Linux and growth of Internet

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 12:08:25 2005

On Jan 16 2005, 7:40, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> The MS TCP/IP stack works surprisingly well. The setup program is
easy to
> use and fairly powerful, and the accessibility you get on a DOS box
> really good. It has support for a number of NICs (including the
> NE1000 and NE2000). And most of the modules can be loaded high,
> your main memory for applications. I can mount WinXP drives on my
> DOS box would full read/write access. You don't get long filenames,
> course, but you can still access any file because of the "stem" that
> puts in the filesystem to convert long names to 8.3.

Yes, that's pretty much how I set it up, except I don't publish shares
on Windows machines; I use samba instead. The MS client does
everything I want to do with DOS, and you can upgrade the support for
NICs by adding drivers, too.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Jan 16 2005 - 12:08:25 GMT

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