WATTCP & DJGPP

So years ago there was this great free TCP/IP package out of the University of Waterloo (CANADA!) called WATTCP. And then later it was ported to DJGPP and named Watt-32 TCP/IP.

The sad thing is that as the years have gone by, this kind of stuff has slipped away, and is nearly all lost.

But thanks to the internet archive yet again, I’ve been able to pull out some key stuff, and google a bunch more of it out…

*watt32d-2.1-dev.1.zip
*watt32s-2.2-dev.10.zip
*watt32s-2.2-dev.10.zip

And of course the older wattcp:
*tcplib.zip

So thats one of the manual sets, a binary set, and a source set. I guess the thing that really matters is that the source set seems to be the last version..

Wattcp relied on a packet driver, in which to communicate with the outside world. I know there is SLIP/PPP and all kinds if NIC drivers out there..

So I went ahead and snagged the driver for Virtual PC’s NIC, then running the DOS-Telnet client, I went ahead and connected to a SIMH Vax running BSD…

And it works pretty well.

I’ll have to walk through some of the code and produce something more… interesting.

At any rate, I hope this will help anyone trying to do some embedded work around MS-DOS & DJGPP.

— edit
While browsing the list at www.bttr-software.de I found the new Watt-32 home page…. So it’s good news, but strange that google seems to have not picked up on it, or other people…

Author: neozeed

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