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ProNFS Version 3.1 - NFS Client and Server by Labtam Inc.

Date: October 5, 2009

Labtam is pleased to present a new major software update for ProNFS now Version 3.1. It is the major release for the 2009 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 2000/2003/XP/VISTA 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 2000/2003/XP/VISTA 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.

NOTES on this release (PLEASE READ):

1. The MS Windows 2K/2K3/XP/Vista NFS-Client can be installed by using the "Custom" installation mode only.

2. The Windows NT LPR printer driver is manually installed by running the self-extracting archive file, "lprd.exe". This file can be found in the directory with the uncompressed package distributive.

3. Use the "setup -wauto -s" command line (instead of "setup -auto") to start the "Silent Installation".

New Features on this release include:

1. Ftp:
- any foreign SOCKS4 server may be used in "FTP via SOCKS4" mode
(earlier - only own Telnet/SSH's ones)
- most IBM MVS filesystems are processed with file-/directory- attributes
- the "Auto" Server Type item is added. Applicable in most cases.

2 Ping:
- the IP- and Port- scanning is improved
- some TCP servers may be checked more carefully
(HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSH , SPOP3/asSSL)

3. NFS-Server and NFS-Server as NT Service:
- "export.xml" file is used from now instead of the "export.us".
Automatical convertation is provided.
- standalone NFS-Settings facility with much more settings is implemented
- the exported name of share item may be vary to provide any external name for sharing resource (e.g. "/rfiles" for "C:\nfsexport")
- the "rwSizePref" and "topMaxbytes" settings are implemented to limit the rsize/wsize NFS buffers.
Actual for, say, VmWare ESX NFS-Client in NFS-3/TCP mode.
- the usage of NFS(2,3) version and/or transport (UDP,TCP) protocols are controlled now by corresponding settings
- two assistant settings are implemented for CreateFile of NFG-2 protocol to provide NFS-3 - like modes for CreateFile request - Guarded and CreateAsCreOpen, which is useful for some especial NFS-Clients.
- the "Verbose" trace mode has the influence on the NFS_ss.exe/Service also

4. NFS-Client for MS Windows 2K/2K3/XP/Vista win32 and/or x64:
- the installation under Windows 7 and Server 2008 is available
- better process of the exports with very many files
- modified the ShortName generation method
- Shell Extention Property Sheet DLL (XWPSHELL.DLL) is available under Vista also
- our standard Network Provider Name "XwpNTrdr" may be changed to any ASCII.
Actual for applications with built-in processing of "net use" output.
- NFS-Client NFSDrive :
- the new CheckBox "Explore" controls the starting of Windows Explorer after drive mapping (earlier - always)
- NFS-Client Settings :
- "LDAP" tab - the prefix "CN=Users" removed to provide the global searching in DB
- the "Enable TCP Reconnection" settings allows the dynamic reconnections to NFS-Server after network restarting (actual for, say, unstable WiFi)
- "Network" tab - the "TimeOut Period" setting is in seconds now (earlier - in msec) with 1..50000 sec limits

5. NFS-Client for MS Windows/x64 :
- NFS-ClientX64 NFS-Client for Windows/x64 was built-in in the package and is installed via usual Installation procedure.
- The NFS-ClientX64 may be installed under MS Server 2008 64bit
- The Shell Extention Property Sheet DLL (XWPSHL64.DLL) is implemented

6. Startup:
- "joblist.xml" file is used from now instead of the "joblist.ini".
Automatical convertation is provided.
- the Status bar shows your actual "DisplayName" value and"ini"-file specification.
- the specific name of joblist file may be set in each your "xwp.ini" file
- the new "Close Job" button implemented to dismiss the usage of the another "ini"-file (which was loaded because of "Open Job.." action)
- any foreign SOCKS4 server may be used (earlier - only own Telnet/SSH's ones)

7. NFS-Client SDK:
- the C++ "nfsc1_t" sample test which uses the "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit classes is implemented.
Full sources of "nfsc1_t" sample test project are freely available.
- the C++ "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit as interface to low-level NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API with three XwpNFS-SDK toolkit classes (XWPNfsClConn, XWPNfsClDirList and XWPNfsClFile) are implemented.
The direct usage of low-level NFSLIb32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API (nfslib32.h, nfslibex.h, nfslib32.lib) is obsolete now.
Full sources of "nfsc_ipp" sample XwpNFS-SDK toolkit project are freely available.
- more NFS operations (rm, rmdir, mkdir, rename ) are available in the limited free demo-version of low-level NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API.
The limited free demo NFSLib32.dll XwpNFS-SDK API is freely available.
- directories with very many files and/or very long filenames are available for browsing now
- the sample libNFSC.cpr settings file are more useful and informational now.

8. Ftp/NFSViewer:
- more remote operations (rm, rmdir, mkdir, rename ) are available in the libNFSC.DLL NFS-Viewer, limited free demo-version of the full NFS-Browser plug-in, based on the XwpNFS-SDK API.
The limited free demo libNFSC.dll is freely available.
- directories with very many files and/or very long filenames are available for browsing now
- the sample libNFSC.cpr settings file are more useful and informational now.

9. Settings:
- The XStartup facility can be started from the Run -> XServer tab.
Is actual if you use variable name of JobList file in different "xwp.ini" - files.

Please read more about ProNFS in product home section of Labtam Inc site.


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.

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PLEASE NOTE:

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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