Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-19 Thread Dale E Sterner
I think you helped keep an interesting piece of software from fading out permenantly. It has little practical use but is interesting to look at - a piece of historical art. Protected software usually disappears completely when it loses its usefulness. This way some younger people can see what it

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-19 Thread geneb
On Thu, 19 Apr 2018, Jim Hall wrote: While I know that this helped a specific user request, I'd appreciate that we not share/link to "crack" tools that circumvent copy protection. Even for programs like Telix that aren't supported anymore. Your house, your rules. No problem. :) Free/open

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-19 Thread Jim Hall
> On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: >> My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to collect it. >> I used up half my legal trys brfore it shuts down. >> What was that link again? On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:28 PM, geneb wrote: > You can also go here: >

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-18 Thread geneb
On Wed, 18 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: I don't know how you found this but it worked like a charm. The big ugly red screen is gone. Many thanks. Some days my Google Fu is pretty strong. ;) I'm glad it worked for you. g. -- Proud owner of F-15C 80-0007 http://www.f15sim.com - The only

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-18 Thread Dale E Sterner
I don't know how you found this but it worked like a charm. The big ugly red screen is gone. Many thanks. cheers DS On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:28:35 -0700 (PDT) geneb writes: > On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: > > > My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-17 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Thomas, > Some of the PCI-Express and USB modems had actual controller, > meaning they would work with Linux, the BSDs, and maybe DOS. In spite of what the name suggests, most winmodems are fully supported on Linux as well as far as I know :-) > I also don't know if dialup Internet or BBS

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-17 Thread Thomas Mueller
from dmccunney: > I'm not, and more modem information can be found here: > http://www.modemsite.com/56k/dos.asp > But the biggest challenge is likely to be "What do you call if you > *can* get a working modem?" > Dennis That was my point on my last message: BBSes now are very hard to find.

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > >> Eric Auer also wrote a simple terminal program years ago, but I'm >> afraid I never tried it (and probably wouldn't know how!): >> >> * https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/net/terminal/ >> *

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread dmccunney
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:42 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > Obviously a signal processing driver for a winmodem requires some > CPU power, but Pentium III is fast enough for that. The problem is that > you basically have no winmodem drivers for DOS at all as far as I know. I've

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread Dale E Sterner
Good I'll try it. cheers DS On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:28:35 -0700 (PDT) geneb writes: > On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: > > > My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to collect it. > > I used up half my legal trys brfore it shuts down. > > What was that

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread geneb
On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to collect it. I used up half my legal trys brfore it shuts down. What was that link again? You can also go here: http://cd.textfiles.com/hackersencyc/PC/CRAKHOUS/FILES.HTM and grab the file called

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Rugxulo, others, > Eric Auer also wrote a simple terminal program years ago, but I'm > afraid I never tried it (and probably wouldn't know how!): > > * https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/net/terminal/ > * https://www.auersoft.eu/soft/ That terminal is indeed extremely

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread geneb
On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to collect it. I used up half my legal trys brfore it shuts down. What was that link again? http://www.retroarchive.org/garbo/pc/termprog/telix351.zip I installed this in dosBox to see what it would do

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-16 Thread Dale E Sterner
My copy asks for money for a key but noone left to collect it. I used up half my legal trys brfore it shuts down. What was that link again? DS On Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:41:56 -0700 (PDT) geneb writes: > On Sun, 15 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: > > > The copy I downloaded

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-15 Thread geneb
On Sun, 15 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: The copy I downloaded does. The download did not include the password. You only have to enter it once then its good foreever. Do you have the password ? No legitimate version of Telix that I've ever seen requires a password. Download the one from the

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-15 Thread Dale E Sterner
I believe that external zoom modens are still for sale and support the old AT commands cheers DS . On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:36:36 -0400 dmccunney writes: > On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 7:02 AM, David McMackins > wrote: > > My laptop has a hardware

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-15 Thread Dale E Sterner
The copy I downloaded does. The download did not include the password. You only have to enter it once then its good foreever. Do you have the password ? DS On Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:10:39 -0700 (PDT) geneb writes: > On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: > > > A really

