NT Services for UNIX

William Stuart william at hae.com
Thu May 14 15:10:11 GMT 1998

I don't get the impression that it will cost money.  They say it will be
integrated into NT5 so I this there is a good chance there giving this

William Stuart  (william at hae.com)
"If Netscape is giving their software away, how do they make money?"

On Thu, 14 May 1998, Adrian Taylor wrote:

> Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 19:28:47 +1000
> From: Adrian Taylor <A.J.Taylor at soton.ac.uk>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <samba-technical at samba.anu.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: NT Services for UNIX
> Microsoft seem to have decided to reinvent the wheel. Do they 
> think that by calling what seems to be basically PC-NFS a 
> 'Microsoft friendly' name, that people will rush out and buy it??
> Ok, so NFS is a 'nice', reasonably seamless way of exporting files.
> To my mind, it has one advantage over samba that will sell it to 
> the punters...
> 1. It has the M$ badge - doesn't mean it's any good :-)
> The disadvantages :
> 1. NFS is not 'native' to Windows
> 2. Security. This isn't so much of a problem in smallish places, 
> but in our university environment, this can be quite troublesome.. 
> We would have to export our filestore to many thousands of 
> machines on / off campus, which would be totally out of our 
> control. One malicious user with a UNIX box (linux, whatever) and 
> the root password to their own UNIX box can basically do whatever 
> they like to anybody else's filestore. Not good..
> 3. It'll cost money :-)
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