Tenon Ships Two Versions of Mach ten
Tenon Intersystems has begun shipping two versions of
Mach ten: Personal
Mach ten, Release 2.1, and Professional Mach ten, Release
Mach ten, a Macintosh can be an X terminal, a UNIX Mach
X development platform, and a platform for standard
applications. Mach ten is a 4.3BSD UNIX with a Mach
Both Mach ten packages include software development
tools and the TCP/IP
protocol suites, with file transfer, electronic mail,
UUCP and SLIP communications, NFS client and server
software for file
sharing, and UNIX remote printer spooling for printer
sharing. Mach ten
TCP communications are supported across EtherTalk, LocalTalk,
Ring. Also, an expanded Control Panel lets users configure
using a Macintosh-style dialog box.
Professional Mach ten, release 2.1 VM provides a demand-paged
memory protected environment for UNIX and Mach applications.
Professional software development tools include an ANSI-standard
compiler, a C++ compiler, a source debugger, lex and
yacc, and support
for Mach C threads and Mach ipc.
Mach ten X Windows software includes X client software,
and X server software. The Mach ten X Window Client
software contains a
set of X11R5 programming libraries, Athena widgets and
configuration files (the imake configuration system).
Motif programming libraries contain the Motif widget
library and Motif
Mach ten X Window Server software supports user configurable
windows, as well as rootless Macintosh and Motif-style
individualized window settings. Standard Mach ten cut-and-paste
operations conform to the X Consortium standard InterClient
Communications Conventions Manual (ICCCM) which align
requests with Macintosh cut, paste, and copy operations.
The X server
conforms to X11R5 and supports networked font servers
as well as new X
font formats, such as Portable Compiled Font. For more
contact Tenon Intersystems, 1123 Chapala St., Santa
Barbara, CA 93101,
(805) 963-6983; FAX: (805) 962-8202.
QNX Software Systems Announces QNX 4.2
QNX Software Systems Ltd. has announced an update of
real-time QNX Operating System. QNX 4.2 includes an
filesystem, Client-Side Caching, and additional network
QNX 4.2 has also been optimized for the Intel Pentium
The ISO 9660 filesystem gives QNX 4.2 the ability to
bring another guest
filesystem to the QNX OS: besides supporting DOS files
and its native
filesystem, QNX can access media formatted according
to the ISO 9660
specification. Another feature of QNX 4.2 is the Client-Side
(CSC). Just as disk caching boosts a file server's
boosts the performance of diskless workstation, by memorizing
working set of files for immediate access. Quoting Rob
of QNX Research and Development, "This technique
is easier to use than a
RAM disk because the users doesn't have to do any special
maintenance." QNX's fault-tolerant and load-balancing
as FLEET) supports Arcnet, Ethernet, Token Ring, and
Adapters. In addition to being optimized for the Pentium,
provides both 16 and 32 bit operating environments.
According to the company, the QNX OS offers executive-class
performance (8 microseconds per content switch on a
66 Mhz 80486) as
well as a UNIX development environment. Each QNX development
includes a Watcom C ANSI C compiler. DOS support is
the Rundos package, which lets MS Windows applications
run in standard
mode. For more information contact QNX Software Systems
Terence Matthews Crescent, Kanata, Ontario K2M 1W8 Canada,
591-0931; FAX: (613) 591-3579.
Hitachi Announces MOSAIC WORKS Directory Services
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. has introduced
Directory Services, an e-mail directory synchronization
line that uses the DX protocol, enhanced by Hitachi
to over the
Internet's Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) MOSAIC
Services allows network administrators to maintain a
directory across most UNIX, Macintosh, and PC-based
local area networks.
MOSAIC WORKS Directory Services uses a server/agent
automatically propagate directories across a herogeneous
The server maintains all addresses in X400 O/R name
format in the
Master Directory Database, receives changes from agents,
propagates changes to all agents. MOSAIC WORKS agents
e-mail systems for directory changes, routinely converting
X400 O/R name format and sending the changes to the
receiving changes from the server, each agent converts
the changes to
its native format and updates its local e-mail directory.
As a result,
all e-mail end-users have transparent access to all
Management capabilities include reporting, logging,
a graphical map of
the server and agents, access control, data recovery,
and the ability to
allow or deny address propagation.
