ProNFS is an uncomplicated product for integrating the Microsoft Windows and TCP/IP network environments. ProNFS is an inexpensive but effective way to transform a standard PC running under MS Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 into a multi-function terminal. Being based on the TCP/IP open standards the package integrates a PC into an interoperable computer network. The network of dissimilar computers and operating systems becomes perfectly transparent to you. ProNFS enables on your PC's screen to work at once with several applications executed simultaneously on various network nodes. As a result, a heterogeneous network appears to you as a unified large computer system arranged directly on your desktop.
ProNFS has both the NFS Client and Server bundled into its program.
The NFS Client
The 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 a network.
A shared network resource is any folder that the administrator makes available to be mounted and its subdirectories. The process of making such resources available is called exporting a shared network resource. On the NFS client side a shared network resource is seen as a physical disk drive.
The NFS Client does not turn your PC into a fully qualified file server. Instead it allows simple access to folders and files for a limited number of systems on the network.
The NFS Client has a multi-threaded code developed for the Win32 environment and is designed to work with the built-in MS Windows TCP/IP-32 protocol stack.
The NFS-Client supports NFS-2 protocol via UDP and TCP/IP.
The NFS Client can be installed on any MS Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME and XP workstation to enable your workstation to benefit from networks NFS-Server services. With the help of the NFS Client you can mount disks and folders from network, regardless of the operating system under which they reside, and make them as part of your familiar local desktop environment.
The NFS Server
The NFS-Server is a network file server that supports NFS protocol version 3, NFS protocol version 2 and WebNFS. It has a multi-threaded code developed for the Win32 environment and is designed to work with the built-in MS Windows TCP/IP-32 protocol stack.
The main feature of the NFS-Server utility 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).
The NFS-Server can be installed on any MS Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT and XP workstation 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.