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Alex Scortaru <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 19:45:33 -0500
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At 03:27 PM 3/13/96 -0500, Wesley Alan Wright wrote:

>I have created a directory on NIRVANA called
>        \\Nirvana\Staff\COMMON\DOCS\FAQSHTML

>Restrictions: of course, this is far from perfect. 1) whenever a new
>document is added to the directory, the index utility must be rerun. This
>is in fact pretty simple, but still a manual process. 2) NIRVANA isn't
>smart enough to support long file names via Windows (or is it the other way
>around? If it isn't, can we make NIRVANA smarter?) Anyway, files
>transplanted from our current UNIX servers may require some reconfiguration
>to fit into a DOS-style 8.3 naming framework.
>Questions and comments are encouraged.

1. NIRVANA doesn't support long file names via Windows 95 or NT because we
don't have Windows 95 or NT in the LAB yet. Long file names can be supported
on NIRVANA - by loading
the OS/2 name space - and if will be necessary we may do that. This may
require some additional memory and also we will add another process to one
of the busiest file server in the campus. I would like to point out that
supporting long file names on  Windows 95 or NT requires also to upgrade
your applications to the 95 version.

2.As far as I know almost all the users from 113 have an account on TANGRAM
which is a
Windows NT server and they have access to the SHARE directory. This server
supports long file names, it is a WWW site, a FTP site, and supports MAC and
Windows clients. Right know
this is an old Dell 486/66 PC but is running fine since August 95.

                Alex S.