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Copyright Robert Vasvari, 1993. RBrowser Features WORKSPACE __________________ + Local File System Browser + Remote File System Browser using REXEC + Remote File System Browser using FTP + Open, edit, and automatic saveback of documents + Support for Firewalls (SOCKS v4) (not yet avail on FTP) + Local printing of documents while editing + Character set translation in the browser (not yet avail on FTP) + Automatic display of available file system space (not avail on FTP) + Computes sizes of directories and file (not yet avail on FTP) systems. + Inspector window displays file attributes + Change file group and permissions + Customizable appearance + Timezone can be set for each connection (not avail on FTP) + Will follow/not follow symbolic links (not avail on FTP) + Automatic connection configuration + Supports all document types known to local system + Automatic save back for applications supporting object linking + Copy, move, remove, and rename files on remote system + Compress/uncompress; (not avail on FTP) + Create/delete folders and symbolic links + Duplicate files and folders SUPPORT _______ Please report problems for the beta version of RBrowser via email. Corrections will be made on a time available, best effort basis. When the commercial version is released, the product will be warranted and support contracts will be available for purchase. Send problem reports or to subscribe to the user's mailing list send an email request via email to: email@example.com FUNCTION ________ + NEXTSTEP user interface to remote UNIX and UNIX-like systems + NEXTSTEP style file transfer between systems BENEFITS ________ + GUI access to files on remote systems eliminating the need to know shell commands + No need to know all the varieties of UNIX + No root/superuser/administrator privileges needed for installation or use + No special software required on remote systems + Automatic analysis and configuration to handle remote systems + Remote files can be on systems in different Netinfo or NIS domains + User and group ids can be different on each system + Multiple simultaneous connections FILE TRANSFERS ______________ + Drag and drop user interface to transfer files between machines + Multiple simultaneous transfer operations INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT _____________________ + Character set translation in the browser + Filename translation between systems using different character sets TESTED REMOTE SYSTEMS _____________________ REXEC: + A/UX + AIX + DomainOS + Irix + HP/UX + Linux + NEXTSTEP + NetBSD + OSF/1 + SunOS + Solaris + Ultrix FTP: any UNIX and Windows NT (any host with either UNIX or MS-DOS style output) LOCAL REQUIREMENTS __________________ + OPENSTEP 4.2 MACH + Intel, NeXT or Sparc hardware + Network access to remote systems REMOTE REQUIREMENTS ___________________ + Users must be authorized users on remote system. + rexecd must be enabled on remote system. + Remote systems must have these UNIX utilities: sh cp mv rm tar compress uncompress zcat uuencode uudecode + International support requires an 8-bit clean Bourne-compatible shell such as ksh. FTP DISTRIBUTION ________________ Freely distributed copies of RBrowser V2.07 beta are available via anonymous ftp at next-ftp.peak.org and www.ddrummer.com NO LICENSE FOR RESALE _____________________ The availability and free distribution of RBrowser 2.07 beta does not convey or imply a license for resale. Resale of any version of RBrowser may only be done as provided under the terms and conditions of a RBrowser Resale License. This document is not a license. WARRANTY ________ ROBERT VASVARI AND HIS AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL SERVICE, NOR ARE THEY LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. _____________________________ OPENSTEP, is registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX Systems Laboratory. RBrowser is a trademark of Robert Vasvari.
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