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TeleFinder News 11-3-00

Find Out Exactly Where You Are At, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME for FREE!

Thanks to the recent launch of the new GLONASS, Global Navigation Satellite System and some innovative new technology you can now find your exact position anywhere in the world via any common Internet capable terminal. This is also good for radionavigation, automatic vehicle location (AVL), C/A Code, differential, DGPS, navigation, vehicle tracking, precision farming, precise timing, position-reporting, ITS, intelligent transportation systems surveying etc. Before now to use any GPS device to find your exact position costs thousands of dollars. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units are more common than ever...being used to locate fishing hotspots, or for the location of a prime hunting area. Designed for the indoor enthusiast, GPS services are now truly affordable and easy to use. The benefits of satellite navigation are now available at a price that is truly affordable. Free!

Operator Headgap Systems is proud to announce we are now offering this as a free service to all our users. http://headgap.com/GPS/

As a TeleFinder system operator you can offer this same feature to your system users. You can download and install this file: http://www.headgap.com/mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/TF-SPML%20Templates/GPS.sit


TeleFinder News 10-11-00

The CrushFTP site has changed urls - http://crushftp.terrashare.com/

For those of you who don't know about Crush it is a Full scale FTP server.  Cross platform.  If you can run JAVA 1.1.8 or better, then you can run CrushFTP. It works well running in conjunction with TeleFinder. Ask for FTP access to Headgap/TFBBS is you are a TF Sysop. Robust, flexible, and easy to use. Inexpensive commercial quality product for a shareware fee of only $20. Fast, multithreaded design.  (927.25 KB/s downloads and 1,92.42 KB/s uploads achieved during recent tests using a 44.6 MB test file.  Server was a 450 MHz Celeron with 192 MB of RAM running Windows 2000.  Client was a 333 MHz Celeron with 128 MB RAM running Windows 95.) Resume download...as well as resume upload. This was my initial reason for writing CrushFTP. A few Mac servers supported resume download, but none supported resume upload. You should be running the most current version of MRJ 2.2.3 available from the apple site.

To download the most current version of Crush go to: http://headgap.com/Mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/CrushFTP/?dir_sort=date


8-6-00 - Visit the Headgap Secure Online Store! Featuring Mac, Amiga, Commodore & PC Software and used Mac equipment.

TeleFinder News 8-3-00

A couple of cool things happening!

Gannett News bought a second copy of TeleFinder so they can set it up in their Sydney office to cover the upcoming Olympics.

Kodak's Pro line of digital cameras that are coming out soon will have a built in modem and will include a script to allow the news services to upload directly to a TeleFinder BBS.

9.04 & TeleFinder Test?

I have been running 9.04 on a test box with TeleFinder Server and TCPIP nodes. I have been running 9 stripped down but so far have had no problems once I took out all of the Microsoft extensions and quit trying to run Explorer on the same box. Only been messing with it a short while. If anyone wants I can send my AppleSystemProfiler file to show what control panels and extensions I have active. Drop me an email.

While I hear some folks say they have trouble, I hear others that are running it without problems. I still personally recommend 8.6 since the changes to 9 primarily are user interface. I do realize that when you buy a new box however it comes with 9 and it is hard to get 8.6 installed on a new box without buying 8.6 if you don't already own it.

Program Updates

There are new versions of Macjordomo (1.5fc24) a listserver I run. There is also a new version of CrushFTP (CrushFTP2b3.) which I also run. The Crush guy is still having memory leak problems but is working on it. I restart Crush daily right now to prevent problems.

Links below to download Macjordomo and CrushFTP:



 New Programs and Utilities!

 In the Sysops Utilities Area I have added the following updates and new programs: Just visit the Sysop Utils area by using the TeleFinder client or via any modern web browser to: http://headgap.com/Mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/?dir_sort=date

CrushFTP v1.0 - is now available. This is the first full version, and editions earlier were in beta. He has fixed some Mac specific problems. You will want this update. If you have already installed the swingall.zip you don't need to redownload it. Crush FTP Program and TeleFinder Server Compatible!

TeleFinder Server works alongside the CrushFTP program just fine. I use it to administer to my system and to give web access to folks who want to use an FTP program to administer their web sites. I simply add a path direct to their web server folder under their access. Well worth the $20 Shareware Fee. Check back with this guy and his site frequently, as it is a work in progress and he is frequently making changes http://www.crushftp.bizland.com/ Web documentation is included just load the homepage.html file in the Crush folder.

 DNSTran1.3b2.sit - a great utility for you Analog users - DNSTran is a free utility to speed up the process of DNS lookups and to translate IP addresses into domain names in log files. In one step you can lookup IP addresses in your server log file, replace them with the correct domain names, and compress the log file for long term archiving. DNSTran will work with any log file format.

