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Operating systems : MS-DOS 6.0+, FreeDOS 1.0+


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 [ Download ]

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:



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 ]

To exit:


mTCP - GNU GPL v3.

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