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On Mon, 15 May 2006 10:35:56 +0200 in comp.os.msdos.djgpp, "Lawrence
Rust" <nospam AT NOsoftsystemSPA DOT coM DOT uk> wrote:

>"Brian Inglis" <Brian DOT Inglis AT SystematicSW DOT Invalid> wrote in message
>news:t10d621eldij4nqkbdqer8settqbsjksrg AT 4ax DOT com...
>
>[snip]
>> That is not obvious from your web page, where quotes say:
>> "Watt-32 is a library for making networked TCP/IP programs in the
>> language of C and C++ under DOS and Windows-NT."
>> ...
>> "With the correct packet-driver, it will run under all versions of
>> Windows too."
>> ...
>> "For Windows, WinPcap and NPF.SYS are required. Note that Windows 95,
>> 98 and ME are not supported at this time."
>>
>> The web page implies that Win9x is not supported, but with some
>> "correct packet-driver" it will run. All the packet driver links on
>> that page are for DOS and WinNT+ only. The distinction between the
>> requirements for building and running on different Windows versions is
>> not clear.
>>
>> NDIS3PKT seems to have gone commercial: would there be a problem using
>> DIS_PKT?
>
>I wrote SwsVpkt, a free virtual packet driver for Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3.
>It's available here www.softsystem.co.uk/page7.html.  I believe Gisle has
>tested it with Watt-32 and it's also extensively used by radio amateurs for
>their JNOS project www.langelaar.net/projects/jnos2.  It also provides
>significantly better performance than NDIS3PKT and is a lot less hassle and
>overhead than WinPcap.

But not for Win 9x! Can run DOS ext apps with LFN, and Win apps. 

>> I've been using Cygwin to port and run net utils and apps as the state
>> of and requirements for DJGPP networking have been less than clear.
>
>Shame Cygwin doesn't support gxx 4.x

Luckily DJGPP does! The combo will do for me, and my family, until
this PC breaks. Looking at PC/Mac/BSD/OpenOffice next. 

-- 
Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis 	Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Brian DOT Inglis AT CSi DOT com 	(Brian[dot]Inglis{at}SystematicSW[dot]ab[dot]ca)
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