Winsock Client Software Reviews

Winsock Client Software Reviews



       WINSOCK  CLIENT  SOFTWARE  -- August 1994
       -----------------------------------------------

This is  a detailed listing of the best available winsock
client based shareware/freeware used in communicating
through a modem to the Internet.  I have indicated if there
is a prime location where the latest version is usually
available. With the  file names and associated data which I
have supplied all of these packages can also be readily
found on the Internet through search tools like Archie and
Gopher, often in multiple locations.

Using these packages with a modem requires:

       1.  Windows 3.1 or better.
       2.  A "slip" account with an Internet provider.
       3.  A special communications package capable of
     accessing the slip account through a modem,  such as
     Peter Tattam's shareware package Trumpet  Winsock
     version 1.0a   (twsk10a.zip available by ftp from:
     ftp.utas.edu.au:  /pc/trumpet/winsock)

Standard disclaimer applies - as with everything  you use
these out at your own risk. Many of these packages are still
being developed by their authors. Being freeware or  low
cost shareware the rewards for their creativity and  long
hours of work are minimal at best. Appreciate their efforts.


INDEX to Categories / Number of items:


                CHAT/PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS - 6
                FILE SEARCH AND TRANSFER PROTOCOLS - 5
                GOPHER SEARCH TOOLS - 5
                IDENTIFICATION TOOLS - 3
                MAIL - 5
                MAIL & NEWS - 5
                MISCELLANEOUS - 6
                NON-WINSOCK MISCELLANEOUS - 4
                TELNET- 8
                WAIS - 3
                WORLD WIDE WEB BROWSERS - 3


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[][][][][][][] CHAT / PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS [][][][][][]


NAME:           CU-SeeMe
PRIME PURPOSE:  One way/two way/multiple video(!)
                conferencing.
FILE NAME:      cuseeme.zip
FILE SIZE:      90,601
LATEST VERSION: W.34a1   July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: gated.cornell.edu: /pub/video
COST:           free.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       Not a stable product, but under
                considerable development effort. Even if
                you don't have the capability to send,
                there are several  reflector sites
                available where you can use this package to
                sneak a peek. The low data transfer speeds

                on modem connections are a big problem, but
                this is nevertheless interesting. Try it!
                Further info on reflector sites from:
                http://www.ludvigsen.dhhalden.no/webdoc/vid
                eo.html
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NAME:           Internet Voice Chat
PRIME PURPOSE:  2 way Internet voice(!) communications
FILE NAME:      ivc10.zip
FILE SIZE:      331,720
LATEST VERSION: 1.0   May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Shareware    $US 20
DOCUMENTATION:  Good

COMMENTS:       Requires microphone, sound card etc.
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NAME:           IRCIIWIN
PRIME PURPOSE:  Internet Relay Chat II (IRC II)
FILE NAME:      irciiwin.zip
FILE SIZE:      90,221
LATEST VERSION: 1.00   July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Shareware $50 single user, $450 site license
DOCUMENTATION:  Negligible, no on-line help in unregistered
                version.
COMMENTS:       Brand new, just released.
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NAME:           Winsock IRC
PRIME PURPOSE:  Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
FILE NAME:      winirc.exe
FILE SIZE:      96,000
LATEST VERSION: .1 Beta
AVAILABLE FROM:
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Negligible/inadequate. Only documentation
                is in a separate  file winirc.doc, 313
                bytes, usually found in the same directory
                as the program file which     should be
                downloaded at the same time, and in which
                the suggestion is made that if
                documentation is needed for this windows
                version it should be obtained from one of
                the corresponding  DOS versions (such as

                irc101.zip, 65,737 bytes, Nov. 1993) which
                is supposedly applicable.
COMMENTS:
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NAME:           WS IRC
PRIME PURPOSE:  Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
FILE NAME:      wsirc14.zip
FILE SIZE:      486,383
LATEST VERSION: 1.14-S  July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: USA: cs.bu.edu   /irc/clients/pc/windows
                USA: winftp.cica.indiana.edu
                EUROPE: ftp.demon.co.uk
COST:           Shareware version  $US 39.95 (1 disk, 1
                manual), students 24.95. Site license: $US
                449.95 (20 disks, 20 manuals)

DOCUMENTATION:  Good. A comprehensive list of IRC servers
                is included in a separate file.
COMMENTS:       Also available in a simpler freeware
                version (WSIRC 1.14-G).
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NAME:           Wintalk
PRIME PURPOSE:  Two way on-line communications
FILE NAME:      wtalk11.zip
FILE SIZE:      142,801
LATEST VERSION: 1.1    March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.elf.com      /pub/wintalk
COST:           Freeware
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, but no on-line help
COMMENTS:       May not work properly with current Trumpet
                winsock 1.0a, (winsock bugs). S/B OK with

                newer trumpet release.


