Supports IPCP, is reported to work with AmiTCP-3.0, AmiTCP-4.x and AS225R2, claimed to work with AmiTCP-2.3.
This information orignally appeared in the December 7th, 1992 issue of "Open Systems Today", a newspaper published by CMP Publications, (516) 562-5882. Each of these packages costs around $400 not including volume or other discounts. Call the vendor for details. Each of the packages is a complete TCP/IP stack with assorted client programs, ftp, telnet, etc.., that run under MS-DOS and/or MS-Windows. The TCP/IP client programs included in each package vary. Some use the DOS command line (even under MS-Windows) while others have full Windows GUI interfaces. A PPP client (but not server) is included with each of these packages. 22.214.171.124. LAN WorkPlace for DOS 4.1 (see also 7.2.2) Novell USA: (801) 429-5588 Summary: This is an MS-DOS TSR (Terminate and Stay Ready) solution so it runs under either MS-DOS or MS-Windows. It includes a program called "DIALUP" that only allows connections at 8 bits, no parity. You can use the public domain "kermit" program instead if you need 7 bits, parity connections. 126.96.36.199. PC/TCP FTP Software USA: (508) 685-4000 Contact: email@example.com Summary: PC/TCP is an MS-DOS TSR solution that had PPP long before it was fashionable. Not surprisingly, it was the only non-beta product available for this review. Comment: PC/TCP 2.2 was shipped 24/25 March 1993 (information indirectly through one of their customers.) I copy parts of the feature list: 1. Autoinstall/Autoconfig (graphical interface, easy install) 2. PCTCPNET (mount InterDrives from File Manager) 3. PCNFSD Print Support (multiple print redirection through PCNFSD) 4. Router Discovery - RFC 1256 5. 8K UDP Writes 6. WMSG (Demonstrates IP Multicast) 7. NFS/TCP Support 8. International Character Set Support / Names in InterDrive 9. International Character Set Support / Directory in InterDrive 10. MVSLogin Support for InterDrive 11. TN Mouse and light pen Support 12. VJ Compression for both SLIP and PPP 13. WinSockAPI Meets Final Revision 14. Interdrive EMM Caching Support - use EMM for buffers 15. Inet - Serial line additions debug SLIP and PPP connections 16. Kerberos/Ktelnet 17. Kernel/Netbios Interactions imporved support for LANtastic, LAN MAN 188.8.131.52. Distinct TCP/IP 3.2 Distinct Inc. USA: (408) 741- 0781 Summmary: This is a Windows DLL solution. Version 3.2 supports Winsock 1.1 Nice scripting features and built-in support (stored configuration strings, basically) for various modems. Reported to also work with the Novell Winsock stack. 184.108.40.206. Super-PPP for Windows 1.0 beta Frontier Technologies Corp USA: (414) 241-4555 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Summary: This is a Windows DLL solution that is an optional component of their Super-TCP for Windows product. Super-TCP comes in both TSR and DLL flavors but the Super-PPP product is strictly DLL. Very configurable. Performance notes: If you run PPP under MS-Windows, your performance will suck (it might not work at all!) unless you have 16550A UARTs in your PC. If you have an extra card slot, you can add two 16550A ports with the DSP 550 card from STB Systems, (214) 234-8750. To find out what kind of UARTs are in your PC, use the program "msd.exe" in your MS-Windows 3.1 install directory or retrieve the program /published/open-systems-today/uarttype.zip from ftp.uu.net . Older UARTs are the 8250 or the 16450. These UARTs will work ok under MS-DOS. A fast CPU helps, though. No performance tests were run because three of the four packages above are still in beta. For more information, read the Open Systems Today article and stay tuned to this FAQ.
Users can define multiple communications servers to connect to, and use login scripts for automated access. This initial release supports PAP authentication.
An evaluation version of Foray PPP Client is available from our web site at http://www.techsmith.com Foray PPP Client is $24.95 a copy and ten users at $199.95. Site licenses are also available.
Foray PPP client may be ordered from TechSmith Corporation, 3001 Coolidge Rd., Ste. 400, East Lansing, MI 48823 USA. Please send email to email@example.com or call 1-800-517-3001 in North America or +1-517-333-2100.
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This is an excerpt from LWP41.TXT, a document describing LAN WorkPlace for DOS v4.1 (the entire text can be found on sjf-lwp.sjf.novell.com in ~/lwp4dos/lwp41.txt):. You can also try the marketing blurb from Novells European Support Center.
* SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol) and PPP (Point to Point Protocol) support. SLIP and PPP support is provided in the form of a custom ODI driver for LAN WorkPlace: SLIP_PPP.COM. This driver allows the Novell TCP/IP Transport for DOS v4.1 to use asynchronous connections for IP services required by DOS and Windows applications. It supports the following: - SLIP - Compressed SLIP (C-SLIP) using Van Jacobson TCP/IP header compression (as described in RFC-1144). - PPP with support for Van Jacobson TCP/IP header compression option negotiation and PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) as described in RFC-1334. - Support for National Semiconductor's 16550, 16550A, 16450 and 8250 UARTs (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter). Use of a 16550 UART is strongly recommended (and is required for use with Windows at speeds of 9600bps or greater). NOTE: One can use the Microsoft Diagnostics program supplied with Windows v3.1 (MSD.EXE) to determine which type of UART is installed in a PC. - Interface speeds up to 57,600 bps when used with a V.32bis/V.42bis modem and 16550A UART.firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Meek) clarified on my request, that:
IP is the only protocol supported directly by the LAN
WorkPlace SLIP_PPP driver in this initial release. One can use
the IPTUNNEL LAN driver (also included in LAN WorkPlace) to
encapsulate IPX in UDP/IP and attach to a NetWare v3.11 server
running a similar driver. This "IP Tunneling" mechanism is
described in RFC 1234.
Direct IPX support for this PPP driver will be added later,
but the current tunneling mechanism is presently more widely
applicable... since few (if any) PPP implementations are presently
available with support for IPX.
Direct IPX support for this PPP driver will be added later, but the current tunneling mechanism is presently more widely applicable... since few (if any) PPP implementations are presently available with support for IPX.
Running under DOS or Windows, PPP supports IP for TCP/IP networks and IPX for Novell networks. Security is provided by either the Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) or Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP).
PPP includes full modem support with Auto-Dial and Demand- Dial features. Users may define connection profiles for quick configuration and access to multiple networks.
Guardian utilities for both DOS and Windows are included to warn the user of attempts to load large programs from the remote network.
A demonstration version of PPP is available via anonymous FTP on the Internet at mv.mv.com:pub/users/klos/pppdemo.zip and on the Klos Technologies BBS at (603) 429-0032. Single user PPP is priced at $29.95 a copy and five user at $129.95. PPP is available immediately and may be ordered from Klos Technologies, Inc., 604 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH, 03054 (603) 424-8300."
The patch for the mishandling of Async control character mapping (in the LCP and IPCP negotiation) for Solaris 2.3 is patch number 101425 (the current revision level is -01). It should now be available from your favorite Sun patchetorium (e.g. U.S. Answer Center, SunSolve, SunService, etc.) This should allow you to interoperate with PPP that weren't able to deal with this bug such as the Telebit Netblazers. It also allows interoperation with versions of PPP that do not support IP address negotiation. therbert@r2d2.Eng.Sun.COM (Tom Herbert)