The MOSAIC WORKS Directory Server runs on SPARC UNIX
platforms and can
support up to 10 e-mail agents. Directory agents are
available for Novell's Message Handling Service (MHS),
the UNIX Send
Mail utility (SMTP), and Hitachi's X400 platform. Support
for cc Mail,
Microsoft Mail, and QuickMail will be added in 1994.
The MOSAIC WORKS Directory Server costs $2,495 for the
which supports 1,500 addresses; $4,995 for the Basic
supports 5,000 addresses; and $9,995 for the Enterprise
supports over 20,000 addresses. Individual MOSAIC WORKS
$995 each. For more information, contact Hitachi's
Group, 3101 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA, (408) 986-8770;
Mark Williams Company Releases COHERENT 4.2
The Mark Williams Company has released COHERENT 4.2.
COHERENT 4.2 which
can run shrink wrapped PC UNIX software packages without
and supports an X11R5 based X Windows window manager.
include: a user interface shell that helps novice users
COHERENT's UNIX-like structures, a UNIX System V style
and support for SCSI and floppy tape drives. The announcement
over 50 compatible third-party software packages, including
and Lotus 1-2-3.
COHERENT 4.2 includes UNIX System V compatible features.
include: hardware floating point support and emulation;
UNIX System V R4
compatible STREAMS, a driver and communications services
package; UNIX SVR4 compatible interprocess communication
shared memory, semaphores, and messages; POSIX-compliant
and eight-bit curses, including support for color.
programming languages and development tools that run
on COHERENT 4.2
include: Micro Focus COBOL, BBx Progression 4, Comeau
C++ 3.0 with
Templates, NDP Fortran, Vitamin C, Codebase 5.0, Pro-C
Plus, and Just Logic SQL.
An X11R5 implementation of X Windows is available for
With X Windows on their COHERENT system, users can run
overlapping windows and graphics in an point and click
Windows for COHERENT comes with a manual which contains
using X Windows, X clients, and X utilities.
COHERENT comes with 200 UNIX commands and utilities
as well as an
optimized C development environment. A 1-4 user version
of COHERENT 4.2
is priced at $99.95 and an unlimited user version is
priced at $299.95.
X Windows for COHERENT is priced at $99.95. Upgrades
current COHERENT users starts at $39.95. For more information
The Mark Williams Company, 60 Revere Dr., Northbrook,
IL 60062, (800)
636-6700; FAX: (708) 291-6750; email: email@example.com.
Structured Software Upgrades FacetTerm
Structured Software Solutions, Inc., has upgraded FacetTerm,
interface that lets character terminals, AlphaWindow
terminals, and Pcs
access a UNIX host and run up to 10 simultaneous sessions.
Version 3 includes Window Watch, screen lock, screen
save, and zoom.
The Window Watch feature in FacetTerm Version 3 detects
off-screen events, including the completion of a report
another window, or the arrival of electronic mail.
When an off-screen
event occurs, Window Watch sends a visual and/or audible
alarm to notify
the user. Window Watch is configurable, letting users
activities within a file, those running in a different
window, or watch
for specific "strings" of information in other
FacetTerm Version 3 includes a screen save function
and a separate
screen lock security feature that lets users lock their
without quitting work in progress. For Alpha Window
special zoom feature lets users take applications in
and out of a
full-screen display. These FacetTerm features are configurable
automatic start-up at login. FacetTerm supports screen
and copy-and-paste between applications, and lets a
printer attached to
the terminal serve as a shared device.
FacetTerm Version 3 is priced at $495. Current FacetTerm
upgrade to Version 3 without charge. For more information
Structured Software Solutions, Inc., 4031 W. Plano Pkwy.,
Plano, TX 75093, (214) 985-9901; FAX: (214) 612-2035.
