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mateusz(R)

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France,
05.03.2017, 10:26
 

EtherDFS - a network drive for DOS (Announce)

Hello all,

I released a new version of my "Ethernet network drive solution for DOS", called EtherDFS, a few hours ago. I did not announce it before here, so here's a short recap for those of you who didn't follow EtherDFS through other channels:

EtherDFS is an 'installable filesystem' TSR for DOS. It maps a drive from a remote computer (typically Linux-based) to a local drive letter, using raw Ethernet frames to communicate. EtherDFS doesn't need anything more than just a working packet driver.

http://etherdfs.sourceforge.net

Laaca(R)

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Czech republic,
05.03.2017, 14:29

@ mateusz

EtherDFS - a network drive for DOS

It is a cool utility indeed! Much better than FTP transfer I use now.
But - do I understand it right that it cooperate only with Linux system?
Can it be somehow extended to communicate with windows systems?
I would like to use it as a main solution between my DOS only machine and my Win7 notebook.

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mateusz(R)

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France,
05.03.2017, 14:58

@ Laaca

EtherDFS - a network drive for DOS

> But - do I understand it right that it cooperate only with Linux system?

That's correct. The 'server' part (ethersrv) is only implemented for Linux.

> Can it be somehow extended to communicate with windows systems?

This would require to create an ethersrv version for Windows, which is not in my plans - I simply don't do Windows.
In general, EtherDFS is not meant to be a tool for PC-to-PC data exchange. It's rather a "multiple PCs share the same network drive" solution. EtherSRV could be hosted on some small (linux-based) home server, like a Raspberry Pi or so, which shares its drives through Samba (for Windows hosts) and EtherSRV (for DOS hosts). The Linux server could even be hosted as a virtual machine on some Windows host, if hardware is scarce.

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
05.03.2017, 16:56

@ mateusz

EtherDFS - a network drive for DOS

So EtherDFS is similar to Novell Personal Netware but with less overhead and memory rq. on DOS side, nice. For Windows it would probably require WinPcap drivers or so to get on lowest level (eth. frames)...

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