Small LAN

Small LAN

Post by Ben Grub » Tue, 01 Oct 1991 04:47:35

I am the system administrator of a small LAN running VINES, and hate
it.  I have been a UNIX fan for many a year, and wish to convert to a
system that supports NFS with PC's and a UNIX box.  I am interested in
a PC unix version that allows ethernet networking with NFS.

I amso have another interesting option.  I have a SLPI line between a
486 PC and a fast UNIX box (hp834).  Is there any way to NFS over slip
reliably, with any UNIX software for the PC?

I am very confused, and I don't have much access to people who know
very much about this sort of thing.  My network consists of
286/386/486 PC's all linked via ethernet.

Please respond via email.

        -- Rogue


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