Keith Petersen (W8SDZ@SIMTEL20.ARPA)
Sun, 6 Dec 1987 19:27 MST
The latest version of KA9Q's TCP/IP for MSDOS is now available via
standard anonymous FTP from SIMTEL20...
Filename Type Bytes CRC
NELSON.ARC.1 BINARY 7385 1825H
NET_BM.ARC.2 BINARY 23171 48BBH
NET_DES.ARC.2 BINARY 18721 E18CH
NET_DOC.ARC.2 BINARY 104826 B348H
NET_EXE.ARC.2 BINARY 104944 244DH
NET_READ.ME.2 ASCII 3381 9A51H
NET_SRC.ARC.2 BINARY 233582 16A4H
PXX107.ARC.1 BINARY 46952 3F49H
TNC_ASH.ARC.2 BINARY 53998 9927H
TNC_LDR.ARC.2 BINARY 15790 0D43H
TNC_TNC1.ARC.2 BINARY 33058 1B49H
TNC_TNC2.ARC.2 BINARY 47427 D326H
[Here is the NET_READ.ME file]
Welcome to the KA9Q Internet Package!
(Updated 25 November 1987 by KA9Q)
This file reflects the changes made up to version 870829.16. The major
new feature since 870829.0 is the addition of full-blown support for
AX.25 Level 2. It may be used to acknowledge IP datagrams on a
hop-by-hop basis and also to communicate with conventional (i.e.,
non-TCP) AX.25 stations from the keyboard.
A number of the commands relating to specific protocols (e.g., AX.25,
TCP, IP, UDP) have been restructured in a hierarchical fashion. For
example, the "digipeat" and "mycall" commands have been made subcommands
under the "ax25" main command. See useguide.doc for details. NOTE: you
will have to change your autoexec.net with this release!
In addition to commands added to support the new AX.25 functions,
several utility commands have been added for your convenience. "dir"
lists directories on the console without leaving net, "cd" (alias "pwd")
prints and changes the current working directory, and "shell" (alias
"!") allows you to suspent net.exe temporarily to run other commands
(note that this freezes any network activity in progress). The "record"
command allows you to record your Telnet and AX.25 sessions in a file,
and "upload" allows you to send files as though they were typed at the
Lots of little bug fixes and enhancements have been made. TCP round trip
timing when sending into large windows has been fixed.
The .ARC files that make up the distribution are compressed archives that
were created with version 3.5 of the PKXARC archive program. They may
not be compatible with the ARC program produced by System Enhancement
Associates, because the PKARC program knows more compression methods than
ARC. For your benefit, a self-extracting archive PKX35A35.EXE has been
provided. Run it to extract a program that can be used to extract the
The distribution is structured based on the directory structure used to
create the software:
NET_BM.ARC .\BM - sources to Bdale's Mailer, and Gerard's Gateway
NET_DES.ARC .\DES - an implementation of DES (Data Encryption Standard)
for possible use in validating logins, etc.
NET_DOC.ARC .\DOC - all of the doc files
NET_EXE.ARC .\EXE - executable programs and config files
NET_SRC.ARC .\SRC - sources to NET.EXE
NELSON.ARC .\SRC - alternative assembler source files for net.exe
not dependent on Aztec macros. Contributed by Russ
TNC_ASH.ARC .\TNC\ASH - KISS for the VADCG and ASHBY boards (AJ9X)
TNC_LDR.ARC .\TNC\LDR - N4HY's KISS downloader in Turbo Pascal
TNC_TNC1.ARC .\TNC\TNC1 - KISS for the TAPR TNC-1 and clones (WB6ECE)
TNC_TNC2.ARC .\TNC\TNC2 - KISS for the TAPR TNC-2 and clones (K3MC)
Whatever you do, *PLEASE* don't unpack all of the .ARC files in one directory,
as there are duplicate names all over the place... Makefiles, README files,
After unpacking, look for a README file in each archive. Read this first,
before you do *anything* else. Some are just informative, some are very
Finally, we're constantly striving to improve this software, and the
distribution as a whole. Comments may be forwarded to Bdale Garbee, N3EUA.
Several of the Doc files include info on how to reach me...
Above all, HAVE FUN!
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