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Subject: Re: WINDOWS 2008 32 bit Server Date: Thu Jan 31 2019 07:12 pm

Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:39:19 -0400
Subject: Re: WINDOWS 2008 32 bit Server
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On 10/27/2012 7:08 AM, MICHAEL PURDY wrote to GREG YOUNGBLOOD:

-> Greg

-> Lets say you are a hobbyist sysop with

->  1. A single computer
->  2. One Static IP
->  3. A 64-bit non DOS Friendly Host OS
->  4. Access to an older OS such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP
-> Step 1

-> On the 64 Bit Host computer you would install Virtualbox


-> Step 2

-> Within Virtualbox you Would create a New VM for say Windows 2000/XP

-> Step 3

-> You would customize the VM as needed and in particular set networking 
to a
-> Bridged Network Configuration with a static private IP

-> Step 4

-> You would follow the normal Wildcat! networking instructions for 
setting up
-> a second machine running just wcOnline and the core DLL's
-> Refer to Hectors Knowledge base article on wildcat networking.

-> Step 5

-> Once your Host OS PC and VM PC Wildcat installs are talking to each 
-> you would then setup the DOS Doors on the VM DOS Friendly machine.

-> Step 6

-> In DNS you would add a new A or CNAME record for the VM Machine say

-> Step 7

-> On your modem/router you would redirect all Telnet traffic to the VM 

-> Step 8

-> When everything tests OK you would switch the VM OS to Headless Mode 
-> than GUI Mode so that it becomes a simple task rather than a desktop
-> application

-> Summary

-> So you would end up with all your DOS doors running on the VM not the 
-> Host Machine.  The only downside for a single IP Address would be 
users not
-> being able to Telnet into the Host PC just the VM Machine.  Naturally 
-> you have multiple public IP'S then there is no downside.

-> DOS

-> I am aware of one sysop running DOS in a VM Under Virtualbox with a 
-> old version of Wildcat! for local and dial-up access only.  For IP 
-> access and to stay up to date with Wins a GUI TCP ready OS is a better 
-> to go.

-> I hope this helps

-> Mike

Hello Mike

Thanks for the info, I'll be working on it tomorrow and see what I come 
up with in the next week or two.

Thank you for your time and info, laughing I maybe ask something again or 
do a lot of internet reading.

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