|Frequently Asked Questions|
Add the following to your DEVICE=SIO.SYS line :
(COM[port]:[lock baud],INTERNET:[dos port address],NONE:[dos irq])
If you are not connected to a network and have a dial-up Internet connection, you will want to set up your system so that you don't have to be online to test it out.
in config.sys :
In your TCP/IP\ETC directory, you should edit the file HOSTS adding the
add a program object to your startup folder :
Path & Filename:
Parameters : lo
Time to ReBoot to setup SIO and your hostname and startup TCP/IP (don't worry it won't take you online :-)
You can test your settings once you have rebooted by opening an OS/2
window and typing :
If you get a "unknown host localhost" error, check the SET USE_HOSTS_FIRST=1 line is in your config.sys and that you have put the correct line in your HOSTS file.
If you get several 64 bytes... lines then press CTRL-C - all is well.
In the OS/2 window, change to your SIO directory and type VMODEM.
All being well, you should see a blue screen with what looks like a text version of modem lights which means Vmodem is running. Minimize the window.
Now use ProCfg to set up another node with the modem on your newly setup INTERNET port, use the same settings you used in SIO for your Node specific Modem settings. And set up a batch file to run ProBoard standalone for this new node.
Now you can try it out.
Start your batchfile, making sure that ProBoard displays an OK message in the modem window and says that it is ready for calls.
Start a Telnet session, if it tells you that you aren't online and do you want to connect, click don't connect as it will still load and work locally. Open a connection to 'localhost' without the quotes and after a few seconds delay, (you can see what is happening by opening the VModem and ProBoard windows) you should see the familiar ProBoard Intro screen displayed ready for you to login.
Now when you are online to the Internet, people can Telnet to your BBS as long as they know your hostname or IP Address.