doslynx cfg. file

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  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    hello,
    i own a mac se running 7.5.5
    i have a ms-dos emulator running on this machine.
    i am in the process of getting an ethernet card.
    i recently downloaded doslynx, which is a text based web browser, i think.
    what i am trying to do is use doslynx to browse the web.

    there is a readme file that came with doslynx and it talks about installing the software. i have to set up a configuration file for the web browser, and i don't know how to do it. as an example the first thing the configuration file holds is an ip address i believe i will include the beginning of the configuration file, here:

    Code:
    #       The following are options specific to Waterloo TCP for network
    #               configuration.
    #       DO NOT USE THE DEFAULT VALUES OF THESE OPTIONS.
    #       Never guess IP numbers.  If you are unsure, contact you local network
    #               administrator.
    #
    
    
    #       my_ip           mandatory option
    #
    #       my_ip specifies a computer's IP address.
    #       The value may be BOOTP instead of an IP address in the case that
    #               Waterloo TCP can configure itself through your available
    #               BOOTP server.  If you are unsure if you have BOOTP capability
    #               ask your local network administrator or use your IP number
    #               if you know it.
    #       This value must be unique.  If you accidentally share an IP number
    #               with another computer, chances are neither machine will work.
    #my_ip=BOOTP
    my_ip=192.168.1.1
    
    does anyone know anything about bootp?
    is this a driver? one reason why i ask is because a lot of the configuration settings are taken care of by bootp.
    Also the comment:

    Code:
    #my_ip=BOOTP
    
    confuses me,
    any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. WilWheaton macrumors member

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    Feb 21, 2008
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    BOOTP in this case is an older version of DHCP, or just modern DHCP in some cases as most servers offer bootp backwards compatibility
     
  3. jamesapp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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