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Networking FreeDOS - TCP/IP

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) is now the most widely used protocol to connect to a Network. TCP/IP was devised as an open standard via the RFC system, used to connect the Internet. Of the main protocols in use, TCP/IP is the only one that was originally designed to be used over Wide Area Networks and not just on LANs. There have been a number of implementations of the TCP/IP stack for DOS (as it wasn't standardized by the OS). The most successful, as it is still in use, is WatTCP (Waterloo TCP/IP Kernel) available from Erick Engelke. It is free to use, but the programmer's manual must be purchased. A 32-bit version of WatTCP is also available. The KA9Q TCP/IP stack was used in other applications, but is most found in the various versions of the NOS NET.EXE program, which includes applications (ftp, smtp, etc.) as part of the program. Most of the remaining TCP/IP stacks did not have any third party support, so when the original programmers stopped development, all applications development stopped too. These include the MIT/CMU pcip, Trumpet TCP/IP, TinyTCP and FreePASCAL TCP/IP stacks. To a lesser extent this also includes the Microsoft and Novell TCP/IP stacks, and the various other commercial solutions.

External Links

* PC-TCP (PC/TCP) Packet Driver Specification (see: (*01)) * Packet Drivers, made simple (PACKET.DOC) (Joe R. Doupnik) (see: (*02)) * How PC-IP Came to Be (John Romkey, as told to Bernard Aboba) (see: (*03)) * Desktop TCP/IP At Middle Age (Steven Baker) (see: 9802net.html (*04)) * The KA9Q NOS TCP/IP package (Phil Karn) (see: (*05)) * (url?) Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk for Microsoft Networks ver 5.2 (Brad Driver) (*06) (*01) (*02) repositories/latest/net/ - see PACKET.DOC (*03) web=2ahUKEwi4tc_xvZPqAhUEnVwKHeJpBZQQFjAAegQIAhAB Internaut%2Fpc-ip.htmlVaw2xp6u7ieLlJMNfvpiqtLq5 (*04) (*05) OK (*06) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2007 Ulrich Hansen, Mainz (Germany), modified 2010 and 2020 by W.Spiegl. For more information see here. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License 1.2".