something we haven't. 

tc

 Cheers! 

 

Just to add here - we are currently using the third party RS Top Callers util which seems to work fairly well, although no info shows under Amiga clients. We'd much prefer the standard util for the cross platform viability. 

 

 

 

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Posted : 03/04/2023 8:41 am
(@bucko)
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Posted by: @fuzion

@bucko 

Thanks for the reply and info mate. 

I was thinking you were Bucko who was a member of Area 51 (Amiga demo group) and contributor to The Word diskmag back in the day. That must be someone else. 🙂

We already tried to do exactly what you mentioned (using the GD command to point to a txt file) but there doesn't seem to be any output from the top lists even though we've activated them all in the mutil.ini file. Here is a grab from the ini file, it all seems to check out but you may see something we haven't. 

tc

 Cheers! 

 

Just to add here - we are currently using the third party RS Top Callers util which seems to work fairly well, although no info shows under Amiga clients. We'd much prefer the standard util for the cross platform viability. 

 

 

 

 

Ok sorry for being so late in replying.. That is all fine, but you still need to have it turned on. What I do is have it done with a "Weekly" maint I run on Sunday mornings, it creates the top lists then generates a All files list of my file base and also does a pack of the userbase.  at the beginning of mutil.ini file you'll see a general section, where you turn on each item you want run, I removed all the extra stuff that is not run and have a smaller version which I named weeklymaint.ini and my general section looks like this:

[General]

           ;list of functions to perform on startup

           GenerateTopLists    = true

           GenerateAllFiles      = true

           PurgeUserBase        = true

 

Then after that It has the rest of the file and the top lists are included.. Make sure it is turned on in the general section and you should be good to go..

 

 

 

 

Bucko
Wrong Number Family of BBS'
Website: www.wrgnbr.com
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.wrgnbr.com:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.wrgnbr.com:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.wrgnbr.com:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Wrong Number VI BBS - wn6.wrgnbr.com:6411 (ORIGINAL Wrong Number ][ Retro 1993 BBS)

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Topic starter Posted : 15/04/2023 7:45 pm
(@fuzion)
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@bucko Hi mate, thanks for the info and apologies for the delay in replying. 

We have just left the BBS to fend for itself for a while, so we still have to implement this and see if it works. 

Will keep u in the loop. 🙂 

 

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Posted : 08/08/2023 3:35 pm
(@bucko)
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Posted by: @fuzion

@bucko Hi mate, thanks for the info and apologies for the delay in replying. 

We have just left the BBS to fend for itself for a while, so we still have to implement this and see if it works. 

Will keep u in the loop. 🙂 

 

 

Sounds like a plan!!

 

 

 

Bucko
Wrong Number Family of BBS'
Website: www.wrgnbr.com
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.wrgnbr.com:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.wrgnbr.com:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.wrgnbr.com:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Wrong Number VI BBS - wn6.wrgnbr.com:6411 (ORIGINAL Wrong Number ][ Retro 1993 BBS)

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Topic starter Posted : 08/08/2023 6:40 pm
(@fuzion)
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@bucko  Apologies for the l-o-n-g delay here. :o/

The Top Lists/Filelistings have been generating fine after the tweaks to mutil. Cheers! 

As I have remote axxs to the BBS server (other sysop hosts the board), we've just been manually running the stats from the server. 

Ideally, we need to create a timed event but haven't much luck with that for some reason. We've tried running Mutil with numerous shell commands and the event is running at the server end but isn't updating anything. We also tried executing a separate script called Stat.ini, which contains only the toplists / fileists but no joy. 

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Posted : 12/02/2024 11:05 am
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Posted by: @fuzion

@bucko  Apologies for the l-o-n-g delay here. :o/

The Top Lists/Filelistings have been generating fine after the tweaks to mutil. Cheers! 

As I have remote axxs to the BBS server (other sysop hosts the board), we've just been manually running the stats from the server. 

Ideally, we need to create a timed event but haven't much luck with that for some reason. We've tried running Mutil with numerous shell commands and the event is running at the server end but isn't updating anything. We also tried executing a separate script called Stat.ini, which contains only the toplists / fileists but no joy. 

 No big deal about the delay, look at my delay!! LOL Here is an example of my one of my scripts:

 

Active YES

Description Nightly Maint

Event Type Shell

Exec Hour 0

Exec Min 0

Shell mutil maint.ini

Prefex ./ Yes (I run in Linux, if you run in Linux this should be set to YES or when executing the Shell command you need it with the ./ If Windows The answer here is NO

The rest is blank except for Warning which is 0

 

That should work with no issues, I have other events running at different times also. If you want to share some screen shots of your event manager and the stat.ini that would be great. I have no problem checking them to make sure they are right.

 

 

 

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Bucko
Wrong Number Family of BBS'
Website: www.wrgnbr.com
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.wrgnbr.com:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.wrgnbr.com:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.wrgnbr.com:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Wrong Number VI BBS - wn6.wrgnbr.com:6411 (ORIGINAL Wrong Number ][ Retro 1993 BBS)

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Topic starter Posted : 07/03/2024 7:23 pm
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Thanks for deets. I finally managed to get things running as they should after discovering you need to reset the damn server for any event changes! It doesn't state this anywhere, so it was causing a bit of frustration. lol 

At least we got it working in the end. 🙂 

We're setting the board up for Echomail now, so onto the next adventure. 

Cheers!

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Posted : 10/03/2024 8:12 am
(@bucko)
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Posted by: @fuzion

Thanks for deets. I finally managed to get things running as they should after discovering you need to reset the damn server for any event changes! It doesn't state this anywhere, so it was causing a bit of frustration. lol 

At least we got it working in the end. 🙂 

We're setting the board up for Echomail now, so onto the next adventure. 

Cheers!

Glad to hear you got things going.. I can't count the times I have forgotten to rebuilt the server after making changes to some things.. Jeez... LOL

 

Bucko
Wrong Number Family of BBS'
Website: www.wrgnbr.com
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.wrgnbr.com:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.wrgnbr.com:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.wrgnbr.com:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Wrong Number VI BBS - wn6.wrgnbr.com:6411 (ORIGINAL Wrong Number ][ Retro 1993 BBS)

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