Cactus International Introduces Three Products
Cactus International has introduced three products,
LP-MANAGER v1.9.7u, and SNOOPIT v1.4. BRONSON is a
binary file editor
for UNIX that lets users view binary files or hard disk
displaying and editing the data in either ASCII Mode
Mode. Features of BRONSON include: highlighting changes
that have been
made to data; scanning a file or disk partition for
a string of ASCII or
hexadecimal characters; GOTO, which lets users skip
to any section of
the file by specifying the number of kilobytes into
the file; a
browse-only mode; menu and command-line options; and
support for "Disk
Doctor." BRONSON can be used on a disk device
raw partition to search
for data patterns or section of files, or to find and
The second product, LP-MANAGER, is a Print Manager for
monitors printer and job status, and lets users change
cancel, move, view, hold, or change the priority of
a report; restart
reports on any page; see the status, device, and number
print requests for a printer; and determine the owner,
started, and priority of a print request. LP-MANAGER
can change the
system default printer with one keystroke. Where needed,
options have a
tagging feature allowing the system administrator to
tag printer or
print requests. Reports can be viewed using standard
A security, support, and training product, SNOOPIT v1.4
administrators control the mapping of session displays
allowing viewing of user sessions, or of a single session
terminals. SNOOPIT can save a session for later playback.
Prices for BRONSON, LP-MANAGER, and SNOOPIT are platform
start at $285. For more information contact Cactus
13987 W. Annapolis Ct., Mt. Airy, MD 21771, (301) 829-1622;
AutoSystems Corporation Releases AutoSys 2.0
AutoSystems Corp. has released AutoSys v2.0, a batch
job control system
for distributed UNIX processing. AutoSys brings mainframe
functionality to UNIX systems, providing job control
self-correcting functionality, centralized system-wide
programmable error-recovery to support complex or routine
processing, as well as system and database maintenance.
AutoSys schedules jobs based upon predefined job dependencies:
date, including customizable calendars, or file arrival.
features include: batch queue functionality, dynamic
and job execution across heterogeneous networks with
control. AutoSys supports interdependent processing
branching logic. Related tasks can be grouped into
jobstreams, and then
managed and monitored as a single unit.
AutoSys incorporates restart and recovery features for
normally require manual intervention. It can detect
problems as they
occur and take appropriate corrective action. Other
alarm and monitoring capabilities and an open API which
integration of alarms into existing notification systems.
available on Sun, HP, IBM RS/6000, Pyramid, Silicon
Graphics and NCR
platforms. For more information contact AutoSystems
Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, (800) 772-7979.
CSA Announces Three Product Research Databases
Contingency Strategies Associates, Inc. has announced
research databases for security and contingency planning.
contain 1,100 backup, security and audit software, hardware,
products. Each CSA planning tool and database addresses
aspect of security and disaster recovery support. The
available separately or as an add-on option to the CSA
products. The product research databases include CSA's
search system and are delivered on 3 1/2" diskettes.
information includes functional descriptions, pricing,
requirements, as well as phone numbers and addresses
for contacting the
The three product research databases are: Block-B,
Block-D. Block-B contains information and specifications
and software products supporting backup, security, data
encryption, access control, and audit. Block-B also
recovery service vendors and is targeted for large-scale
computer systems. Block-C contains hardware and software
supporting backup, security, data recovery, encryption,
virus protection, and audit. Block-C is targeted for
PCs and LANs.
Block-D also contains hardware and software products
for backup and
security. Block-D is targeted for voice and data communication
networks. Each database corresponds to one of CSA's
The cost for each database is $95 if purchased separately,
$180 for any
two, and $260 for all three. The prices as an add-on
option to a CSA
planning product is $85 each. A free Contingency Information
includes the CSA Presentation Disk will be sent on request.
information contact Contingency Strategies Associates,
Simsbury Rd., Avon, CT 06001, (203) 674-1855; FAX: (203)
NIS Announces Support for Open Look and Upgrades ACCENT GraphicVUE
National Information Systems, Inc. has announced support
for Open Look
and an upgrade for ACCENT GraphicVUE. ACCENT STP is
an Open Look to
Motif source code translator for SUN developers who
plan to migrate
their applications to Motif and Common Desktop Environment
ACCENT STP will translate 80 to 100 percent of the C/C++
source code produced by X View, OLIT, or Devguide GIL
header files, where equivalent paradigms are offered
in Motif. The
translated output will be recognizable Motif C/C++ source
Features of ACCENT STP include: support for "drag
and drop," the TTY
widget, and internationalization support.
NIS has also announced that opening of the Open Look
to Motif Migration
Center, which offers assistance for converting X View,
OLIT applications to Motif and CDE. Sun users can send
up to five source
code files to the Migration Center as a test case.
