[vcf-midatlantic] PC needed for VCFed BBS

William Dudley wfdudley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 18:18:02 EDT 2017

This computer has TWO slots for cards.  One has a sound card in it, the
other is empty.

So if you want a DOS Ethernet connection, you'll need to find a NIC that
works with DOS,
and populate that second slot.

If you need more than the two on-motherboard serial ports, you'll need to
remove the sound
card and put a serial card in there.

The riser board that has the "slots" has to PCI connectors, plus one of the
slots also has an
ISA expansion connector, so it can "swing both ways".

I *may* have a NIC that works in this box.  I'll start looking for
something like a 3C509
in my "collection".

If I find a NIC, do you want me to install PC-TCP?  That's a full network
implementation for DOS,
telnet, ftp, etc.  However, there isn't any way to run telnet as a daemon.
Does the BBS software
know how to do that if you have a TCP-IP stack installed?

Bill Dudley


This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> >> Will bring one down this Saturday
> Okay. Schedule privately via Jeff Brace.

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