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 Both are using the latest 32 bit MultiMac from Arca Noae. The eCS machine has also been updated with all of the current ArcaNoae drivers... I'll check the NVETH driver, thanks. <EDIT> looks like NVETH is for NVidia, not Realtek....

 Just tried the TCP Analyzer at and got a strange result. I have 2 computers running OS/2 (one eCS 2.2 with Intel NIC and one ArcaOS 5.0.4 with Realtek NIC) both attached to the same router and both have identical INETCFG.INI files. I set the RWin value on both to 128480 (MTU 1500 and MSS 1460 on both) which is the highest it can be set on our stack and be a multiple of the MSS. On the eCS computer, when I run the TCP Analyzer it shows that the Default TCP Recieve Window (RWIN) = 128480 as it should. But on the ArcaOS computer the test says it is 65534! If I change RWIN to 64240 on the ArcaOS computer, then the TCP Analyzer says it is 64240 as set. So it seems that somehow the ArcaOS computer RWIN is being throttled to 65534 when set to a higher value? Anyone have any idea what might cause this? Software, hardware? Not sure where to look....

Internet / Re: TOR and FF
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:17:42 am »
 I can use Tor and Firefox (or SeaMonkey) with any unencrypted website like http:\\ But encrypted, like https:\\ will not work. The last version I know of that worked was Firefox 17. It was reported way back then, but nothing was ever done...

Events / ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 28, 2019, 02:05:21 am »
Woohoo! Downloading now...

Mail-News / Re: Security fixes for Mozilla
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:46:48 pm »
 Thanks Dave! SeaMonkey working great here....

Hardware / Re: Pen for OS/2
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:21:54 am »
 Hi Doug,

  Haven't used PenOS/2 for a very long time, but if I remember correctly, Pen installs 2 of it's own drivers one of which (can't remember which) is not SMP safe. You might want to try it with ACPI.PSD /MAXCPU=1 (if you have a multiprocessor) and see if that helps.


Networking / Re: Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:32:42 am »
 Hi Paul!

 I installed your 4.10 versions and they seem to work just fine so far in light testing. I'll post if any problems show up.... thanks again for your Olympian support of OS/2!  ;D


Applications / Re: mozturbo
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:55:16 pm »
Hi Dave -

  Thanks for the SMTurbo thing - it seems to have made my system much more stable in general, and like others have said, uptime for SeaMonkey is much longer.

  Just thinking out loud... would it be possible to alter SMTurbo into a more generic 'Turbo' program that uses a text file containing a list of DLL's that can be loaded at startup (instead of hard coded)? Might be helpful with other sub-system DLL's that get loaded/unloaded over time...


Applications / Re: SeaMonkey 2.42.9 CPU spiking
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:48:21 pm »

Hardware / Re: WLAN to LAN Adapter that works under OS/2 available ?
« on: November 26, 2018, 12:41:27 pm »
Hi Lars,

  I also use a TP-Link TL-WR802N 'nano router' with OS/2, as Moritz mentioned. One thing to be aware of - the one I have defaults to being a 'repeater' and must be configured using a wireless device (laptop) the first time (or if reset to default). After configuring to be used with ethernet (from a laptop) it can be configured from the ethernet side...


Utilities / Re: architecture/substitute of cmd.exe ?
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:10:33 pm »
 Hi Martin,

  You should check out the 32 bit command interpreter by Jonathan Pollard (if you haven't already):

  It also needs these dll's:

  I seems to me to be better than the OS/2 supplied command line...


Applications / Re: Rpm software for testing
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:10:08 pm »
Hi Tellie,

  Is the idea here to add the listed URL to the list of repositories in ANPM, then install from there? If so, I can't get it to work - get an error: 'Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository'.


Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:40:18 pm »
 Thanks again! It seems to work as well as the last one, but there is a new warning in the message log:

Warning: Cannot get strong entropy: no entropy source found.

 Is it looking for some kind of randomizer?

 Since Firefox 24, I have not been able to connect to HTTPS website URL's using Tor. I presume that is a defect in our Firefox, but was wondering if anyone else has seen this or even found a way around it...

Networking / Re: Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:38:20 am »
 Thanks, Paul! Got it installed and so far seems to work well with my OS/2 SAMBA server. I'll try some Windows shares next...

Storage / Re: PMSHELL
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:19:22 pm »
 I wonder if it would be possible in theory to create a 'memory defragmentation' daemon that monitors memory and warns when fragments get below a specified size (or even better, defrags when needed)?

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