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    Hi all! Yet another new thread started by a newbie

    I am a BBS sysop and am wanting to write some communications type programs using my new copy of PBDOS. I was wondering if anyone has a recommendations for a DECENT FOSSIL communications library for PBDOS that is relatively easy to use.

    Any pointers/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    These are in the DOS section of PB site download area http://www.powerbasic.com/support/downloads/dos.htm :

    http://www.powerbasic.com/support/do...les/X00150.zip

    http://www.powerbasic.com/support/do...es/PBFossl.zip

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    • #3
      Hey Robert
      Out of curiosity what type of bbs are you running, I just happen to run one myself
      Sr. Software Development Engineer and Sr. Information Security Analyst,
      CEH, Digital Forensic Examiner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Thomas Tierney View Post
        Hey Robert
        Out of curiosity what type of bbs are you running, I just happen to run one myself
        Right now it's just a Linux based one.

        Which, to get back on the topic of the forum, I've been able to get PBDOS 3.5 running under Linux in a DOSEMU session. A screenshot can be found on my blog at http://muzzlethem.org/robert/?p=6

        It's not a very good screenshot as it has been scaled down a bit. I can email the original full-size screenshot to anyone that would be interested. Or better still, the screenshot can be seen at http://muzzlethem.org/robert/files/pbdos_linux.png

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        • #5
          A quick tip, the EMM provider built into DOSEmu as well as the EMM386.exe that comes
          with freedos both have trouble with PBDos compiled executables that use EMS memory
          (any use of DIM VIRTUAL). but a simple solution exists in Japheth's driver here:

          http://www.japheth.de/Download/Jemm569b.ZIP

          edit:
          Sorry, scratch that, apparently Japheth's drivers no longer work in DOSEmu. I have no idea
          when that happened, but it has been a long time since I've used them together. Will look into
          this further when time permits.

          buck
          Last edited by Buck Huffman; 18 Jan 2008, 02:07 AM.

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          • #6
            ..my new copy of PBDOS.
            Shows what I (don't) know.

            I would have bet a lot of money against any new users of PB/DOS in the year two thousand eight.
            Michael Mattias
            Tal Systems (retired)
            Port Washington WI USA
            [email protected]
            http://www.talsystems.com

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            • #7
              I would have bet a lot of money against any new users of PB/DOS in the year two thousand eight.
              Heck, you should have told me that before

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Buck Huffman View Post
                A quick tip, the EMM provider built into DOSEmu as well as the EMM386.exe that comes
                with freedos both have trouble with PBDos compiled executables that use EMS memory
                (any use of DIM VIRTUAL). but a simple solution exists in Japheth's driver here:

                http://www.japheth.de/Download/Jemm569b.ZIP

                edit:
                Sorry, scratch that, apparently Japheth's drivers no longer work in DOSEmu. I have no idea
                when that happened, but it has been a long time since I've used them together. Will look into
                this further when time permits.

                buck
                I have since moved the BBS back to Windows Server and EzyCom so I can most likely use that code. Will have to check it out and see what happens.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Robert Wolfe View Post
                  Right now it's just a Linux based one.

                  Which, to get back on the topic of the forum, I've been able to get PBDOS 3.5 running under Linux in a DOSEMU session.

                  http://www.melvilletheatre.com/artic...nux/index.html

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                  • #10
                    Boy am I embarrassed, upon further testing it seems that PBDos' EMS does work with
                    Dosemu 1.4 . I did try to test it before posting, but I only tried it from the IDE which was
                    using all of the EMS (only 2 MB) for itself. I fear that I had already assumed that it was still
                    broken and thus jumped to a hasty conclusion. Oh well, the good news is that it seems to
                    work. further testing is certainly in order.

                    sorry about that
                    buck

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