mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by Tom Reingo » Thu, 06 Jan 1994 10:48:38



Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
system is running SunOS 4.1.3.
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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by Syed Zaeem Hosa » Thu, 06 Jan 1994 17:13:54



Quote:>Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
>5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
>system is running SunOS 4.1.3.

I don't believe PCNFS 5.0 will allow this. You might try contacting the
company "NetManage" in Los Gatos, CA (tel info 408-555-1212) to see if
their Chameleon-NFS package will allow this. I think so, but am not
really sure.

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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by David Ro » Thu, 06 Jan 1994 22:43:29


I've read (very recently) of a PC software package that allows it to be
an NFS server.  This is a significant development but I don't remember the
vendor name.  My question is - given the general instability of
single user PC's do you really want other users to mount such an
insecure, fragile filesystem?  I've used Netware NFS and if you can
stand the price, it does work.
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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by James Proct » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 00:06:25


 -> Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
 -> 5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
 -> system is running SunOS 4.1.3.

I think Frontier Technology sells an NFS server for the PC that runs under
Windows 3.x.

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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by Yevgeny Dubens » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 22:37:54



Quote:>Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
>5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
>system is running SunOS 4.1.3.

YES.  Try Chameleon/NFS from NetManage.  Excellent package.  The only
catch is that it only works within MS Windows 3.x.  If you need any
TCP/IP or NFS services from DOS sessions, then you are out of luck.
But then, why would anybody run DOS without Windows?

I setup a couple PCs, at a client site, as NFS servers using Chameleon/NFS.
Also your pc can become a Print Server for UNIX hosts.

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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by Volkmar Gro » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 02:50:38


  >
  > Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
  > 5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
  > system is running SunOS 4.1.3.

Yes, there is a package called SOSS, an NFS server for MessyDOS. It hasn't
been updated for some time, has little bugs (e.g. the directory FOO.BAR
is unusable from the Unix side), but it "saved my life" when I wanted to
upgrade BSDI on my Unix box, the CD hooked up to my DOS PC.
It is based on PC/IP and takes over the PC, so you have to use a
dedicated server, or perhaps Windows and a packet mux.

From the README:

SOSS, a file server for DOS-based systems which supports version 2 of the
NFS protocol, is free software.  You may use it within your organization
for any purpose desired.  You may redistribute it to other organizations,
provided you do not earn a profit when doing so, that you make source
code available, and that you abide by the terms of the Gnu General
Public License (see the file COPYING).

[ technical details omitted ]

If you have questions, bugs, or source code contributions, contact
one of the following people by e-mail:



If you would like to be notified of periodic updates, send e-mail to

SOSS depends on packet drivers distributed by Clarkson University.
Questions regarding these drivers should be directed to:


Version 3.1 was developed by Richard Braun while working at Kronos,
Inc.  Kronos does not sell or support this software, nor does it accept
any responsibility for its quality or fitness for any application.

[README file revised 5/13/91].

End of README

(At least Russ' address has changed ...)

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mount PC files on UNIX using PC-NFS?

Post by Emery Lapinski (grind! grin » Sun, 09 Jan 1994 08:45:18




> -> Is it possible to mount files that live on a PC (running PC-NFS version
> -> 5) onto a UNIX system?  We're already doing the opposite.  The UNIX
> -> system is running SunOS 4.1.3.

>I think Frontier Technology sells an NFS server for the PC that runs under
>Windows 3.x.

There's SOSS (Son of Stan's own Server?) which I think is shareware and
availble on FTP.

I seems ok, but does some sort of caching that doesn't reflect delete
directories or something, but it seems to work very well.

It runs under DOS.  I have not tried it under windows.

Also, I remember that under Linux I had to make sure that root was nott
a member of more that 8 groups, or something to that effect.  The same
may be true for other Unix packages, but I do have not trieed.  (The error
message didn't reflect what the problem was, so I am posting it here.)

Good luck,
Emery
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1. PC-NFS PC-to-PC copy is it possible?

Could someone please tell me if it is possible to copy a file
from a PC directly to another PC configured with PC-NFS.  I
don't think this is possible, but I just want to make sure.
Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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