View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 2, 1997updated 04 Sep 2016 12:48am

SCO TO EXTEND MICROSOFT CIFS FOR MORE UNIX ACCESS

By CBR Staff Writer

The Santa Cruz Operation Inc is proposing a bunch of extensions to Microsoft Corp’s CIFS Common Internet File System which provides file and print sharing capabilities between Unix servers and personal computers. The firm wants CIFS to provide Windows users with better access – write and read – to files stored on all kinds of remote Unix servers. It’s effectively the technology Santa Cruz is already offering as its VisionFS software, which implements the CIFS product Microsoft has built on top of the X/Open standard SMB Server Message Block protocol, to which the company has also adding a Java client. There are currently SMB servers for NT, Unix and OS/2. Santa Cruz and other CIFS technology suppliers will take the extensions to the Internet Engineering Task Force for standardization during the second annual CIFS technical workshop being hosted by Santa Cruz on its campus between April 17 and 18. It’s unclear yet whether Microsoft itself will be supporting the extensions.

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU