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ProNFS - NFS client and server by Labtam.

Date: 06 October 2000

NFS Client and Server for Microsoft Windows. The only NFS software that gives you the high performance file sharing connectivity capabilities. ProNFS enhances your networking performance and access

This page describes the New Features of our ProNFS product. After reading the documentation below, should you have any questions, please direct them to help@labtam-inc.com

Major differences from Version 1.2 to Version 1.3

Major differences from Version 1.1 to Version 1.2

Bugs that have been fixed on Version 1.2

Major differences from Version 1.0.1 to Version 1.1

Bugs that have been fixed on Version 1.0.1

Major differences from Version 1.0 to Version 1.0.1

Bugs that have been fixed on Version 1.0

Undocumented Features

Known Problems

Major differences from the 1.2/Release:20000131 ProNFS Version

The following enhancements have been made:

  • Ftp :

    - the standard "PASV"(passive) mode is supported. It is actual for PCs which are behind proxies.

  • NFS-Server :

    - the '*' symbols are allowable into the IP address of the 'Export'->'NFS User Access'->'Host' items.

  • NFS-Client for Windows 9x :

    - the Lock/Unlock files requests ignoring mode was implemented. Some popular MS Windows programs (e.g. MS Word, Excel ) do not work if cannot set the mentioned file states.

  • NFS-Client for Windows 2000 :

    - the beta 2 XWPNFS32 NFS-Client for Windows 2000 was added in package.

  • Telnet :

    - new manual "[TELNET]"/"ALTforEMACS=1" setting allows to use the ALT key in EMACS;

    - Telnet sends now an additional information to Telnet daemon so as some popular programs (DECO, MC, EMACS) might use all available lines of the current Telnet screen. This improvement has meaning when non-24 lines/screen setting (i.e. 36- or 48-) is used.

    The run-time "User's Manual" was renovated.

1. Major differences from the 1.1/Release:990907 version

The following enhancements have been made:

1.1. LPD server:

- the AIX "Rembak" print service may be used now(see below).

The sending "/usr/lib/lpd/rembak" binary file is be skipped;

- the "TextUnixToDos=..." setting provides the additional conversion

of receiving text-files from Unix to DOS end-lines format;

- the "FilterIsV=..." setting provides the "v" type

(i.e. no convertation) to ALL incoming data files;

- The ,"Courier New","Courier","" font face priority

is supported, where the is the font face name from

the "FontFace=..." setting of the ini-file (see below).

- The "Network Printers" using logic is changed. The "Refresh"

button (for network printers) is implemented. The list of network

printers is saved into ini-file and is not refreshed each time LPD

starts (only by "Refresh" button of the "Add Printer" dialog).

1.2. NFS-Client:

- the "pingnfs.exe" utility is implemented to show all accessible

NFS-Servers.

1.3. Installation procedure:

- the "Only Configure" Installation mode is added.

It is the "true" configuration-only mode.

1.4. Network support:

- the "virtual" local IP address may be set now (see below)

for TTSSH and other proxy-like cases.

2. The following bugs have been fixed:

2.1. NFS server:

- correct access to System/Hidden files is provided.

The hidden or system file doesn't get "permission denied" message;

- correct access to opened files (such as running executable) is provided.

2.2. NFS-Client:

- NFS-Client under Win98 may crash machine after screen-saver occurs;

- NFS-Client may provide incorrect file length after

explore->"Property" action.

2.3. Ftp:

- incorrect Y2K files date sorting on local side was fixed.

- incorrect processing of files/directories links with the '-' symbols

in names was fixed;

- incorrect processing of "dirname -> ." links was fixed;

3. Major differences from the 1.0.1/Release:990518 version

The following enhancements have been made:

3.1. NFS-Client:

- may work on a multi-home PC with a few IP addresses.

4. The following bugs have been fixed:

4.1. Telnet:

- Fixed the incorrect change of the "AutoWrap" setting after

the "AT386" type choice.

4.2. Ftp:

- Fixed the incorrect files list display for some "VMS"-type hosts;

4.3. NFS-Server:

- Fixed the incorrect processing of files with the "444" protection mask;

- Fixed the incorrect calculation of large drives' volumes ( > 2GB);

- Fixed the incorrect processing of large files' volumes ( > 2GB).

