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ProNFS Version 2.6 - NFS Client and Server by Labtam Inc.

Date: December 4, 2005

Labtam is pleased to present a new software update for ProNFS now Version 2.6. It is the second major release for the 2005 year.

An 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.

The ProNFS Package can be split into the following:

ProNFS Server

ProNFS Server can be installed on any Windows 95/98/NT/2000 PC to share your local drives and folders with other networked users, no matter which operating system they are running on their workstations. Only a NFS Client is required on that system for users to mount your disks as part of their system.

ProNFS Client

ProNFS Client can be installed on any Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP PC to enable your workstation to benefit from networks NFS Server services. With the help of ProNFS Client you can mount disks and folders from network, no matter under which operating system they reside, and make them as part of your familiar local desktop environment.

New Features on this release include:

1. Comsetup:
- implemented the "Disable Log Output" setting to prevent attempts to write in the ".out" and ".ini" files from any of the package's facility

2. Ping (renovated):
- implemented the IPv6 support (in both the ICMP and TCP modes)
- TCP ping is allowed to standard TCP/IP echo port 7 as well as to any other TCP port entered
- allows to scan the LAN

3. FTP:
- the latest local working directory is activated when selecting profile
- implemented the FXP mode to copy files between two remote FTP servers

4. NFS-Server:
- implemented the WebNFS support
- implemented the ability to mount a subdirectory of a shared one

5. Telnet:
- implemented the IPv6 support

6. NFS-Client for MS Windows NT4/2K/2K3/XP :
- implemented the ability to mount a subdirectory of a shared one (if the remote NFS-Server allows that)

7. XStartup :
- implemented the "empty Default UserID for Jobs" setting to suppress using the Windows logon name as default in the Jobs' "Startup Login" dialogs

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Ping (renovated):
- stopped the usage of raw sockets. The standard MS Windows ICMP interface is used instead to allow non-admin users to use ping

2. FTP:
- timer stops after 10800 ticks
- reget shows bytes already copied
- drag & drop features for the MVS system

3. NFS-Server:
- corrected the setup dialog to suppress output of wrong symbols
- fixed the bug with incorrect printing

4. NFS-Client for MS Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP:
- the "ReadDirPlus" request of NFS-3 incorrectly resulted in splitted requests
- fixed some bugs during testing under Windows 2003 Server with Sp1

Undocumented Features:

1. Comsetup:
- implemented the "Disable Log Output" setting to prevent attempts to write in the ".out" and ".ini" files from any package's facility

2. Ping (renovated):
- the "*" wild card symbol may be used once in the IP address (in both IPv4 and/or IPv6 cases) to scan 256 hosts in the LAN. Examples of correct IP addresses: "192.168.0.*", "fe80::250:baff:fef2:*42%4"

3. Ftp:
- to enter in the FXP mode, the "Server"->"FXP/FTP Connect" menu item must be chosen to log on the second remote host after the usual FTP log on the first host was completed. After this the left FTP'spane will represent the 2nd remote FTP server
- the "WebNFS Enable"/"Unset as WebNFS" buttons of the "NFS-Server Settings" dialog allow/disable the WebNFS support

4. NFS-Server:
- the "NOSubDirectory=0" line can be inserted into the "[NFSSERVER]" section of the xwp.ini file to disable the ability to mount a subdirectory of a shared one

5. NFS-Client for Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP:
- the "NFS Client Settings"->Advanced->"Enable mounting of subdirectories" setting must be enabled to allow mounting a subdirectory of a shared one (if the remote NFS-Server allows that)

Known problems:

1. Lpd:
- printers on the remote MS Windows NT 4 hosts are unavailable from the local host under MS Windows NT 4

2. Telnet - the followed features not yet implemented:
- the named "profiles" (pre-set sessions)
- saved telnet-screens ("back buffer") may be written to a file

3. NFS-Server:
- there may be problems on PCs with several IP addresses
- some Linux NFS-3 Clients may issue an error message (about the wrong file ID) because of wrong packets unwrapping in the Linux's "nfs3xdr.c" module

4. NFS-Client for Windows 9x:
- PC must be restarted after you change the license file, "xwpdllid.dll";
- can fail when connecting to an NFS server on another PC under Windows 9x if both PCs have Client/Server for Microsoft Networks installed

Single User licenses are at $40.00 USD. Please visit the Software Pricing page for pricing on Multiple Licenses.

If at anytime you require any information or assistance please do not hesitate to e-mail us at: sales@Labtam-inc.com.

Download and try ProNFS software for FREE. (Demo version runs 60 minutes at a time.)


The programs associated in this package may send and/or receive broadcast IP requests. Since such packets cannot cross the nearest firewall/gateway/router, please be sure that these IP requests are invisible from outside your network. We assume that such behavior cannot be considered as "Hacking" or "Trojan horse's action".

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