[BL] Using Mutt e-mail client
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Oct 15 16:06:55 EDT 2004
>>> telnet 192.168.1.1 7993
>>> That will connect you immediately to matanza (you don't
>>> get the usual telnet login).
>> What is 7993, a process number?
> Port number.
This worked fine, but I have not figured out how to exit matanza. THat is
not in thehelp menu. I finally rebooted the computer from which I was
>> I have Kermit for DOS (MS-Kermit) which I have used
>> before to connect to a linux computer running Kermit
>> I did not need networking on either computer (did I?).
> If you mean TCP/IP networking, no you do not necessarily
> need TCP/IP to connect and transfer data. However, you
> do need a server on one end and a client on the other
> that are able to communicate with each other.
laplink pro or kermit do this.
>> Can I use DOS kermit telnet to telnet to a linux computer
>> without networking,
> I know little about kermit. If kermit telnet is fully
> compatible with the standard telnet, then it should be
> able to connect via TCP/IP to a telnet server running
> on Linux.
>> via a serial cable?
> To use a serial cable without TCP/IP, you would need to
> have a client on one end (eg INTERLNK) and a server on
> the other (eg INTERSVR). Does kermit provide a suitable
> client and server for this? I don't know.
Kermit requires a serial connection.
>> Or what would I need to put on the linux computer to
>> make this possible?
> Normally you put TCP/IP networking on the Linux computer
> (and TCP/IP networking on the client). However, it
> sounds like you are saying that kermit is able to connect
> directly with another kermit. If so, running kermit on
> the Linux computer might enable a connection to be made
This would let me transfer files between computers which is probably good
enough. So is a floppy disk in most cases. I will ask the kermit people
for more help with this. I don't think kermit will work over ethernet
> A DOS packetdriver will get TCP/IP running on the DOS
> computer. The slip packetdriver is probably what you
What I need is probably some DOS networking software - I think you said
somehwere that I can use that on one computer and linux networking on the
>> Right now I just send files via DOS kermit
> To a Linux kermit?
Yes, that is how I set upt the first BL2 on hard drive. I downloaded the
files to a DOS partition on one computer, then transferred them to a
BL2-RAM disk computer via kermit. DOS kermit on one end, LINUX kermit on
the other. I followed instructions in the book (which I bought). I think
I had kermit running in the second RAMdisk in /tmp. It was interesting.
> >> I can also just use a floppy disk for transfer.
> Perhaps by running DOSemu on the Linux computer, you
> might be able to run INTERSVR or laplink?
If I were to run DOSemu on the linux computer I would have no need for any
of the above because I could use WP51 directly on that computer in linux.
I might try seeing what I can do with kermit and serial cable. Maybe
there is some way to do a direct file transfer via an intermediate
I know I can dial my bbs with kermit, telnet somewhere else, and then
print my mail to my home computer from the somewhere else without
doing anything at the bbs
This is getting confusing.
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