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ProNFS Version 2.7 - NFS Client and Server by Labtam Inc.

Date: June 26, 2006

Labtam is pleased to present a new major software update for ProNFS now Version 2.7. It is the first major release for the 2006 year.

ProNFS is an NFS Client and Server for Microsoft Windows. It is 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. FTP:
- Implemented the FTP security extension (RFC2228). It requires MIT Kerberos for Windows be installed.
- Implemented the UTF-8 conversion of names.
- Implemented IPv6 support.

2. Telnet:
- Implemented the named "profiles" (pre-set sessions).
- Saved telnet-screens ("back buffer") may be written to a file.
- Implemented Saving of Screen history (i.e., Saving of all Extend Screens).
- Improved flexibility for the XTERM emulation mode.
- Implemented the UTF-8 substitution.
- Implemented the "-prof profilename" option in the command line.

3. NFS-Server:
- The "FL_DOUGLASCBEETHE=1" manual setting allows you to set file size 0 for read-only files.

4. NFS-Client for MS Windows NT4/2K/2K3/XP:
- Changed the outlook of the NFS-Servers list.
- Buffer sizes of 16KB and 32KB are available for NFS-3 via TCP/IP.
- Widened the range of "life times" for files and directories (actual for very large directories).
- Implemented the "ASync" send mode for the NFS-3 protocol (may accelerate data transfer from PC to remote host up to 20 times).
- Implemented the support of relative symbolic links.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. FTP in FXP mode:
- fixed incorrect viewing of a current directory specification and other FXP-specific bugs.

2. Telnet:
- The selection rectangular did not clear all the time.
- Suppressed unnecessary Telnet attempts to update the read-only ".ini"-files.

3. NFS-Server:
- Changed from 2 to 1 the number of hard links to a directory to provide the correct execution of the UNIX "find" command.

4. NFS-Client for MS Windows NT4/2K/2K3/XP:
- Implemented the "Use NULL Security DACL" setting to resolve a collision with the MS Installer under Windows 2003.

5. NFS-Server as NT Service:
- After restarting the service, no client could connect.

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

4. NFS-Server:
- the "WebNFS Enable"/"Unset as WebNFS" buttons of the "NFS-Server Settings" dialog allow/disable the WebNFS support
- 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. 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

3. 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. (30 day trial version.)


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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