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Is it possible to mount a Unix file system onto Windows NT server and vice versa?


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Yes but you need NFS software installed on NT. By default NFS comes with most flavors of Unix. If NFS is not installed on your unix end, you need to install it and export the filesystem you want to access from NT. There are lot of 3rd party NFS software packages available like Hummingbird NFS Mastro which is a client-based program that allows DOS & Windows, Microsoft TCP/IP, Windows NT, and Windows 95 users to access file and print resources of other network attached machines, or any other system that supports NFS.
Kim RyanIT ConsultantCommented:
You could also install SAMBA on your unix machine(s).  This would allow them to create and mount Microsoft networking "shares".  Most people prefer NFS, but I thought I'd mention other options.
Depends on what you are trying to do with the Unix file system from NT. If it's to access a database on the Unix system from an NT network for example, you probably want to use SAMBA. It's locking mechanism (via SMB) is much more robust than NFS and can support simultanous access from mulitple users on an NT network. If it's only to share files, then NFS or MS SFU will provide enough services. Although MS SFU and most NFS software packages are not free, whereas SAMBA is...

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