Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications is not affected by Shellshock

Greetings, users of Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA). I’m the technical writer for SUA, which was deprecated in the Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 timeframe. This is just a quick post to let you know (because customers have been concerned about SUA and the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash) that SUA is not affected by Shellshock. …

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Client for NFS in Windows 8

Client for NFS in Windows 8 Now that it’s been RTM’ed – it’s time you should know what’s new with NFS components in Windows 8 and I would like to start with Client for NFS. While there are significant changes with respect to Server for NFS component in Windows 8, Client for NFS seems to…

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SUACommunity.com Closure

SUACommunity.com Closure Last week, I was equally surprised when I received the word that SUACommunity.com is not getting the funds to continue functioning. This portal and Rodney have been the greatest assets SUA have had so far. While I would have loved Rodney continue with this portal and the work he was doing on SUA,…

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Proof of Concept: NFS Attributes Editor

Proof of Concept: NFS Attributes Editor We come across a lot of people who have IdMU tools installed even though they don’t use the NIS authentication. This, primarily, happens because they have NFS in their environment and with Windows Vista and later, the only way to get identities mapped is by way of Active Directory…

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Using Kerberos Authentication for Server for NFS

Using Kerberos Authentication for Server for NFS It has always been attributed that the NFS communication is inherently insecure and that’s completely true. There are certain security options but they aren’t enough to protect the data from unauthorized access. Fortunately, the NFS architecture is flexible and it allows you to plug in additional authentication methods. So,…

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Synchronizing SFU Attributes with RFC2307 Attributes

Synchronizing SFU Attributes with RFC2307 Attributes In a very short span of time, I received multiple requests for a script that can sync the values from SFU attributes to RFC2307 attributes. This isn’t a new request but it pretty much pointed out that some information is missing and people run in to this situation which…

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SUA SDK for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

SUA SDK for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 The news is not new and you may already be aware that the SUA Utilities and SDK pacakge for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 is released after a really long time. Just for the convenience, you can download it here – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dc03485b-629b-49a6-b5ef-18617d1a9804 As I pointed out earlier…

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Managing Client Groups – An Easier Approach

Managing Client Groups – An Easier Approach On UNIX-based NFS servers, it’s much easier to control access to the NFS shares based on host names or IP addresses. You just have to put them in the export file and it’s done. It’s not so difficult in Windows either – you can click on the Permission…

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Using DFS for Centralized Access to Multiple NFS Servers

Using DFS for Centralized Access to Multiple NFS Servers Lately, we have seen customers who are trying to utilize DFS to publish NFS shares from a single DFS server to centralize the access for the clients. This has several benefits. It removes the problem of keeping a note of what NFS server is hosting a…

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Getting AD Lookup to work without UNIX Attributes tab

Getting AD Lookup to work without UNIX Attributes tab The previous post talks about how to get the UNIX Attributes tab to work without installing IdMU components. In this post, I would like to talk about what attributes the NFS components expect to be populated in AD for user and group object before it can…

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