Pathworks (5.0 and 5.0a) have some SERIOUS performance problems. I have
trialled it on a 3000/600 and have managed to use 90%-100% of the CPU when
using pwadmin to merely change the permissions on the file tree. (Big bummer).
Its also pretty slow. On our net it's no faster than PCNFS (WHich is no great
runner in the speed stakes). The Lan Server OS/2 client will talk to the
pathworks server though.
If you really want a lan manager server you can't go past samba. Its free,
you get the source, and its free. It only does tcp/ip though, no netbios
over netbeui, so you need the tcp/ip netbios for lan server if you want
to use the lanserver client.
I have heard that MS have a lan manager client available free on their ftp
server however I haven't tried it out yet....
DISCLAIMER: In case anybody from DEC reads this, Its my opinions only and performance figures quoted are simply my experience. I speak innno way for the place I work for or post from.....
> I'll be installing an additional file server running Lan Server 3.0 in
> an office where the users also need access to a Lan Manager server on
> the same network. Does anyone know if the OS/2 Lan Requester and the
> Dos Lan Requester will provide access to the Lan Manager server so I
> don't have to jump through hoops trying to load two requesters?
> Also, the IS staff there keeps mentioning PathWorks and Dec 2100
> file servers. I have no idea how Lan Manager is related to PathWorks
> and I'd appreciate any information anyone has on the relationship
> between the two.
> Thanks in advance,
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