Configuring and using Demon KA9Q for MS-DOS
- Using up-scripts allows actions to be performed only after connection - ideal for configuring mail or time servers without having to hard-code the addresses, for kicking news and mail and being sure it's ready to go, and even - for the very adventurous who have a network account from Demon - configuring your routing.
- Textwin, a drop-in replacement for the standard DIS KA9Q, gives you character mode "windows" for all your various sessions. Each telnet, FTP or whatever link you start has its own, neatly-bordered virtual screen, making it incredibly easy - intuitive, even - to see what's going on. Avoids long FTP's hanging when in the background. Includes mouse support and built-in VT102 support - no TSR needed. John Washington is the current maintainer of Textwin.
- Richard Ashton's How to connect to Demon reliably is a general text, not specific to KA9Q or even to PCs - but it contains a lot of useful tips and tricks. If you follow this and still can't connect, there's something seriously wrong with your system.
Of course, all fiddling with your configuration is done at your own risk, and although I and others have tested these suggestions and provide them in good faith, neither I nor Demon Internet can accept any liability should you incur any extra costs for any reason whatsoever.
On the other hand neither I nor the various authors of these texts would object were you to shower us in gratitude with money, suitable alcohol, or Green & Black's superlative quality chocolate.
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