Although the SnapServer supports a broad range of different network environments its operation is not indifferent to the network environment it is connected to. For example, operating it on a UNIX network is different from operating it on a Windows NT network. The following specifics apply to the network environment used:
Microsoft Networks. The SnapServer operates in a manner similar to a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 file server. If you configure your SnapServer to use Microsoft domain security you don't even need to set up all your network users as local SnapServer users. By default the SnapServer is configured as part of a workgroup
Apple Networks. The Snap Server operates in a similar manner to an AppleShare 6.0 file server. The interoperatibility is equivalent to that of a Windows NT 4.0 server with 'Services for Macintosh' enabled. The SnapServer supports cross-platform access to application specific files, thus allowing Macintosh and Windows-based files to interoperate transparently
Novell Networks. The SnapServer operates in a manner similar to a Novell Netware 3.12 file server. You can link SnapServer security to that of another NetWare server, meaning that all of the users and groups will be automatically accepted as network users or groups. A network share on a SnapServer is equivalent to a volume in a NetWare server
UNIX NFS Networks. The SnapServer supports NFS clients in a manner similar to PC/NFS running on a Windows NT server. The SnapServer supports version 2.0 of the NFS protocol. The SnapServer does however not support file locking nor does it support symbolic or hard links
In addition to providing administrative functions through the web, the SnapServer can also operate as a web server, providing web access to files and folders. The SnapServer supports direct read-only web access to its files using the HTTP 1.0 protocol, and as such doesn't support Java scripting, animations, streaming video or anything that would require an application or service running on the server.
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