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Glenn9999

DOS Programs

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I am back!

Specifically designed for my company, it remains portable and generic. Why? With a text file for input, this program can be yours!

NTMON.EXE is just 75KB, no add-ons needed. It is intended as a shell of PING results up to 500 URLs/IPs in a scrollable listbox with ONLINE/OFFLINE tag next to all items.

Well. You might come up with the text file (NTMON.TXT) in this 2-line format:

DESCRIPTION

URL/IP

DESCRIPTION

URL/IP

...

...

...

(up to 500 pairs)

Then, just start the program, wait for the dialog to appear while it is pinging the list in the background (or foreground, depending on your OS).

It is simply useful to keep track a list of regular URLs/IPs (to ping) and show it in a scrollable+searchable+sorted listbox with ONLINE/OFFLINE results.

Now, things to consider.

It has been tested on Windows XP SP3, and Windows 7 32-bit (various editions).

Under your Windows, besides a NTMON.TXT for input, NTMON.EXE requires a third-party executable from Microsoft to act as the engine.

Please copy from your Windows' SYSTEM32 folder, the PING.EXE, to the same folder as NTMON.EXE.

The attached NTMON.ZIP already included the Windows 7 32-bit version of PING.EXE. Using incorrect version of PING.EXE may resulting in incorrect ONLINE/OFFLINE status.

When ONLINE and when OFFLINE? OFFLINE is shown either when PING.EXE is not in the application path, URL/IP naming convention is incorrect, or no Internet access on both ends.

When ONLINE then is very clear. NTMON.EXE ping twice to confirm at least a reply is received.

If you need this program, please feel free to use it. Unlike prior MS-DOS programs, I haven't include the TP7 source in the compressed package.

Thanks!

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Please set the properties of this MS-DOS program to run in 80x50 text mode.

NTMON.zip

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It has been tested on Windows XP SP3, and Windows 7 32-bit (various editions).

Under your Windows, besides a NTMON.TXT for input, NTMON.EXE requires a third-party executable from Microsoft to act as the engine.

I would have sweared that we are in :whistle: :

MSFN Forum

> Microsoft Software Products

> Windows 95/98/98SE/ME

on a thread titled:

DOS Programs

Share interesting drivers or apps

Dos does not mean "command line", nor CLI, it means DOS.

XP and 7, last time I checked, were part of the NT family of OS and not of the 9x/Me one (DOS based).

So, nice tool :), but maybe posted in the "wrong" place :unsure:

jaclaz

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It has been tested on Windows XP SP3, and Windows 7 32-bit (various editions).

Under your Windows, besides a NTMON.TXT for input, NTMON.EXE requires a third-party executable from Microsoft to act as the engine.

I would have sweared that we are in :whistle: :

MSFN Forum

> Microsoft Software Products

> Windows 95/98/98SE/ME

on a thread titled:

DOS Programs

Share interesting drivers or apps

Dos does not mean "command line", nor CLI, it means DOS.

XP and 7, last time I checked, were part of the NT family of OS and not of the 9x/Me one (DOS based).

So, nice tool :), but maybe posted in the "wrong" place :unsure:

jaclaz

My mind had been dizzy as the Windows family keeps emerging (or I am the one to blame for not catching up the technology :wacko: )

Truly, but sadly, I have blurred the line between CMD.EXE (or COMMAND.EXE) and the real MS-DOS. Thank you for your correction, really! :yes:

I can't find better place to share this program. While my program fits the thread, it was the descriptions that misled many.

I even doubt that there is a PING.EXE provided by earlier version of Windows, or MS-DOS itself.

Glad that you like the program. (You've actually downloaded and tried it, haven't you?)

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Glad that you like the program. (You've actually downloaded and tried it, haven't you?)

Sure I did :), but by "nice", I meant "nice" ;), not that I personally liked it :w00t:

I mean, no offence intended, but to do similar things in NT based systems I have always used a few lines in one of my half@§§ed batches, example:

@ECHO OFF
CLS
SET to_ping=8.8.8.8
SET Today=%Date%
SET Today=%Today:/=_%
:loop
FOR /F "tokens=5 delims==, " %%A IN ('ping -n 1 %to_ping% ^|FIND "Pacchetti"') DO (
ECHO.
IF %%A.==0. (
ECHO %Date%-%time% NO_PING %to_ping%
REM Optional log
REM ECHO %Date%-%time% NO_PING %to_ping%>>%Today%.log
)
::Poorman's WAIT
::Very roughly 60 second intervals
::it would be much beeter to use AT, SCHTASKS or any of the n third party "WAIT" tools
FOR /L %%B in (0,1,4100) DO PING -n 1 127.0.1.1>nul
GOTO :loop

JFYI, Win9x/Me have the PING command allright :thumbup :

http://www.computerhope.com/pinghlp.htm

"real" DOS misses alltogether the TCP/IP stack :ph34r: , BUT ;):

http://wisdomtree.info/dos/dostcpip.htm#Kernel

http://web.archive.org/web/20050223103309/http://www.smashco.com/wattcp.asp

http://www.bootablecd.de/fdhelp-dos/en/hhstndrd/network/msclient.htm

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=Networking_FreeDOS_-_MS_Client

http://www.jacco2.dds.nl/samba/dos.html

jaclaz

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Glad that you like the program. (You've actually downloaded and tried it, haven't you?)