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[][][][][][] FILE SEARCH AND TRANSFER PROTOCOLS [][][][][][]

NAME:           WINFSP
PRIME PURPOSE:  File Service Protocol (FSP)
FILE NAME:      winfsp12.zip
FILE SIZE:      57,956
LATEST VERSION: 1.2   August 1993
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Freeware
DOCUMENTATION:  Limited, no on-line help
COMMENTS:       Sometimes nicknamed "file slurping

                protocol" this is only usable on certain
                servers. Once tooted as a potential
                replacement for FTP, it just doesn’t seem
                to be going anywhere.
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NAME:           Wftpd
PRIME PURPOSE:  File retrieval server ("daemon" FTP)
FILE NAME:      wftbd19c.zip
FILE SIZE:      131,178
LATEST VERSION: 1.9c  May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.wst.com:  /pub/winsock/wftpd
COST:           Shareware  $US 15
DOCUMENTATION:  Negligible with unregistered version.
COMMENTS:       Enables you to turn your PC into an
                Internet FTP server so that   others can

                log on and retrieve files from your
                machine. Registration is recommended! Note:
                beginning with version 1.9b a security bug
                found in all previous versions is fixed.
                Doesn't really belong in this client
                listing, but here it is anyway for the last
                time.
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NAME:           WinFTP
PRIME PURPOSE:  File retrieval  (FTP)
FILE NAME:      winftp.zip
FILE SIZE:      177,738
LATEST VERSION: Jan 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)

COST:           Released to Public Domain.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Based on an earlier version of WSFTP with
                some added features . Program contains both
                16 and 32 bit execution versions,
                (winftp.exe and win32ftp.exe), your choice
                if you have 32 bit capability, although I’m
                not sure if there’s any real difference in
                performance between the two.
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NAME:           WSARCHIE
PRIME PURPOSE:  File search tool (Archie)
FILE NAME:      wsarch06.zip
FILE SIZE:      170,904
LATEST VERSION: alpha .6    July 1994

AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.demon.co.uk:
                /pub/ibmpc/winsock/apps/wsarchie
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Works well  with WSFTP to retrieve files.
                Visually well laid out and    functioning
                mainscreen. Latest version now has the
                capability to save search results to a text
                file and later retrieve.
                Recommended.
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NAME:           WSFTP
PRIME PURPOSE:  File retrieval  (FTP)
FILE NAME:      ws_ftp.zip
FILE SIZE:      94,883

LATEST VERSION: 2.01 July 1994.  Note: unfortunately the
                various versions to date are
                indistinguishable by file name, but latest
                version is always in the site listed below,
                or if looking elsewhere, match by file size
                to double check .
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.usma.edu: /pub/msdos/winsock.files
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use..
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       Major new version 2.00 (93,463 bytes)  just
                released, a very good upgrade with many new
                features.   Version 2.01 (94,883 bytes) was
                released a few days later (July 23) to fix
                a couple of minor  glitches. See also the
                matching file search package WSARCHIE
                above.

                Recommended


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[][][][][][][][] GOPHER SEARCH TOOLS [][][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           BCGopher (Boston College Gopher)
PRIME PURPOSE:  Gopher search tool
FILE NAME:      bcgopher.zip
FILE SIZE:      151,533
LATEST VERSION: .7 beta   April 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: bcinfo.bc.edu:/ftp/pub/bcgopher
                ftp.ucdavis.edu:/win-public/Winsock
                boombox.micro.umn.edu:/pub/gopher/Windows
COST:           Freeware.
DOCUMENTATION:  Start up information and on-line help file

                with a brief explanation of the term
                "gopher"
COMMENTS:       Deserves an award for best gopher icon I've
                seen.
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NAME:           Gopher Book
PRIME PURPOSE:  Gopher search tool
FILE NAME:      gophbook.zip or gophbk11.zip
FILE SIZE:      888,666
LATEST VERSION: 1.1    May 1993
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Freeware. Winjpeg, included as a default
                image viewer, shareware  $US20.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.

COMMENTS:       Menus are displayed as pages in a book. A
                rather large package for a gopher.
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NAME:           HGopher (Hampsons Gopher)
PRIME PURPOSE:  Gopher search tool
FILE NAME:      hgopher2.4.zip, hgopher24.zip,
                hgopher2.zip, and goph24.zip. Take your
                pick, and I'm not sure if I got all of them
                from the many locations carrying this
                program. Only a nuclear accident could
                explain this many mutations.
FILE SIZE:      199,833
LATEST VERSION: 2.4    Jan 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: boombox.micro.umn.edu:/pub/gopher/Windows
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.

DOCUMENTATION:  Good. This version now has on-line help.
                Good/bad news: huge detailed help file
                (739K)
COMMENTS:
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NAME:           WGopher
PRIME PURPOSE:  Gopher search tool
FILE NAME:      wgoph23.zip
FILE SIZE:      120,469
LATEST VERSION: 2.3   May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cuhk.hk:/pub/gopher/PC
COST:           No charge for non-commercial purposes.
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, no on-line documentation yet.
COMMENTS:       Under development.
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NAME:           WSGopher
PRIME PURPOSE:  Gopher search tool
FILE NAME:      wsg-101.exe
FILE SIZE:      326,494
LATEST VERSION: 1.01     May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: boombox.micro.umn.edu:/pub/gopher/Windows
                sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/micro/pc-stuff/ms-
                windows
                /winsock/apps
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good. Now has an on-line help file.
COMMENTS:       May not work with Windows NT


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[][][][][][][][][] IDENTIFICATION TOOLS [][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           WS Finger
PRIME PURPOSE:  Finger query
FILE NAME:      wsfngr11.zip
FILE SIZE:      91,785
LATEST VERSION: 1.1   Feb. 1994
AVAILABLE FROM:
COST:           Freeware
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, but little required.
COMMENTS:
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NAME:           Mfinger
PRIME PURPOSE:  Finger query
FILE NAME:      finger31.zip

FILE SIZE:      68,108
LATEST VERSION: 3.1  March 1993
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, but little required.
COMMENTS:       Contains two executables, one for Berkeley
                style  synchronous blocking (finger.exe),
                the other for asynchronous winsockets
                (mfinger.exe).
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NAME:           Winwhois
PRIME PURPOSE:  Whois identification
FILE NAME:      winwhois.zip
FILE SIZE:      24,954

LATEST VERSION: 1.01   May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM:
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, but little required.
COMMENTS:       Uses the Whois protocol for looking up
                people at servers at various sites.


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[][][][][][][][][][][][]  MAIL [][][][][][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           Eudora
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail
FILE NAME:      eu142b16.exe
FILE SIZE:      298,354
LATEST VERSION: 1.4.2b16   June 1994

AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.qualcomm.com:
                /quest/windows/eudora/1.4/beta
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal documentation including lack of  on-
                line help (in unregistered version) can be
                a problem. Note that a third party manual
                for the PC and Mac versions is available
                through the WWW from:
                http://soc.staffs.ac.uk
COMMENTS:       Very popular. Latest version also now runs
                under Windows NT and OS2. Commercial
                version 2.0  available with additional
                features and documentation starting at $US
                65.00 for a single user. Some features in
                the free version are limited.  The
                registered version apparently has logon

                capability without slip. Recommended (icky
                bitty toolbar notwithstanding).
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For IMAIL see WS_GMail.
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NAME:           Pegasus Mail
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail
FILE NAME:      winpm111.zip
FILE SIZE:      757,998
LATEST VERSION: 1.11  April 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: risc.ua.edu: /pub/network/pegasus
COST:           Free!
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Unlike Eudora, this current version of

                Pegasus does not yet have the capability of
                running in the background, checking on mail
                at regular intervals, (more of an issue for
                network users).  Nonetheless, it does have
                many other features and the price is
                certainly just about right!  This is
                another popular mail package.  Recommended,
                (in spite of another icky bitty toolbar).
                See also the add-on utility WinBiff in the
                Miscellaneous section.
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NAME:           RFD Mail
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail
FILE NAME:      Available as either rfdml122.zip or
                rfdmail.zip   Note: If downloading

                rfdmail.zip check to make sure that it is
                this latest version by matching file size.
                Do NOT use older versions such as 1.21.
FILE SIZE:      753,793
LATEST VERSION: 1.22    July 1994  (Do not use earlier
                versions)
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.std.com   /customers/software/rfdmail
                garbo.uwasa.fi    /windows/comm
                Various forums in Compuserve and Genie.
COST:           Shareware   $US 29.95
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Automated installation. Has direct dial
                mail access capabilities but creating and
                modifying  script files for this can be
                very cumbersome unless  you are fortunately
                using one of the on line services for which

                script files are provided. SMTP/POP
                capability has just been added with this
                latest version, which does require more
                disk space (installed) than most other mail
                packages. Nonetheless, a potential
                competitor for Eudora and Pegasus.
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NAME:           Winelm
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail
FILE NAME:      winelm.zip
FILE SIZE:      259,553
LATEST VERSION: March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:

