Solaris2.3 doing PC fs serving.. setup suggestion?

Solaris2.3 doing PC fs serving.. setup suggestion?

Post by Jason Gabl » Thu, 02 Jun 1994 06:31:27

        I have a local ethernet with one sparcLX running Solaris 2.3 and many
PCs. The people who I am setting this up for want, as one of the function the
sparc, it  to do file system serving.  

        The best idea that I have come up with so far is to just run PCNFS
and let all the PC's mount that partition from the sparc.

#1)  Is that a good idea?  Are there snags I am totally unaware of?

#2)  Should the partition be a ufs partition?   Is it possible to make it
        a pcfs partition?  (I'd rather leave it as ufs and lets PCNFS do
        the translating... this will also allow people on the unix site
        to beat the 8+3 ms-dos filename consitrction).



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1. ppp and dos fs setup in Debian 2.0?

Hi all--
According to the install instructions, Debian 2.0 is supposed to come
with ppp kernel support,  but nooooooo. I ran pppconfig, and edited alot
of network scripts, ran pppd/pon and got a message that ppp wasn't supported
in the kernel.

Also, I can't mount my win95 partitions: no support for vdos file
systems in the kernel.

What to do?

I've built kernels in older Slakware systems, but don't know what to do in
the modular kernel world, and couldn't find any info at Also,
the kernel sources on the CD seemed to be 2.0.30+, and uname -a tells me I'm
running 2.0.18.


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