Re: The people at iastate.edu

Samuel Adams (alex_murray@VNET.IBM.COM)
Thu, 22 May 1997 18:51:10 -0400 (EDT)


Johnny Rollerfeet shared,
> I don't have direct access to the firewall at work, so anything
> I run has to be on an NT or '95 machine here in my lab, and the
> perl script (according to the FAQ, and my compiling efforts here
> in my lab) doesn't work in NT (b/c of a missing protocol in NT,
> I think.)

Ya: I don't know enough about WinD'OH!s internals to know *why*, but NT
is missing fork(), one of the fundamental constructs of Unix architecture.

Do you have the option of running Linux on one of your machines? That could
serve as your deschall-u2t gateway. (I suppose it depends how much time you're
willing to invest, ie. installing a brand new OS just to get one perl script
working...!) Using a UMSDOS root filesystem and a boot diskette would permit
your Linux installation to proceed without so much as repartitioning a drive.

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