DOCUMENTATION:  Inadequate, almost none.
COMMENTS:
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NAME:           WS_Gmail
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail
FILE NAME:      ws_gmail.zip
FILE SIZE:      192,176
LATEST VERSION: April 03/94
AVAILABLE FROM: No longer available, see below.
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:
COMMENTS:       This software was being developed by John
                Junod (noted for his popular WSFTP package)
                and had  both client and server
                capabilities. Package has gone  commercial

                under the name IMAIL @ $US 55 for a single
                user.
                Details from: support@ipswitch.com



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[][][][][][][][][][][] MAIL & NEWS [][][][][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           dMail for Windows
PRIME PURPOSE:  Usenet news, mail
FILE NAME:      dmailwin.zip
FILE SIZE:      338,994
LATEST VERSION: 1.0b (final)
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)

COST:           Freely distributed for testing purposes.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, although terminology frequently very
                confusing and very frustrating, especially
                with initial setup.
COMMENTS:       Apparently produced somewhere in the former
                Soviet Union.  Either this program suffers
                somewhat in translation or the programmers
                have a wicked sense of humor (or both). My
                favorite example: "Error 502 - You have no
                permission to talk. Goodbye." How can you
                argue with that? They also have a nice
                replacement for the traditional hourglass
                cursor, a man digging with a shovel.  The
                automated installation  can be a nuisance
                since a version of Trumpet winsock is
                included and its files may have to be

                deleted to avoid conflict if you already
                have Trumpet loaded elsewhere. The news
                reader has the usual  features including
                uudecoding, and ability to sort articles by
                size, date, or subject and drag and drop
                capability, etc. This is an interesting
                package which requires some extra start up
                and familiarization effort.
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NAME:           Trumpet News Reader
PRIME PURPOSE:  Usenet news, mail
FILE NAME:      wtwsk10a.zip
FILE SIZE:      167,601
LATEST VERSION: 1.0 rev A
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.utas.edu.au:  /pc/trumpet/wintrump

COST:           Shareware $US 40. Site licences also
                available.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       There are also some rev B beta versions
                floating around, but no final release yet.
                If you REALLY want to try the latest out,
                then:
                petros.psychol.utas.edu.au
                /pub/trumpet/wintrump/pre-release with a
                filename wt_wsk.zip  at 94,164 bytes at
                last check.
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NAME:           WinNET Mail and News
PRIME PURPOSE:  Electronic mail and Usenet News
FILE NAME:      wnmai211.zip

FILE SIZE:      687,008
LATEST VERSION: 2.11    1994
AVAILABLE FROM: oak.oakland.edu: pub/msdos/windows3
COST:           Free if used to connect to WinNET service
                @$8.00/hour, otherwise   shareware @ $US
                99.00
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       Registered users get additional features.
                Built in winsock. This crippled
                unregistered version limited to 2400 bps
                Appears to be a very nice package, but the
                high registration and usage costs are a
                real turn-off.
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NAME:           WinQVT

PRIME PURPOSE:  Mail, News reader, Telnet, FTP file
                transfers etc.
FILE NAME:      qvtws397.zip
FILE SIZE:      288,373
LATEST VERSION: 3.97    March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: biochemistry.cwru.edu:/pub/qvtnet
                ftp.cica.indiana.edu:/pub/pc/win3/uploads
COST:           Shareware  $US 40, only $20 for students.
DOCUMENTATION:  Considerable documentation, but often
                confusing with instructions for their other
                related packages for networks, for Windows
                NT, etc. liberally mixed in.
COMMENTS:       Capability to operate as either a server
                (for FTP) or a client. Required minimum of
                a 386 processor. A good newsreader IMHO
                with a handy toolbar button/split screen

                system. I have seen its telnet capability
                mentioned very favorably by others, but the
                FTP is inferior to other specialized
                shareware packages which are available.
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NAME:           WinVN
PRIME PURPOSE:  USENET NEWS reader
FILE NAME:      winvn_91_6.zip
FILE SIZE:      120,390
LATEST VERSION: .91.6    July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.ksc.nasa.gov (128.159.4.20):
                /pub/win3/winvn
COST:           Public Domain
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       A fairly popular newsreader which has a big

                advantage over others with its built in UU
                decoding which is especially useful and
                convenient in downloading and viewing
                pictures. It can also send but not receive
                mail.


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[][][][][][][][][][][] MISCELLANEOUS [][][][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           COMt: the Telnet Modem
PRIME PURPOSE:  Modem conversion utility.
FILE NAME:      comt.zip
FILE SIZE:      110,350
LATEST VERSION: 1.0       June 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.std.com   /customers/software/rfdmail

                Compuserve (WUGNET Forum).
COST:           Shareware    $US 15.95
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       ". .. ..solution to underpowered Windows
                Telnet client programs. COMt allows you to
                use your favorite Windows communications
                program (i.e., Procomm Plus for Windows,
                Crosstalk for Windows, etc.) to communicate
                over TCP/IP. COMt does this by installing
                itself  ahead of the standard Windows COMM
                driver (comm.drv), and intercepts accesses
                to the COM ports of your choosing, routing
                them to TCP/IP.  Requests to access other
                ports are passed on to the original COMM
                driver, allowing you to continue to use
                those devices."

