What is in ProNFS
ProNFS is an integrated and powerful 32-bit software tool consisting of the following functional parts:
Telnet virtual terminal emulator
Telnet is a communications and terminal emulation program for logging into remote machine and executing commands in a remote machine. It allows you to connect to and communicate with hosts that support the Telnet protocol and run a Telnet service over an insecure channel.
While you are using Telnet, you can:
- Initiate and control remote login sessions in the Telnet mode
- Set some options for particular implementations of Telnet
- Change fonts of text displayed in the Telnet window
- Select a terminal emulation mode in the Telnet session.
The Telnet program can emulate XTERM, AT386, ANSI, VT52, VT100, VT125, VT220 and VT240 terminals for character-mode applications. Advanced users can edit the terminal capabilities description file to suit to the special environment.
By using the Keyboard Mapping option (i.e. keymap editor invoking), you can load, change (re-define keys and create a new keyboard layout), and save any keyboard definition file.
The FTP Program
The FTP program is a client implementation (i.e. a user interface) of ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows you to transfer both text and binary files and directories between your PC and remote computers running the server implementation of File Transfer Protocol (on multiple server platforms) over the Internet and intranets.
By using the FTP program, you can:
- Set up parameters and modes for operations
- Navigate through directory structures on your PC or remote FTP servers
- Make/Remove a local/remote directory
- Select directories and files in a local/remote directory
- Copy/Rename/Delete selected local/remote files and directories
- Transfer selected files and directories between two remote FTP servers
- View a local/remote file (in Notepad)
- Append a file from your PC to a file on a remote FTP server
- Execute FTP commands on a remote FTP server.
FTP operations may be done either by direct insecure access to a remote host or through one of the established SSH1/SSH2 protocol connections as well. You can access resources you need from behind your corporate firewalls. Also, FTP supports the SFTP mode.
While you are connected, you can perform a number of tasks (commands) on the remote computer (FTP server) by using its various options.
The TFTP program
The TFTP program is a client implementation (i.e. a user interface) of DARPA standard Trivial File Transfer Protocol. TFTP allows you to transfer both text and binary files between your PC and a remote computer running the server implementation of Trivial File Transfer Protocol.
LPR - Remote Printing Program
LPR is a client implementation program that allows you to access printers attached to remote computers on your TCP/IP-network. The computers must support the Berkeley Line Printer protocol.
While using LPR, you can:
- Enter data required to connect to a remote computer and to choose a target printer
- Specify print job options (a number of copies, titles and banner pages, a file type)
- Print one or more files from your PC on the remote printer
- View print jobs in the queue, remove jobs from the queue.
LPD - Network Print Server
LPD is a Network Print Server (daemon) that provides access to your local (attached to your PC) and Microsoft-network-accessible printers from remote computers across TCP/IP network. The remote computers must use the print program that supports the Berkeley Line Printer protocol (lpr client).
While using LPD, you can:
- Change the printer list and printer parameters (add/remove a network printer, edit settings of network printers)
- Enable or disable printing files from remote computers
- Specify the list of users who can print files on your networked printers.
LPD provides German and/or French messages and text labels under the corresponding national version of MS Windows.
The Ping program
You can test that the TCP/IP transport is installed and configured correctly by using the Ping utility. Ping can help you isolate network hardware problems and incompatible configurations by allowing you to verify a physical connection to a remote host.
To ping remote hosts, you can select the standard MS Windows ICMP interface protocol or the TCP protocol.
You can choose the IPv4 mode or the IPv6 mode for pinging remote hosts (for both the ICMP and TCP protocols).
Ping can automatically choose the protocol (ICMP or TCP) and the mode (IPv4 or IPv6) for pinging remote hosts.
You can use the '*' wild card symbol in the IP address to scan up to 256 hosts in your LAN to see at once which hosts are alive.
The Startup Program
Startup is a program for automating host access with using the REXEC, RSH, RLOGIN, or Telnet protocol. REXEC and Telnet operations may be done either by direct access to a remote host or through one of the established SSH1/SSH2 protocol connections as well.
By using the Startup program, you can:
- Enter one or more commands in a single line and execute them on a host
- Run a local startup file (with a sequence of executable commands) on a host
- Enter a command line to run a local executable file (e.g., telnet, local X clients, etc) and execute it on your PC
- Create/save/select/remove/open/execute startup jobs.
Startup job is a task with a certain set of parameters (start method, login information, command line, settings). You can create a job (i.e. store current parameters under a certain name). A job may be launched by clicking on its icon.
Network File System Server
NFS-Server is a network file server that supports the NFS protocol version 3. It has a multi-threaded code developed for the Win32 or x64 environment and is designed to work with the built-in MS Windows TCP/IP protocol stack.
The main feature of NFS-Server is to provide access to hard disk space and files residing on your PC to users working on other network nodes under different operating systems (with NFS client support and TCP/IP).
NFS-Server can be installed under one of the MS Windows operating systems (2000/XP/Vista/7 and Server 2003/2008/2008R2) to share your local drives and folders with other networked users, no matter which operating system they are running on their workstations. Only an NFS client is required on that system for users to mount your disks as part of their system.
By using NFS-Server, you can:
- Add new directories to the Exported Directories Table or remove them from it
- Add new remote users to the NFS User Access Table or remove them from it for any selected exported path
- Change access rights for remote users defined in the NFS User Access Table (i.e. specify each user's read and write permission to your exported path)
- View status information on those directories of your PC that remote users are currently accessing (i.e. active NFS clients' connections)
- Suspend/resume current activity of NFS-Server.
NFS-Server provides German and/or French messages and text labels under the corresponding national version of MS Windows.
Network File System Client
NFS-Client is a program running under the MS Windows operating system in order to mount one or more shared network resources from one or more NFS servers and to share access to files and directories with other PCs and UNIX users across the network. A shared network resource is any folder that the administrator makes available to be mounted and its subdirectories.
NFS-Client does not turn your PC into a fully qualified file server. Instead, it allows a simple access to folders and files for a limited number of systems on the network.
NFS-Client has a multi-threaded code developed for the Win32 or x64 environment and is designed to work with the built-in MS Windows TCP/IP protocol stack. NFS-Client is able to operate in multi-home environment (i.e. with non-single IP address) with no limitations.
NFS-Client can be installed under one of the MS Windows operating systems (2000/XP/Vista/7 and Server 2003/2008/2008R2) to enable you to benefit from network NFS server services. With the help of NFS-Client you can mount disks and folders from network, no matter under which operating system they reside, and make them as part of your familiar local desktop environment.
NFS-Client for MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Server 2003/2008/2008R2 can perform NFS operations either by direct insecure access to a remote host or through one of the established SSH2 protocol connections as well. You can access resources you need from behind your corporate firewalls.