4.4. NFS-Client:

- NFS-Client might crash in some Win98 versions;

- Fixed the incorrect R/W positioning outside a file.

5. Major differences from the 1.0/Release:981116 version

The following enhancements have been made:

5.1. XStartup:

- some improvements were made.

5.2. NFS-Server:

- corresponding hostnames are shown additionally

to IP addresses of actual NFS-Clients;

- NFS-Server provides German and/or French messages and text labels

under the corresponding Windows national version.

5.3. Telnet:

- some improvements were made (including some changes

in the "terminfo.ini" file).

5.4. Ftp:

- the "VMS" remote host type is processed correctly,

the "Show hidden files" setting controls showing

VMS file versions.

5.5. NFS-Client:

- NFS-Client is installed by using the same Installation procedure

without necessity to use "xwpnfs32.inf" file and "Control Panel";

- corresponding hostnames are shown additionally

to IP addresses of NFS-Servers. This feature is controlled

by corresponding On/Off setting to prevent timeouts

because of possible DNS accessibility problems;

- NFS-Clients might work incorrectly with non-mapped disks

under Windows95/OSR2;

- the "NFS-Servers list" was implemented additionally to the broadcast

method of locating remote NFS-Servers. This list is the only

way to connect NFS-Server which is out of the LAN (i.e. "old-style"

broadcast method could not provide visibility of such servers);

5.6. Lpd:

- Lpd now can process print jobs with primaryly undefined data length

(the length field is 0 in description of the input data file);

- Lpd provides German and/or French messages and text labels

under the corresponding Windows national version.

6. The following bugs have been fixed:

6.1. XStartup:

- a password with the 'P' ("capital P") letter at the first and last

places was saved wrongly;

6.2. NFS-Server:

- NFS-Server provided 100% CPU usage;

- NFS-Server crashed after receiving of the "CALLIT" request.

This request is the result of Unix "rup","rwho" or "rusers" commands;

- the memory leaking (after each "ls -R" Unix command) was fixed;

6.3. Telnet:

- some bugs were fixed (including wrong cursor positioning

in some cases);

7. Undocumented Features


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7.1. LPD server:

- the "EnableRembak=1" line into "[LPDAEMON]" section enables to use

the AIX "Rembak" print service.

- the "TextUnixToDos=1" line into "[LPDAEMON]" section provides

the Unix->DOS text conversion for text data files.

- the "FilterIsV=1" line into "[LPDAEMON]" section provides the "v" type

(i.e. no convertation) to ALL incoming data files;

- The "FontFace=..." line into "[LPDAEMON]" sets the preferred

font face name.

7.2. NFS-Server:

- the "UseAttributesCache=0"

may be added into the "[NFSSERVER]" section

to let you change any once mounted removable drives

(like CD, floppy...). Be ready that this setting

decreases the NFS connection's performance.

- the "[NFSSERVER]"/"NameConvertMode=0..3" was implemented

but is not tested yet. Modes: 3-"as earlier", 2-"upper case",

1-"lower case", 0-"as is".

7.3. XWPNFS32 Client:

- may be installed manually after X-server software installation

from "XWPNFS32.W95" subdirectory of installed X-server software directory

(see "XWPNFS32.W95\readme" text file for more information);

- the "NFS-Servers list" was implemented additionally to the broadcast

method of locating remote NFS-Servers. This list may be edited

from the "Property" of the "XWPNFS32..." Windows Network client.

7.4. Network support:

- the "[NETWORK]"/"MyIP=..." line provides

the "virtual" local IP address.

7.5. Telnet:

- the telnet.exe may be run with the "hostname" parameter

to avoid the necessity to enter the hostname interactively;

8. Known problems

8.1. Lpd:

- printers on the remote Windows NT 4 hosts

are unavailable from the local host with Windows NT 4 .

8.2. NFS-Server:

- may have problems on a PC with a few IP addresses.

8.3. NFS-Client/Win95:

- the PC must be restarted after you change the license

"xwpdllid.dll" file.

8.4. Uninstallation:

- uninstallation procedure does not remove components

which were installed in additional (non-first) installation

sessions. Such additional components must be removed manually.



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