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CrossNodes: Windows Services for Unix: There's No Place Like /home

Jul 16, 2004, 07:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder, Shuying Wang)

"Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) is yet another entry in the UNIX/Linux/Windows Interoperability Sweepstakes. SFU attempts to ease the mingling of Windows and UNIX systems for authentication and resource sharing, and to ease the migration of UNIX applications to Windows servers. It's been around for five years or so. It used to cost $99 per client (as if!) but now it's free. Though free is a relative concept, as you'll see in the system requirements.

"SFU consist of an Interix environment installed as a native subsystem on Windows. It comes with the Korn and C shells, and the familiar, essential GNU tool chain. It also comes with the antique services telnet and Sendmail. Directory and file-system integration are handled via NFS (network filesystem) and NIS (network information services). Other shells and programs, like bash, SSH and Apache, are available from the Interop Systems website..."

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