Linux and growth of Internet

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Sat Jan 15 22:11:56 2005

> Remember the joys of TCP/IP on MS-DOS in the late 1980s?

Remember it? I live it. The 486 DOS laptop besides me took several days to
piece everything together. It runs a 3Com packet driver on top of some
crufted together Card/Socket Services TSRs, and then NCSA Telnet and FTP
have their own TCP stacks that will talk to it. So does Arachne, it seems.

In contrast, getting WINPKT.COM and WINSOCK.DLL (Trumpet Winsock, in this
case) cooperating with the DOS end of things for Win3.1 was a piece of cake.

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