A Freeware Telnet FOSSIL driver for
allows DOS based BBS software to work over a Telnet or Serial port connection under 32-bit editions of Windows (including Windows 10),
as well 64-bit editions augmented with NTVDMx64 (using NF64).
will work with any DOS BBS software that is FOSSIL aware, such as
BBS software, BBS doors, Doorway and DOS BBS
serial/modem communication terminals. NetFoss can also
be used with native Windows BBS programs (32-bit and 64-bit) , to allow DOS
based doors to work over Telnet.
NetFoss changes FOSSIL-based applications to network-based without modifications to software.
NetFoss can redirect Non-FOSSIL aware DOS I/O console programs to telnet connections.
Windows 10/8/7/vista/XP 32 & 64-bit workstations
and servers. Supports up to 255 nodes.
- The current beta supports Windows x64 versions, including Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server.
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 or port.
NetFoss includes the Net2BBS Telnet server,
and NetFoss is 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 compatible with our NetSerial
COM port redirector and virtual
modem software, allowing BBS software to answer Telnet connections directly
without a Telnet server, and allows outbound virtual dialing to an IP address.
Fidonet Technology Mailers such as
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