Bulletin Board and Email Services
Due to an increasing demand for disk manufacture, the Technical Support
department is now levying a small charge to those organisations unable to make use of the
free Bulletin Board Services. In order to aid use of the on-line systems a brief summary
is given below for UNIX dealerships. Two systems are available which are both maintained
with the latest SCO fixes.
MS-DOS Bulletin Board
All standard UNIX files are in file area 39, authorised updates such as
new releases of the Server Environment pack are in area 56. Some UNIX utilities are also
available including a system monitor, on-line Apricot pricelist and IPBs and the Specialix
MS-DOS sitest program.
UNIX Front End Server
This machine is the main electronic mail gateway to Apricot from which
all personnel can be reached via mail. Once a mail connection has been established we can
send out IPBs, SCO supplements and utilities in this way. The UNIX server has a directory
structure below /usr/spool/uuinfo where SCO Supplements, utilities such as the pricelist
and other UNIX/Xenix specific files are maintained. Owing to the automated capabilities of
the UNIX Front End server with its integral electronic mail facilities it is the preferred
connection mechanism for UNIX/Xenix dealers.
Some utilities such as the UNIX System Monitor are only available from
one of the two systems above and will not be sent out on disk. We are currently reviewing
automated mail servers to enable dealers to request files by mail with the info-server
returning them the requested file via mail.