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  AmiTCP   is a shareware product and a demo version is available on Aminet. AmiTCP
can be a bear to install, but now there are install scripts on Aminet, and I've
added a section to try to help demystify the process. AmiTCP will provide full
TCP/IP connectivity.

  DNET  may be more useful if you are connecting to a UNIX host, but I have no
direct experience with DNET.

IF all you can get is a shell account on the UNIX host, then    TIA    or   MLINK  
will be of interest.

Of course there are other options as well such as AmigaNOS.


Is there a way to print from AMosaic using arexx?

Thanks to a Quick and Dirty Hack by Mike Meyer there is!

Although I tried to type it in correctly,  I cannot guarantee that it will work
since I have no way to test it.

 / *
 * A QAD hack to print from Mosaic via the Rexx interface
 arg style
 if ~show('Libraries', 'rexxarplib.library') then
 if ~addlib('rexxarplib.library', 0, -30) then do
 say "No rexxarplib, so no posting!"

 options results

 when style = "TEXT" then 'get text'
 when style = "FORMATTED" then 'get formatted'
 when style = "POSTSCRIPT" then do
 call request 0, 0, "Postscript doesn't work yet!"

 otherwise call request 0, 0, "Invalid argument" style

 if ~open(printer, "prt:", "Write")  then do
 call request 0, 0, "Can't open printer!"

 call writech printer, result


Having problems with "service looping" with http?

There is a version of the AmiTCP 3.0 Beta 2 inetd which is better behaved. It is
available via anonymous FTP at  as /pub/mwm/inetd_for_httpd


How do I connect to a news server with AMosaic?

You specify the NNTPSERVER environment variable. This can be  done at user-startup
or from a shell.  Use the setenv command:



How do I access docs in AMosaic NoNet mode?

The Amosaic NoNet version  can run in stand alone mode ( i.e. NO NETwork). This is
for testing purposes before you get your network connection.  In v1.2 or earlier
you are greeted with an error message instead of a document in this NoNet mode.

To see the local html files you must use the Open Local menu item and then choose
volumes.  You must go all the way to the list of volumes because this allows you
to build the file pointer from scratch. Choose the volume where Amosaic is stored
and then work your way  down to the docs/html directory. There should be a file
called index.html. Choose it and it should open. Once you open the index.html file
it has hypertext links to many of the other local html documents. It also has
remote links which obviously won't work in NoNet mode.

To make index.html your default or "home page" you can edit the
envarc:mosaic/prefs and set the HomeDocument variable. For example:

 HomeDocument file://localhost/SYS:Comms/Mosaic/HTML/index.html

The change will be active the next time you boot or To make it active copy the
envarc:mosaic/prefs to env:mosaic/prefs.


How do I make AMosaic appear on a custom screen?

You can make AMosaic appear on a custom screen by using the MUI Prefs, BUT don't
do it while Amosaic is running!!!

If AMosaic is running when you change the MUI prefs to a custom screen, it will
crash your machine! ( At least V1.2 of Amosaic did this, other versions may be

Simple fix: Run MUI prefs and change the screen, and THEN run AMosaic.


How do I change AMosaic's preferences?

In order to change AMosaic's preferences such as which page is the default home
page you can edit one of the files in the envarc:mosaic  directory, or you can get
AMprefs which is available on the AMosaic home page.

For more help get the   Amosaic-FAQ  


AM8  How to route past FireWalls? (proxies)

Version 1.3 of AMosaic and higher supports proxies so that you can talk through a
firewall router. To do so you must set some environment variables on the Amiga.
Here is a list that Stefan posted:

open a shell window and type:


 Setenv ftp_PROXY

 Setenv gopher_PROXY

 Setenv wais_PROXY

where should be replaced by the domain name of your WWW proxy

See the AMosaic FAQ for more help hints and up to date info. It is located at


The first two questions were triggered by 3.0b2 which should no longer be used.
Version 4.0 demo of AmiTCP has been officially released to   Aminet  . Although it
is a "demo", it is fully functional. There will be a commercial version of AmiTCP
available with new features.

NOTE:  Do not install v4.0 over a non-working version of 3.0b2. Delete all the
3.0b2 files off the system (i.e. wipe the slate clean).

Questions about AmiTCP

   AT01   Telnet in 3.0b2 locks up my shell when I exit. Is this a bug?

   AT02   Startnet in 3.0b2 says there is "no such interface"  why?

   AT03   My provider assigns SLIP addresses dynamically. Now What?

   AT04   Where are the docs? How do I install and use AmitcP?


Telnet in 3.0b2 locks up my shell when I exit. Is this a bug?

Yes, and is quite typical of BETA software. Remember beta software is still under
construction and has not been extensively tested. Bug reports and patches can be
found on

Amitcp 3.0b2 telnet when used with AmigaDOS 3.0 or 3.1 uncovered a  bug in the
console software. 

Solution is to either 

A) use the telnet from 2.3 of AmiTCP or 

B) use a console handler like KingCON which is available on   Aminet  

C) get a "fixed" version of telnet from


Startnet in 3.0b2 says there is "no such interface"  why?

Because you failed to read the NOTE to BETA testers. This is BETA software; so you
ARE a Beta tester. BETA software is still under construction and therefore so are
the manuals and the install script.

There are some postscript manuals available for AmiTCP 2.x   The 3.0 stuff hasn't
been added to the postscript manuals yet, so the postscript docs aren't in the 3.0
archive, but they are available online at and other places.

To fix the "no such interface" problem you must edit two files:
amitcp:db/interfaces and amitcp:bin/startnet.

In amitcp:bin/startnet you must change the ifconfig commands so that instead of
file name/interface number


you have 


where alias is defined by you in the interfaces file.

Some predefined aliases are already in the interfaces file. In fact the
a2065.device is defined as ether.  Therefore you could have changed  the above to
ether0 in startnet and not had to change the interface file.

Also, you must change the lo/0 to lo0 in the startnet file because the slash
between the name and the unit number has been dropped and  will generate an error
if you include it.


My provider assigns SLIP addresses dynamically. Now What?

Now you have an excuse to learn arexx or shell scripts.  ;-)

Actually some have already been written and posted.  Here is one way to do it.
it will NOT work as is. You MUST modify it for your system.

 /* go slip! a program to create slip scripts with dynamic address */
 /* usage   rx goslip.rexx <dynamic ip address> */

 option results

 trace off

 If = '0a'x
 address REQUESTSTRING 'rtitle="GoSlip" text="Please enter your IP 
 address." '
 direccion = result
 /* changed from 19200 */
 outdriver = 'baudbandit.device 0 57600 ' || direccion ' CD 7WIRE'
 say outdriver
 foo = open('outfile','ENV:sana2/rhslip0.config','Write')
 foo = writeln('outfile',outdriver)
 call close 'outfile'
 address REQUESTSTRING 'rtitle="GoSlip" text="Please enter your 
 host name.(slip#, w/ out" '
 trob = result
 gene = 'HOST ' || trob || lf || 'DOMAIN' || lf

 ||'NAMESERVER' || lf || 
 foo = open('outfile','amitcp:db/netdb-myhost','Write')
 foo = writeln('outfile',gene)
 call close 'outfile'

 address command
 'run >NIL: AmiTCP:AmiTCP'
 WaitForPort AMITCP
 'AmiTCP:bin/ifconfig lo0 localhost'
 'AmiTCP:bin/ifconfig slip0' direccion ''
 'AmiTCP:bin/route add' direccion 'localhost'
 'AmiTCP:bin/route add default'
 'Assign TCP: Exists > NIL:'
 /* 'if warn' */
 'Mount TCP: from AmiTCP:devs/inet-mountlist'
 /* 'endif' */
 'run >NIL: amitcp:bin/inetd'
 /*----------end of script ---------------*/


Where are the AmiTCP Docs? How do I install and use AmiTCP?

The quality and lack of docs is a weakness in the demo version, but hey it is
free. There are docs included with the registered version.

The most important doc is "Howtoinstall". It is in the Amitcp: drawer. PRINT IT,
and MEMORIZE IT ;-} Seriously though, do read it and gather the necessary info.

If your network provider is using SLIP, then you have all software you need to get
AmiTCP up and running. If your provider uses PPP, then you will need to get a copy
of PPP.device which is shareware and is available on Aminet.

Also there are some docs in the amitcp:doc and amitcp:help drawers. There isn't
any real organization to them, but look at them anyway. Some of the terms are
described in the generic section of this FAQ, and it is good background if you
know little or nothing about networks.

To get started you do NOT need a dialing script. Just use a standard modem program
such as jrcomm, Termite, term, handshake, etc. A dialing script is a form of
automation. It assumes you've got things working and merely want to automate the
process. So wait until you get AmiTCP to work before attempting to set up a
dialing script.

Even if you have dynamic addresses from your provider (i.e. the address for your
machine changes each time you log in) you still do NOT have to have an automated
dialing script for testing AmiTCP. Save that for later.

So here is how installation goes in a nutshell:

  * print and read the amitcp:HowToInstall document
  * gather the info about your connection
  * install AmiTCP using the installer script

Now that AmiTCP is installed here is how to test and use it:

 ----------<!! IMPORTANT STEP Follows !!>-------------------

*Setup your terminal program to use the same baud rate as AmiTCP. If the baud rate
is different AmiTCP will NOT work!  This is an easy step to overlook so watch

   Hint: You can change the baud rate AmiTCP uses by editing the
         amitcp:bin/startnet script.


