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Old 02 January 2020, 14:40   #1
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Ami-Express 5.2.0 update released

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| Ami-Express was a BBS System that ran on the Commodore Amiga series of    | 
| computers and was developed by Lightspeed Technologies in the 1990s.      | 
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| Version 5.2.0                                                             |
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| This is a rewrite of that system written in Amiga E. It is open source    | 
| and has new features and bug fixes in addition to aiming for near 100%    |     
| backwards compatibility with the version 4.x releases.                    | 
|                                                                           |
| I contacted Joe Hodge/LightSpeed Technologies the owner of /X product     |
| in December 2018 and he has given his full approval for me to take over   |
| this software and to continue using the Ami-Express name.                 |
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| I have also updated the documentation for Ami-Express as many existing    | 
| features were not properly documented. Some of the new features in this   | 
| release are:                                                              | 
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|     * Native telnet support, removing the need for telnetd.device         |
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|     * Optional caching of file lists in RAM:                              |
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|     * Configurable connection flood banning (native telnet only)          |
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|     * Support for asyncio.library to speed up transfers                   |
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|     * Ability to mimic older versions of /X version number                |
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|     * Ability to list all messages                                        |
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|     * UP command displays date/time node was last started                 |
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| All source code is publicly available at:                                 |
|  https://github.com/dmcoles/AmiExpress along with the documentation.      |
|                                                                           |
| Included in this archive are several sample bbs configurations using      |
| tooltype (.info) and config file (.cfg) format. These are aimed at users  |
| wanting to set up a bbs for the first time. There is also a file called   |
| aeicon.json which can be imported using the json import tool or by        |
| selecting the file the first time you start /X with no configuration in   |
| place. This file will create a basic structure similar to the ones        |
| included in the archive.                                                  |
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| If you are a pre-existing /X4 user, the ACP and Express files can just    |
| replace the old versions and should be as close to fully backwards        |
| compatible as possible. Plesae do contact me or raise issues in github if |
| you encounter any problems.                                               |
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|      This release is dedicated to my partner Traci who was taken ill      |
|      unexpectedly at the end of 2018 and passed away after suffering      |
|               lung damage caused by Influenza. RIP Traci xx.              |
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| Version History                                                           |
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| 5.2.0 02 Jan 2020                                                         |
|       * Native Telnet, FTP File Transfers, some bugfixes.                 | 
| 5.1.0 03 June 2019                                                        |
        * New features and bugfixes.                                        |
| 5.0.0 23 December 2018                                                    |
|       * First release of this project                                     |
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Old 02 January 2020, 18:18   #2
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Awesome News!
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Old 02 January 2020, 23:16   #3
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Only 5.1 on github/release...

5.2 in The Zone..
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Only 5.1 on github/release...

5.2 in The Zone..
I knew there would be somewhere I forgot to upload lol. Will sort it tomorrow

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Well done with the release, Sad to hear about Traci in the comments.

Was original AmiExpress in Amiga E? Are the passwords encrypted because I remember using LSD-Wall and seeing, usernames password is ....
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Well done with the release, Sad to hear about Traci in the comments.

Was original AmiExpress in Amiga E? Are the passwords encrypted because I remember using LSD-Wall and seeing, usernames password is ....

Original AmiExpress was all written in C. I took the publicly available source from the v3.xx series of Ami-Express, rewrote/ported it to E and backported all the features from the v4.xx series (by disassembling v4.20 and re-implementing the functionality).


The passwords are all hashed using the same algorithm from the v4.xx series. Its probably not particularly secure by modern standards but at least they are not stored as plain text.

I uploaded the release to the github page and its also available on the aminet as well now.
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