The files in the /pub/ct_net/ directory are contributions by Claudio Tantignone <firstname.lastname@example.org>. There is support for networking over media other than ethernet, using SLIP and PPP protocols. Also found here are ports of various packages to Minix.
The newest version of each package can be found in the /pub/contrib directory, as well as here. This directory was created in order to have a place where all versions could be preserved, and to make navigation of the /pub/contrib directory a little simpler for those who want only the latest versions.
In principle, software written for a Unix or Linux system should be easy to compile on Minix, but in fact it sometimes requires some tweaking to make it work. Claudio has ported various versions of elm (a mail program), lynx, a text-based browser, gzip, the Gnu project file compression utility, and tin, a threaded news reader, as well as a number of other packages.
Claudio has provided compressed images of 16- and 32-bit Minix systems with a PPP interface ready-to-run using the Minix under MS-DOS method which does not require creating a Minix partition -- Minix is loaded by MS-DOS or Windows and uses a large DOS/Windows file as a simulated disk. For more information. There is a page in the FAQ directory on the Demos of DOS-Minix with PPP.
Claudio has also made other contributions which can be found in the /pub/contrib directory and which are not duplicated here because there are not multiple versions.
Claudio's own website is http://www.geocities.com/ctantignone. The newest versions of his software will always be found there.
The Net Software link below will take you to Michael Temari's Minix Networking Software page.
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