                Compatable  with Trumpet winsock. This
                comes from the same company which produces
                RFD Mail.
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NAME:           Panda
PRIME PURPOSE:  Multifunction
FILE NAME:      winpanda.zip
FILE SIZE:      244,842
LATEST VERSION: May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: chop.isca.uiowa.edu: /pub/Panda
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Almost nothing with the package, but
                logging on as "public" with the default
                configuration allows you to retrieve some
                basic information from an Iowa server

COMMENTS:       Panda is a multipurpose customized program
                being developed at the University of Iowa
                for campus network use. It will include a
                gopher, usenet, mail, ftp, etc. Current
                version does not retain configuration
                setting changes between sessions and is
                somewhat rough and unstable at this point.
                A good example of some of the development
                work taking place in one of the
                universities. Of passing interest only.
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NAME:           WinBiff
PRIME PURPOSE:  Mail notification add-on  for Pegasus Mail
                (and some others)
FILE NAME:      wnbff20b.zip

FILE SIZE:      66,781
LATEST VERSION: 2.0b    April 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/util
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Shareware  $US10,  students: $5
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Usable with Waffle, Pegasus (PMail),
                FirstMail, Novell MHS, Mini-Host, FSUUCP,
                or sendmail (with PC-NFS). This add-on
                utility corrects one of the few notable
                deficiencies of Pegasus mail. (The next
                expected upgrade of Pegasus may make this
                redundant.)
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NAME:           WS Host (Windows Socket Host)

PRIME PURPOSE:  DNS query utility
FILE NAME:      wshost.zip
FILE SIZE:      4,758  (Imagine how large this package
                would be if a commercial company  had
                written it!)
LATEST VERSION: 1.0
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, an intuitively simple program.
COMMENTS:       This nifty compact utility can convert an
                IP number into a host name, or  vice versa.
                Like a Swiss army knife everyone should
                have one of these in their tool box.
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NAME:           WSNWDEMO
PRIME PURPOSE:  Finger/Ping/Echo clients, Echo server.
FILE NAME:      wsnwdemo.zip
FILE SIZE:      100,865
LATEST VERSION: 1.0    May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Freeware (limited)
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, but no on-line help.
COMMENTS:
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NAME:           WS Ping (Window Sockets Ping Client)
PRIME PURPOSE:  Ping
FILE NAME:      ws_ping.zip
FILE SIZE:      59,373

LATEST VERSION: Release 01   Jan 1994 (Note that older
                versions  may be floating around other
                locations with the same file name, so match
                by file size to distinguish.)
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.usma.edu:  /pub/msdos/winsock.files
COST:           Public Domain
DOCUMENTATION:  Almost none
COMMENTS:       From John Junod. Source code included.


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[][][][][][][][][] NON-WINSOCK MISCELLANEOUS [][][][][][][]
Viewers, decoders, dialers, etc., these general purpose
items are often used in conjunction with winsock
applications and are listed here for convenience.


NAME:           Go Slip!
PRIME PURPOSE:  Windows telephone dialer
FILE NAME:      goslip11.zip
FILE SIZE:      500,790
LATEST VERSION: 1.1   April 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           No charge.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, but no on-line help
COMMENTS:       Automated setup. A very impressive windows
                dialer with an easy to use scripting
                capability. This should be  an excellent
                replacement for the dialer/script portion
                of Trumpet Winsock. Although  this program
                appears to be extremely  large for a
                dialer, much of the bulk is taken up by

                vbrun300.dll and associated Microsoft files
                which can be deleted if you already have
                equivalent versions elsewhere in your
                system in a path directory like DOS or
                Windows. Unfortunately this program cannot
                currently handle dynamic (randomly assigned
                when you log on each time) IP addresses.
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NAME:           LView & LView Pro
PRIME PURPOSE:  Graphics image viewers
                ( bmp/dib/gif/jpg/tga formats )
FILE NAME:      lview31.zip  &  lviewp16.zip (both 16 bit
                software)
FILE SIZE:      224,210 and 250,069
LATEST VERSION: LView: 3.1  Sept 1993       LView Pro: 1.6

