On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 5:32 PM, John Hupp <free...@prpcompany.com> wrote:
> Now I have found mTCP, available in the FreeDOS install CD's Net collection,
> or in a newer version from developer Michael Brutman's web site at
> http://www.brutman.com/mTCP/

It's not newer, it's the same one:

1). http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=mtcp
2). http://www.brutman.com/mTCP/mTCP_2013-05-23_upx.zip

> For use behind a hardware firewall (my router), I just set it up to do
> anonymous FTP with read/write access to the entire file system, then I just
> run it as needed.  (It's not a TSR, so you can't do anything else while it's
> running.)

I've never tried this particular functionality. I think he warns
against it (implying you should be very careful), but it does (IIRC)
support "shelling out" while running.

> From my Windows machine, I just use Windows Explorer or a web browser and
> open ftp://<IP-address-of-the-server>.

There's also a Win32 command-line version of FTP under
%windir%\System32\ftp.exe . You might also be able to use
Necromancer's DOS Navigator (NDN), but it's been a few years since I
tried FTP with that.

1). http://ndn.muxe.com    (not loading, sigh)

2a). ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/utilfile/navigatr.exe
2b). ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/utilfile/navigatw.exe

> Reportedly you can use its DHCP client for anything else that needs it, but
> I don't know how to do that.  This may be of interest to me as I turn to get
> reacquainted with Arachne.  I don't know whether it has its own DHCP client
> or another provision.

Most other apps seem to use Watt-32, e.g. Wget or Links2 or similar
DJGPP stuff. IIRC, you first have to "set WATTCP.CFG=c:\utils" with
WATTCP.CFG there containing "my_ip = dhcp" (or similar). That's what I
do under my MetaDOS floppy, with packet driver, and it works.

There's also m2wat.c , which someone whipped up a few months ago.


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