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ifinfo(8) FTN mailer ifinfo(8)


ifinfo - Query node information


ifinfo [-h] [-x verbosity] [-I file] node


Ifinfo displays various information (system name, Sysop, Location, PhoneNo, Speed, NL-Flags and PFlag) about the specified node from the nodelist (using the nodelist index for lookup).


Display a short help message.
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.
Use the alternate configuration file File.


0 Successfull
64 command line usage error
65 error reading config file


d lock files
f aka matching
g outbound directories
h call
j session handshake
k file transfer
l filelist
m nodelist flags
r modem
t nodelist index
z hydra protocol


Runtime configuration file.
A list of nodes in an FTN network.


ifcico(8), ifindex(8)


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 <>

1993, 1994 Eugene Crosser
1997, 1998 Christof Meerwald

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 <>

Many thanks to the institute of computer science in Salzburg/Austria and especially to Anton Hofmann <> who made further work possible during his lecture in 1997.

July 1998