COMdog - The Modem Finder
Freeware Version 1.0
Copyright 1995 by Keith Parkansky
Internet: [email protected]
Exec-PC BBS - Milwaukee, WI 414-789-4360
COMdog is a simple freeware utility that sniffs out modems and
displays their port numbers. When it finds a responding COM port,
it sends an "ATZ" string (modem reset command) and checks to see
if an "OK" is returned.
Just type in COMDOG at the DOS prompt. COMdog will check for
all four COM ports and report any modems it finds connected to
or configured as those ports.
NOTE: This program was tested with a variety of modems and
configurations. It will work correctly if the modems are
100% "Hayes-compatible". Most modems are, but some older
or proprietary modems may not respond correctly. It will
work with all compatible modems with a baud or bps rate of
1200 and above.
Check out these other programs currently in shareware distribution.
These files can be found on CompuServe, America On-Line, and on SimTel
mirror sites on the Internet accessable via ftp (with their primary
mirror site being oak.oakland.edu).
TIMEFLYS - An automatic "pop-up" holiday/date reminder that
automatically recalculates the dates for "fixed day"
holidays and Easter. Reminders are given 11, 4, and
1 day(s) before an event. There is also a Canadian
version in distribution as TFCANADA which has the
addtional Candian holidays.
Distributed as FREEware.
EZY-D - A command-line phone/digital pager dialer that can be
used in batch files to place unattended pager calls in
response to system or applications events (such as a
virus being detected). Phone number(s) are supplied to
the program as parameters on the command line. Features
auto-modem-locate and optional user prompting for numbers.
Can be used to create menu items like "Page Ralph".
WEZY-D - A Windows version of EZY-D. The command-line design allows
icons to be set up for those you page or call. Just double-
click on their icon to page them. Can be "Run Minimized"
for background operation.
AUTOHB - A colorful, musical, birthday greeting that reads the birthday
person's name (to include as it displays the words) from the
DOS enviroment, which is entered there using the DOS SET
command. It will optioanlly read their birthdate and run only
if it matches the system date. Great for Novell networks by
using the DOS SET login script command.
Distributed as FREEware and includes the source code.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this or another program,
you can contact me on-line at the addresses above. I only log into
CompuServe occasionally, so you may want to try e-mailing me on the
THE LEGAL NECESSITIES
The user is granted, without charge, the right to use this freeware
version of COMDOG for an indefinite period as the author sees fit,
and to freely distribute copies of same, under the express conditions
that: all files be included in the transfer; you do not receive any
payment, commercial benefit, or other consideration for such
reproduction or distribution; alter the software, documentation,
license agreement, or copyright notices in any way; and all terms and
conditions outlined herein are complied with. Use of the software
constitutes acceptance of, and an agreement to adhere to, the terms
set forth in this document.
No price or other compensation may be charged for this software.
A reasonable cost may be charged for the distribution of the
software where transfer on a magnetic or optical medium, plus
shipping and handling, are involved. Under no conditions can the
COMDOG software be "rented" or leased to others.
COMDOG cannot be sold as part of some other inclusive package,
nor can it be included in any commercial software or software
packaging offer without a previous written agreement with the
authors. The software code or program-generated data cannot be
included or used in/with any other program, commercial or otherwise.
The "freeware" COMDOG is licensed without any warranty of
merchantability, fitness of particular purpose, performance, or
otherwise. All warranties are disclaimed. By using the COMDOG
software, you agree that neither its' authors, producers,
distributors, or other related parties will be liable to you or any
third party for any use of this software, or for any damages
whatsoever. Even if the authors and/or producers are apprised of the
possibility of such damages occurring, the authors and producers
assume no liability for damages, either direct or consequential,
which may result from the use of this software.