*start your terminal program such as term, ncomm, or Termite or you can use a
dialing script. Some of the dialing scripts require programming others have user
interfaces. Go with what is easiest for you. I say for testing purposes that a
term program is the easiest.

*Setup your terminal program's modem predial string to be ATZAT&D0/r (this will
reset the modem and force it to ignore DTR) If your terminal program does not use
a predial string, then simply enter the command AT&D0 so that the modem will
ignore DTR. 

*Use your terminal program to make the connection to your provider

*Manually log in and take note of the prompts and messages. When you write the
automated dialing script it will use these prompts as cues.

*Some providers will automatically start SLIP others require you to issue a
command. You'll have to follow their instructions here.

*if you have a dynamic address the host should provide it to you at this point.
Since we are doing things manually, you will need to write the address down for
use in a later step.

*Once SLIP mode is entered, QUIT the term program. (this is where ignore DTR is
critical. You don't want the modem to hang up because we are going to turn the
serial port over to AmiTCP next).

*In a shell window type "startnet" for static addresses or "startnet
your.dynamic.address" if you have a dynamic address (hint: use the one you wrote
down in the previous step)

*if everything goes right you should get a banner which makes you click on OK
after a period of a few seconds. Then you should be returned to the shell prompt.
Do NOT close the shell. Shrink it and move it out of the way. AmiTCP is now
running. Having fun yet?

Not very exciting Huh? Well AmiTCP doesn't do anything for you directly. You must
run an application which uses AmiTCP in order to accomplish anything. The great
thing about AmiTCP and your multitasking Amiga is that you can run a bunch of
these applications at the same time over one modem connection all talking to
_different_ hosts if you wish. Now it is beginning to get interesting, huh?

So what are these applications? and how can you tell if AmiTCP is working?
Patience, we are almost there. Remember those amitcp:doc files I asked you to look
at? These describe some of the applications. Among them is a tool called PING
which allows you to test your connection. Try it against your dial up host. Should
work pretty fast, and instantly verifies your connection and setup.  Now try it
against a remote host such as If it works, this verifies your
name server lookup is functioning as well as proves you are on the internet. If it
doesn't, don't panic. Check for typos in your config files. Things like a
transposed number in the default gateway address would cause the network to be
invisible. Also, check that baud rate!

If ping works you can move on to more fun things like ncftp for file transfers or
telnet for terminal access to your shell account (gotta check that mail).

If all this is working for you, It is time to dive into automating that dial up
process. Then it is on to Amosaic (provided you have WB3.x and MUI), news readers,
mail, etc., etc.

See, now that wasn't so bad was it. ;-}


Software by Category (some items include both hardware and software) (some items
are discontinued but listed for those buying used stuff)








      INet 225  




      ENLAN DFS  


 Disk Utils:



 TCP-IP Utils:


 SANA II device drivers:





    MunPack    MIME decoder


  BBGopher (aminet)
  Goppher (aminet)

 Web browsers:

    AWeb II  

 Web editors:






 Terminal emulation:

  Terminus (JRComm 102)

 ----<end of list>----


Hardware Listed by Category:

 Ethernet cards:

    LAN Rover  




    GG2-Bus+ Card  


Specifications for Amiga Networking Software

This is not an exhaustive list. There are several good  web pages  that list even
more programs. Also, you should check out   Aminet   and   Fred Fish    for the latest
software. The news group   comp.sys.amiga.announce   is quite handy as well.

   AmigaELM  -- email

   AmigaNOSFlavors  -- protocols

   AmiTCP  -- TCP/IP protocol

   AmigaUUCP  -- UUCP protocol

   AmiWin   -- X-windows

   Amosaic  -- Web browser

   AS225  -- TCP/IP protocol

   CrossMac  -- Mac formated disk support

   DECnet  -- Decnet protocol

   DNET  -- protocol and file sharing

   ENLAN-DFS  -- protocol and resource sharing

   Envoy  -- protocol and resource sharing

   GPDial  -- dialing script for Amitcp

   GRn  -- NEWS reader

   HTML-Heaven   -- Web processor

   INet 225  -- TCP/IP Protocol

   INetUtils  -- support for news and mail

   Link It   -- Amiga-PC file sharing

   MaxDOS  -- Mac formated disk support

   Miami  -- TCPIP for modem users

   Mlink  -- TCPIP for Shell users

   MunPack  -- MIME and uuen/decode

   NCOMM  -- terminal emulation

   netser.device  -- remote serial port access

   Offline-Orbit  -- NEWS/BBS reader

   Parnet  -- protocol and file sharing

   Plip   -- Parallel port device driver for TCP/IP

   PPP.device  -- device driver for PPP-TCP/IP

   SAMBA  -- protocol and file sharing (UNIX/PC/AMIGA)

   telser  -- allows modem terminals to be used with telnet

   Termite  -- terminal emulation

   TermiteTCP  -- TCPIP for modem users

   THOR  -- NEWS/BBS reader

   TIN  -- NEWS reader

   TorqueWare (TM)  -- Distributed Processing

   VLT  -- terminal emulation

   Voodoo  -- email with GUI and MIME

   X11R4  -- X-windows


AmigaELM by Andreas M. Kirchwitz.

AmigaELM is available on   AmiNET   in the /comm/mail directory.

AmigaELM is a shareware electronic mail utility for   UUCP   or TCP/IP that allows
you to read and post mail through a remote unix mail box. It can also be setup to
run without UUCP or IP on the Amiga. 

AmigaELM 8 (8.20) was just announced in   c.s.a.announce    Announcements are
archived on Aminet so I won't repeat the text here.

It works with MetaMail which is also on Aminet. MetaMail handles a lot  of
different   MIME   message types.

You should also pick up a copy of   INetUtils   from   Aminet .  It has  a   SMTP  
  client which is suppose to work with AmigaELM.


AmigaNOS and AmigaNOSGW are Amiga ports of the PD TCP/IP  package for MS-DOS
called "ka9q". Note that there are MANY  versions of "ka9q" which tends to make
them somewhat unstable,  since they have so many variations.

AmigaNOS is a program that will allow one to participate in the Internet (or any
TCP/ IP network for that matter) via one of two dial-up TCP/IP protocols: SLIP or
PPP. It also works with HAM radio equipment.

Both programs are a single, integrated "package" of the required  TCP/IP protocols
(e.g.; TCP, IP, UDP, etc.) and some TCP/IP applications/commands (e.g.; Finger,
Telnet, Ping, SMTP). Though the required file structure may seem daunting at
first, it is actually simpler to set up than is AmiTCP.

Both AmigaNOS and AmigaNOSGW are very close in capability and  can be considered
equal, in general, for TCP/IP.   The main  differences between the two versions is
that Graham Walter's version,  AmigaNOSGW, comes with an external Gopher client
program and  has an ARexx port.

 AmigaNOS is by John Heaton  available by FTP from

 AmigaNOSGW is by Graham Walter available by FTP from


AmiTCP by   NSDi  

Versions 2 to 3.0b2 of AmiTCP are GNU-ware  versions of   TCP-IP   for the Amiga. It
will work with SLIP or ethernet cards. For more details see the   AmiTCP FAQ  

Version 4.0 is now commercial. A demo version is available on    Aminet  . The
commercial version is available from the original authors  the Network Solutions
Development Inc. (  NSDi  ).  For ordering  information send an email message to which contains the  text "SEND AMITCP ORDER" in the body of the

They also have a Web page

AmiTCP can be a bear to install, so read the   Amitcp Install   question, and
Especially the   AmiTCP FAQ   written by Mike Meyer  and Neil McRae. Also you  can
find some install utilities on Aminet such as iiNST.


AmigaUUCP is a port of Unix to Unix CoPy    UUCP   to the Amiga. It allows an Amiga
to participate in the USEnet network. It has it's own   UUCP FAQ  

There are actually several versions of UUCP for the Amiga. I've lumped it all here
to make it easier on me. As I sort it out I may divide it into more informative

Parts of UUPC (a version of UUCP by John Gilmore) were ported to  the Amiga by
William P. Loftus in 1986. After developing a system that  worked for him, it was
taken over by Matthew Dillon, who (along with a  cast of dozens) developed it into
a full-fledged   UUCP   package. Matt maintained AmigaUUCP (often called DUUCP) from
1988 until 1992.

In 1992, Matt had the press of other obligations; and after the release of
AmigaUUCP v1.16, turned the buglists over to Michael B. Smith.  Michael is in the
process of releasing AmigaUUCP v1.17. v1.17beta  has been available freely for
some months (currently at update #4).

After Matt quit working on UUCP, Kai 'wusel' Siering also started on a version of
UUCP based on AmigaUUCP v1.15. It has most of  the v1.16 enhancements as well as
other features.



A shareware   Xwindows   server for Amiga by Holger Kruse.

AmiWin is available on   Aminet .

Although I haven't used it myself, several kind folks on the net have provided
some input.

AmiWin works with both local and remote xclients.

Most notable among the remote clients supported is NetScape. Since X-windows is
slow, a 14.4k line is pretty much unusable for running a remote graphics intensive
client such as NetScape.

Most notable among the local clients supported is Chimera which is another web
browser. Chimera supports forms and inlined-images, but probably doesn't support
all of the Netscape-isms.

