• Subject: Re: Source code package for DOS Port
  • From: Seth Cohn <scohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:47:32 -0700 (PDT)

> For all you die hard DOS users out there I have uploaded the source for
> Wolfram Koehn's DOS port of TN5250 to

cool... He sent it to me, and I was going to pass it on, if he hadn't...

> seven C-files and link them with the TCP/IP-libraries. The TCP/IP-library
> and the header-files I use are included in the Software Development Kit from
> FTP-Software (www.netmanage.com/products/pctcpsdk). Unfortunately it's no
> free software. For each installation of the stack one has to pay a license
> fee. I am still looking for a cheaper alternative.

In email to Wolfram, I already suggested this, but maybe someone has
experience here.... I know of a few tcp/ip stacks.... KA9Q, CU/TCP,
WATTCP...  also DJGPP is supposed to have support, plus it's a free
compiler.... I'd love it if someone ported this to totally free things...

So things to do:
Correct to current version of source (.14)... 
Free tcp/ip stack linking....
free compiler, so that source can be rebuilt and changed without
any non-free stuff needed...

> To get TN5250.EXE running you first have to start the following programs:
>     - a packet-driver for the network-card (e.g. for NE2000-clones it's
> NE2000.COM)
>     - the TCP/IP-stack (e.g. ETHDRV.EXE from FTP-Software
> www.netmanage.com/products/pctcp5)

Packetdrivers are free, it's the ethdrv.exe that's the problem.  The cost
of ethdrv.exe is more than $100... at that point, new machines, newer
software, etc are more feasible for most people.

Seth


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