Bridge the gap between Windows® and UNIX with SSC's AccessNFS Product
In today's multivendor
working environments, NFS support is essential. AccessNFS Solutions
were developed to meet the demanding needs of the corporate user in a mixed
No one else has our breadth of experience in mixed platforms and hardware.
AccessNFS Solutions allow you to integrate UNIX and Windows, protecting
your existing hardware, software, and data investments, therefore reducing
your support costs, system costs, and training time.
DiskAccess™ for Windows
SSC's premier NFS
If you need to integrate Windows 9x/NT/2000 systems
into multivendor networks and access NFS-based file and print resources
on UNIX and mainframe hosts, then you need DiskAccess™. DiskAccess is SSC's
NFS client for the Windows environment. You can connect to resources
with drag-and-drop ease and manage file permissions from within Windows
property sheets. Using Windows Explorer, Network Neighborhood, or File
Manager, you can browse and connect to file systems and printers located
on UNIX, Linux or other NFS systems.
With DiskAccess you can browse NFS resources without committing a drive
letter, accessing network file systems only when you need them. Or you
have the option of establishing a full-time link to your server. Browsed
connections are mounted and unmounted automatically, and shortcuts to frequently
accessed NFS folders or files can be added to the desktop. This approach
makes accessing resources easier, reduces NFS server load, and improves
overall network performance.
Features & Benefits
RPCInfo utility catalogs Remote Procedure Call activity to aid in identifying
ShowMount utility identifies exported file systems and access privileges
Ping utility indicates if a network node is reachable
DNS query identifies IP address and characteristics based on host name
PCNFSD and NIS support for security ensures that only authorized users
and systems have access to networked resources and corporate data
Windows NT Additional features
Packet-Smart™ tunes packet transmissions to individual server characteristics
Supports multipart pathing for UNC mounts
Supports object linking and embedding (OLE)
Supports PCNFSD printing
Windows 95/98 Additional features
Microsoft's native TCP/IP protocol stack streamlines VxD design for maximum
compatibility and reliability
Fully supports PCNFSD, LPR, and LPD printing
DiskShare™ for Windows NT
award-winning server product
If you have a Microsoft Windows NT/2000 workstation
or server and you need to share files with UNIX or other non-Windows clients,
SSC's award-winning DiskShare™ is the answer. It allows UNIX users network-based
access to Windows NT files. DiskShare allows you to protect your existing
hardware, software, and data investments, therefore reducing support costs,
system costs, and implementation time.
DiskShare has many features that make it easy to use - including icons,
object-oriented menus, and online help. It's the only server product on
the market that provides NFS sharing directly from the Windows My Computer,
File Manager, or Explorer interfaces.
Features & Benefits
Supports FAT, NTFS, CDFS, and HPFS file systems
Integrates fully with Windows NT security
Integrates with Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0
PCNFSD version 2 provides security and printing support for PC-based clients
RPCInfo utility aids in identifying network problems
ShowMount utility lists access to network file systems
NFS version 3 protocol support speeds access to resources
Includes port mapper (portmap), external data representation (xdr), mount
protocol (mount), and network lock manager (nlm)
Integration in the Windows NT Performance Monitor allows the system administrator
to dynamically monitor and evaluate NFS server performance
Includes support for Intel and Alpha-AXP processors
Provides simple-to-use tuning options
"If you want to provide NFS services on your Windows NT server, you'll
want to use DiskShare to achieve the best possible performance."
NFS gateway for Windows NT/2000 integration
Gateway enables companies with a large Windows user base to purchase client
seats depending on the number required to cover user demand at any given
time. This allows you to dramatically reduce disk, memory, and administration
expenses associated with installing an NFS client on every node!
With AccessNFS Gateway, a
Windows NT Server attaches to file and print resources using the industry-standard
NFS protocol, then reshares these devices with the Microsoft network as
standard Windows networking SMB connections. Administrators gain centralized
network control, and when it's time to upgrade, they need only update the
server. Users gain easy, secure, and transparent access to NFS resources
without learning new commands. Files remain on the NFS host system, so
Windows and UNIX users gain access to files without duplicating data. Individual
Windows user identities are mapped to NFS accounts as they are passed through
the Gateway, ensuring security and maintaining file access privileges.
With the ease and transparency
of Gateway, SSC sets a new standard for integrating mixed networking environments.
This Windows NT Server-based product is offered in configurations for 5,
10, 25, 50, 100, and unlimited user client seats - a flexible and
cost-effective solution to your NFS client needs.
Features & Benefits
Zero RAM NFS client access provides NFS access without the cost, administration,
or time associated with installing an NFS client on every seat
NFS account control dovetails with Windows NT Server/domain security, providing
centralized control and eliminating the clear-text password transmissions
common in PC NFS network environments
Access to NFS resources allows clients of Windows NT Servers to have pass-through
access to UNIX or other NFS-based file systems and print services
Packet-Smart feature tunes packet transmissions to individual NFS server
characteristics, dramatically reducing packet count on NFS transfers and
improving performance on a server-by-server basis
Runs at the most privileged CPU mode (ring 0), placing file processes at
a level equal to native Windows NT file systems
NFS access can be limited to the addresses of designated gateway servers
so that the possibility of unauthorized system access to NFS data is greatly
Supports NFS version 3.0 and NFS version 2.0 protocols, allowing Windows
clients to work simultaneously with differing NFS servers and at maximum
Uses Microsoft's native TCP/IP protocol stack and utilities, ensuring quick
installation, broad support for network adapters, and the fewest compatibility
problems with third-party applications
"Both (AccessNFS Gateway and DiskAccess) offer new and unique features
in any combined UNIX-NT environment....Both are excellent choices for accommodating
access to NFS servers."
"... AccessNFS Gateway [is] a must for Network File System sites.... unique
AccessNFS Gateway eliminates the need for individual NFS client software.
PC Week Labs recommends this product to any site that uses NFS."