DOS operating systems

July 20, 2009 at 22:52:16
Specs: DOS
at 2001 some one had asked this question. i have the same problem!
please HELP ME!!

Hi.
I am trying to connect to PCs with NICs each via DOS only. The two PCs are used in a unnatended application (no keyboard, no monitor, they only turn power on with timers at different hours). I understand that I need a crossover cable, but the URLs dedicated to networking only focuses in networking in Windows or Unix. I would like to use simple networking facilities (transfer, copying and deleting files) with two computers that only have MSDOS installed in their hard drives. I am confused about the procedure (packet drivers, protocols, etc.) because I had never do it in the past. Also, I would like to know if it possible for one computer to sense when the other computer has powered on (to stop its batch file processing and retreive the files from the other PC). Since the application is in real time, I would like to know what it is the most simply protocol to use (with least resources used by the PCs).
Any information will be truly appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
July 21, 2009 at 07:49:20
I would like to use simple networking facilities (transfer, copying and deleting files) with two computers that only have MSDOS installed in their hard drives

For a DOS based machine, you would have to install the msclient networking software. Once installed, both machines would have to be connected via a crossover cable and then the TCP/IP settings would have to be configured.

Also, I would like to know if it possible for one computer to sense when the other computer has powered on (to stop its batch file processing and retreive the files from the other PC).

You could use a batchfile to try to ping the other PC. If it responds correctly, then the other PC is up and running correctly. If it doesn't, it's not.


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#2
July 21, 2009 at 22:27:47
thanx.
An other thing!

The DOS computer is just a motherboard and is not a complete system. so it just has a com port & we can connect it just via the port. Does it make any problems?


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#3
July 22, 2009 at 05:54:36
Well, it does yes. You're going to need a keyboard and monitor in order to install/configure the msclient. After that though, once you've got everything setup and running, I don't know that it will matter.

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