VNCBeta3PPC.sit - VNC is a remote display system that allows viewing a computing 'desktop' environment, not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of architectures

Tri-BACKUP 2.04 US.sit - Is your data precious? Tri-BACKUP performs backups for you: mirror-backup, incremental-backup, synchronization, multiple programs, etc.

Macjordomo1.5fc18.sit - Macjordomo is a Macintosh-based list server. It can be used in combination with any POP3/SMTP server and works well with TeleFinder's mail services.


Download TF User NOW!

April 12, 2000 - I don't know for sure who developed the little download TF User Now logo but I built a couple of updated versions and have them located throughout the TFBBS site. These little icons (see this pages bottom) can help encourage your users to download the latest versions of the client software. You can of course download the icons and link them locally or if you like you can cut and paste this code into your pages. This will enable your users to download the latest versions of TeleFinder Mac or PC Client from one of my mirror servers.

<Beginning -- TF User Now Code>
the TeleFinder Client Software Now!<BR>
<CENTER><A HREF="http://biz.headgap.com/TeleFinderUserv5.7.2.sea"><IMG SRC="http://tfbbs.com/grafx/tfnow572.gif" ALT="Download TF User 5.7.2 Now!" WIDTH=88 HEIGHT=31 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom></A><BR>
<CENTER><A HREF="http://biz.headgap.com/tfu411.exe"><FONT SIZE="-1" FACE="VERDANA,HELVETICA,ARIAL"><IMG SRC="http://tfbbs.com/grafx/tfnowpc.gif" ALT="Download TF User PC v4.11 Now!" WIDTH=88 HEIGHT=31 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom></FONT></A><FONT SIZE="-1" FACE="VERDANA,HELVETICA,ARIAL"><BR>
<Ending -- TF User Now Code>


Faster TF Server Demo Download

You can download the TeleFinder Server 5.7.3 DEMO at a new mirror site that is much faster:


TeleFinder Featured On TUCOWS




 Need a link site to build traffic by getting you another entry in the search engines? FreeHomePages.com offers just that with a good built in editor. Check out the TeleFinder Link Page at: http://telefinder.freehomepages.com/


Netcraft Survey

Netcraft does surveys of what servers are being used on the Internet. While TeleFinder does show up as a MacOS server the numbers weren't all that great from the last survey. Most of your sites were not present in the survey. If you have a minute stop by and enter your site url so that the proper information on who is running TeleFinder will be recorded. Thanks. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/


Mac Friendly ISP Resource

Mac ISP software list - http://www.macintoshisp.com/
Thanks Donald!


New Utilities on TFBBS.com

Some new possibly useful utilities are now available to download from TFBBS.com. Just visit the Sysop Utils area by using the TeleFinder client or via any modern web browser to: http://headgap.com/Mac/Telefinder%20Tools/TF%20Sysop%20Utils/?dir_sort=date

To name a few:

TrashScan f.sit 528 Kb Apr 11, 2000 04:50 PM
TrashScan! - a port scanning utility. Lets you know who is visiting and what ports they are trying to come in on.

CrushFTP_fc7.sit 237 Kb Apr 11, 2000 04:48 PM
CrushFTP is a full scale FTP server that works well with TeleFinder.

 Macjordomo (PPC) 1.5fcq10 616 Kb Apr 11, 2000 04:23 PM
Macjordomo is a Macintosh-based list server.

MacAT.sit 847 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:06 PM
MacAT is a task scheduling application for Macintosh server administrators.

WhistleBlower1.0.1PPC 878 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:06 PM
Whistle Blower can perform regular checks of your servers. 68k also avail.

Tabs On The Web 1.5 PPC.sit 567 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:06 PM
Mac ACGI program that makes it EASY to put up a simple searchable index of just about anything onto the web, your corporate intranet, anyplace there is a Mac. It will let you maintain these records remotely via the web.

SystemSentry 1.0 Demo.sit 378 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:05 PM
SystemSentry provides you with an easy way to dynamically monitor the memory requirements of your computer.

Mac DynDNS 1.1 PPC f.sit 420 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:05 PM
This program wont do you any good unless you have registered a dynamic DNS account with www.dyndns.org. This is for people with a dynamic IP from their ISP or DHCP server that would still like to have a DNS name. What this program does is when your Mac reconnects it may get another IP address from your ISP. Place this program in your startup folder and when your mac reboots it will register the new IP with dyndns. It also remembers the last address it updated.

Insomnia.sit 2 Kb Apr 09, 2000 10:05 PM
Insomnia - extension that keeps your hard drive from going to sleep. Useful on later Power PPC systems that has the drive shutdown from inactivity.

