People hack services, not the operating system per-se. And in the case
of FreeDOS, there are no services listening on the network.

Sure, you can use FreeDOS to play multiplayer games (DOOM, etc.) on a
network, and you can use FreeDOS and mTCP to make connections via
telnet or whatever. Or FreeDOS and Arachne to browse the Web. But
there is no FTP server unless you choose to set up the FTP server from
mTCP.


-jh



On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
>>>> I was wondering how secure is FreeDOS on a network.
>>> FreeDOS has no network, so it is complete secure ;)
>>
>> Does that means FreeDOS would not be able to support multiplayer
>> network DOS games like Doom, C&C, etc.. which MSDOS is able to do so
>> with ethernet?
>
> FreeDOS supports exactly the same games as MS DOS, but
> in any DOS, networking is NOT part of the CORE of the
> operating system. In other words, nobody can hack your
> FreeDOS or MS DOS over the network, but people could
> hack your Doom or C+C over the network if they had a
> security problem - that would not depend on which DOS
> you use to play those games :-) In DOS, you just load
> network drivers to "have them around". Then the games
> can use them, but the operating system will not. Note
> that you could also load a driver for, say, networked
> printers - then the security of those drivers matters
> but again not the network security of DOS itself :-)
>
> Eric
>
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