From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Nov 15 17:22:33 1999

That's what I was led to believe also, but it's not true. Even though the
ODI driver set is quite a bit bigger than the earlier, for every
card I've tried out, my threshhold is the required transient area (useable
low memory) under DOS 3.22 or 6.22, with all my SCSI drivers, etc, (I can
leave out the CDROM stuff) loaded, so I can still use my DOS-based OrCAD for
schematic capture, digital simulation, and PCB routing. The PCB router is
the crux, since it won't do everything if there's not 600+ KB of available
low memory. Not even all the ODI drivers will leave enough space for that.
A few of the cards I use will do it though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Pechter <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 3:38 PM
Subject: Samba

>> >SAMBA is that NETBEUI-compatible protocol used by Windows for
>> >isn't it? I've heard a lot of mention of it but no details except that
>> >DOS client is HUGE by comparison with the already large but purportedly
>> >smaller NOVELL IPX+NETX. (about 96K).
>Actually, the dos client works with the MS Dos and Windows IP stacks
>and it's netbios over TCP/IP. It's the IP stack that's the real issue.
>IPX and NETX are real small. Try loading LSL, IPXODI, and the VLMs and
>it is more like the microsoft stuff in size 8-(.
>> BTW, I've found the real trick of working with Samba (on the Admin side)
>> remembering where the &)# _at_*^% smb.conf file on a particular machine is!
>> Zane
>Ain't it the truth... Redid the servers this weekend with 2.6 of Samba.
>Now I've got to try to do the domain thing and login scripts for it.
> Three things never anger: First, the one who runs your DEC,
> The one who does Field Service and the one who signs your check.
Received on Mon Nov 15 1999 - 17:22:33 GMT

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