|Products: Platinum Xpress
"PX/WINS in a Nutshell"
How Platinum Xpress works with WIN Server
Platinum Xpress/WINS is a Fidonet Package designed specifically for WINServer Client/Server system to give Wildcat! sysops complete FTN operations (Fidonet) for their BBS.
PX/WINS is the only product for the WIN Server to give you everything you need for direct Fidonet operations. One system, one integrated package, designed to reduce your maintenance time, by putting it all together for you.
Fidonet Features in PX/WINS:
and many more specific Fidonet inclusions.
Wildcat Interactive Net Server or WINS for short, is a TCP/IP based Client/Server system. What that means is there is a "Server Module" called wcSERVER.EXE. This controls all access to ALL data in the BBS.
Every other program is a "Client" to the server. All the WC*.EXE applets are "clients" to the server, such as:
etc, etc. So in your STARTUP folder, you would run wcSTART.EXE which is pre-designed to start:
In that order. You can add more to the wcSTART setup to start other applications, like wcMAIL.EXE.
Now, PX/WINS is a "Client" system to Wildcat!. All 3rd party applications can only be "CLIENTS" to the server since they have NO ACCESS to files directly. All clients must ask the server for information to do any work.
Because it is a TCP/IP client/server system, any client can be on any TCP/IP network, for example your LAN to use WINS.
PX/WINS Essential Components:
and other programs. But the above is the main stuff. It also comes with PXSTART.EXE which is similar to wcSTART, but it's preset to start:
in that order. Today, you really don't need PXSTART but it's all set for immediate startup once you install.
If you don't have WIN Server, PX/WINS is NOT going to work. It looks for the wcSERVER and, if not found, you will get an error. If you are running with the Personal (DEMO) Edition of WIN Server, there is no hook at this time in the Demo version for a Frontend program, and you will not be able to use PX/WINS. You must be with a registered version of WIN Server (baseline version is now the 2 node Community Edition) to use PX/WINS.
How PX/WINS works with WIN Server.
When you start all the applications, all programs are running at the same time:
With all these programs working together, you have a very powerful, 32 bit mail/file Fidonet, Internet, BBS system.
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