Sure I did :), but by "nice", I meant "nice" ;), not that I personally liked it :w00t:

I mean, no offence intended, but to do similar things in NT based systems I have always used a few lines in one of my half@§§ed batches, example:

@ECHO OFF
CLS
SET to_ping=8.8.8.8
SET Today=%Date%
SET Today=%Today:/=_%
:loop
FOR /F "tokens=5 delims==, " %%A IN ('ping -n 1 %to_ping% ^|FIND "Pacchetti"') DO (
ECHO.
IF %%A.==0. (
ECHO %Date%-%time% NO_PING %to_ping%
REM Optional log
REM ECHO %Date%-%time% NO_PING %to_ping%>>%Today%.log
)
::Poorman's WAIT
::Very roughly 60 second intervals
::it would be much beeter to use AT, SCHTASKS or any of the n third party "WAIT" tools
FOR /L %%B in (0,1,4100) DO PING -n 1 127.0.1.1>nul
GOTO :loop

What I can say. The difference between yours (a batch scripts) and mine (a ping shell) is the latter is more **presentable**.

It was not difficult to create the menu and dialog UI as I managed to accomplish in one working day in office.

However, in most cases, a batch script is more than enough.

:thumbup

Thank you very much for your plenty of resources.

I have tried the Windows 95 (or WFW 3.2?)'s PING.EXE but was not working under my Windows 7 32-bit.

Also have had a look at MS Client.

To make this clear, the NTMON.EXE was intended to run in command-line subject to the availability of PING.EXE in your Windows (from Win95 up to Win7, although the program wasn't tested in earlier versions of the OS), even though the program itself was entirely a pure MS-DOS program (written using Turbo Pascal 7.0 dated 1992).

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In Win9x, the PING window will not run hidden; therefore, a series of calls to PING.EXE will result in a very disturbing flashing of a DOS window. For this reason, two years ago I have written a utility that can ping only one IP or address repeatedly and notify through message box (and speech, if enabled) when the ping failed. It uses IcmpCreateFile(), IcmpSendEcho(), IcmpCloseHandle() plus WSAStartup(), WSACleanup() and a couple other functions, which makes PING.EXE unnecessary. However, the utility only runs under Windows (definitely 9x/XP, not sure about Vista/7/8). If I remembered what I did back then, I could probably modify it to loop through a list of IPs/addresses, but I'm not sure what the usefulness of such tool would be and neither do I feel like coding right now. If anyone thinks it'd be needed as is, say so and I'll try attaching it here.

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As-Easy-As Spreadsheet for DOS version 5.7 is available for free.

From the TRIUS forums:

TRIUS no longer supports or answers questions regarding this program, but other users visiting these forums might.

You will need a serial number during installation, it and more info can be found here:

http://www.triusinc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10

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*Edit*

I originally uploaded a program to ZippyShare for hosting... but the files have expired from their website.

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Oops, sorry for the double post.

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Here's an intersting DOS program called FileView Pro 1.0

http://www.qbasicnews.com/dav/projects.php

FileView Pro - my poor attempt at using QB to make a useful file viewer for many type files. It's supposed to work like QuickView Pro, if you know that DOS program. FV Views and edits any size binary file up to 2 gigabytes, views text files, views BMP/GIF/PCX/JPG files, plays FLI/FLC animations, plays WAV/SND/CMF/MID sound files. Deletes/Copies files. View/edit any file in binary mode. Source code is not included.

The interface/GUI is quite good :-) I'm impressed actually. At the least, a very nice text viewer and shell for DOS, with cool additional features like playing .FLI animations.

P.S. Don't bother downloading his Hex editor, it didn't even run at all.

He also wrote a webserver called SmallWeb, for Windows 9x, which is only 13kb in size.

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Nice tools LostInSpace2012. Keep it up!

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Quickview Pro has been updated... now reads MP4 files for playback in DOS.

 

www.multimediaware.com

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Here are my two biggest DOS programs I wrote. They're both guitar related.

Final versions, fixed a bunch of bugs and stuff. They work in 32-bit versions of Windows as well DOS. If you run these from just plain old DOS 6.22 without windows, you'll need to put "cwsdpmi.exe" in same directory as programs.

Micro Guitar Tab 1.5

and

Guitar Chord Search 2.7

Download from my website, along with the rest of my utterly ridiculous programs :-)

http://www.geocities.ws/gcd/index.htm

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I like to do a mention for the old (1992) floppy disk utility HD-Copy by Oliver Fromme. It was released as cardware.

http://www.asiawide.or.jp/HD_COPY.htm

Only 45,8 KB for a highly customizable and rich set of features.

Among these are the expected commons functions: format (various standard and no-standard formats), verify, boot sector rewrite, image management and bla bla bla...

But also allows you to shield floppies with a password, and above all has (my opinion) a great feature, named FAT selection, that enable the possibility to create a floppy image copying, instead of the whole disk, only the tracks containing data.

Maybe, the only "contraindication" is that protected floppy and image so created can be handled by HD-Copy only, otherwise are unusable.

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