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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 28. Networking - UNIX and Windows Interoperability

NFS and X Windows

This chapter and Chapter 24 combine to provide background on some useful interoperability. In this chapter, I use a networking product on the Windows system that provides transparent access to the data on the UNIX system using Network File System (NFS). In Chapter 24, I covered Windows and UNIX interoperability by running an X server program on a Windows system, providing graphical access to a UNIX system. Using the X Window System (X Windows), you have a graphical means of connecting a Windows system to a UNIX system, and using NFS, you have a way of easily sharing data between these two systems. These two technologies, X Windows and NFS, provide the foundation for a ...

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