Waiting For Caller (WFC)

The Waiting For Caller (WFC) Module

The wfc.js module provides a Waiting For Caller (WFC) type dashboard from a bygone era. Many traditional features are available including newer concepts for modern times. Node spy is left out as it feels like something that should be left in the past.


Accessing the WFC

By default, the WFC may be accessed via the !WFC main menu command when connected over a secure connection via a user with the proper ACS. This can be configured as per any other menu in the system. Note that ENiGMA½ does not expose the WFC as a standalone application as this would be much less flexible. To connect locally, simply use your favorite terminal or for example: ssh -l yourname localhost 8889. See Security below for more information.


The system allows any user with the proper security to access the WFC / system operator functionality. The security policy is enforced by ACS with the default of SCAF2ID1GM[wfc], meaning the following are true:

  1. Securely Connected (such as SSH or Secure WebSocket, but not Telnet)
  2. Auth Factor 2+. That is, the user has 2FA enabled.
  3. User ID of 1 (root/admin)
  4. The user belongs to the wfc group.

:information_source: Due to the above, the WFC screen is disabled by default as at a minimum, you’ll need to add your user to the wfc group. See also Security for more information on keeping your system secure!

Adding your user to the wfc group:

# Replace USERNAME with your leet +op username
./oputil.js user group USERNAME "+wfc"

To change the ACS required, specify a alternative acs in the config block. For example:

mainMenuWaitingForCaller: {
    config: {
        // initial +op over secure connection only
        acs: ID1SC

:bulb: You can add additional co-ops by adjusting the required ACS and/or adding them to an WFC-able group.

:lock: ENiGMA½ will enforce ACS of at least SC (secure connection)


Config Block

The WFC config block allows for the following keys:

Key Required Description
acs :+1: See Security above.
opVisibility :-1: Boolean. Set to true or false in order to change visbility when entering the WFC
quickLogLevel :-1: Sets the log level for the quick log view. Defaults to info. See also Monitoring Logs.
art :+1: An Object containing art information: main for the WFC main view itself and help for a help screen.
confirmKickNodePrompt :-1: Override the prompt name used for the “Kick selected node?” prompt. Defaults to confirmKickNodePrompt


The following MCI codes are available:

  • VM1: Node status list with the following format items available:
    • text: Username or *Pre Auth*.
    • action: Current action/menu.
    • affils: Any affiliations related to the if authenticated, else “N/A”.
    • authenticated: Boolean rather the node is authenticated (logged in) or not.
    • availIndicator: Indicator of availability (e.g. for messaging)? Displayed via statusAvailableIndicators or system theme. See also Themes.
    • isAvailalbe: Boolean rather the node is availalbe (e.g. for messaging) or not.
    • isSecure: Is the node securely connected (ie: SSL)?
    • isVisible: Boolean rather the node is visible to others or not.
    • node: The node ID.
    • realName: Real name of authenticated user, or “N/A”.
    • serverName: Name of connected server such as “Telnet” or “SSH”.
    • timeOn: How long the node has been connected.
    • timeOnMinutes: How long in minutes the node has been connected.
    • userId: User ID of authenticated node, or 0 if not yet authenticated.
    • userName: User name of authenticated user or “Pre Auth
    • visIndicator: Indicator of visibility. Displayed via statusVisibleIndicators or system theme. See also Themes.
    • remoteAddress: A friendly formatted remote address such as a IPv4 or IPv6 address.
  • VM2: Quick log with the following format keys available:
    • timestamp: Log entry timestamp in quickLogTimestampFormat format.
    • level: Log entry level from Bunyan.
    • levelIndicator: Level indicators can be overridden with the quickLogLevelIndicators key (see defaults below)
    • quickLogLevelIndicators: A map defaulting to the following`:
      • trace : T
      • debug: D
      • info: I
      • warn: W
      • error: E
      • fatal: F
    • nodeId: Node ID.
    • sessionId: Session ID.
    • quickLogLevelMessagePrefixes: A map of log level names (see above) to message prefixes. Commonly used for changing message color with pipe codes, such as |04 for red errors.
    • message: Log message.
  • MT3 or ET3: Selected node status information. May be a single or multi line view.
    • Set nodeStatusSelectionFormat to the format desired including \n for line feeds in as MT view. The availalbe format keys are the same as the node status list above.
  • MCI 10…99: Custom entries with the following format keys available:
    • nowDate: Current date in the dateFormat style, defaulting to short.
    • nowTime: Current time in the timeFormat style, defaulting to short.
    • now: Current date and/or time in nowDateTimeFormat format.
    • processUptimeSeconds: Process (the BBS) uptime in seconds.
    • totalCalls: Total calls to the system.
    • totalPosts: Total posts to the system.
    • totalUsers: Total users on the system.
    • totalFiles: Total number of files on the system.
    • totalFileBytes: Total size in bytes of the file base.
    • callsToday: Number of calls today.
    • postsToday: Number of posts today.
    • uploadsToday: Number of uploads today.
    • uploadBytesToday: Total size in bytes of uploads today.
    • downloadsToday: Number of downloads today.
    • downloadsBytesToday: Total size in bytes of uploads today.
    • newUsersToday: Number of new users today.
    • currentUserName: Current user name.
    • currentUserRealName: Current user’s real name.
    • lastLoginUserName: Last login username.
    • lastLoginRealName: Last login user’s real name.
    • lastLoginDate: Last login date in dateFormat format.
    • lastLoginTime: Last login time in timeFormat format.
    • lastLogin: Last login date/time.
    • totalMemoryBytes: Total system memory in bytes.
    • freeMemoryBytes: Free system memory in bytes.
    • systemAvgLoad: System average load.
    • systemCurrentLoad: System current load.
    • newPrivateMail: Number of new private mail for current user.
    • newMessagesAddrTo: Number of new messages addressed to the current user.
    • availIndicator: Is the current user availalbe? Displayed via statusAvailableIndicators or system theme. See also Themes.
    • visIndicator: Is the current user visible? Displayed via statusVisibleIndicators or system theme. See also Themes.
    • processBytesIngress: Ingress bytes since ENiGMA started.
    • processBytesEgress: Egress bytes since ENiGMA started.

:information_source: While Standard MCI codes work on any menu, they will not refresh. For values that may change over time, please use the custom format values above.