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A Freeware Telnet FOSSIL driver for Windows

NetFoss 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).

NetFoss 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.

  • For 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.
  • Written entirely in Assembly Language for maximum speed, using the MASM32 software development kit.
  • Very 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, Radius, Taurus, BeeMail, TelSrv, zTelSrv, Dumple, GameSrv, EleBBS, MysticBBS, Synchronet, Virtual 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 FrontDoor [How-To Guide] 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.

NetFoss is:

  • Freeware.
  • Fully X00 compatible, with Level 5 FOSSIL support.

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