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UNIX/Windows communication

Jim De spears
Occasional Visitor

UNIX/Windows communication

I am interested in methods of communication between HP-UX (and other
UNIX-based) computers and Windows computers. This interest includes
User/Computer as well as Program/Program communications. Presently, I use a
variaty of ad hoc methods to move data, etc between my my MS-Windows machines
and my HP machines. This is an on-going headache. The nature and variety of the
data I must deal with is a moving target.
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Gerard Laygui
Frequent Advisor

Re: UNIX/Windows communication

There is a product available for Windows NT computers from Microsoft called
Services for UNIX. It is a service that runs on Windows NT Servers. With it
you can NFS mount NT shares on a UNIX system and you can also share NFS mounts
on the NT System. You can find more info on this subject (i.e Online training
and the product itself) by going to the Microsoft website and doing a search on
SFU.

Hope this helps you out....

Gerard Laygui, MCSE, CCNA
Charles Guiocheau
Occasional Advisor

Re: UNIX/Windows communication

You can use HP ASU/9000 software for communication between your HP-UX and NT
servers.

ASU/9000 can help you to map HP-UX file systems.
Your HP-UX sever can be Backup or primary domain Controler. It's better as NFS.

Regards
Charles Guiocheau
Occasional Advisor

Re: UNIX/Windows communication

You can use Sunlink server , this is the same sofware as ASU/9000 , running on
Solaris systems.

Regards
Jarmo Laakso_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: UNIX/Windows communication

Try also Samba (www.samba.org). It's a free network server for PC's. It can act
as a domain controller, wins server etc. It includes ftp-like smb client to
access files from NT shares. It is actively developed and includes newest MS
tricks also.

Re: UNIX/Windows communication

For file sharing, you can choose to NFS mount the Unix filesystem on WNT. You
will need NFS client for WNT. You can choose from Reflections, Hummingbird and
more.

You can run Samba on your Unix, and it will show up in the NT network as a
normal server.


WNT can run FTP server and client for file transfers.

REXEC, Telnet client are part of WNT. Ataman for WNT will let you Telnet into
WNT and get to the command prompt.
As for Program to Program: You can use TCP/IP to communicate between, use RPC
etc.