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From: Zach Heilig <heilig AT cs DOT UND DOT NoDak DOT Edu>
Subject: Re: pktdrvr.c and TCP/IP and stuff...
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 1994 02:47:33 -0600 (CST)

From: Russell Nelson <nelson AT crynwr DOT com>
> In article <199401120110 DOT AA24083 AT agassiz DOT cas DOT und DOT NoDak DOT Edu> you write:
> 
>   > 1) is there a tcp/ip library for dos that provides a unix networking
>   >    interface, and (if not):
>   > 
>   > 2) where would I find enough documentation to write functions to
>   >    emulate the functionality that I need.
> 
> Wattcp would be a good start.  It provides the same capability with
> different semantics.  That is, you don't get 'socket()', 'bind()',
> 'accept()', etc, but you get functions that accomplish the same thing.

I tried wattcp, and I couldn't get it to work in my environment.  It
doesn't seem to recognize that I have a packet driver installed (even
though I do, and pktdrvr.c recognizes, and uses it successfully).  I
set the various addresses for my primary/secondary name-server, my
gateway, and my IP address, etc.  I might try it again, now that I
have more of a idea what I'm doing, but I don't think I forgot
anything then...

(the TCP/IP stuff for MS-Kermit doesn't work either... it also doesn't
 seem to be able to recognize the packet driver, even though I think
 the packet driver that I'm using came from it's distribution. I
 wonder if the fact that my network is Token-Ring instead of Ethernet
 has anything to do with it.)

From: Andrew M. Langmead <aml AT world DOT std DOT com>
> Heres one solution if you can't find others. The libraries for
> DESQview/X (qddvx102.a) contain BSD socket like calls. The drawback is
> that your program would then only work when running DESQview/X.

Unfortunately, I don't have DESQview/X, and even then, I must be able
to run this program in the background under MS-Windows...

From: keck <keck AT sage DOT unr DOT edu>
> Yes, there is.  The company:
> 
> 	NetManage, Inc.
> 	20823 Stevens Creek Blvd.
> 	Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
> 	Phone: (408) 973-7171
> 
> sells a socket libraries for both DOS and Microsoft Windows.  The DOS
> version -- which I have not used -- is called the DPA-Based DOS API
> socket library.  Of course, this is a 16-bit library so one can't
> just link it with his 32-bit djgpp application.  The documentation
> is readable and seems good enough.

Hmm. this sounds cool and could possibly be workable, assuming a
person could load up an object file into conventional memory, and call
those (16-bit) routines via one of the dpmi_* functions.

It probably would be simpler to find documentation for the low-level
TCP/IP routines and write the functionality I need.

From: Harco de Hilster <harcoh AT cs DOT kun DOT nl>
> An other sollution is to use Peter Tattems ?? tcpdrv. It's a TSR on top
> of a packet driver. It offers almost the same interface as wattcp, but
> it lakes e.g. a resolver interface. The missing code can be taken from
> the wattcp librairy.
> 
> Last week I started to write a djgpp interface for the tcpdrv, but I
> haven't got very far. If any one is interested in working on it
> together, let me know. I think I would be a greatly simplify porting
> unix code.

Well, if there is no other choices, this one looks the most useful to
me at this moment (assuming that it works...).  How far have you
gotten?

-- 
	Zach Heilig	(heilig AT cs DOT und DOT nodak DOT edu) ==
			(heilig AT agassiz DOT cas DOT und DOT nodak DOT edu)

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