Please restrict access to regular users and above only! Guest accounts and twitted users shouldn't have access to DoorParty.

Here is the URL for plink, a command-line tool from the creators of PuTTy SSH: LINK

Here is the URL for Rick Parrish's TelnetDoor: LINK

If not using NET2BBS to accept telnet calls, then you would need to figure out a way to find and pass the socket handle to NFU and NetFoss. That is currently beyond the scope of this HOW-TO.

1. Create a directory to hold TelnetDoor and plink. I suggest something off the root directory, like C:\DPARTY

2. Extract the TelnetDoor archive to a temporary directory. Head to the sub-directory \BIN\RELEASE and move everything in there to the DPARTY directory.

3. Rename TelnetDoor.exe to TDoor.exe

4. Create a batch file named DPARTY.BAT.

5. Create another batch file named DP_SSH.BAT in the same directory.

6. Open DPARTY.BAT and enter the following, changing the paths to reflect yours:


set PORT=9999
set NODE=%1

cmd.exe /C dp_ssh.bat %1 %PORT%

timeout /t 1

NFU.EXE C:\TG\TEMP%1 "C:\doors\!DPARTY\TDOOR.EXE -R -D^ -S127.0.0.1 -P%PORT% -Y[NEW]%2"

cmd.exe /C taskkill /fi "windowtitle eq SSH%1"

When your application is approved, the [NEW] tag is going to be specific to your system and will be assigned uniquely to your BBS; this will identify your BBS to the DoorParty server. MAKE SURE TO CHANGE IT WHEN YOUR TAG IS ASSIGNED!

7. Open your DP_SSH.BAT file and enter the following:


start "SSH%1" /min plink -C -l USERNAME -pw PASSWORD -P 2022 -L -N

8. Open a DOS window and head to your Telegard directory. Once there, type TELEGARD -N1 -L. Substitute an available node number with -N1 if node 1 is unavailable.

9. Once at the WFC screen, type T for System Manager, then select # for Menu Editor.

10. Now select M and pick the menu you'll be using to launch TDoor.exe. Once there, either modify an existing menu item by typing M and selecting the menu item, or hit I to Insert a new one. Hit M to modify the new item (if you created one).

11. Modify your long and short descriptions to reflect the new menu item, then modify your menu key to whichever you like. Select 4 and enter DG.

12. Now hit 5 and enter this, again changing the path to reflect where your Telegard directory is:


13. Hit 6 to assign an access level; whatever access level is reserved for validated users would be a good idea.

Lastly, open up a command prompt and enter this before trying to connect to the server. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, you need to accept the host key to be entered into your registry this one time! It won't ask again after this. Just close the window after it connects. Remember to fill in your assigned username and password.

plink -l USERNAME -pw PASSWORD -P 2022 -L -N

That's it, you're done! Test it out by logging in trying it out. If there's an issue connecting, double-check the instructions and your settings. If it all seems right, then either DoorParty is down, or more likely there might be other issues.

Check out the forums here to see if others have the same issue, or to ask for help.

sysop 07/17/2016 13:50