The center staff
translates the files, then the user can decide whether
to use the center
or convert the application at his/her site using ACCENT
NIS has also upgraded ACCENT GraphicVUE. Features of
v1.50 include: support for Open Look and Motif, multiple-directory
files processing, Graneda enhanced graphics option,
networked license management through the FlexLM license
activity support, and Time-Now/Time-Remain schedule
Accent STP v2.0 consists of four optional modules ranging
in price from
$1,495 to $4,995. The Open Look to Motif Migration
Center translates on
a fixed fee schedule starting at $1,000. Pricing for
v1.5 begins at $995. For more information contact National
Systems, Inc., 4040 Moorpark Ave. Suite 200, San Jose,
CA 95117, (800)
441-5758 or (408) 985-7100; FAX: (408) 246-3127; email:
Conner Announces Three Products
Conner Storage Systems Group has announced three products,
3.0, NetWorker 2.2, and DAT Internal Autoloaders. Conner
HSM v3.0 is an
upgrade of their hierarchical storage management system
both NetWare 3.x and 4.x servers. Conner HSM v3.0 supports
data recall of migrated, inactive data for DOS, Windows,
OS/2, UNIX, and
Macintosh platforms. Features of Conner HSM v3.0 include
the ability to
add multiple autoloaders and jukeboxes managed by the
installation, and elimination of the TSR programs previously
for file recall.
Conner NetWorker v2.2 is a backup and data management
heterogeneous Novell NetWare networks. Conner NetWorker
Novell NetWare 4.0, 3.11, and 3.12. In addition, NetWorker
Novell's TSA for integration with Novell's SMS v1.0
Conner DAT Internal Autoloader (model 4L-DATi) is a
data management tool
for unattended backup and recovery. Conner DAT Internal
an internal flush-mount Digital Data Storage tape system
up to 16 Gb of data storage capacity with automatic
Conner HSM v3.0 is priced at $7,500. Conner HSM v2.0
users can upgrade
for free. The pricing for Conner NetWorker v2.2 begins
at $750. For
more information contact Conner Storage Systems Group,
36 Skyline Dr.,
Lake Mary, FL 32746, (407) 263-3500; FAX: (407) 263-3555.
AGE Announces PC X Server Version 3.0
AGE Logic, Inc. has announced XoftWare/32 for Windows,
XoftWare/32 for OS/2, v3.0. Features of XoftWare/32
comprehensive network file manager utility with file
transfer and local
printing, a concurrent window manager mode for simultaneous
use of both
local and UNIX window managers, and interactive telnet
client, and a
Window-OS/2-based trace utility.
XoftWare/32 for Windows is optimized for the Microsoft
system and lets users concurrently access and display
MS Windows, DOS,
and network-based UNIX applications on the same PC.
Windows also includes a UNIX Print Re-route Utility,
installation from a remote server, and 24-/16-bit color
Network support includes IPX/SPX networks and serial
XoftWare/32 for OS/2 lets PC users access and display
applications simultaneously with OS/2, Windows, and
It also includes support for IBM's TCP/IP network software.
XoftWare/32 for Windows prices start at $395. XoftWare/32
for OS/2 is
priced at $395 for a single user. Multi-pack pricing
and site license
are available for both products. For more information
Logic, Inc., 9985 Pacific Heights Blvd., San Diego,
CA 92121, (619)
445-8600; FAX (619) 597-6030.
Qualix Announces Management Tool Bundle and Distributorship
Qualix Group, Inc. has announced a bundle of three network
tools, which monitor networks at three levels: device
(KnockKnock v1.1); file system monitoring and troubleshooting
v1.1.q); and packet and protocol analysis (NetScope
detects and reports network devices that are experiencing
NetScope and WireTap are executable from the KnockKnock
examines the NFS response time, performance, and server
NetScope displays diagnostic network information for
TCP/IP, IPX, and
Another announcement noted that Qualix Group has been
TidalWave Technologies, Inc. as the North American distributor
high availability product, Watchdog FMS. Watchdog is
protect information services by providing monitoring,
failover capabilities to a pair of UNIX-based servers.
Plans called for
Watchdog FMS 2.1 to have begun shipping in 1993 for
the SunOS 4.1.x and
Solaris 2.2 platforms.
