• Looking For Bbs Client Su

    From MIKE POWELL@21:1/175 to KIRKSPRAGG on Sat Apr 27 09:19:00 2024
    │Am currently using the telnet client from MTCP, would like to know i there are │any other good DOS based clients... maybe even something that supported
    │RIP graphics or maybe lets you store you fav bbs's in a nice menu like │SyncTERM.
    [...]
    │Most of what I have found thus far are communication programs that are │limited to using a modem/serial port - Is there perhaps a way to get these │working as telnet clients via some COM port to TCP redirection software?? └─[K=>All]

    GT Power BBS software originally started as a terminal client and retained
    that capability throughout its lifespan. There was included a "GTO"
    executable that was a terminal only, no host, version, while the standard executable contained both a terminal and host modes. It supports RIP
    graphics and also has a very nice dialer/phone book menu.

    The standard version works on XTs, 286s, and up. The "AT" version works on machines greater-than an XT.

    GT, of course, is from the era where you had to dial out using a modem. I
    have never tried it with Windows or DOS but, under OS/2 with VMODEM, if you
    set the COM port in GT to the virtual modem and put a telnet address into the phone number field, GT is a very excellent telnet BBS client.

    Virtual modem software for Windows used to often emulate a "soft" modem,
    which in this case would not work. If you have a package that properly emulates a hardware modem, like VMODEM for OS/2 does, GT might work as a
    telnet BBS client for Windows or DOS.

    Mike

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to MIKE POWELL on Sat Apr 27 21:57:31 2024
    GT, of course, is from the era where you had to dial out using a modem.
    I have never tried it with Windows or DOS but, under OS/2 with VMODEM,
    if you set the COM port in GT to the virtual modem and put a telnet address into the phone number field, GT is a very excellent telnet BBS

    So far my limited research hasn't turned up anything VMODEM like for win 3.1 or dos but I'll keep looking.

    Regarding you suggetsion to use OS/2 & VMODEM, is this likely going to work with early verions of OS/2 (i.e. the ones that will run on a 286) or am I
    would I need to use 386+ class machine & a later version of OS/2.

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  • From Mhansel739@21:3/171 to kirkspragg on Sun Apr 28 07:42:34 2024
    This is a shot in the dark, but could you find a version of tcpser that
    would work on the 286? That should create the "virtual serial port" you
    are looking for. I have not done this, but thought it might be an option. --Matt

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to Mhansel739 on Sun Apr 28 21:11:57 2024
    This is a shot in the dark, but could you find a version of tcpser that would work on the 286? That should create the "virtual serial port" you are looking for. I have not done this, but thought it might be an option.

    I'll look around and see what I can find.

    So far all I've come up with when searching for DOS telnet drivers/Virtual modems ect is RLFOSSIL which is a telnet fossil driver for BBSes that apparently will use a standard packet driver for the networking side of things.

    I don't now how GT's terminal client works (I have yet to look around for it) but if it can use fossil drivers that may be an option.

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to kirkspragg on Mon Apr 29 18:01:00 2024
    So far my limited research hasn't turned up anything VMODEM like for win 3.1 or dos but I'll keep looking.

    Could always look at a WiModem, looks and answers to AT commands like a modem for the system its on, but connects to wifi and completes a telnet session.

    The only thing I've seen that will behave something like a vmodem for DOS is RLFOSSIL, but its only going to be of value with something FOSSIL compliant, anything doing direct port writes will fail.

    Spec


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