Is it possible to make my DOS C programs interface with the internet?

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    Question Is it possible to make my DOS C programs interface with the internet?

    I have no idea... It's probrably stupid tho!
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    You need a TCP/IP stack which implements the protocols which allow you to talk to the net.

    I've seen a couple of $$$ implementations, but never anything free.

    It's usually just a lot easier to use Win32 or Unix/GNU-Linux

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    You can also use cygwin under DOS (well, Windows Console anyway). Then you can use this tutorial and code.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    thanx, but...

    Thanx peeps, but the windows thing is the problem - It has to run under pure DOS...
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    Re: thanx, but...

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    Thanx peeps, but the windows thing is the problem - It has to run under pure DOS...
    well first of all you have to worry about the bigger problem of finding a network card driver and tcp/ip stack implimentation for dos (or write your own, ewwwwwwwwwwwww)

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    and then windows xp and win2k arn't able to run dos programs...
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    Originally posted by red_baron
    and then windows xp and win2k arn't able to run dos programs...
    Yes, but unreg is running DOS...
    It has to run under pure DOS...
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    i had a friend who could post fake game scores to the internet with a program...i'll ask him for you

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    Talking :)

    Thanx, civix! (it's probrably really obvious I'm new to this stuff!)
    ... Whats a tcp/ip stack thingie? I know TCP/IP is a protocol, but thats about it!
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