TSX-32 Version 5.20 Release Notes Copyright (c) 1998. S&H Computer Systems, Inc. Table of Contents 1. Support for Windows 95 Network Server . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Enhancement to Network Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3. Enhancement to SYSMON program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4. Problems Corrected in Version 5.20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 i 1 1. Support for Windows 95 Network Server Version 5.20 features support for a Windows implementation of the TSX-32 Network server. In an existing multi node TSX-32 network, it is the NETSERVE program which makes it possible for you to access files and other resources on a remote node. This works because a copy of the NETSERVE program on the remote node runs and performs system services on behalf of you, the client. The Windows implementation of the TSX-32 network server supports a subset of the system services which permit most common file operations to be done on remote Windows 95 and Windows NT systems. The local TSX system is led to believe, by the SET NODE command, that the Windows PC is running TSX. The Windows network server then performs common file operations on the remote Windows system just as you would to a remote TSX system. Note that this makes the files on the Windows system available to the TSX system, but NOT the other way around. NFS is still the only way to make the TSX-32 disks available under Windows. You perform operations on the Windows files using the same syntax as you would another TSX node. Suppose, for example, you had a node named W95 which was equipped with Windows 95 and the Windows TSX network server. You could then use commands such as these: DIR W95::C:\*.* DIR W95::C:\...\*.BAT COPY W95::C:\DAN\INVOICE.DAT C:\PHIL\INVOICE.NEW COPY/CREDIR C:\ROVER\...\*.* W95::C:\...\*.* BACKUP W95::C:\...\*.* MT:W95 RESTORE MT:W95 With the support for the Windows 95 network server present in TSX version 5.2, we are field testing and preparing the installation for the Windows 95 server program itself. Interested customers are encouraged to contact us to arrange a 30 day evaluation. 2. Enhancement to Network Printers Network printer support has been enhanced so that it will simultaneously drive multiple printers. This prevents large jobs on one printer from disrupting service to the other printers. In addition, a timeout has been added to all printer I/O so that the network printer server will gracefully recover from printers which have been turned off line. 2 3. Enhancement to SYSMON program The SYSMON program has been enhanced with a display which orders jobs by I/O count, so that it is possible to see what jobs are causing large volumes of disk activity. 4. Problems Corrected in Version 5.20 1. Under certain circumstances, when server programs accept connections and fork child processes, when the children did network I/O, the network data traffic could end up being written into system files, often SY:MSGLIB.SYS. 2. The Directory command incorrectly reported free space on large drives which were mostly free. 3. If a non-tsxterm session connected to port 3 the NETSERVE program could crash. 4. E32 is now faster reading files over the network.