Chimera can be started from inside AmiWin by adding Chimera to the menu by
modifying the X11:lib/x11/twm/system.twmrc file. Add something like:

  menu "LocalClients"
    "Chimera"  f.exec "Chimera.script"
    "XV"       f.exec "XV.script"
    "XClock"   f.exec "run >NIL: XClock"

Where Chimera.script is a small script that sets up proper task priority, and
stack size for Chimera before running it.

For running local clients such as Chimera you should use the ppipc transport and
open -display "local:0"


Amosaic is a freeware version for the Amiga  of NCSA's Mosaic. A hypertext based
multimedia interface for accessing the Internet.

AMosaic allows you to browse and retrieve files using a point and click interface.
With a single mouse click you can retrieve and view a text file, a picture, or an
MPEG movie. Or you can download the most  recent version of your favorite program
from one of the archive sites. Use one of the many search utilities, and ride the
wave of pointers to sites all around the globe! They don't call it the World Wide
Web (WWW) for nothing ;-)

Amosaic is available via FTP from or via Mosaic from the
Amiga home page by Witbrock. Amosaic is also available on   Aminet   in the
/comm/net directory.

It requires MUI,    AmiTCP   or   AS225r2    TCP-IP software, and  some  sort of
internet connection to access remote information.  Also due to datatypes it
currently requires AmigaDos 3.0  

See the product specific section   AMosaic(AM)   for more hints!


AS225 by      Commodore Business Machines  

CBM only released version one which is known as AS225r1. It is listed here for
historical purposes.

AS225r2 is and will be released by third party developers.

AS225r1 Compatibility:  NFS - TCP/IP software for the Amiga is compatible with all
models of the Amiga.  Allows connection to Internet, DDN  and other networks
supporting TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols. Works with the A2065 and Ameristar
Ethernet Adapters.

AS225r1 Network Functions: rlogin  (client only), rloginVT (client only VT100
terminal emulation), rsh (client and server, but no interactive shells),  NFS
client, telnet (client only), ftp (client and server), finger (client  only),
ping, arp, netstat, rcp (client and server), route, showmount  



AS225r2   release 2 of AS225  TCP/IP protocol

It is under active development again by third parties. Stay tuned for more details
as they become available.

 CPR  has released a version of AS225r2.

 InterWorks  has released   INet 225   which is different than the  CPR version, and
includes commercial versions of GRn, INETUtils, and GMail among other things.


AWEB-II  by Yvon Rozijn and is available from   AmiTrix  

An Amiga Web Browser for surfing the World Wide Web.

Has support for HTML version 2.0 and 3.2 including tables.

Unlike most of the other web browsers, AWEB II does NOT require MUI.


CrossMac by   Consultron  

CrossDOS which comes with AmigaDos has been improved and a new version is

CrossMac is a new product which does for Mac formatted disks what CrossDOS does
for MSDOS disks.

CrossFS is both products for one price.


TSSnet DECnet by   Thunder Ridge, Inc.  

Now your Amiga can become a Phase IV end node in a DECnet  network! Communicates
over the Amiga serial port as well as  Ethernet.  Fully SANA II compliant so other
protocols which support  SANA II such as TCP/IP can run concurrently on the same
ethernet  card. Both Ethernet and serial connections provide multiple concurrent
Virtual Terminal sessions on any other nodes on the network, using the DECnet
CTERM facility.  VT100 terminal emulation  is provided, or use your favorite VT
compatible Amiga terminal program such as   VLT  .

Supports X windows, allowing you to run VAX DECWindows  applications, as well as X
clients running on other Amigas or any node  supporting X over DECnet.

NCP, Network Control Program lets you intuitively control all aspects  of your
node's connection including line speed, buffers, statistics, and security.

NetMail allows full mail access to DECnet networks.

NFT, Network File Copy enables you to copy, list, print, rename,  delete, type and
submit command files across the network.

Task to Task Communications provides an AmigaDOS device for  communicating with
tasks on other DECnet nodes.  Full documentation  is included for this easy-to-use
programmer's interface to TSSnet.

FAL, File Access Listener allows other DECnet nodes to access your  Amiga
directly. Full username/password protection is available.


DNET is a networking protocol which allows Amigas to talk to Amigas or a unix box
over a serial line. There is a version for each case, and they are available on

I have never used it, but folks tell me it works. If one end is connected to the
Internet, then DNET allows you to access the Internet via the remote machines
TCP/IP protocol. This is somewhat similar to   TIA  , but different. Like TIA or
 SLIP   SLIP   it supports multiple tasks concurrently over the serial line.


ENLAN-DFS by   Interworks  

Amiga peer to peer networking software
 and DFS ( Distributed File System )

The Distributed File System (DFS) allows complete sharing of devices, directories,
and peripherals (including printers). With this setup centralized backup is a
possibility. Network resources appear on the client as local devices. ENLAN-DFS
supports the Workbench interface, icons and all and is SANA II compatible.

Security features:

Provides password and read only support for public resources.

Provides node level username and password if desired.


AmigaDOS 2.04 or higher. Approximately 456KB of disk space.

compatible with   A600, 1200, 2000, 3000, or 4000

compatible with the following ethernet cards:

    ICard  ,   Lan Rover  ,   A2065  ,  A4066   A4066  , or   Hydra  

Requires 1.5 MB of ram minimum, more for serving multiple systems

MSRP  for 5 node license  $349


Amiga Envoy 2.0 Available from   IAM   Intangible Assets Manufacturing

Tightly integrated peer-to-peer networking software for the Amiga from the
workbench of IAM software engineers Heinz Wrobel and Dale L. Larson.

Ver 2.0 features:

Support of AmigaOS 2.04 DOS packet types (including notification and record
locking), support for removable media, enhanced reliability and robust recovery,
localization, AmigaGuide documentation, and more.


Amiga Envoy is the Amiga peer-to-peer networking software  developed by
Commodore's Amiga Networking Group. Included  applications enable connected Amiga
computers to share hard disks,  CD-ROMs, and printers transparently. Amiga Envoy
also provides a simple messaging interface (API) for the easy development of
reliable  network applications.

To make Amiga Envoy available to end-users immediately, Intangible  Assets
Manufacturing has licensed Amiga Envoy from Commodore.  IAM has produced a manual
written by Dale Larson, one of Amiga  Envoy's original designers. The manual eases
you through the set up  and use of a simple network. Additional documentation will
be available (at an additional charge). It will explain how to internetwork  with
Amiga Envoy, how to develop software for it and howto use its  security features.


The list price of Amiga Envoy 2 user license is US$59.95.


Envoy 2.0 Requires Workbench 2.04, Kickstart 2.04, 512k RAM, SANA-II compatible
networking hardware. 

Workbench 3.1, 1MB or more of RAM and HD recommended.


Any SANA-II networking hardware may be used with Envoy, including Ameristar A4066,
AmigaLink, ASDG LanRover, Commodore A2065 or A2060 and SLIP (serial port).

Additional NON-IP, SANA-II compatible networking protocol stacks  may be run at
the same time as Amiga Envoy over the same  networking hardware. AS225r2 is the
version of Commodore's TCP/IP  package which is compatible with Envoy (through
SANA-II compatibility and close cooperation regarding IP packets).


Applications developers can also contact IAM for information concerning consulting
and documentation services or licensing Envoy for use in your applications.


GPDial  by Adam Wasiak  (

 Script based dialer with a GUI with a phone book utility.
 Comes with example scripts and documentation.


WB v2.04 or higher.  Works with AmiTCP, but may work with others too.


On   Aminet   in the comm/tcp directory.


GRn   Gadtools Read news

GRn  is a news reader program which was originally designed to work  with
AmigaUUCP V1.08. Now it will work with AmigaUUCP V1.08-1.17,  wUUCP, various ports
of C News (including wCNews), AmigaNOS via  AREXX scripts, NFS mounted news spools
and NNTP in at least four  flavors (DNet, serial port, AmiTCP, and AS225r2). GRn
integrates with   INetUtils  .  Both GRn and INetUtils are available on   Aminet  



A shareware terminal emulator which did a good job of VT emulation. Probably can
still be found on Aminet.


Heddley by Edd Dumbill

Shareware AmigaGuide editor which can output as HTML as well.


HTML-Heaven  by Paul Kolenbrander

  postal: Turfveldenstraat 37
          NL-5632 XH EINDHOVEN
          The NETHERLANDS

HTML-Heaven is a suite of four programs for creating and maintaining Web pages.
Add your favorite supported editor and web browser and you can tango. Adding HTML
tags is a point click operation and the auto view option allows you to use your
web browser to view the changes as they are made.

V1.3 added support for more editors such as Write, Final Writer, and BEd.


WB 2.04 or higher. 1M ram, a supported editor and web browser.


Crippled version is  On   Aminet   in text/hyper directory or on


I-NET 225 by   Interworks  

Contact   Interworks   for the latest info.

The TCP/IP protocol is what the global Internet is based upon. Using I-Net 225,
any Amiga running O/S 2.04 or above can connect to the Internet.

I-Net 225 is compatible with all properly written programs which workded with
Commodore's AS225r1 and AS225r2. I-Net 225 conforms to the SANA-II standard, and
includes a variety of device handlers, several with changes/features/patches not
otherwise available.

I-Net 225 includes a full complement of Internet clients, including but not
limited to: finger, ftp, host, lpr, nfs, nntp, ping, rcp, rlogin, rpcinfo, rsh,
smtp, telnet, traceroute, whois.

I-Net 225 includes a full complement of Internet servers, including but not
limited to: fingerd, ftpd, inetd, lpd, portmapd, rshd, smtpd, syslogd, telnetd,

NFSd is included in the 5-node license, but not the single node. NFSd is also
available for separate purchase.

I-Net 225 includes enhanced versions of well known Amiga software:   GRn   (Gadtools
Read News),   INetUtils  , and GMail.

There are a variety of other supporting utilities and included in I-Net 225, as
well as a variety of freely available software designed to work with Comodore's
AS225r2 which will run with I-Net 225 as well.

Also of significant note is the inclusion of tn3270.device which allows TCP/IP
connections from terminal programs, including tn3270 emulation. This can also be
used for UUCP over TCP/IP.

Technical support is available by fax, and email. 5-node licenses also include
telephone tech support.

Special Requirements:

WB2.04 or higher

2Meg of ram

network connection


 MSRP $ 80 NFSd (server NFS)
 MSRP $349 for 5-node license of I-Net 225 includes NFSd, and phone tech support
 MSRP $150 for 1-node license of I-Net 225 NO NFSd.

All licenses include tech support by email and fax.



INetUtils is copyrighted, but freely distributable up to version 1.4 The author
will make future versions commercial which will include a  major update to GRn and
will include the long awaited GMail.

The author *strongly* recommends that you read the man pages. Do  NOT blindly
install V1.4 over an existing installation. You will regret it if you do so
according to the author. 



  Michael B. Smith

   POB 6791
   Charlottesville, VA 22906



INetUtils is a series of programs designed to allow an Amiga running AS-225 beta
2.0 software (i.e., socket.library capable) or AmiTCP 2.2  (or above) to interact
and operate as fully functioning members of an IP network, including the global

The utility programs consist of:

        SMTPd : an SMTP daemon
        SMTPpost : an SMTP posting program
        SMTPExpand : an SMTP aliases expanding program
        NNTPpost : an NNTP posting program
        NNTPXfer : an NNTP article transfer program
        newgroup : a maintenance program for use with NNTP
        GetActive : an NNTP active file transfer program
        AmiPOP : a POP message handler
        Sabot : A newmail activity program

The following man pages are included:

and describe the operation of each program.

To install INetUtils, see the document named INSTALL included in this archive. Do
NOT blindly install V1.4 over an existing installation!

For basic help in getting SMTPd running, the following heavily  commented script
is also included:


AmiPOP and Sabot were developed by Scott Ellis  ( and all
communication regarding them  should be directed to him. Separate documentation
regarding them is  included in the AmiPOP and Sabot archives.

To properly utilize the NNTP capability requires an NNTP aware  newsreader and a
mailreader. The 'G' package is presented to meet  this need. 

  GRn   is Gadtools Read News, which can properly read and post with articles via
NNTP directly or read with the local directory setup by NNTPXfer, and post
directly using NNTPpost. Documentation is  available in AmigaGuide format
( GRn is currently at  version 2.1. A commercial version (3.0) is also

GRn2.1a is now available. The "a" version supports AmiTCP 4.0+.

GMail, Gadtools Mail, is available as a commercial product.

According to Mike, AmigaElm and the DMail from AmigaUUCP are quite satisfactory
for reading mail.



AmigaDos 2.0 or higher

INetUtils comes in two flavors: one for   AS225r2   and one for
 AmiTCP  AmiTCP   AmiTCP   version 2.2 or above. You must have one or the other of
these protocols, and you must get the correct corresponding archive.



INetUtils V1.4 is available on   AMINET  

  Dir Name:  /pub/aminet/comm/net
 File Name:

Version 1.4 of INetUtils is freeware. Donations are welcome. A  commercial
version, with enhanced feature content, is also available.



INetUtils is Copyright 1992 - 1994, by Michael B. Smith. All Rights Reserved.

INetUtils 1.4 is freely distributable as long as no modifications are made to the
archives or their contents.


Link It!  by   Legendary Design Technologies, Inc.  

Connects your Amiga to your PC, your Amiga to Amiga, or PC to PC.


    Serial or Parallel transfer - 6 foot parallel cable included

    Perform file conversions as you copy! Examine selecting IFF files
    on the Amiga and having them arrive in PCX format on the PC!

    Easy, one-terminal operation

    Extensive ARexx interface allows you to pre-program repetitive
    copies or unusual circumstances

    Amiga support for the ioExtender and Multiface cards.

    Supports long filenames under Windows 95.

    Works with Windows 3.1/3.11, Windows 95, & Windows NT

    Conversion and display programs are completely external and therefore
    completely upgradeable as new formats become available

System requirements:

    Amiga: 512k, Kickstart 1.3, 2.x, 3.x
    PC: Windows, 2MB RAM

    Retail Price: $59.95 U.S.


MaxDOS by   Media4 Productions  

MaxDOS allows an Amiga to read and write to Mac formatted disks. Floppies,
removable media, and hard drives are all supported.

When going between Mac and Amiga you are no longer enslaved to the MSDOS 8.3 file


Miami by Holger Kruse (author of ppp.device)

A TCP-IP stack designed specifically for modem use with minimum setup to quickly
connect you to the internet through your internet service provider.  Uses MUI to
allow a graphical setup and user interface.



Shell account users can also access the internet using Mlink which is available on
  Aminet  .

It is like TIA in that it is a one way glass. You can see out, but no one can see
in. This is because your machine's IP address is not being used by Mlink. Instead
Mlink uses your provider's host's IP address, and then relays the results to your

You can ftp, telnet, or Mosaic out, but no one can ftp, telnet, or Mosaic to your
Amiga because you do not have an address.

Although your service provider misses out on the extra revenue of selling you a
SLIP or PPP account, they don't have to provide you with an IP address. You will
need to check with your provider to see if they allow you to use MLink or TIA
under your shell account.



!!!!!! News Flash !!!!!!1

New Section. Enjoy.


A utility for uuencoding binary files into the   MIME   standard for attachment to
email messages.

It also decodes   MIME   messages as well as ordinary uuencoded files.

An Amiga version is available from Carnegie Mellon Univ CMU. in the pub/mpack directory.


NCOMM by Torkel Lodberg

 postal: Pilotveien 10
         N-0384 Oslo 3

Terminal emulation software. Shareware US$40

Available on   Aminet   in comm/term.

Any Amiga, WB1.3+, 1M Ram.


netser.device a shareware package for AmiTCP

You can find it on Aminet CD # 6.

netser is a virtual device driver for accessing remote serial ports as if they
were local.   Currently,  it  only supports TCP/IP with the AmiTCP package. netser
emulates low-level  serial  device  commands over the network.  As a result, your
telecommunication (or "comm") program does not know, nor does it care, where your
serial port is really located.

Suppose  you  are  running  a  two  machine  network at home through a parallel
port or Ethernet card.  Wouldn't it be nice if one machine could access  the other
machine's serial port?  You can conveniently call out to a BBS on any of the
machines. You may even run a two line BBS without buying a multi-serial card! And
if you want to run a big BBS, but you don't have enough expansion slots to
populate with serial cards. What  you can do is get another (slower) machine and
connect the two together with Ethernet. netser will allow the BBS machine to use
the other machine's ports.

With  netser  and  internet, you may run your favorite comm program on your
friend's serial  port,  which may be half way across the world. This will save you
long distance charges.

Now  that  Amiga  LAN's  exist, it would be convenient to dedicate one machine on
the LAN to hold modems that may be accessible to any other machine on the LAN.
(This is commonly known as a modem pool.) It is a common thing on Unix LAN's.
Because most modems nowadays come with FAX capabilities , you can now fax from

The fact is, whatever you  do with the serial ports on your local machine, you can
now do it with remote serial ports.

For 2 devices $25,  4 devices $35, and unlimited $50

author is Sam Yee

Works with any amiga. Only requires 50k of Ram. Requires WB 2.04+, and AmiTCP 3.0+


Offline Orbit by Janne T. Siren  (

shareware as of ver 0.80 

Available on   Aminet    in comm/mail/oo080.lha

An offline message reader supporting Blue Wave, QWK, WWF, OMEN, and SOUP message


 * WB 2.04+
 * 2 Mb Ram recommended



ParNET allows you to use your parallel port to network two Amigas or with
Parnet-Pc an Amiga and a Pc.  The plain ParNET software is difficult to install
and configure unless you have lots of Amiga experience.

ParBENCH written by Vernon Graner is an enhancement to ParNET which allows
installation and removal of ParNET by double clicking the mouse. ParBENCH makes
ParNET substantially easier to get functioning.

The latest version of ParBENCH can be found on the author's web site at:

I could use some   input   from those who have the PC-Amiga parnet working, since I
have not set this up and people are asking for more details on what is required
and tricks to get it to work.

Both require a special cable which you can make yourself or buy already made.

ParNET works in a similar manner to NFS from the user's perspective. It allows you
to see the remote machine's disk drives as if they were local.

Envoy and Enlan-DFS take this a step further and include remote printing among
other things.



Plip.device is a SANA-II compliant (internal) parallel port network interface


A working internal parallel port.

A cable made as described in the plip docs

A SANA-II compliant networking package such as Envoy, AmiTCP, INet-225, etc.


  Aminet   in the aminet/comm/net directory. The source code is also there.


Original -- Oliver Wagner and Michael Balzer

Bug Fix mods -- R. Jeremy James

Further Dev -- Martin J. Laubach


PPP.device by Holger Kruse

  12006 Coed Drive
  Orlando, Fl 32826


ppp.device is a shareware package $15 US. The unregisterd version is on Aminet.
The registered version provides much better speed.

PPP has a built-in dialer with scripting facility. Supports PAP and CHAP
authentication which is required by some ISP's.

PPP requires Amiga WB 2.04 or higher and works with AmiTCP V2.3 or higher, AS225,
Envoy, Enlan-DFS(DecNet). There is no installation script but detailed
instructions are given for several versions of AmiTCP, and for Enlan-DFS. Brief
instructions are provided for AS225 and Envoy.



Available on  Aminet  as comm/tcp/amitcp_samba.lha

Short:    File serve amiga dir's to pc using samba ported to amiga version 2
Author: Uploader: Type:
comm/tcp Replaces: comm/tcp/amiga-samba.lha

This is a port of unix   samba   to the amiga. It will allow file sharing to a PC
from the amiga. This is in its early stages. Needs AmiTCP 4.0+

On the Amiga remember to make assigns for etc: and TMP: to point to RAM:

ON the UNIX side you also need SAMBA, and on a PC you need SOSS. To find SOSS use
archie to look for


Sam Yee announces:

Telser version 1.0  (Jan 1, 1995)

telser.device is a modem simulator over a telnet connection.  It interprets and
simulates basic modem commands so that you can use  your telecommunications (comm)
programs  over a telnet connection. In other words your comm program thinks it is
talking to a modem.  Terminal emulation, file transfers, etc. are all handled by
your comm  program. Connecting to a host is as simple as typing "ATDT,23"
or even simpler if you add ",23" to your comm program's phonebook.

telser supports the most common Telnet negotiation commands and  options. For
example, you may elect to notify the remote host on  changes to your terminal
emulation type, and window size.  An intuitive  "gadtools" graphical user
interface is supplied to control your telnet  connections. You also have the
option to automatically connect to a  host after starting up your comm program.
Instant logins at the click of  a button!

telser can run in host mode, which means it would accept incoming  calls. This
feature allows you to set up a "multi-line" bbs over the  internet!

Telser is capable of unlimited device units, which means you can have unlimited
incoming and outgoing connections.  Telser supports both  TCP/IP packages on the
Amiga namely AmiTCP (tested with V3.0b2  and V4.0) and AS225r2.


TERM   by Olaf Barthel
          Brabeckstrasse 35

Terminal emulation program which can be found on Aminet in the comm section. It
has recently been updated and even works on 060 based Amigas.


Termite   by   Oregon Research  

a  modem Telecommunications package

MSRP: $49.95


  * Supports the XPR libs
  * supports 300 to 115,200 BPS
  * supports multiple line BBSs
  * AREXX support
  * Call logging
  * AmigaGuide Online help
  * Style guide compliant
  * Font and screen sensitive displays
  * multi-tasking chat window to prepare text before sending it
  * phone book, text macros, and configurable button bar
  * RIP driver available upon request


  * WB 2.0+
  * 1Mb ram+


TermiteTCP by   Oregon Research  

A TCP-IP stack designed to QUICKLY get you connected by modem to the internet
through your internet service provider.


THOR by Petter Nilsen and Eivind Nordseth, et al.

  snail:  Ultima Thule Software
          Attn: Petter Nilsen
          Strandveien 59B
          N-9007 TROMSOE

THOR is shareware.  It is available on the web site and   Aminet   in the comm

THOR is an advanced multi-format offline mail and news reader, suporting the QWK,
Fido, UUCP, SOUP, Bluewave, Omen, ABBS, MBBS and Hippo(BBBS) message formats. THOR
can even handle multiple systems for those who use an ISP and some BBS's.  Thor
supports TCP-connections with NNTP, SMTP and POP3 with extensive MIME support.
THOR also supports AREXX, and is Amiga Style guide compliant.

THOR requires WB2.04 or higher, 1Mb of RAM, and a hard drive.


TIN  by Mark Tomlinson  (

A newsreader which as of version 1.2 PL 3 supports NNTP. Version 1.3 is probably
out by now.

More later.

 TorqueWare (TM) 

TorqueWare (TM) by   AugmenTek    is a means of developing and  running parallel
programs over a network of Amigas.  It provides six  simple C functions to handle
the job of distributing data and execution  across the network.  A graphical user
interface allows for compiling  and linking locally or remotely, setting up the
runtime environment, and running the program -- but this can also be done
manually. A hypertext  user's guide and tutorial are provided. Instructions for
using the Amiga as client to a computational server running on a Silicon Graphics
or  Mac using TorqueWare form Torque Systems, Inc., are also provided.

TorqueWare is an implementation of the Linda parallel programming  model. Data are
placed in a global data space that is accessible to all processes, whether they
run locally or across the network.  One can  wait for data to appear, read it, or
remove it from that global data  space. C functions can be run as separate tasks
on either one computer or multiple computers, and these remote functions access
that global data space.  The global data space is content-addressable.

TorqueWare hides communication details, such as the nature of the underlying
communication mechanism, from you.  It supports different computers by handling
byte ordering.  TorqueWare attempts to keep  all of the computers busy if  there
is enough work.

As a programming utility, TorqueWare provides an operating system independent way
of multiprocessing.  Applications include network rendering (RayShade 3.0 already
allows for Linda),  news or database filtering, image processing, and audio

An example of code using TorqueWare versus socket programming can be found on
  aminet   under biz/demo/netprog_txt.lzh

TorqueWare requirements: SAS C 6.x,  AmigaDos 2.04 or higher, and network hardware
for multiprocessing.

MSRP for base development system $100

MSRP for general TCP/iP networking $150 per cpu.

Educational and quantity discounts available.


Valiant Little Terminal      by   Willy Langeveld    

A terminal emulator providing both Tektronix and DEC emulation. This little jewel
has been around for quite awhile. It is available on Fred Fish and Aminet.



A multithreaded GUI E-Mail reader

by Osma Ahvenlampi

The GUI uses the ClassAct GUI toolkit. Voodoo provides MIME support from within
the application by using datatypes. Therefore Voodoo requires WB3.0 or higher. You
can have several messgaes open for both read or write at the same time.


WB3.0 or higher, 2Meg of ram, and a hard disk.


Works with UUCP, AmiTCP, Inet225, and others.


Aminet in  /pub/aminet/comm/mail


Shareware, 150FIM, 35 USD, or 50 DEM


The demo version is freely distributable through non-commercial channels. More
information in documentation.


X11 Release 4  server and library by   GfxBase, Inc.  

GfxBase provides both a server so that you can run x clients on your Amiga, and a
development library so that you can write x clients for  your Amiga or other x
windows system.

  X11R4.3 Color Server  

  X11R4-Dev Libs  

  X11-product Availability  

 X11R4.3 Color Server 

The X11 R4.3 server supports: 

- Up to (NTSC)1440x482 (568PAL) resolution. 

- Overscan, genlock, interlace, superhires, productivity, a2024 all supported.

- Superscreens up to 2560x2560 scrollable under 2.0

- Up to 32 colors (lowres).

- AGA support: 256colors/16M

Local Clients: 

olwm(OpenLook) twm(Tab Window Manager) bitmap, xfd, xfontsel,

xcalc, xmag, xsetroot, xsol, plus many more.

xpr (X printer program) supports all standard X devices plus supports

Amiga printers via the Amiga printer device mechanism.

Fonts: X11R5 fonts are included in this release.


   Optional color gfx cards  



Software support


network support:

Commodore   AS225   (tcp/ip)  Thunder Ridge TSSnet (  DECnet  ).

OS support:

Requires WB1.3 or later. Works better with 2.0. And best with 3.0

Coexists with Native Amiga Operating System, and works under  Intuition in its own
pull down screen.

Hardware Support


input support: 

international keyboards supported, Recommended 3 button mouse.

Compatibility with all models of the Amiga,


 Optional  color gfx cards 

Optional X11R5 for color graphics cards support

 - GDA1 from GfxBase

 - PicassoII

 - 1600GX from Ameristar


Requires minimum 1M of Ram for Server, more for local clients.

Requires 7M Harddisk, 15megs for standard installation.

 X11R4-Dev Libs 

-------------X11 Release 4 Development libraries---------------------

Specially modified to work under AmigaDOS with SAS/C 6.51


        Xlib,Xaw,Xext,Xt,Xmu,oldX,Xau, BSD sockets


        X11 Release 4 standard include files

Some sample source and lmkfiles for learning X11 on the Amiga.

X11 programs on unix machines can be ported right to the Amiga. Develop X
applications on the Amiga and know they can be ported to Unix platforms.

 X11-product Availability 

products available from Amiga Dealers or   GfxBase, Inc.  

--------- List Prices ---------------


 X11R4:  $395/$90

 X11tk: $250/$45

 XView: $250

 X11 Local development system: $475/$100 

  (does not include support for  as225/TSSnet)

 mwm motif window manager: $99

 Complete X11R4/with motif development system: $795.00


Boing 3button optical mouse, bought with X11, $75.00

GDA-1 hires graphics card 1024x768 256/16M colors $595.00


Specifications for Amiga Networking Hardware





  GG2-Bus+ card  




  LAN Rover  



A2065 by   Commodore Business Machines  

The A2065 is no longer in production, but is listed here for historical purposes
in case you find one used.  It is unknown what Amiga Technologies plans to do with
the A2065 and A225 software.

Function: Full ANSI 802.3 type Ethernet protocols over either Type A (Thick
Ethernet) or Type B (Thin Ethernet/Cheapernet) connections.
 The  32K onboard RAM Buffer provides shared RAM between  Am7990 processor and the

Card Type: Amiga bus (100 pin), Autoconfig Interface Specs: 15 pin  female "D"
connector for Type A (Thick Ethernet)  networking with 100  nodes per segment
Female BNC coax connector  for Type B (Thin  Ethernet/Cheapernet) networking with
30 nodes per segment.

Speed:    10Mbps CSMA/CD interface DMA data reading and writing to  shared RAM
Card Size: Full size Amiga board


the A4066 by   Ameristar    replaces the A2065 ethernet card by  Commodore. The
A4066 supports 10BaseT Thin, and Thick ethernet. It is SANA II compatible and
supports the AS225r2 software as  well as    DECnet   at the same time.


AmigaLink is a floppy port based networking solution which is SANA II compatible.
It will work with any Amiga with a free floppy port including CD32 with the
expansion module, and a floppy with a pass thru port.

Transfer rate: 450,000 bits per sec (~ 45KB/sec)

Max cable length: 100 meters (~330 feet)

cable type: RG-58U 50 ohm co-axial 

Cable connector: BNC and floppy port connector

Max # of computers: 20

Included Protocol: Network Operating System

optional Protocol: Envoy, or any SANA II compatible protocol

Supports remote printing using the Commodore CMD program.

Requirements: kickstart 1.2+, Workbench 1.3+, 512k ram

Recommended: Workbench 2.0+, 1MB+ ram, hard drive


AmigaLink Starter Kit $259.95 

        20 software licenses and hardware for 2 nodes

AmigaLink Single node $124.95

            hardware only, no cable.


Ariadne by   Village Tronic  

A SANA II compatible zorro bus ethernet card with two parallel ports.

  * Supports 10base-2 (thin ethernet, coax) and 10base-T (Twisted pair)
  * Socket for boot rom
  * hook up to two additional Amigas to the paallel ports with
    Liana (Envoy with a cable)
  * A  32kbyte cache to support cpu
  * Includes Envoy and SANA II driver for ethernet and parallel ports

 GG2-Bus+ card 

The GG2 Bus+ by   Software Results Enterprises    lets you add  IBM-compatible
hardware to your Amiga.  The most common additions  are extra parallel and serial
ports, and _network_ cards.

The GG2 Bus+  is NOT a 486 bridgecard, and does NOT run windows,  it merely allows
you to access less expensive PC cards.

  GG2-HW Compatibility  

  GG2-PC drivers  

  GG2-SW Compatibility  



 GG2-HW Compatibility 

The GG2 Bus+ supports almost all non-DMA AT-compatible (8 MHz  bus capable) PC
plug-in boards.  This includes such popular items as  internal modems, multi-I/O
boards, IDE hard drive controllers,  non-DMA ethernet boards, VGA boards, A/D
boards, etc.  Access to  the PC cards is at full Amiga Zorro II bus speed unless
wait state support is turned on.

 GG2-PC drivers 

PC drivers included with GG2 Bus+ are:


 A replacement serial device for internal modems and multi-I/O
 cards.  Includes automatic use of the 16550 FIFO buffer when  
 available.  Support for up to 4 serial ports at once,
 equivalent of COM1-4.


 A new parallel output-only driver for printing through IBM LPT
 compatible parallel ports on multi-I/O cards.  Support for up
 to 3 printers at once, equivalent of LPT1-3.


 A driver program to allow the use of IDE, RLL or MFM hard drives.

 NE1000.device  and NE2000.device

 These are SANA-II ethernet drivers for Novell NE1000 and

 NE2000 boards and compatibles.

NE1000 is  8 bit card, 8K memory

NE2000 is 16 bit card

 GG2-SW Compatibility 
------------------------------------------------------- GG2 Bus+

  Since the Ethernet drivers are   SANA II   compliant, you can use your
GG2/Ethernet combination with all of the popular network packages,  such as
  Envoy   (from IAM),   AS225r2   (from Commodore) and    AmiTCP   (available via ftp
from Aminet sites).  

Commodore's AS225r1 is *not* a SANA-II networking package, and  will not work with
an Ethernet card on a GG2 Bus+.

!!! Oxxi's Novell Netware Client software is *not* a SANA II networking package
and will not work with an Ethernet card on a GG2 Bus+. !!!

CrossPC and PCTask  software PC emulators are aware of the GG2  Bus+ and will let
you use IBM-compatible hardware from inside the  emulation. Among other IBM
peripherals that have been successfully  operated are, ROM programmers and
PC-television cards.


The GG2 Bus+ occupies one Zorro II slot aligned with an PC-AT slot in  an Amiga
2000, A2500, A3000, or A4000.  It has essentially the same  form factor as a
Commodore bridgeboard.  You will need at least one  additional open PC-AT slot for
your plug-in PC card.  The GG2 Bus+  requires 1 Megabyte of available AUTOCONFIG
memory space to correctly map all of the PC memory locations.  All address and
data lines to the PC bus are buffered to avoid loading-down Amiga bus  lines.

Most of the software requires 2.04 or higher.  The actual device drivers
themselves (ibmser.device, ibmIDE.device...) will probably work under Amiga Dos
1.3, but the support programs (like SwitchControl and  SerPrefs) don't.


GG2 Bus+ is   $119.95 USD

All sales are being handled by   Software Results Enterprises  ,   so there are no
distributors in any countries.


Hydra   by    Hydra Systems  

Ethernet cards for the Amiga 2/3/4000. 

Did have a model for the A500.

A SANA II driver comes with the new boards or is available from the vendor. The
driver is called hydra.device, and  V1.33 even works with the old v1.0 boards.

Has thin wire connector (BNC) and a thick wire connector (15 pin D).


ICard by   Interworks  

A 16 bit  ethernet card for the A1200's PCMCIA slot.

Provides 10BaseT and 10Base2 ethernet connectors.

Provides SANA II driver for compatibility with any SANA II compatible network
protocol including Interworks   I-Net 225   and    ENLAN-DFS  

MSRP $299


ISDN Master II by   ith Kommunikationstechnik GmbH    in Germany

Software portion of the product supports both English and German languages.

The ISDN Master II is an update to the ISDN Master as reviewed by Alan Berney
which can be found in the archives on Aminet.

According to the company spokesman it should work with NI-1 in the US, but I'd
like to   hear   from some users if you have it working.


ISDN-MASTER II is an Autoconfig Zorro-II card for all Amigas powered by at least a
68020 processor.  It has two western sockets for ISDN line in/out, one socket for
combined headsets (micro/earphone), and one separate microphone and aux input.
Enhanced version is shipped together with a small add-on card that allows full
telephone features.


 * Autoconfig
 * Transfer up to 7500 cps
 * parallel telephone and data calls
 * Hayes-AT set
 * fossil.device is compatible with serial.device
 * 64 byte FIFo ram buffer
 * 2 * B-channel and 1 * D-Channel (S0-connection)
 * S0 considerable
 * ISDN and Euro-ISDN support
 * D port monitor
 * passiv card
 * Audio-Inline with digitize audio


 * kickstart 2.x or higher
 * 1 Mb Ram minimum, prefer 2 Mb
 * 68020 or higher

 Software (standard version):

The software splits up in three major parts all of which support both the German
and English language:

  1) The device (called bscisdn.device)
      * it supports up to 10 units compatible with standard serial.device
      * works with E-DSS1, 1TR-6, Numeris, and NI-1.
      * it should work with any existing communications-software

  2) The telephone-program
      * supports many standard phone features such as redial, rejecting
        certain numbers, different ring signals per number
      * phonebooks with freely definable groups and unlimited size
      * answering machine with configurable messages per number
      * log file of incoming and outgoing calls with numbers, date, and time
      * parallel telephone and data calls
      * three user conference

  3) The add-on programs
      * prefs program for configuring the device.
      * monitor program for monitoring ISDN activity (debugging tool).
      * Status monitor with connection info similar to a modem panel.

  Software (enhanced version):

A complete rewrite of all above software with the basic concept of bringing a
software-interface called CAPI 2.0 to the Amiga. The features of the software are
basically the same as the standard version, but with the CAPI 2.0 interface
developers are now able to communicate directly to the device using CAPI instead
of serial.device. CAPI allows applications to manage more than one transmission
channel even from several boards inside one Amiga. The new software also supports
up to eight boards per computer. This has enabled ISDN Master II to be used to
manage large voice-mail systems via Amiga. One of the largest uses 70 (!) boards
in an Amiga network environment.

Note: the Enhanced version is currently shipping with the card. If you need the
old standard version it is available on the ftp site.


Support is performed via internet. Questions will be answered by Updates may be obtained via ftp from or There is also a mailing-list for obtaining complete
software-updates - ask for free subscription.


  Available directly from ITH.
  USD 449, - with telephone feature card
  USD 349, - without
  USD 100, - upgrade for telephone feature card
  USD  15, - international shipping

 LAN Rover 

LAN Rover by   ASDG      LAN Rover is now called EB920.

ASDG is now owned by AVID, but you might find the cards used.

A thin wire ethernet card for Amiga 2000,3000, and 4000. It is a full length Zorro
II card and comes with   SANA II   drivers and  supports adjustable interrupt
settings and network address roms.

Being SANA II compatible means it will support all the major network protocols
available for the Amiga.


QuickNet (TM)  Fast peer-to-peer networking system for the Amiga

by   Resource Management Force  

Authors: Neil Dugan, Daniel Koch, and Norman Pakes

A hardware and software solution for networking Amigas to Amigas.

Zorro II card which supports thin ethernet (802.3). Other versions such as zorro
III may be available by now.

Software allows remote mounting of Amiga hardware and file systems including
filesystems which are being imported by another system. This allows bridging
between Envoy and Quicknet for example.

Supports Arexx and record locking.

Requires WB 1.3, but WB2.04 or higher recommended.

Call for pricing and configuration availability.


Some Vendors are listed for historical reasons.





  Canadian Prototype Replicas  

  Commodore Business Machines  



  GfxBase, Inc.   

  Hydra Systems  



  ith Kommunikationstechnik GmbH  

  Legendary Design Technologies, Inc.  

  Media4 Productions  


  Oregon Research  


  Progressive Peripherals  

  Resource Management Force  

  SCALA, Inc.  

  Software Results Enterprises  


  Thunder Ridge, Inc.  

  Village Tronic  


     Ameristar products are distributed by 

      Creative Equipment International (CEI)
        5555 W. Flagler St
        Miami, Florida  33134  USA
        Phone (305) 266-2800

You could also buy the board mail order.


  AmiTrix Development

  5312-47 Street
  Beaumont, Alberta, T4X 1H9

  Phone or Fax: 1+ 403-929-8459


Last known address for ASDG:

    ASDG, Inc.
    925 Stewart St.
    Madison, WI 53713
    Phone (608) 273-6585
    Fax (608) 271-1988

They changed names to Elastic Reality and then were bought by AVID.



  3606 S. 180th St. C-22
  SeaTac, WA 98188-4339

  Phone: (206) 246-6077

 Canadian Prototype Replicas 

          Canadian Prototype Replicas

           PO Box 8,
           Breslau, Ontario
           N0B 1M0

          (519) 884-4412

 Allan M. Purtle says registered customers can obtain
 technical support via email to

 Allan also says that the TCP/IP Base kit is also available from:

   HT Electronics
   422 South Hillview Drive
   Milpitas, California  95035

 Commodore Business Machines 

For Historical Purposes:

          Commodore Business Machines
          1200 Wilson Dr.
          West Chester, PA 19380
          (215) 431-9100, (215) 436-4200

 8959 Ridge Rd
 Plymouth, MI 48170-3213

 Tech supp phone: (313)459-7271



 Computer System Associates, Inc.
 Stephen Riker, Director of Sales and Marketing

    7564 Trade Street
    San Diego, CA 92121

    PH: (619)566-3911

 GfxBase, Inc.  

Contact Dale Luck at 

 GfxBase, Inc.
 PO Box 360814
 Milpitas, Ca. 95036-0814

 Phone: (408) 262-1469 
 FAX: (408) 262-8276

 Hydra Systems 

 Hydra Systems

 Wyndrushe House
 Red Land, Kenilworth
 England CV8 1PB

 Tel/Fax: +44 203 473333



 Direct postal mail to:

     Intangible Assets Manufacturing
     828 Ormond Avenue
     Drexel Hill, PA  19026-2604

 voice: (610) 853-4406
 fax: (610) 853-3733


 Direct electronic inquiries to: -- a robot with less info than the IAM web pages -- to get info or to place an order -- for any errors you find in 
                             "Connect Your Amiga!" -- get envoy support here (include serial number
                             from your IAM disk in your request for support -- report bugs here -- use email instead of mailing a card -- for all French language email for IAM -- for all Italian language email to IAM -- Dale L. Larson -- Janet McIlvaine -- Michael Colligon -- Claudio Dosio



   43191 Camino Casillas 
   Suite B2469
   Temecula, CA 92592-3714

   phone: (909) 699-8120
     FAX: (909) 699-8279


 --- place product orders
  --- general Interworks information --- T-Net render farm software info --- ENLAN-DFS Network info --- Inet 225 TCP/IP info --- Icard PCMCIA ehternet info --- Hydra Systems ethernet info

For tech support simply change the .info above to .support for example --- Allen Brooks - President


 ith Kommunikationstechnik GmbH
 Reiterstrasse 24
 D-94447 Plattling / Germany
 phone +49 9931 9188-0
   fax +49 9931 9188-44


Legendary Design Technologies, Inc.

makers of Link It! and other Amiga products

 515 Park Road North #9
 Brantford, ON  N3R 7K8


 POB 1147
 Lewiston, NY 14092-8147

 Phone: (519) 753-6120
 Fax: (519) 753-5052

 Home Page:


 Media4  Productions
 2800 University Avenue
 Suite H1B-101
 West Des Moines, IA 50266

 Phone: (515)225-7409

 Brian Landwehr, President


makers of AmiTCP

Network Solutions Development Inc. (NSDi).


 POB 32
 FIN-02151 ESPOO

 fax number: 358-207-34-6734

 for more info see their web site:

 Oregon Research 

Oregon Research

  16200 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Suite 162
  Tigard, Or 97224

 ph: (503) 620-4919
 fax: (503) 624-2940

 Genie: ORA
 CompuServer: 71333,2655



 Last known address:
   P.O. Box 90309, 
   Long Beach, CA 90809
   Phone:   (310) 427-1227

However the Novell client can be gotten from   Interworks   still.

 Progressive Peripherals 

         Last Known address for 

         Progressive Peripherals & Software

          464 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204
          (303) 825-4144, (303) 893-6938 (FAX)

Apparently out of business. Anyone with information on the disposition  of their
product line please provide   FEEDBACK  

 Resource Management Force 

 Resource Management Force Pty Ltd

 70-74 may street
 St Peters NSW 2044

 Tel: +61 2 550 4244
 fax: +61 2 550 4284

 email:  cbmaus!rmf!

 SCALA, Inc. 

  SCALA, Inc.

  12110 Sunset Hills, Dr. Ste 100
  Reston, VA 22090

  phone: (703) 709-8043


 Software Results Enterprises 

  Software Results Enterprises

   2447 N. 4th St., Ste. B
   Columbus, OH 43202-2706

  phone: 614/262-9146 (voice)
  fax: 614/267-2683

Please use e-mail whenever possible.  It leaves more time to develop products.

Also be sure to ask for the GGII Bus+ FAQ which goes into  more specifics than is
practical in this FAQ.


Spectronics Int'l USA

  34 E. Main Street #23
  Champaign, IL 61820

  Phone: (217) 352-0061
  Fax: (217) 352-0063
  BBS: (217) 352-7627

Eddy Coopmans,  President

 Thunder Ridge, Inc. 

 Thunder Ridge, Inc.

 N9353 Benson Road
 Brooklyn, WI  53521

      phone: (608) 455-1039
        fax: (608) 455-1317

 Village Tronic 

  Village Tronic

  Wellweg 95 
  D-31157 Sarstedt

  Tel: +49/(0)5066/7013-0        Switchboard
  Tel: +49/(0)5066/7013-10        technical hotline
  Tel: +49/(0)5066/7013-11        orders
  Tel: +49/(0)5066/7013-40        Mailbox
  Tel: +49/(0)5066/7013-49        Telefax

 Related FAQs 

RELATED INFORMATION (FAQ's, web pages, etc.)

Other FAQ's:


  FAQ archive  

  BDG to Internet  

  Amiga CD32 FAQ  


  AmiTCP FAQ  





  Wiedmann's Amiga FAQ  

  X11 FAQ  


  DAK's Amiga FAQ  


Amiga specific books:

  Connect your Amiga  

Other important sources of information:


  Fred Fish  



Web pages:

A good how to hook an Amiga500 to the internet:

A good list of networking software and how to install it:

Page of links to the Aminet sites:

Amiga to WinNT networking

Tom Hood's page:

Links to text versions of Amiga FAQ's:


All about FTP is a FAQ on the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application for the
  TCP-IP   protocol.  The FAQ is posted to comp.sys.amiga.misc,
comp.sys.amiga.introduction, and the comp.sys.amiga.datacomm  news groups. Thus it
should be available on the   FAQ archive   site.

It should be read by anyone wishing to download files from   Aminet   or anyone
wishing to know more about FTP.

It is posted by

 FAQ archive 

You can find numerous FAQ's posted to the news.answers  news  group.  They are
also cross posted to *.answers for the specific news  group to which the FAQ is
related. For example this FAQ is cross  posted to the comp.answers news group.
This makes it easier to find  related FAQ's.  

There are several FAQ's slanted towards new users, so instead of  flaming someone
try sending them the appropriate FAQ.

The FAQ's are updated periodically, and the older versions are  archived at
several sites. Both the current and the archived FAQ's are also available via
Mosaic, and anonymous FTP in addition  to being available through the news.

RTFM.MIT.EDU []  is one of the primary archive sites for news.answers
FAQ's and it supports anonymous FTP and email.  To  use email send a message with
"send usenet/news.answers/pdial" as  the message  to For
more information send  "help" as the message.

If the RTFM is too busy, you can try archie or veronica to search for other ftp or
gopher sites which have the FAQ files.

More and more FAQ's are also available as web pages, so you might also try a web
search engine such as

 BDG to Internet 

Big Dummies' Guide (DBG) to Internet  is available in Amiga Guide  format on
  Aminet  . It explains more about the history of the Internet, and some of the same
topics covered in this FAQ.


AmigaNOS is a serial port only version of TCP/IP. The AmigaNOS FAQ is posted to
comp.sys.amiga.datacomm   news.answers and comp.answers  news groups.

and should be on the   FAQ archive   as...



The AmiTCP FAQ is now maintained by Mike Meyer and is available in  html format so
you can access it with Amosaic at

Note: case matters.

AmiTCP FAQ has been released by Neil McRae.  Look in the comp.sys.amiga.datacom
news group for biweekly updates.  It is also an officially accepted FAQ by the
news.answers moderators.  Therefore it can be found in news.answers, comp.answers,
and in the   FAQ archive  


Clive Thomas has an Amosaic FAQ available from:

Mike Meyer also has an Amosaic FAQ available from:


Amiga CD32 FAQ has a ton of information including networking options for the CD32
and CDTV.

It is available:

   mail --
           send usenet/news.answers/amiga/CD32-FAQ/part1
   ftp  -- -- /pub/usenet/news.answers/amiga/CD32-FAQ/part1


RFC  Request For Comment 

These are good documents if someone wants to understand the  technical side of the
protocol.  They can be found online at a number  of sites by archie, but they are
officially available from just a few.

RFCs can be obtained via FTP from 

  NIS.NSF.NET,             NISC.JVNC.NET,

Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by  sending an EMAIL
message to "rfc-info@ISI.EDU" with the message  body "help: ways_to_get_rfcs". For

        To: rfc-info@ISI.EDU
        Subject: getting rfcs
        help: ways_to_get_rfcs

Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the author of the
RFC in question, or to NIC@NIC.DDN.MIL.  Unless specifically noted otherwise on
the RFC itself, all RFCs are for unlimited distribution.


The NEWS FAQ can be found at the   FAQ archive   or on the  news.answers or
comp.answers news group.  It explains some of the  history and  different
incarnations of news servers and readers.

There are also specific FAQs for the INN news server and others.

Also there are specific news groups for those who wish to be administrators of a
news server.


The UUCP FAQ is posted to the comp.sys.amiga,uucp, and alt.sys.amiga.uucp news

It is available at the   FAQ archive   site.

 X11 FAQ 

X windows is such a big topic there is a FAQ dedicated to it regardless of vendor.
It is posted in multiple parts in and news.answers news groups
which means it is available from    FAQ archive   

You can send submissions to

BTW, is one of those cross over points between the  USENET and the

 Wiedmann's Amiga FAQ 

Jochen Wiedmann's Amiga FAQ

Can be found at   Aminet   sites in the 

  /pub/aminet/tex/docs directory

  with the file name  AmigaFAQxxxxxx.lha
  where xxxxxx is the date.

  send submissions to
    or  Am Eisteich 9
        72555 Metzingen (Germany)
        Tel.  07123 / 14881

Mr. Wiedmann's FAQ can now be found on line using Mosaic. It is now part of Mr.
Witbrock's Amiga Home Page. It was converted to HTML from Amiga Guide by Mr.
Witbrock's AG2HTML.PL   perl script. The script is on line also.


Zen and the Art of the Internet: A Beginner's Guide

A booklet explaining the basic concepts of ideas behind using the Internet. It
explicitly avoids machine or OS specific commands or bias. 

The booklet is widely available, probably even from your service provider. It is
also available via FTP from [] in the pub/zen directory or
you can use Archie or Veronica to locate a copy.

 DAK's Amiga FAQ 

This document is a summary of information about  Science/School/UNIX software for
the Amiga.

 Originally compiled-by: (Richard Akerman)
 Now maintained-by: (Donald A Kassebaum)

 This FAQ is cross-posted around the middle of each month to
 comp.sys.amiga.applications, comp.unix.amiga, comp.answers and news.answers

 also available on   AmiNet   sites:


The news.answers automatic archiving software will store a copy of  this posting,
available by anonymous FTP on []

 Connect your Amiga 

"Connect your Amiga!"


 Second printing is now available!


A book by Dale Larson of   IAM  

ISBN 1-885876-02-5 

Deals with Amiga networking issues in much greater detail than is possible in this
FAQ. It explains how to use the software and hardware  to connect to the internet,
LAN's, BBS's, and commercial services.


Aminet is another archive site with many mirror sites.  In addition to FAQ's you
can find all kinds of Amiga  programs and files at an Aminet site. They usually
have a directory called /pub/aminet.  

See the "All about FTP"   FTP FAQ    for details on using  anonymous  FTP to access
the archive.

Here is a list of Aminet sites as of December, 1996.

Location     Name                      IP Address      Path         Files

USA (MO)      pub/aminet/         ALL
USA (AZ)    pub/aminet/         ALL
USA (WI)       pub/aminet/       25000
Australia     pub/aminet/         ALL
Switzerland       pub/aminet/       20000
Scandinavia        pub/aminet/       25000
Germany   pub/aminet/         ALL
Germany     pub/aminet/       20000
Germany    cd aminet          4000
Germany   pub/aminet/       16000
Germany  pub/aminet/       12000
Germany    pub/aminet/        9000
Germany    pub/aminet/        5000
Germany   pub/aminet/        5000
Germany   pub/aminet/        3000
Germany      pub/aminet/        2000
Germany   pub/aminet/        3000
Germany  pub/aminet/        1000
Germany   pub/aminet/        2300
Germany     pub/amiga/aminet/  4000
Italy   pub/aminet/         ALL
Austria  pub/aminet          ALL
France   pub/aminet/         ALL
France    pub/aminet/        6000
Denmark     pub/aminet/        2000
UK    pub/aminet/         ALL
UK    pub/aminet/        8500
Ireland    pub/aminet/        2000
Greece    pub/aminet        20000
Portugal  pub/aminet/       15000
Spain     pub/aminet/        1500
Hungary      pub/aminet/        3000
Czech Rep    pub/aminet/        2000
Poland    pub/aminet/        2000
Croatia      pub/aminet/         500

Please use a mirror site close to you!

A current list of mirror sites can be obtained from the Aminet readme file. The
readme file also provides a lot of other very useful information, and is well
worth reading. It is located in the top level of any Aminet site.

In addition to Aminet there are other amiga related FTP sites. You can use Archie
or Veronica to locate sites that have a specific file you are looking for and
perhaps avoid overcrowding the mirror sites.

The Aminet Archive now has a Mosaic home page where the most recent uploads can by
found and retrieved.  You can access it directly or from the Amiga Web Directory
by CUCUG at

If you don't have internet access, you can still get the Aminet collection on CD
Rom. They are available mail order and from   Cronus  

 Fred Fish 

Fred Fish, Cronus, and Amiga Library Services.

First there was Fred Fish and his floppy based archive of public domain and
shareware software for the Amiga.

Fred then began to make the archive available on CD Rom as well and started a
company called Amiga Library Services which has since changed names to Cronus. I
think this collection goes up to Fresh Fish vol 10 and Gold Fish vol 3.

The Fred Fish collection has been and is a valuable asset to the Amiga community.
Mucho Thanks to Fred and all the contributors.

With the advent of the internet and world wide web,   Aminet   has taken over the
role of "library" for public domain and shareware software. Cronus distributes the
Aminet CD collection.

Fred is heavily involved in a new venture which in my opinion is long overdue. As
evidenced by the size of Aminet, the Amiga community is very active in writing
their own programs and utils. Cronus is now offering a new CD subscrition called
GEEK GADGETS which is a ready to run collection of Amiga programming tools.

The Fred Fish, Aminet, Geek Gadgets, and other CD Roms are available from

!!!!!!!! Note the New Name and Address !!!!!!!!!

     1840 East Warner Road #105-265
     Tempe, AZ 85284
     Phone: (602)491-0442 or (800) 804-0833
     FAX: (602) 491-0048

     Email: or



comp.sys.amiga.announce --- c.s.a.announce

is a moderated news group for announcing new or updated Amiga products.

There is now a web page for the group thanks to the moderator Dan Zerkle. Check


AmigaZone survived the shutdown of Portal, and is now available on Calweb. Harv
Laser is still the Sysop.

Although this is a fee based service, I think it is worth mentioning since it is
Amiga specific. Also they are offering a two week free trial. To learn more about
Amigazone and the free trial visit the web page at:


miscellaneous stuff:

A domain name and host name can be had for free. Send email to

No longer Free. Domain names are like vanity plates now. You gotta pay a yearly
fee at least if you want a .com domain.



As you probably noticed the FAQ is rather thin in spots. This is usually due to
one of two things: my ignorance because I can't use all the products, or because I
haven't had time to write or keep up. In either case I would greatly appreaciate
some help.

Send corrections, updates and suggestions to:

  Richard Norman
  MSFC, AL 35812  USA

All submissions will be considered altruistic donations to the network community's
pool of public knowledge.

Send flames to yourself for not getting off your behind and writing a better FAQ
yourself.   Besides I'm still learning too! ;-)

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