• Synchronet on XP

    From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to All on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 06:34:00
    DM, et. al.

    I'm (still) running Synchronet on an old Windows XP box; the last time I did
    a full update was in March. Last night, I updated from sbbs_run and sbbs.dev.zip and sbbsctrl.exe wouldn't start. It gave the following error window:

    Sbbsctrl - entry point not found.
    The procedure entry point inet_top could not be located in dynamic link library ws2_32.dll.

    Apparently, after a bit of googling, this happens with any Windows OS <= Vista.

    If it's possible to make it work again with XP, I'd be happy. Eventually I'm looking to move to Linux, but time, learning curve, etc.

    Thanks!




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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 09:18:29
    Re: Synchronet on XP
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Aug 27 2019 06:34 am

    DM, et. al.

    I'm (still) running Synchronet on an old Windows XP box; the last time I did a full update was in March. Last night, I updated from sbbs_run and sbbs.dev.zip and sbbsctrl.exe wouldn't start. It gave the following error window:

    Sbbsctrl - entry point not found.
    The procedure entry point inet_top could not be located in dynamic link library ws2_32.dll.

    Apparently, after a bit of googling, this happens with any Windows OS <= Vista.

    If it's possible to make it work again with XP, I'd be happy. Eventually I'm looking to move to Linux, but time, learning curve, etc.

    I'll commit a change to remove the call to inet_ntop(). Let me know how that works for you.

    digital man

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:02:10
    Re: Synchronet on XP
    By: Digital Man to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Aug 27 2019 09:18 am

    I'll commit a change to remove the call to inet_ntop(). Let me know how that works for you.

    Thanks!

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to poindexter FORTRAN on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 14:11:22
    DM, et. al.

    I'm (still) running Synchronet on an old Windows XP box; the last time I did a full update was in March. Last night, I updated from sbbs_run and sbbs.dev.zip and sbbsctrl.exe wouldn't start. It gave the following error window:

    Sbbsctrl - entry point not found.
    The procedure entry point inet_top could not be located in dynamic link library ws2_32.dll.

    Apparently, after a bit of googling, this happens with any Windows OS <= Vista.

    If it's possible to make it work again with XP, I'd be happy. Eventually I'm looking to move to Linux, but time, learning curve, etc.

    Thanks!

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    I remember running my Synchronet BBS v3.15b on Windows XP in 2012. Those were the good old days. Ran Mystic as well back then.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@1:103/705 to The Millionaire on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 06:27:00
    The Millionaire wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I remember running my Synchronet BBS v3.15b on Windows XP in 2012.
    Those were the good old days. Ran Mystic as well back then.

    I've run a BBS out of my house on DOS or Windows since 1991, and Synchronet
    on Windows since 2005. It wouldn't be the same without it.




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