FTP in DOS
FTP in DOS with mTCP.
mTCP is a suite containing several utilities, one of which is FTP. It is similar to the FTP client of various Windows, running in Command Prompt.
In order to install and use mTCP:
1. mTCP [ Home page ].
2. Packet driver for Ethernet network card:
3. Create a folder, for example C:\DRIVERS\. Put there: a packet driver for Ethernet network card.
4. Set up network. For example, by means of Microsoft Network Client 3.0 [ How-to page ]
5. Start packet driver. In the case discussed it is:
6. Unpack the archive with mTCP into a folder, C:\SOFT\MTCP for instance, and create a tcp.cfg file in it with the strings:
PACKETINT 0x60 HOSTNAME FTP_IN_DOS
The value of PACKETINT - the interrupt number used in the packet driver starting. The value of HOSTNAME - any.
7. Start DHCP.EXE (DHCP will set up mTCP for work with the network):
8. Start FTP:
FTP [ FTP address / host ]
There will be a prompt for a name, after that - the password. Next, it is better to switch to passive mode:
[ The list of the main commands supported by FTP of mTCP is available in ftp.txt, included in mTCP suite archive ].
For batch file to start the FTP client:
@echo off C:\DRIVERS\PCIPKT.COM 0x60 DHCP FTP
- MS-DOS 6.0+
- FreeDOS 1.0+