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Network Communication Translation Utility App

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Here is the situation.  I have some DoS 5 based client machines that use NetBEUI to pass info to and from other servers.  These other servers are IP based now except for one that will be converted soon. Here is the problem...  

I cannot add the IP stack to the DOS 5 client based machines, and the Servers do not suport the NetBEUI protocol, and netbios over TCP/IP will not cut-it.  

What I'm looking for is a Utility Application that I can load on a "stand alone" machine to pass transactions back and forth.  This app will have to listen for any in bound NetBEUI comms and convert them to IP and viceversa. A conversion of the NetBEUI communications to XML would be, great? A Java based app would be great also if such a thing exist.
 

Are there any applications made that can do this?  Any thoughts or help on this topic would be great.  

Thanks
Rick  
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It's possible to do TCP/IP on DOS based machines.

Not really recommended but it's doable but may not be practical.

Here are some links.  I have to say first that some of these WLL be quire irrelevant as I was doing some research for a job and these bookmarks are a result of that job.  They deal with TCP/P but may not be suitable for your purpose.


http://www.bovistech.com/tcpip.htm
http://webboy.aleph.com.br/us/index.html
http://www.theusefulsite.com/dos.htm
http://www.fdisk.com/doslynx/
http://www.komaromi.com/dos_email/
http://www.tropinet.com/ppp.html
http://www.agate.net/~tvdog/internet.html
http://www.w-link.com/Basics/telnet.shtml#Download_a_telnet_client
http://www.brailcom.cz/EN/dosint.html
http://www.accessmasters.com/dos.htm
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Hey thanks, I'll check out the links.  I have done several hours of research already.  THe big problem with the DOS 5 machines is the application that was written for them.  It is so embeded in the OS that upgrading anything in the OS caused it to be unstable.  I would say the hundreds of man hours have allready been spent attempting this.  

This is why I'm looking to add seperate hardware and route this crap myself.  Thanks again for the links, I'll check them out.

Rick
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This link goes into detail on installing TCP/IP on DOS

http://168.144.163.112/j_helmig/doscltcp.htm
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They links were great, but not what I needed.  I have a developer authoring a utility in C++.  THanks for the Help, at least you gave it a shot!
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