Sm@rt Reseller: Hell Freezes Over: Microsoft Delivers Unix Tools

“Microsoft Corp.’s just released Windows NT Services for Unix
(SFU) Add-on Pack gives resellers Microsoft tools for Unix-NT
resource sharing, password synchronization, remote access, and

“NFS services for NT, long a mainstay of such companies as
Hummingbird Communications Ltd., are included in SFU.”

“Microsoft is making the daemon’s source code available to
others Unix publishers but for now SCO, Linux, and the like are
left out.”

“SFU opens some licensing issues. Unix computers must have an NT
Client Access License (CAL) to access files on an NT server.”

“But on the plus side, Microsoft has lowered the cost threshold
for cross-platform tools. The basic $149 retail price of the
product is half that of any one piece (Telnet, NFS sharing, Korn


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