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 PostPost subject: How to use FTP in DOS?        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:24 pm 
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I'm curious, how to connect to a FTP site in DOS, since i'ts possible in Windows 98, NT and 95, why it wouldn't be possible for Win3.1/DOS? Just I don't know where to start, anyone has a suggestion?


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to use FTP in DOS?        Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:56 pm 
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I recently have been at a retro lover and he showed me running HX-DOS and FAR Manager with FTP. Told me that this is the only way he found for FTP. I did not fact checked this and do not plan to do it now, but this way surely works, I have seen it with my eyes.

(with HX-DOS you can run DOSBOX on DOS)

FAR Manager 1.70 1.75 and maybe later should work under Windows 3.11 if you have the Win32s installed.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to use FTP in DOS?        Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:10 am 
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There are many FTP clients for DOS. Some of them use wattcp, others use packet drivers only, yet others use mTCP.
You just have to make sure to use the correct ftp client for the tcp driver stack you're using. I have successfully used both packet driver FTP clients and wattcp-based clients in the past. Only with basic FTP though, I guess most of these don't support ftps, so don't hold your breath trying to connect to BA ;-)

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SistemaRayoXP wrote:
I'm curious, how to connect to a FTP site in DOS, since i'ts possible in Windows 98, NT and 95, why it wouldn't be possible for Win3.1/DOS? Just I don't know where to start, anyone has a suggestion?


When I used to do it from DOS, I either used KA9Q, or the FTP Software stack.

As to win3.1, would wfw 3.11 count? There was a (Microsoft) TCP stack for it, and various applications. I believe Mosaic had FTP support.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to use FTP in DOS?        Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:47 am 
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Yeah, MS' TCP stack had the BSD FTP tool compiled for Windows 3.11.


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dfawcus wrote:
As to win3.1, would wfw 3.11 count?


Of course! In fact, I'm using it, because it has better networking support.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to use FTP in DOS?        Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 pm 
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For WfW 3.11 you have a lot more options. If I'm not mistaken there is even an old 16-bit version of WS_FTP you can use.


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