PRESS RELEASE: Objective Development releases Sharity -- Unix and Windows can be Friends!

PRESS RELEASE: Objective Development releases Sharity -- Unix and Windows can be Friends!

Post by Christian Starkjohan » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Vienna, Austria - June 9, 1998. Objective Development announces the
availability of Sharity, a new Unix client for the Windows networking
protocol (CIFS/SMB/LanManager). With Sharity you can access Windows NT,
Windows 95 and Samba servers from Unix as if they were NFS servers.

Sharity is the perfect solution for some of the emerging networking problems:
1. Interoperability: Sharity allows the seamless integration of Unix
   workstations into existing networks of Windows PCs.
2. Security: The protocol used by Sharity provides server based
   authentication by password and is thus more secure than NFS in an open
   network environment.
3. Distributed Offices and Teleworking: Sharity works through a single TCP
   port that can easily be configured to pass firewalls. An SSL version,
   which is currently in beta, will provide secure communication over the
   insecure internet.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:
  * Sharity can do password encryption according to the various LanManager
    standards. The password is never sent in clear text over the wire
    unless you explicitly allow it.
  * Sharity reduces the network traffic using local caches. The
    "Opportunistic Lock" mechanism of the CIFS protocol is used to ensure
    cache consistency.
  * Sharity is compatible with national character sets. It works with
    Unicode internally and allows even translation to multi-byte character
    sets as it is necessary to accomodate Asian character sets.
  * Sharity contains an automounter that can restore mounts after a reboot.
  * Source code is available for NO ADDITIONAL COST!

REGISTRATION AND PRICE:
    US$  99.00      for a single machine license
    US$ 169.00      for a 5 machine license
    US$ 214.00      for a 10 machine license
    US$ 269.00      for a 20 machine license

Registration is FREE for non-commercial educational institutions and for
students.

Sharity can be used in demo-mode for FREE without registration. The
demo-mode provides the full functionality but is limited to three levels of
directory hierarchy.

AVAILABILITY:
A fully licensable demo can be downloaded from:

            http://www.obdev.at/Products/Sharity.html

Version 1.00 runs on the following platforms:
    Solaris, SunOS
    SGI/IRIX 5.x and 6.x
    HP-UX 9.x and 10.x
    Linux
    FreeBSD, NetBSD, BSDI
    NEXTSTEP 3.x, OPENSTEP/Mach 4.x

AIX, DEC OSF/1 and probably Unixware will be supported in version 1.01,
which will be available soon.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Starkjohann
Objective Development
Porschestr. 13-15/10/1
A-1230 Vienna
Austria - Europe
Fax:    +43(2252)8953412

web:    http://www.obdev.at/Products/Sharity.html

 
 
 

1. PRESS RELEASE: Objective Development releases Sharity -- Unix and Windows can be Friends!

Vienna, Austria - June 9, 1998. Objective Development announces the
availability of Sharity, a new Unix client for the Windows networking
protocol (CIFS/SMB/LanManager). With Sharity you can access Windows NT,
Windows 95 and Samba servers from Unix as if they were NFS servers.

Sharity is the perfect solution for some of the emerging networking problems:
1. Interoperability: Sharity allows the seamless integration of Unix
   workstations into existing networks of Windows PCs.
2. Security: The protocol used by Sharity provides server based
   authentication by password and is thus more secure than NFS in an open
   network environment.
3. Distributed Offices and Teleworking: Sharity works through a single TCP
   port that can easily be configured to pass firewalls. An SSL version,
   which is currently in beta, will provide secure communication over the
   insecure internet.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:
  * Sharity can do password encryption according to the various LanManager
    standards. The password is never sent in clear text over the wire
    unless you explicitly allow it.
  * Sharity reduces the network traffic using local caches. The
    "Opportunistic Lock" mechanism of the CIFS protocol is used to ensure
    cache consistency.
  * Sharity is compatible with national character sets. It works with
    Unicode internally and allows even translation to multi-byte character
    sets as it is necessary to accomodate Asian character sets.
  * Sharity contains an automounter that can restore mounts after a reboot.
  * Source code is available for NO ADDITIONAL COST!

REGISTRATION AND PRICE:
    US$  99.00      for a single machine license
    US$ 169.00      for a 5 machine license
    US$ 214.00      for a 10 machine license
    US$ 269.00      for a 20 machine license

Registration is FREE for non-commercial educational institutions and for
students.

Sharity can be used in demo-mode for FREE without registration. The
demo-mode provides the full functionality but is limited to three levels of
directory hierarchy.

AVAILABILITY:
A fully licensable demo can be downloaded from:

            http://www.obdev.at/Products/Sharity.html

Version 1.00 runs on the following platforms:
    Solaris, SunOS
    SGI/IRIX 5.x and 6.x
    HP-UX 9.x and 10.x
    Linux
    FreeBSD, NetBSD, BSDI
    NEXTSTEP 3.x, OPENSTEP/Mach 4.x

AIX, DEC OSF/1 and probably Unixware will be supported in version 1.01,
which will be available soon.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Starkjohann
Objective Development
Porschestr. 13-15/10/1
A-1230 Vienna
Austria - Europe
Fax:    +43(2252)8953412

web:    http://www.obdev.at/Products/Sharity.html

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