                July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: oak.oakland.edu    /pub/msdos/windows3
COST:           LView: Freeware
                LView Pro: Shareware, registration $US 30.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS        LView is a very popular graphics viewer
                used primarily to view .gif and .jpg
                picture formats commonly found on the
                Internet. For most casual users there is
                not really a lot of difference between the
                two versions. The most significant
                advantage of the Pro version is that if you
                choose to register it you can receive a 32
                bit version which can be run under either
                Windows 3.1 (if you have win32s installed)
                or Windows NT systems which  should be

                faster than the 16 bit versions.
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NAME:           UU
PRIME PURPOSE:  UUDecoder (DOS)
FILE NAME:      uu32.zip
FILE SIZE:      30,695   (and unzipped the actual program
                is only 8,624 bytes - the rest is  all
                documentation).
LATEST VERSION: 3.2   June 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.portal.com    /pub/bryanw/pc/misc
                illuminati.io.com    /pub/usr/zboray/coding
COST:           Freeware
DOCUMENTATION:  Very extensive.
COMMENTS:       A very compact and very fast DOS program
                capable of decoding picture files uuencoded

                by a wide variety of other packages and
                downloaded from newsgroups. It is capable
                of dealing with some of the variations and
                glitches sometimes found. This program can
                be used on as little as an 8086/8088 and
                down to DOS 2.0. As much as I hate DOS, the
                ability to go into a directory where I have
                downloaded a large number of encoded files
                and just type uu *.* and  watch it finish
                spitting out the viewable files in seconds
                makes this indispensable.
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NAME:           WIN32S
PRIME PURPOSE:  32 bit enhancement to Windows 3.1
FILE NAME:      win32s115a.zip

FILE SIZE:      1,131,707
LATEST VERSION: June 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.microsoft.com
                /developer/DEVTOOLS/WIN32SDK
COST:           Distributed free to licensed users of
                Windows 3.1 or Windows For Workgroups  3.11
DOCUMENTATION:  I didn’t see anything in this version,
                although I believe that there was at least
                an installation note in the previous
                version win32s115.zip (April 1994).
COMMENTS:       This Microsoft program adds some 32 bit
                capability to a normal Windows 3.1 system
                without affecting backwards compatability.
                In order to run sone of the 32 bit programs
                which are beginning to appear (such as all
                recent releases of Mosaic) you must either

                upgrade your system with this or,
                buy/install the latest Windows For
                Workgroups 3.11 which does the same thing
                (and other things as well).  If using
                pkunzip with this file, remember to use the
                "-d" option. i.e.
                "pkunzip -d win32s115a.zip" which will
                create two subdirectories, disk1 and disk2.
                Shut all your other Windows apps down and
                then run setup.exe in disk1.  As a bonus,
                there is a free 32 bit game "Freecell".
                Being able to play the game confirms that
                this upgrade has been successfully
                installed.



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[][][][][][][][][][][][] TELNET [][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

NAME:           EWAN
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet (terminal emulator)
FILE NAME:      ewan101.zip
FILE SIZE:      175,056
LATEST VERSION: 1.01   July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.lysator.liu.se:  /pub/msdos/windows
COST:           Freeware
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       VT100 emulation. Automated installation.
                First released just a few months ago it has
                developed a strong following.
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NAME:           NCSA WinTel
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      wintelb3.zip
FILE SIZE:      55,834
LATEST VERSION: Unsupported beta 3    1993
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Minimal, no on-line help.
COMMENTS:       Not currently under development
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NAME:           QWS3270 EXTRA
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      qws3270.zip
FILE SIZE:      Freeware version: 70,526

                Shareware version: 81,629
LATEST VERSION: Freeware: 3.1e June 1994
                Shareware: 1.3   July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: Shareware version: ftp.cica.indiana.edu
                /pub/pc/win3/winsock  (or mirrors)
COST:           Shareware   $US 35.00
DOCUMENTATION:  Good.
COMMENTS:       Support for IBM 3270 and Tektronix 4010
                terminals. Has 64 character type ahead
                buffer and support for about a dozen
                foreign language  character translation
                sets, German, Danish, Dutch, French,
                Swedish etc.  Note: Both the freeware and
                enhanced ("extra") shareware versions have
                been circulated with the same filename,
                distinguishable only by file size (without

                unzipping). The freeware version is no
                longer being developed and the final
                version was 3.1e. The shareware version
                started at 1.0 and is now up to 1.3.
                Confused?
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NAME:           Tektel
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      tektel1b.zip
FILE SIZE:      56,826
LATEST VERSION: 1b  June 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:           Public Domain
DOCUMENTATION:  Limited, no on-line help

COMMENTS:       Tektronix T4010 terminal emulation. Written
                in Visual Basic (requires VBRUN300.DLL, not
                included). This is the author's first
                winsock program..
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NAME:           Trumpet Telnet
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      trmptel.exe
FILE SIZE:      68,608
LATEST VERSION: .06
AVAILABLE FROM: Try:  epoch.cs.berkeley.edu   /pub/upload
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  None.
COMMENTS:       A very basic VT100. This version adds cut &
                paste, font control etc to the menu.

