DOS Linux and dsl?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Tue Jan 2 22:31:18 UTC 2007


Are Ethernet cards still easily found?  I have seen the reference on 
occasion, and wondered if they had other purposes, or their specific 
technical purpose?

On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> One could just use ms-kermit 3.16 or 3.15 on the dos box and get the proper 
> packet driver installed for their ethernet card to work with dos and once 
> that's done a little configuration with kermit might or might not be 
> necessary.  Kermit is set to look for by default and if it finds 
> an ehternet card there, you're effectively on the net.  Kermit was able to go 
> out on ethernet cards back in the early 1990's and was pulling large files 
> down very quickly in those years.
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