[RC5] DOS client v2.7100.416
cdownes at bigpond.com
Sun Sep 13 17:55:07 EDT 1998
I have just upgraded one of my DOS boxes from .412 and got the strangest of
Warning: This is a DOS client running in a Windows v3.11 DOS box.
Please use a client specifically built for this platform.
Two questions immediately come to mind.
1. Who wrote this message?
2. Is this person aware that no 16-bit windows client is publicly
I have a number of Intel boxes that have reasonable CPUs but lack
sufficient RAM and hard drive capacity to run Windows 95/98. Accordingly,
DOS clients are the order of the day.
The DOS clients provide no means of transmitting blocks over a network.
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is perhaps the most logical solution to this
problem, and allows my DOS clients to share buffer files with a network
enabled client running on another platform (Linux). I have not had any
stability problems with this arrangement up until now.
So I give you two more questions.
1. Is this latest client less likely to run correctly under Win 3.11?
2. Does anyone know of a better way to network the DOS client?
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