Communication between Unix and NT

We have multiple users running Unix and NT apps that need to communicate both ways.
I guess, ftp would be 1 way to do it; is there anything better ?

Source Code would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance,

AlexF777Asked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
How/Why exactly do you want them to communicate?  For file transfers?  If so, you could look into Samba - http://au1.samba.org/samba/
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BrianGEFF719Commented:
I agree with leew, Unix and NT can communicate in 50 different ways, if you specify your task, we can help you from there.


_Brian
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AlexF777Author Commented:
Ok, one Unix app needs to pass some parameters to Win NT app,
then some other Win NT app needs to pass some parameters to Unix app, etc.

I guess, file transfer would be 1 way to do it ...

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you use plain old TCP/IP protocols for networking then just have each app listen on a port and have the other app send data on that port.  Just like web browsers and web servers use port 80 - doesn't matter if one is on NT and the other Unix or both are on the same platform.
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AlexF777Author Commented:
anyway I could have an example source code ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In VB you'd use a Winsock control and assign it ports to communicate on.  On unix, it depends how you're going to do this.  Probably C++, but I'm not familiar with the procedures in that.  (I've played around in VB with this, writing my own mail application for testing, but that was some time ago...)
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