                Curiously enough, older versions of this
                are quite widespread, but this newer one
                was very hard to find.
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NAME:           UW Term
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      See comments below.
FILE SIZE:      Approximately  19 files,  total 673,915
                bytes.
LATEST VERSION: .97    Jan. 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftphost.cac.washington.edu
                /pub/winsock/uwterm_0.97
COST:           Freeware.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, but no on-line help.
COMMENTS        VT52/VT100/VT200 emulation. Automated

                installation. Available only as a cluster
                of files in a directory, all of  which
                should  be downloaded. Some of the files
                such as  vbrun300.dl_ may create duplicates
                on your system and can be deleted after
                installation if you already have an
                existing equivalent version in a path
                directory. Slightly customized for intended
                use at the University of Washington. Note:
                does NOT work with Trumpet winsock 1.0a -
                you will need a newer version of Trumpet to
                run this.

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NAME:           VT-220 for Workgroups

PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet
FILE NAME:      vt220.exe
FILE SIZE:      552,388
LATEST VERSION: 1.5  (evaluation copy)  May 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors)
COST:
DOCUMENTATION:  Negligible, no on-line help
COMMENTS:       Automated setup. VT52/VT100/VT220 terminal
                emulation. For latest pricing etc, e-mail:
                sales@dart.com (Dart Communications). Maybe
                you'll  get a response - I haven't.
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NAME:           YAWTEL
PRIME PURPOSE:  Telnet

FILE NAME:      yawtel02.zip
FILE SIZE:      12,024
LATEST VERSION: .2 beta  July 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cica.indiana.edu  /pub/pc/win3/winsock
                (or mirrors). Note: I’ve jumped the gun
                listing this since at the moment it’s in
                "pending.uploads" at CICA and unaccessable
                but should be available in a few days, and
                I presume in the winsock directory.
COST:           No charge for now while being developed.
DOCUMENTATION:
COMMENTS:       A VT100 emulator being released for testing
                purposes. This package was  designed with
                Mosaic in mind. Use caution since this
                program is apparently at a very early stage
                in development and can be expected to be

                buggy, but the author will appreciate
                feedback.

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For Telnet see also WinQVT in the Mail and News section.
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For Telnet see also COMt in the Miscellaneous section.
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[][][][][]  WAIS - Wide Area Information Server [][][][]

NAME:           EINet winWAIS
PRIME PURPOSE:  WAIS search client
FILE NAME:      ewais204.zip

FILE SIZE:      1,451,068
LATEST VERSION: 2.04    June 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.einet.net: /einet/pc
COST:           $US 35.00 after 30 day evaluation period.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good, but little information on the WAIS
                system    itself (history or how to
                effectively use).
COMMENTS:       Automated installation procedure. Two
                graphics viewers (gfxVIEW and winECJ)
                included, or can be configured to use your
                own. NOTE: WAIS is a different type of
                information search system which has never
                become as popular as Gopher.
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NAME:           USGS WinWAIS (US Geological Survey WAIS for

                Windows)
PRIME PURPOSE:  WAIS search client
FILE NAME:      wwais24.exe
FILE SIZE:      591,071
LATEST VERSION: 2.4   March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: wais.com: /pub/freeware/dos
COST:           free
DOCUMENTATION:  Good. On-line help is somewhat more detailed
                and useful than that in EINet winWAIS.
COMMENTS:       Automated installation procedure. Includes
                a separate optional slip dialer, and a
                VT100 telnet application. No graphics
                viewers included.
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NAME:           WAIS Manager

PRIME PURPOSE:  WAIS search client
FILE NAME:      waisman3.zip
FILE SIZE:      851,085
LATEST VERSION: 3.1   June 1993
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.cnidr.org:
                /pub/NIDR.tools/wais/pc/windows
COST:           Free for non-commercial purposes
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       According to information in a recent
                newsgroup posting this program is no longer
                supported by its author.


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[][][][][][][][] WORLD WIDE WEB BROWSERS [][][][][][][][][]


