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Networking UNIX workstation and PCs...

I want to connect a UNIX  workstation and PCs by ethernet having TCP/IP protocol. Whether it is possible to connect such a different operating systems via ethernet? Willbe there any clashes between the two different operating systems? If so what will be the solution for this type networking ? Please help.
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No I can't imagine you'll have any problem, connecting them into the sam network, however you'll probably start hitting problems if you want to try sharing files between them, across the network.
If your using stuff like ftp, to access and shares files between them there shouldn't be any major problem.  

If you want to share files in the form of mapping network drives from UNIX servers, to 95 & NT client your going to need some extra software.  Either Microsoft Services for Unix or a 3rd party UNIX gateway.  Unix systems use a system called NFS ( network file system) for sharing resources, so what you can do is get some form of NFS gateway software for NT ( very much the same way you'd integrate Novell Netware and Microsoft NT).

By the way what type of servers will you be using for the pc network, Netware or NT & what type of UNIX servers are you going to be using ?
You will not have any problems sharing a TCP/IP network as long as you make sure that each machine has its own unique ip address.

If you wish to share files between the unix and windows machines go to SAMBA.ORG there is open source software there that will install on your UNIX machine that will allow sharing files between UNIX and windows cleanly.
You can export filesystems from UNIX and mount them on the Windows systems.

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