[vcf-midatlantic] PC needed for VCFed BBS

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 18:30:41 EDT 2017


I believe the 3C509 came with a packet driver if memory serves.


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:29 PM Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> What I would need is just a packet driver installed for the NIC.  The
> MajorBBS software has a TCP/IP module which will handle the telnet capable
> lines, etc.
>
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:18 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
> > 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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