A Freeware Telnet FOSSIL driver for
allows DOS based BBS software to be used over a Telnet
connection or a COM port under all 32-bit versions of
will work with any DOS based software that is `FOSSIL
aware', such as BBS programs, BBS doors, and DOS based
serial/modem communication terminals. NetFoss can also
be used with native Win32 BBS programs, to allow DOS
based doors to be run via Telnet.
NetFoss changes FOSSIL-based applications to network-based
without modifications to software.
Windows NT4/2000/2003/2008/XP/Vista/7/8 32-bit workstations
and servers. Supports up to 65000 nodes.
entirly in Assembly Language for maximum speed, using
the MASM32 software
small in size: under 16k RAM per node
Allows DOS applications designed only for COM1-COM4
to run on any node.
NetFoss includes the Net2BBS Telnet server,
and NetFoss is also compatible with
several third-party Telnet servers, including Argus,
Advanced BBS, and WWIV
BBS. Nearly all DOS based BBS software can be run
with these using NetFoss.
NetFoss is also compatible with our NetSerial
COM port redirector and virtual
modem software. This allows BBS software to answer
Telnet connections on their own without a Telnet server,
and allows outbound "calls" to be made, so
that Fidonet Technology
Mailers like FrontDoor
and D'Bridge can
be used via Telnet or raw TCP/IP instead of a dialup
modem. Remote Access to DOS Command Prompts or DOS Console applications
can be made using our Doorway product.
X00 compatible, with Level 5