NAME:           Cello
PRIME PURPOSE:  World Wide Web (WWW) Browser
FILE NAME:      cello.zip   (Watch out for older versions
                with the same file name - match file size
                if  downloading from other locations)
FILE SIZE:      328,429
LATEST VERSION: 1.01a      March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.law.cornell.edu: /pub/LII/Cello
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       A good WWW viewer, far easier to run than
                Mosaic, although it doesn't have all the
                features. What it does have is fewer bugs,
                and it is far less demanding on your
                systems resources.
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NAME:           NCSA Mosaic (16 bit)
PRIME PURPOSE:  World Wide Web (WWW) Browser
FILE NAME:      wmos20a2.zip
FILE SIZE:      243,749
LATEST VERSION: 2.0 alpha 2    March 1994
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu: /PC/Mosaic
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       Regular 16 bit version only. This is the
                final release for Windows 3.1 No further
                development planned for this version. Not
                compatible  with WFW 3.11. See 32 bit
                version below.
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NAME:           NCSA Mosaic (32 bit)
PRIME PURPOSE:  World Wide Web (WWW) Browser
FILE NAME:      wmosa6r1.zip
FILE SIZE:      292,878
LATEST VERSION: 2.0 alpha 6   July 1994  This new release
                is focused on speed and memory improvements
                (thank you!). The next expected version in
                late August will focus on bug fixes.
AVAILABLE FROM: ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu: /PC/Mosaic
COST:           No charge for non-commercial use.
DOCUMENTATION:  Good
COMMENTS:       32 bit version for WFW 3.11 or 32 bit
                upgraded Windows 3.1. (See WIN32S  in the
                Non-Winsock Miscellaneous section above.
                You MUST upgrade Windows 3.1 to the latest
                version 1.15a of win32s before using this

                version of Mosaic.)  This program has been
                under a  major development effort. Minimum
                486DX33 w/8meg recommended. The Mosaic
                program  provides one of  the best  views
                into the potential future of the Internet.


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ADDENDUM #1[][][][][][][] TRUMPET WINSOCK [][][][][][][][]

The current release of Trumpet Winsock is 1.0a  and it is
available from:

ftp.utas.edu.au:  /pc/trumpet/winsock
twsk10a.zip    120,569 bytes   Feb 1994


Unfortunately, apparently due to some bugs in this version,
the odd winsock client  does not properly work with this
version.  In this case there are some interim beta versions
of the next expected release currently available from:

petros.psychol.utas.edu.au:  /pub/trumpet/winsock/pre-
release

twsk10b-beta1.zip       120,108 bytes     Feb 1994
twsk10b-beta2.zip       135,634               Mar
twsk10b-beta4.zip        79,852               Mar
twsk10b-beta6.zip        79,853               Mar
twsk10b-beta10.zip       83,908               July

If you don’t REALLY need to risk using one of these then
don’t bother, wait for the final release. As you can see,

development of this product is in a considerable state of
flux.If you have trouble getting on to petros, an
alternative site for these is:

ftp.demon.co.uk:    /pub/ibmpc/winsock/stacks/trumpwsk


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ADDENDUM#2[][][] ADDITIONAL WINSOCK INFORMATION [][][][][][]

WINSOCK APPLICATION FAQ/LIST
This is a regularly updated listing of winsock applications
that are available for FTP. A more broadly based listing
than mine, Craig Larsen covers client, demon and
miscellaneous winsock software with file, source information
and comments.

Available by either :

Email to: info@lcs.com
Subject: FAQS (put nothing in the letter body)

URL:  http://www.ramp.com/~lcs

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WINDOWS AND TCP/IP FOR INTERNET ACCESS
Filename:  wtcpip05.zip  (next update will be called
wtcpip06.zip) Available by FTP from: nebula.lib.vt.edu:
/pub/windows/winsock  Last issue: release 05  June 21 1994 A
good explanation of the services available on the Internet,
technical details of connecting a PC to the Internet
including an explanation of winsock, and a review of a

number of basic client applications with installation
instructions.



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ADDENDUM#3[][] POPULAR WINSOCK SOURCE LOCATIONS [][][][][][]

There are a number of Internet sites which carry a fair
amount of windows/winsock software  including most of the
packages listed above (but not always the latest  version).
These sites can be accessed and the software downloaded
through FTP. Just a few of these sites are:

HOST NAME:      ftp.cica.indiana.edu    (US)
IP NUMBER:      129.79.26.27

DIRECTORY:      /pub/pc/win3/winsock
GOPHER ACCESS:  gopher.cica.indiana.edu  port 70
WWW URL:        http://www.cica.indiana.edu
COMMENT:        A major source for Windows software in
                general, and often difficult to log into
                because of its popularity. Downloading the
                various README files is the best place to
                start to identify what's available and in
                which directories if interested in other
                areas.

HOST NAME:      dorm.rutgers.edu   (US)
IP NUMBER:      128.6.18.15
DIRECTORY:      /pub/msdos/winsock/apps

HOST NAME:      nic.switch.ch      (Switzerland)

IP NUMBER:      130.59.1.40
DIRECTORY:      /mirror/win3/winsock

HOST NAME:      ftp.cc.monash.edu.au    (Australia)
IP NUMBER:      130.194.1.106
DIRECTORY:      /ftp3/pub/win3/winsock



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Filename: winter03.txt
Release date: July 29, 1994