OK, I think now that there is more than one issue. After reviewing the fact that older Windows PC's have great difficulties connecting to Vista shares, I thought then that it probably shouldn't be surprising that this is very difficult to impossible for the MS-DOS Network Client.
To test this idea, I slapped together a Win 98 machine, shared a folder, and found that the DOS client was able to connect and write to it just fine. When I last worked with FreeDOS several years ago, I think I was able to connect to Win XP, but unless one of you is successfully connecting to Vista or newer, I am inclined to write that off as a can't do. A separate issue: When DOS successfully connected to Win 98, "ipconfig c:\net" was still reporting that the lease was expired! And it did so whether I had configured DOS for DHCP or a static configuration. And likewise, whether it was configured as static or DHCP, the DOS client could still connect to the W98 share. The lease-expired status seems to be a bug. Yet another separate issue: As I described earlier, when I set up for a static configuration, this is ignored. I probably won't invest too much time into investigating, since I much prefer DHCP. --------------------- If I can't move files easily to/from the DOS client to a share on the Vista server, then I'll probably want to get wget and/or Arachne working. But so far I just have NDIS drivers installed, and wget seems to require packet drivers. I have a vague recollection that Arachne may also. So I think this will be my next interest. On 6/16/2015 9:48 AM, John Hupp wrote: > Here's a reference, by the way, on the ipconfig usage that I mention > below: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/misc1/BUSSYS/LANMAN/KB/Q183/8/58.TXT > > A couple more observations: > > When I booted up this morning, "ipconfig c:\net" once again reported > the lease expired, but the expiration time coincided exactly -- to the > minute -- with the bootup time, and the lease-issued time was exactly > 24 hours before I booted up this morning. > > Thinking to dodge the DHCP lease issue, I set up with a static IP > outside the DHCP address scope (but still within the same subnet > segment). Nonetheless "ipconfig c:\net" still reports an IP within > the DHCP scope, rather than the static IP I assigned. > > Current functionality: I can successfully ping an IP address e.g. > "ping 126.96.36.199" but name resolution fails, so no-go on "ping google.com". > > On 6/15/2015 8:25 PM, John Hupp wrote: >> I found out that ipconfig usage is not as expected for the DOS >> client. "Ipconfig /all" is meaningless. In my case, the one and only >> good command is "ipconfig c:\net." >> >> This then reports (now again under DHCP), an IP address, gateway, and >> DNS server as expected. But it reports "Lease Expired." Even after >> I forced the router to give it a brand new lease on a different IP, >> it still reports the lease expired. The router shows the lease as >> freshly issued with a day to live. >> >> The date and time are correct on client and server. >> >> Ideas? (And no, "ipconfig /release" or "ipconfig /renew" won't work >> either. They too are meaningless.) >> >> On 6/15/2015 12:19 PM, John Hupp wrote: >>> I just tried changing the DOS client from DHCP to static >>> configuration, and I still get the same net use error. >>> >>> Furthermore "ipconfig /all" still reports "No DHCP data available." >>> Shouldn't it report my static configuration info? >>> >>> On 6/15/2015 11:46 AM, John Hupp wrote: >>>> Fundamentals -- you may be onto something. Though TCP/IP >>>> initialization completes without error, running "ipconfig /all" >>>> yields "No DHCP data available." I get the same result from two >>>> identical cards, both configured the same way. >>>> >>>> I do note that both cards are old non-PNP ISA cards, which I >>>> thought would be appropriate for this vintage rig. >>>> >>>> In the meantime, in the Registry I changed >>>> HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel=3 –> >>>> 0, which is "Send LM & NTLM responses" per >>>> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj852207%28v=ws.10%29.aspx. >>>> Then I rebooted. But I still get the same error on the DOS client. >>>> >>>> @ Roberto Fazzalari: I have been avoiding your approach to date >>>> since I never had more than a rank novice's acquaintance with >>>> Wireshark. But it may be that I'll have to get reacquainted! >>>> >>>> On 6/15/2015 12:09 AM, Louis Santillan wrote: >>>>> Be sure that you have a good IP, gateway, and DNS setting from >>>>> your DHCP server. >>>> >>> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user