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For the last 30 years i have bee using a dos package for pcb design. I have been linking to an xp machine via netbeui. This has been working fine for the last 12 years with no problems. The xp machine is mainly used for internet access, emails etc.
All the cad work i do is on the "dos98" machine. I share a folder on the xp machine that the folder can be seen from the dos machineonly. Xp cant see the dos machine at all. I dont run dos any progs from the xp machine at all.
I would like to know if there is a possible link to do this.
Thanking you for your time.
Please note that im no wizkid when it comes to computers andhow they work.
sorry for the vague storey. In dos i type in net and it loads a networking program. I can then brouse the local network i have at home and see my xp machine with a shared folder called xyz. Fro the dos machine i can send files that need to be emailed to a supplier. On the xp machine there is are "driver files " placed in the windows system. This allows the dos machine to see the shared folder, allowing me to do file transfers back and fro with ease.
As xp is old, i was hoping to go over to a linux based system than up grading to w10, i would loose this linking process .
If this is possible it would be great. Netbeui was typically dropped by windows.
It seems that you are interested in using netbeui mainly because that is what you have always used. But you should be able to use another transport protocol for filesystem access.
I am most definitely not an expert, but from what I see here I would guess that you could add the Linux host to the W98 lmhosts file, add the W98 machine to the Linux hosts file and access it from Linux with Samba over TCP/IP which is supported by W98.
sftp/scp etc still uses TCP/IP. The only other protocol that might work to connect to a linux box is IPX/SPX. Don't think your going to get away with not installing TCP/IP in the W98 computer if you want to be compatible with current operating systems.
The provided link provides some basic information for the various file transfer protocols. I'm sure 16 bit applications are still out there somewhere but the PuTTY applications in the posted link are 32 bit if you download them from its website. Worst case you would have to stick with windows networking or ftp.
For the record, it is possible to mount a a Win98 network share on a Linux box using Samba. It does require some tweaks in the fstab entry, the smb.conf file and in setting up the password backend to get this to work. I still have a legacy Win98 install running, so I have details if required.
Hi allend thanks, will pass onto my son. Sleeping at the moment. So far i have a glitch which we will go back one step so as to fix it hanging up in the 98 system, then will config one item at a time in the start up. I think it is the dos mem extender.
I will keep an update. Will be back at 7.30pm sa time.