Analog 4.1 f.sit 1130 Kb Apr 07, 2000 10:23 AM
Analog is a program to analyse the logfiles from your web server.

ihound-registered.sea 200 Kb Mar 20, 2000 10:23 AM
iHound is the best selling indexer and search engine for Macintosh web servers. It is now being distributed as an unsupported freeware program.


Crush FTP Program and TeleFinder Server Compatible!

Mar. 11, 2000 - TeleFinder Server works alongside the Crush FTP program just fine. I use it to administer to my system and to give web access to folks who want to use an FTP program to administer their web sites. I simply add a path direct to their web server folder under their access. Well worth the $20 Shareware Fee. Check back with this guy and his site frequently, as it is a work in progress and he is frequently making changes http://www.crushftp.bizland.com/

Web documentation is included just load the homepage.html file in the Crush folder. For a more current version and doc updates visit his site.

The TFBBS Secure Online Store is now OPEN!

Feb. 20, 2000 - You can order using VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover on our secure online store. Orders for server software in by 2 p.m. will be shipped out same day! Node upgrades take a little longer. Click the store button to browse in the top menu bar.

Version Master CGI works with TeleFinder!

Feb. 16, 2000 - Version Master CGI - allows webmasters to display, in real time, a list of the latest Macintosh software updates, their version numbers, and a link to the manufacturer's home page. TF notes included! FREE! Try mine!

TFBBS.com is born!

Feb. 13, 2000 - You can now access all of the TeleFinder resources on http://www.tfbbs.com

New Lower TeleFinder Prices!

Feb. 13, 2000 - TeleFinder Price List. Upgrade today for only $99.

TeleFinder Demo Available

Feb. 13, 2000 - TeleFinder v5.7.3 Demo Now Available! Register and download the demo.

Lollipop Newsucker for TF Now Available!

Feb. 9, 2000 - Lollipop - Usenet News Sucker that works with TF. Special Keyless Version now available. Thanks Jim! Lollipop allows you to connect to an Internet news server (NNTP) to download and upload messages to selected news groups. You can host the newsgroups you select right on your TeleFinder system. This allows both client users and web users to participate in the conversations without having to learn to use news server software (docs). Jim Smith, the program's author released a special keyless version 1.05. Jim's current project is Address Book 4 - and it is the best!

Net Dreams "Postcard" Plug In Works with TeleFinder!

Feb. 9, 2000 - Postcard - writes customized text onto the postcard and emails the graphic to the recipient. No "pickup" number or helper applications, are required. Works with TF! Try mine! Thanks to a tip from Don McHose. You must enter the entire path from the drive for the plug-in to find the graphic, other than that it works straight up.

Operator Headgap Systems is now distributing TeleFinder Software.

Support and service will now be covered via Operator Headgap Systems. Headgap Systems will have web based online ordering with secure credit card payments, phone, fax, and bbs support. Check back frequently for new information and site features.

How did Operator Headgap get involved?

I was a very active beta tester and participant in the Video Chats and later chats and have been a long standing supporter of TeleFinder Software. My wife and I have been running Headgap BBS for almost 15 years now and when we were looking for new BBS software we called Rusty. Version 5.0 had just been released and I liked what Rusty told me. He said that all BBS's in the future had to be integrated with the Internet and that is where he was taking the software. After Rusty moved and took a job with Apple we began talking with him about taking over distribution and support.

I cannot say that there will be continuing development. We do not own the rights; they still belong to Spider Island Software. We will continue to develop and garner tools and materials to help you use your TeleFinder Server and support your TeleFinder Client users.

TFNet Lives On!

Daniel O'Leary, the sysop of Klone Zone BBS (http://kz.eaze.net), has taken on the task of gathering the TeleFinder systems together to keep TFNet (a group of TeleFinder related conferences). This means that any supporting system has all the conferences linked, so you can post questions or comments and get responses from all over the world. Martijn_Dekker is also updating the list of available TF Systems.

New Lower Prices!

Since continued advancing development is not on the immediate agenda, Rusty agreed that a reduction in price was in order. The system works with OS9 but personally I find that OS versions up through 8.6 offer stability and speed while using less resources for using the server. Rusty tells me that the software should even work all the way through OSX, although it will have to operate in classic mode. That means lots of folks can continue to use the client software for a few more years, and of course the web side will be available even longer. Our web site will soon show the new pricing structure. Watch for new information at: http://tfbbs.com or log on the bbs at: bbs.headgap.com

Make sure and leave an email with your handle if you are an existing sysop for increased access.

Contact Us

Operator Headgap Systems
7308 S. Klein
OKC, OK 73139

Bob or Cheryn Nunn
(405) 601-5288(voice)
or any links from tfbbs.com

Hours of Operation:
9 AM to 6 PM CST M-F


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