The DPBOX Homepage
Last update: 27.04.2000
Welcome to the DPBOX Homepage.
This page is maintained by Joachim
DPBOX is an amateur packet radio mailbox for Linux and other unixes.
It is copyleft by GPL.
Although mainly used in a kind of telnet connection via amateur radio,
it provides a small http interface, too.
in Gießen, Germany to get a first impression of DPBOX, if you do
not already know it.
Or check IK3GET
for an italian version.
This is version 6.00.00 of DPBOX. Feel free to download it.
Final version 6.00 released
The main feature of release v6.00 is the implementation of an active
It frees system administrators in large from setting up forward definition
files and allows messages to travel among the fastest network path.
Click here for a protocol description.
The RPM packages
OK, everyone now is using precompiled binaries. DPBOX joined the
club. If you find a RedHat Packet Manager package for your system below,
you simply have to install it as usual (rpm -U dpbox-XXX.rpm) and get a
I am only able to create RPM's for the system I am using, currently
a SuSE distribution (v6.3) with glibc and kernel 2.2.13.
Creation of an RPM package of DPBOX for another system configuration
is easy: Download the dpbox.src.rpm package, install it (rpm -U ...) and
type "rpm -ba dpbox.spec" (perhaps you should edit the dpbox.spec before
to reflect the system type it is used for...).