I hadn't found that, thanks!
LOL @ Readme:
"In addition to the XT, the only other hardware needed are the
networking cards, which at present run about $225 a piece (for ethernet)."
Jack, that software sounds like it would be really neat to work with! My teacher from a while back used to be a Novell employee and ended up teaching it at the college. She still knows it and uses it at home. I'd love to find a complete suite like that one. Is it old enough that it might be found at a thrift store somewhere?? What's it called?
/edit Just found NetWare 4.11 on wikipedia, looks realy nice and also a few floating around for sale pretty cheaply. If I were to hook up a network, it looks to be a good candidate for it.
A few of us are having a good time with TCP/IP applications for DOS, but I'd like to share the joy by expanding the audience. I'm hoping that some of you who are interested in older machines and are not networking them will shed some insight as to why not ..
Feel free to brainstorm out loud ..
How well does TCP/IP type programs work on an IBM PC or XT type computer?
The IRC client that I wrote and the prototype telnet BBS that I wrote are specifically designed for the PC and XT. The IRC client in particular runs very well on this class of hardware.
It supports DHCP too. If you have the network card installed correctly and packet driver, it should be very easy to setup and get your machine on IRC.
I used to do the floppy dance too, but it is really much easier with FTP. If you don't want to run an FTP server on your Microsoft machine then run one on your DOS machine. As long as you have a keyboard on both systems it doesn't really matter which way you go. Setting up Mike Chambers' server is trivial, just get yourself a NIC and matching driver. The bottom line is that it's quicker and easier to just type GET or PUT than it is to juggle floppies. A real plus is that you can easily do large size files (eg. archives) as well.I don't really have any interest in networking my older machines to do telnet or IRC. If I could easily get file sharing working with machines on my Windows Workgroup network then I might be interested. In the meantime, I stick with sneakernet for my old machines. :mrgreen:
Setting up Mike Chambers' server is trivial, just get yourself a NIC and matching driver.