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Whats the easiest way to transfer a file from Win NT box to BSD 4.4 box. I only have a floppy drive and serial port to work with (file is a patch for ethernet card).  Is it possible to write BSD readable floppy on Win NT box? if not, how do I transfer using serial port and null modem cable ie:  what settings do I use in the Win NT terminal program and what commands do I execute on the BSD box?
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You can do it either way.

1) You can trasfer via floppy by using mtools(1) on your
BSD system.  If mtools (mcopy, mdir, etc.) are not available
on that system, get them from the GNU distribution site at
prep.ai.mit.edu.  Install them and just read the man pages
on them.  They are for copying files under a microsoft
file system to Unix.

2) You can transfer via floppy by just mounting the floppy
drive and specifying that it is a Microsoft file system.
All your regular Unix file manipulation tools (like ls, cp,
rm, etc.) will work on the mounted floppy.  

3) You can transfer via the serial cable.  Just run seyon(1)
on your BSD system (requires X-Windows) and run some
terminal program on your NT box.  Then you can just use
z-modem protocol to upload and download :)

I would go with option 1, then if you don't like that one,
go with option 2.

If it's a patch for the ethernet card and you don't have
mtools or seyon, then you might be in a bit of trouble
and have to hope that you can mount the floppy under an
msdos file system.
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