well personally I come from a Unix and windows, NT, dos background.
1 windows 3.11 and 3.1 can be configured for TCP/IP networking
2 the TCP/IP protcol supplied with M$ windows (3.1,3.11,NT,95) has a
static route program. (from the dos prompt type route add <static ip>
<gateway>), and it is theroretically able to route networks and
3 there is a suppliment disk for tcp/ip networking for early
> The key thing to remember about PC's is that traditionally the OS did not
> provide any communications services at all, or even manage the com ports for
> that matter. (This has changed slightly with Windows 95 and Windows NT).
as I said...there is a basic routing protocol.
NT can be configured quite easily, 95 sux. but it is still routable
(esp using some freeware available over the net), and dos/3.1/3.11
while a REAL pain is also configurable.
I can route traffic from a modem to the LAN to a WAN. I do it now,
but outside the trusted network. If you want details on how to do
this, with only the native OS, mail me personally
au). The problem is that it is more of a
nucense...you need individual static routes for alot of points. Very
most users will not know of the M$ route add command (a rip off of
the Unix one, but some will).
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