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-15 Thread Dale E Sterner
I have no idea. I've never seen it as a download or even for sale. It was very popular for awhile then disappeared. I use it to print to a blurtooth printer. I establish the BT link with xtalk then exit to dos . I can print by using the dos copy command to copy a .prn file to the com port. Tried

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-14 Thread Robert Riebisch
Hi, >> I will look into Net-Tamer and Procom. Telix was the software I had >> found the defunct website for. I'm not sure if I want to trust a mirror. > > Try looking here: > > * http://www.bttr-software.de/freesoft/comm1.htm There also are UniCom (and Teleservice) at

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:02 AM, David McMackins wrote: > > I will look into Net-Tamer and Procom. Telix was the software I had > found the defunct website for. I'm not sure if I want to trust a mirror. Try looking here: *

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread dmccunney
On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 7:02 AM, David McMackins wrote: > My laptop has a hardware modem, internal. It's a Pentium III machine, so > I'm not sure what risks that may imply about it being a Winmodem I've > heard such nasty things about. Winmodems were simplified devices

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread geneb
On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, Dale E Sterner wrote: A really good one is xtalk; if you can find it. Procomm is also good; if you can find it. Telex requires a password otherwise it stops working after a few uses. Procomm is nice to look at It's called "Telix", and no it does not stop working or

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread David McMackins
Is this related to the xtalk available in the Debian repository? Happy Hacking, David E. McMackins II Supporting Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (#2296972) Associate Member, Free Software Foundation (#12889) www.mcmackins.org www.delwink.com www.eff.org www.gnu.org www.fsf.org On

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread Dale E Sterner
A really good one is xtalk; if you can find it. Procomm is also good; if you can find it. Telex requires a password otherwise it stops working after a few uses. Procomm is nice to look at but xtalk is a little better. I wish someone would write an xtalk clone extended to other ports - usb etc.

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread geneb
On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, David McMackins wrote: I will look into Net-Tamer and Procom. Telix was the software I had found the defunct website for. I'm not sure if I want to trust a mirror. Here you go: http://www.retroarchive.org/garbo/pc/termprog/telix351.zip g. -- Proud owner of F-15C

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread David McMackins
My laptop has a hardware modem, internal. It's a Pentium III machine, so I'm not sure what risks that may imply about it being a Winmodem I've heard such nasty things about. I will look into Net-Tamer and Procom. Telix was the software I had found the defunct website for. I'm not sure if I want

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread zbigniew2011
On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 05:56:59AM +, Jim Hall wrote: > I also remember using Telix and ProComm for this, both under MS-DOS before > FreeDOS was a thing. I don't know web sites, but you can probably Google > them. http://vetusware.com/category/Communication/?cat=6 -- regards, Zbigniew

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread Jim Hall
I also remember using Telix and ProComm for this, both under MS-DOS before FreeDOS was a thing. I don't know web sites, but you can probably Google them. Telix was shareware. Don't remember about ProComm. ... > > For software, there is also Kermit, developed at Columbia University and > now at

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-13 Thread Karen Lewellen
Hi Thomas, As for where to find bbs today? well... A 1986 bulletin board system has brought the old Web back to life in 2017 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/a-1986-bulletin-board -system-has-brought-the-old-web-back-to-life-in-2017/ great article. somewhere I have a

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-12 Thread Thomas Mueller
from David McMackins: > I have a late 90s vintage laptop running FreeDOS, and I'd like to use it > to connect to a BBS system directly over a phone line using its modem. > Even if it turns out that this modem in particular won't work, I'd still > like some help finding software for this.

Re: [Freedos-user] Connecting to a BBS via a modem

2018-04-12 Thread Karen Lewellen
Hi, Let me be sure I understand the setup you have in place. You have a laptop with a modem, card or internal? that modem can connect to a phone line yes? You have dos drivers for the modem yes? Frankly I want to know which one. You wish to dial into a bbs service with this modem. Okay,