Application Software
Windows Win2k Family
Networking Programs

Servers

Most of these Free server programs are excellent choices. There are however a few that, although quite good, are not quite as good as some alternative that must be paid for. Read the "About.txt" files under each protocol for details.

An important advantage of using these Free Server programs is that they are "dedicated" (i.e., they only handle one protocol). Software designers can build better software as they only have one protocol to focus upon. Dedicated software is also less vulnerable to attackers, as there are less avenues for attack than with multi-protocol server software.


CharGen

[*Included with Windows 2000]

Daytime

DayTimeServer (ver 1.0.0.0) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
dt_server .zip

DICT

JDictd (ver 1.5) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
jdictd15 .zip
src12 .zip

Discard

[*Included with Windows 2000]

DNS

Berkeley Internet Name Domain (ver 9.5.0-P2-W2) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
BIND950-P2-W2 .zip

- DHCP

Dual DHCP DNS Server (ver 7.29) - Freeware

About .txt
DualServerInstaller .zip
DualServerManual .pdf

Echo

[*Included with Windows 2000]

Finger

FingerD (ver 0.5) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
fingerd-05 .zip

FSP

FSPd (ver 2005.03) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
FSPd .zip

FTP

War FTP Daemon (ver 1.82-00-RC13) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
warftpd-1-82-00-RC11-i386 .zip
warftpd-1-82-RC13-update .zip

- SFTP

freeFTPd (ver 1.0.13) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
freeFTPd .zip

- TFTP

PumpKIN (ver 2.7.3) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
pumpkin_2-7-3 .zip

Gopher

GopherS (ver 0.92) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
GSI386 .zip
Review .txt
GopherS .txt

HTTP

Abyss Web Server X1 (ver 2.11.1) - Freeware
~ PHP (ver 5.2.12) = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
abwsx1 .zip
php5212 .zip

IRC

Join Me! (ver 1.41) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
joinme141-bin .zip

LDAP

Qualcomm LDAP Directory Server (ver 12-18-1997) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
QcSlapd .zip

NNTP

Tortoise (ver 2.0Beta1) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
tortoise-20b1 .zip

- - A tool for Moderating a Newsgroup

DMod (ver 7.5) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
dmod75 .zip

QOTD

[*Included with Windows 2000]

RTMP

Red5 (ver 1.0.1) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
setup-Red5 .zip

RTSP

LIVE555 Media Server (ver 0.88) - Freeware

About .txt
live555MediaServer .zip
MPEG2TransportStreamIndexer .zip

SIP

AsteriskWin32 (ver 0.66b) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
AsteriskWin32_0-66b_Setup .zip

SMTP / POP / IMAP / CCSO

Mercury Mail Transport System for Win32 (ver 4.80) - Freeware

About .txt
m32-480 .zip
features .txt

SNTP

NTP (ver 4.2.4p8) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
ntp_4-2-4p8 .zip
ntp_cheat_sheet .pdf

TelNet

[*Included with Windows 2000]

- - (TelNet) BBS

Synchronet (ver 3.15b) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
sbbs313a .zip
sbbs314a .zip
sbbs315b .zip

- - (TelNet) MOO

WinMOO (ver 0.1.0beta8) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
WinMOO-0.1.0beta8-ntservice .zip
LambdaCore-latest .zip

- - (TelNet) MUD

RPMUD (ver 0.3.73) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
RPMUD_XML .zip

- - (TelNet) MUSH

PennMUSH (ver 1.8.3p6) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
PennMUSH .zip
Guide .txt

- - (TelNet) Talker

SouthWest (ver 1.0) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
SouthWestbin .zip
PHiNET .zip

- SSH

freeSSHd (ver 1.3.1) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
freeSSHd .zip

Time

Time Server (ver 1.0.0.0) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
timeserver .zip

Tracker

PeerTracker (ver 0.1.3) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
PeerTracker_0-1-3 .zip

WAIS

WAISS for Windows NT (ver 0.3) - Abandoned Freeware

About .txt
wsi386 .zip
WAISS .txt
WAIS Toolkit for Windows NT (ver 0.74) - Abandoned Freeware
wti386 .zip
WAIStool.txt

XMPP

Prosody IM (ver 0.8.2) - Freeware = (Last Win2k version)

About .txt
ProsodySetup .zip

* = Windows 2000 Professional already comes with an NT "service" based TELNET host, which may possibly already be running. If you do not want to use it, you can turn it off by opening the 'Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services' utility, and selecting 'Telnet'. Windows 2000 also ships with installable basic mini-Servers for the protocols: CHARGEN (port 19), Daytime (port 13), Discard (port 9), Echo (port 7), and QOTD (port 17). To install the software (all the servers are bundled), open the 'Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Add/Remove Windows Components' utility and select 'Networking Services - Simple TCP/IP Services' (you may be asked to insert the installation disk). Note that you can alter the quotes for the QOTD 'Quote Of The Day' by editing the text file "quotes", which will have been placed in the directory "C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc".

Learn more about Protocols and find addresses here