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Customize Solstice NFS Client 3.1

Before restarting your system, lets check the configuration:
In the "Control-Panel", select the Network-applet:

Windows95 Windows NT4


In addition for the "NFS Client", Solstice
"File and Printer Sharing" and
"NIS Naming Services" have been installed.
For a basic connection, I suggest to delete
these.
IMPORTANT:
Change the "Primary Network Logon" to
"Solstice NFS Client"
If you do require only connection FROM
the Windows PC to the UNIX server, I suggest
to delete the "Solstice File Sharing" and
also the "Solstice NIS Name Service"

Lets check now the "Properties" of the "Solstice NFS Client":
There is no "golden rule" on how to configure the "NFS-Client", it depends on the
system configuration and the software/application used on the network, so I am
listing here the configuration values, as they work fine for me.

Select/Click the TAB
to be viewed


1)
Most PC-software in a multi-system
environment requires the use of
"File Locking/Sharing", which is
build-in to Microsoft Clients/networking,
but need to be configured separately
with UNIX Clients.

When you work mostly with small
files, you get increase the performance
by reducing the size of the Data
Transfer.
2)
When new files are created on a UNIX
system, the UNIX-filesystem requires to
define the "Access Permissions".
By default, the user itself can:
- Read, Write, Execute
All other users can only Read and Execute,
which can be changed here also to
include the Write-permission.

If you have an "Authentication" server,
define its IP-address.

3)
This setup depends on your application:
If only you work with the data files, you
can gain some performance using the
"Attribute cache" and "Data cache".

However, when MULTIPLE users work
SIMULTANEOUSLY with Database-type
files, I suggest to DEACTIVATE ALL
CACHING

( to avoid data inconsistencies/corruption's).
( for details: Network Client-Cache)
4)
The default for "NFS Retransmissions"
is 5 retries, which may not be sufficient
for a busy server.
It is highly suggest to increase "Retries"
to 10 or even 20.
5)
I suggest to select "Lowercase"
as "Preferred Case" and to
activate (put a check-mark on)
"Create file names in preferred case"
6)
I did not find any reason
to change anything on this page.

On changing any network configuration, you need to reboot your system:


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