On 30/05/2020 6:38 pm, R.Wieser wrote:
>> So what do people usually use?
> You already spelled the problems out, with the biggest one being that plain
> DOS doesn't even have network support. The answer is therefore: a floppy.
> At least, that is what I use (on plain-old DOS).
Right now, I have no floppies and no floppy drive . So while the
floppy solution seems attractive, it's probably not going to work for
But apparently there are now "floppy USB drives,"
which I may end up trying -- if only for the redundancy.
> But if SMB isn't your thing, also think of RS232 and possibly even
> "interlink" (using the printer port). Even if those two do not have the
> highest speeds, DOS programs tend to be quite a bit smaller than Windows
> versions. :-)
Years ago, we had a Novell server where I went to school, and it worked
well (but I don't know how much effort it was to set up originally, I
was a student, not a sysadmin there). And even that seems problematic
> Also, I seem to remember something about software which allows you to attach
> a Windows computer to a DOS one (using ethernet/UDP), and use it as a
> standard (IFS) drive.
There are several such solutions out there, but most/all I've come
across are not maintained anymore, so I don't know how feasible they
are. One option would be to port/make my own etherdfs server .
 Side effect of moving to a different country a few years ago.
 Or run it with WSL though that doesn't seem attractive to me.