ifindex [-h] [-x verbosity] [-I file]


Ifindex creates a nodelist index which is used by ifcico for faster nodelist lookups.

Depending on the OPTIONS set when compiling the program, one of 3 different nodelist indices will be generated: a db- a (g)dbm- or a dbz- version. The dbz- type nodelist-index has some advantages (smaller indices and faster index generation) over the other 2 types but is currently only in PRE-ALPHA state - you should also read the README before using this type of nodelist-index.



Display a short help message.

-x Verbosity

Set the debug verbosity. Verbosity may be a number from 0 to 32 to set 'on' bits from 1 to number, or a string of letters where 'a' = bit 1, 'b' = bit 2, etc. up to bit 26.

-I File

Use the alternate configuration file File.


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Runtime configuration file.


A list of nodes in an FTN network.

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Some ideas taken from Fidogate/RFmail package, written by Teemu Torma and hacked by Martin Junius.

Some tcp code taken from JE version, written by Tsuneo Tanaka <[email protected]>

1993, 1994 Eugene Crosser

This is free software. You can do what you wish with it as long as this copyright notice is preserved.

Manpage and dbz-nodelist-index support by Christof Meerwald <[email protected]>

Many thanks to the institute of computer science in Salzburg/Austria and especially to Anton Hofmann <[email protected]> who made further work possible during his lecture.