We're migrating our MIS from BSD4.3 to a Solaris 2.3 system, and I'm looking
for comments from people who've done likewise.
We have about 400 PCs running Windows 3.1 with the PC/TCP package from FTP
software. The PCs are connected to our Unix box via Ethernet, and I'd love
to hear about successes or failures from people with similar setups;
comments like "Brand X terminal servers work fine" or "We had a hell of a
time setting up printing from a networked PC" are exactly what I'm looking
We need to support the following capabilities. If you have experience with
ANY of these things on a system running Solaris, please share your insights:
- Telnet availability for up to 128 simultaneous users from PCs.
- 10 Gbytes of disk space with SCSI Exabyte backup.
- Network printing from PCs using the MIS as a print server, using
Microplex LPD printserver boxes connected to each printer.
- Remote printing to PostScript printers over a phone line.
- Mail handling on PCs using the MIS as a mail server.
- FTP and NFS capability for the PCs.
- A menu-system which allows users to run applications on the MIS,
accessible via telnet from the PCs. Alternatively, a software-only
X-windows product which allows a PC to run applications on the MIS.
- Multiple modems accessible from the network (i.e., dialin/dialout
- Oracle version 7 on the MIS.
Additional nice-to-have capabilities would be:
- Fax capability from the MIS.
- Mounting one or more CD-ROMs as NFS filesystems for PCs.
- 3270 emulation from the MIS over a network connection.
Feel free to post your replies; I read this group daily. If you'd rather send
mail to save bandwidth, that's dandy. I'll summarize any responses I get.
Thanks in advance.
Control Data Systems, Inc. ASC/YCOA, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433