[ct-user] Network Question Win + DOS
dave.n3rd at comcast.net
Sun Mar 30 19:59:38 EST 2003
I am planning to set up a hybrid network as follows:
Computer 1 - Win98SE running CTWin connected to the 'net
Computers 2-5 - DOS running CT for DOS (some late v9)
In the current setup, Computers 2-5 run NETTSR and Computer 2
connects to an AK1A PacketCluster node via a serial port using a null
modem cable. The AK1A node acts like a TNC and Computer 2 is set
up in the CT TNC menu as "COM".
In the proposed setup, Computer 1 will not be a logging computer, but
will run CTWin and connect to the the internet using CTWins built-in
telnet client. Computer 1 and 2 will communicate via serial ports/null
modem cable. The "SETUP" menu in each will configure the
appropriate serial port as "NETWORK." This part has been tested,
and is working fine.
Now the question: Computer 2, running DOS, will be the first
computer in the 10BaseT thin-wire network. In its SETUP menu, do I
configure two "NETWORK" serial ports, like this:
COM1 57600 NETWORK (Connecting to Computer 1)
COM4 1200 NETWORK (As required for NETTSR)
When we had a daisy chained serial network (non-LOOP), we used to
have two serial ports designated as NETWORK, and they truly were.
But since we went to NETTSR, we've not been faced with having a
mixture of one "real" network connection (to Computer 1) and one
quasi-network connection (COM4 for NETTSR). So, asked in another
way, can be mix the two types if "NETWORK" on the same machine?
I'd test it myself, but I ran out of computers! Hopefully somebody has
gotten this to work, as a M/M with an internet feed is not all that
uncommon these days.
Thanks, de Dave N3RD
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