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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!

  • #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:

        Free software for Windows, DOS and Linux, written in C(++) or assembly


        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:

              Free software for Windows, DOS and Linux, written in C(++) or assembly


              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.

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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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