Pricing for the bundled network monitoring tools--including
1.1 (fixed license), WireTap 1.1.q (floating license),
and NetScope 2.1
(fixed license)--is $2695. The bundled tools are also
separately. For more information contact Qualix Group,
Inc., 1900 S.
Norfolk St., Suite 224, San Mateo, CA 94403, (415) 572-0200;
572-1300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodside Introduces FORTRESS 3.02
Woodside Technologies, Inc. has introduced FORTRESS
v3.0 UNIX System
Security Software. Features of FORTRESS 3.0 include:
cryptographically secure RSA MD4 and MD5 file inoculation,
the Motif and Open Look graphical user interfaces, and
"directory-trees" database editor which selects
files for security
protection. In addition, file-status and inoculation
data are stored in
DES-encrypted "protected files data-bases"
to prevent access.
FORTRESS 3.0 security checks include: analysis of "trusted
permissions granted through system files; detection
of 50 operating
system weaknesses that could be exploited by worms,
superuser privileges; detection of changes in system
including inetd.conf daemons and piped mail aliases;
and detection of
setuid and setgid files, unowned files, device files
outside of /dev,
and world writeable files whose permissions do not match
FORTRESS 3.0 is available for SPARCstation systems using
the SunOS 4.1.x
and IBM RS/6000 systems running AIX 3.2. In the IBM
the FORTRESS 3.0 file database tracks AIX-specific information
Access Control Lists (ACLs) and the Trusted Computing
Bit. FORTRESS 3.0
prices ranges from $495 to $795 per copy, depending
For more information contact Woodside Technologies,
Inc., 474 Potrero
Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086; (408) 733-9503; FAX: (408)
Programmed Logic Upgrades DTFS and HTFS
Programmed Logic has upgraded its DTFS and HTFS plug-and-play
system products for UNIX. DTFS, the Desktop File System,
compresses data before storing it on disk. HTFS, the
File System, uses transaction caching techniques to
Features of DTFS 2.0 include: better compression ratios,
compression strategies, self-defragmentation, easier
root file system
installations. Features of HTFS 2.0 include UFS media
intent logging, which, according to Programmed Logic
guarantees that the
file system can be recovered to a usable state in seconds.
DTFS 2.0 and
HTFS 2.0 both include file recovery and versioning capabilities.
DTFS 2.0 and HTFS 2.0 are priced at $199 for single
user and $499 for
multi-user. Current users may upgrade to the new release
for $99 for
single user and $199 for multi-user. For more information
Programmed Logic Corporation, 200 Cottontail Lane, Somerset,
(908) 302-0090; FAX: (908) 302-1903.
Raxco Upgrades Security Toolkit/UNIX
Raxco Inc. has upgraded its security assessment tool
for UNIX systems.
Security Toolkit/UNIX (STK/U) v3.0 offers a network-wide
summary of the specified hosts. A color-coded rating
system lets users
see whether any security problems were discovered.
STK/U also provides
numeric ratings for gauging improvements in system security.
addition, a "File Access" module has been
added which lets system
administrators display users having access to a list
Features of STK/U v3.0 include: remote installation
dialog boxes, lists of users with .rhosts and .netrc
host-level summaries and reports. Additional features
let sites develop
a baseline for their UNIX system security. Security
is priced between $250 and $9,790 depending on platform.
information contact Raxco Inc., 2440 Research Blvd.,
20850, (301) 258-2620; FAX: (301) 670-3585.
Cobra Systems Introduces Multi-Protocol Network Print Server
Cobra Systems Inc. has introduced the Axis NPS550 MultiProtocol
Server, which supports printer connections on an EtherTalk
running any combination of TCP/IP, Novell NetWare, Lan
Server, or Apple EtherTalk protocols. The NPS550 provides
in printer placement. With three separate printer ports,
parallel and one serial, the NPS550 concurrently supports
NetWare, Lan Manager, Lan Server, and Apple EtherTalk.
Protocols supported on the NPS550 include: UNIX, AIX,
MVS, and DOS.
Features of NPS550 include: string-to-string conversion,
character or complete character set conversion, and
ASCII to Postscript
conversion. Also, the NPS550 handles accounting of
For more information contact Cobra Systems Inc., 2555
E. Chapman Ave.,
Suite 216, Fullerton, CA 92631, (714) 525-2092; FAX: