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Subject: MA-Novell Announces UnixWare 1.
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Novell Announces UnixWare 1.1

Free Upgrade Offers Customers Additional Hardware Support, Tighter 
Integration with NetWare and Enhanced Customer Support Program

Overview:  As a part of its ongoing effort to provide customers with a 
proven, advanced UNIX operating system that is easy to use and seamlessly 
integrated with NetWare,  Novell today announced UnixWare 1.1.  In 
response to customer needs, this latest version of Novell's UNIX general 
purpose operating system is easier to manage, supports a broader range 
of hardware including additional low-cost CD-ROMs,  enables Windows 
applications (including those written for NetWare) to run on top of 
UnixWare, accesses NetWare services through NetWare 4.x servers, and 
comes with bundled TCP/IP support in both the Personal Edition and 
Server Versions.  In addition, UnixWare 1.1 has been improved to better 
support internationalization and localization with its European Language 
Supplement (ELS).  

A new customer support program offered with UnixWare 1.1 includes free 
installation advice by phone for the first thirty days and a telephone 
(800-486-4835) service thereafter where the customer is charged either by 

the minute or with a $50 per-inquiry fee.


Specific enhancements in UnixWare1.1 include:

  _  TCP/IP is now offered in the Personal Edition as well as the 
Advanced Server versions of UnixWare.  The new TCP/IP includes support 
for PPP, 
SLIP and SNMP allowing remote node dial-ins to look like native clients 
as well as the ability for network administrators to see both NetWare and 
UnixWare nodes on a single display.  With UnixWare 1.1, administrators 
can now seamlessly access all UNIX networks including the Internet and
     can manage the UnixWare system from a central site.  Inclusion of 
TCP/IP and the additional COSE compliance (see below) are further steps 
in Novell's commitment to help unify the UNIX market.

  _  Additional Hardware Support for Philips and Sony CD-ROMs, Adaptec 
and Future Domain SCSI adapters, 3Com and NE Ethernet adapter cards, 
source routing for IBM Token Ring,  video support for Compaq Q-Vision. 

  _  Online Data Manager, a file system with high availability and 
performance, offering sophisticated online file and disk management that 
is easy to administer with a graphical utility.

  _  Increased COSE Compliance with OSF/Motif 1.2 runtime libraries, 
enabling UnixWare to look and feel like  other UNIX system offerings, and 
reducing training time and costs.

  _  Advanced Merge for Windows is included in both the Personal Edition 
and Application Server and is installed by default.  With Advanced Merge, 
Microsoft Windows applications written for NetWare run on top of UnixWare 

and can connect into NetWare and its services as though these 
applications were running on Microsoft Windows -based PCs.  Tighter 
integration between NetWare and UnixWare provides customers with a 
powerful and unique rightsizing solution ideal for enterprise 
  _  Support for NetWare file and print services through NetWare 4.x and 
3.x name space.

Pricing and Availability:

UnixWare 1.1 will be available through Novell Gold, Platinum and UNIX 
Master resellers.  Registered users of UnixWare 1.0 and those who 
register prior to July , 1994 will receive the UnixWare 1.1 upgrade free 
of charge. 

For additional information call 1-800-638-9273 within the United States 
or 408-473-8995 for international inquiries. 

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From: c...@univel.COM (C. Cash Perkins)
Subject: UnixWare 1.1 upgrade information
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                Novell UNIX Systems Group Sales
                UnixWare 1.1 Upgrade Promotion

Promotion Details:
Customers who register UnixWare 1.0 products prior to June 1994 will
receive UnixWare 1.1 upgrades at no charge.

UnixWare 1.0 users who request FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish)
versions will first receive the US English UnixWare 1.1 product.  At the
FIGS release date, currently projected for mid-March 1994, FIGS requests
will automatically be fulfilled.

UnixWare Products Effected:
Personal Edition 1.0                   	 ->      Personal Edition 1.1
TCP/IP & NFS 1.0                       	 ->      NFS 1.1

        Note: TCP/IP now bundled in PE 1.1 and AS 1.1.  NFS remains an
        add on product for PE 1.1, but is bundled in AS 1.1

Application Server 1.0                 	 ->      Application Server 1.1
Software Development Kit(SDK)1.0 	 ->      SDK & Personal Utilities 1.1

New For AS 1.1 - UnixWare Online Data Manager 1.1
Online Data Manager 1.1 provides: Enhanced file system management
including online backup and recovery and defragmentation tools; A
software-based RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) solution for
additional file system tuning, disk mirroring, stripping and spanning
for enhanced performance; Graphical administration of the file system
for improved system management and performance.

Repackaged UnixWare Products:
The UnixWare Personal Utilities, MTF Development Tools and Driver
Development Tools are now bundled into the Software Development Kit
(SDK). The UnixWare Advanced Merge for Windows product is now bundled
into the UnixWare 1.1 versions of both Personal Edition and Application

Upward Compatible UnixWare Products:
Compatible with the UnixWare 1.1 release is the UnixWare C2 Auditing
product. A subsystem designed to help increase system security, UnixWare
C2 Auditing is an add on option for both the UnixWare Personal Edition
and Application Server.

Compatible only with the AS 1.1 release is UnixWare Server Merge for MS
Windows. This add on provides support for multi-user MS Windows based
applications (support for the System Console is bundled with the
Application Server).

Upgrade Procedure:
To upgrade, UnixWare customers need to call one of the following phone
numbers and be prepared to provide their rev. 1.0 product serial numbers
or proof of purchase.

Location  	Voice       	 FAX            Location   	Voice         	FAX
Austria   	0660-8443    	0660-8125       Norway     	050-11310     	050-11309
Belgium   	078-111062   	078-111061      Spain      	900-993170    	900-993169
Canada    	317-364-7276 	317-364-0787    Sweden     	020-795736    	020-795735
Denmark   	800-10930    	800-10545       Switz.     	155-1846      	155-1847
France    	05-905995    	05-905995       UK         	0800-960274  	0800-960273
Germany   	0130-812444  	0130-812443     US        	800-457-1767 	317-364-0787
Italy     	1678-8388    	1678-78398      All Others 	+31-55-434472 	+31-55-434435
* The UnixWare 1.1 Upgrade Promotion will run for six months.

Newsgroups: comp.unix.unixware
Subject: Update 1.1.2 v1.2
Date: 16 Sep 1994 12:42:04 -0400
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       Update 1.1.2 v1.2 is scheduled for availability on the ftp
       servers the week of September 19th. The new version
       supercedes Update 1.1.2 v1.1 currently on the ftp servers
       and Compuserv. This version of the update does NOT contain
       the el3 driver. Also, a privilege problem with wksh has been

       The el3 driver was revised in Update 1.1.2 to correct
       problems that exist in the UnixWare 1.1 version of the
       driver for the 3c579 card. However, upon release of Update
       1.1.2, new problems were discovered in the el3 driver for
       the 3c509 under certain load scenarios, particulary when
       using NFS. This new driver was also delivered in PTF135.
       Please note that the el3 driver from PTF135 will not work
       for the 3c509, while the el3 driver from UnixWare 1.1 or
       Update 1.1.1 will not work for the 3c579.

       Novell is diligently working on putting out a new el3 driver
       from 3Com for the 3c509, 3c529 and 3c579 cards.  This PTF
       (PTF648) will be made available on September 19, 1994.  In
       the meantime, we suggest that you use the el3 driver from
       UnixWare 1.1 or Update 1.1.1 for the 3c509, and the el3
       driver from PTF135 for the 3c579 cards. The best
       recommendation is to wait for the new PTF.

       We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have


       Engineering Support Organization
       Novell, Inc


Newsgroups: comp.unix.unixware
Subject: UnixWare Update 1.1.3 - info
Date: 10 Nov 1994 16:59:25 -0500
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Summary: Update 1.1.3 content


       Enclosed is a current view of the features and fixes
       provided in UnixWare Update 1.1.3. Although we do not 
       anticipate any major modifications, this list is subject
       to change. UnixWare Update 1.1.3 is scheduled for early 
       availability on the ftp sites before the end of the year. 

       Usha Pulijal
       Project Manager
       Novell UnixWare Engineering Support


       1.  Introduction

       These notes describe the	Update 1.1.3 release for the Novell
       (R) UnixWare (TM) Personal Edition, Application Server,
       Software	Development Kit, and other Novell UnixWare add-on

       Update 1.1.3 is a cumulative release consisting of
       the features that were provided in Updates 1.1.1 and
       and 1.1.2,  as well  as features that are new in
       Update 1.1.3.  

       Update 1.1.3 will correctly install on UW1.1, Update 1.1.1,
       and Update 1.1.2. Removal of Update 1.1.3 will restore the
       system to it's previous state. For example, if Update 1.1.3
       is installed on an Update 1.1.1 system, removal of
       Update 1.1.3 will restore the system to Update 1.1.1.

       1.1  Features

       Update 1.1.3 provides new functionality and enhancements	in
       the following areas:

	  - Novell Virtual Terminal (NVT2) support

	  - Performance	enhancements

	  - Merge enhancements

	  - New	video drivers

	  - Numerous improvements

       2.  Update 1.1.3	Software Notes and Recommendations

       This section details the	features and improvements provided
       by Update 1.1.3.	 Only those features that have not been
       provided	in previous updates are	discussed here.

       2.1  Features

       2.1.1  Novell Virtual Terminal (NVT2) Support:  The NVT2
       protocol	establishes terminal connections between DOS
       workstations and	UNIX host systems by guaranteeing packet
       delivery	and providing connection-oriented services.  NVT2
       provides	the same functionality as NVT, but uses	SPX for
       connection-oriented services rather than	the NVT	protocol,
       which is	built on top of	IPX.  By using SPX for transport
       and session control, NVT2 provides improved file	transfer
       and security capabilities.  Compatibility with NVT clients
       is also provided.

       Each NVT2 connection requires an	SPX connection.	 NVT2
       servers advertise remote	login service and listen for SPX
       connection requests on the advertised socket.  NVT2 clients
       query for and discover remote login servers, and	initiate an
       SPX connection to the advertised	listener socket.  The
       listening NVT2 server accepts the connection and	begins a
       terminal	session	on a new SPX socket (distinct from the
       listening socket).  The client and server now exchange data
       over the	connection.

       2.1.2  Performance Enhancements:	Novell,	working	with Oracle
       and Compaq, has prepared	a report on UnixWare performance
       that is available in a TPC-B Full Disclosure Report, an
       audited performance report published and	distributed by the
       Transaction Processing Council.

       Performance enhancements	such as	4 MB page size for Pentium
       processors, and raw I/O performance improvements	to the
       Compaq IDA driver and sd01 target driver, have been included
       in Update 1.1.3.

       2.1.3  Merge Enhancements:  Merge allows you to run DOS and
       Windows (and their applications)	simultaneously with
       UnixWare.  UnixWare Update 1.1.3	includes release 3.1.2 of
       Merge.  This release provides numerous quality and
       performance improvements, such as more robust keyboard
       handling	and virtual terminal switching,	expanded DOS
       support,	increased graphic performance, and faster NetWare

       2.1.4  Video Drivers 

       The following new video driver is available:

	  - P9000

	       - Diamond Viper Video Card (Weitek P9000) VLB model

       2.1.5  Ethernet Upgrades: An upgrade to the following
       Ethernet	driver is available:

	  - el3: 3COM (R) Etherlink (R)	III (3C579) Network
	    Interface Card (NIC)

       2.2  General Improvements

       2.2.1  Program Temporary	Fixes (PTFs):  These PTFs are
       applied automatically when you install the update.  Please
       do not attempt to apply them again after	you have installed
       the update.

       NOTE: After the update is installed, pkginfo will still
       report that these PTFs are installed on your system, even
       though the update has superseded	them.  You should not
       attempt to remove these PTFs from your system after the
       update is installed.

       ptf 135	Problems with UnixWare update installations when an
		el16 driver is installed have been fixed.

       ptf 144	The slave side of a pseudo-terminal subsystem (pty)
		now supports tcgetattr.

       ptf 147	The iaf	module no longer refuses login connections
		when minor numbers greater than	255 are	used.

       ptf 148	A number of improvements have been made	in support
		of token ring networks.	These include: The DLPI	and
		OSI token ring drivers now support packet sizes	up
		to 8K.	The locally administered addresses (LAA)
		feature	is now supported.  Problems that caused	the
		network	to hang	when the token ring cable was
		disconnected have been fixed.  Problems	that caused
		a panic	in tokunitdata have been fixed.

       ptf 149	Telnet into a machine where a sender and receiver
		process	are communicating via UNIX domain sockets
		no longer causes communication problems.

       ptf 150	The who	command	no longer gives	incorrect state
		information for	devices	greater	than 12	characters.

       ptf 152	Problems with file locking on Xenix and	NUC file
		systems	have been fixed.

       ptf 160	After a	connection attempt over	TCP is aborted,
		subsequent connection attempts to that server will
		no longer fail.

       ptf 174	The localtime function no longer causes	problems
		with process size.

       ptf 185	There is no longer a panic after use of	the
		icmp_send routine.

       ptf 192	An error in the	pullupmsg() routine, which was
		causing	corrupted messages, has	been fixed.

       ptf 605	Overall	UnixWare performance has been enhanced for
		Database Servers.  Features such as support for	the
		Pentium	4Meg pages, raw	I/O performance
		improvements, and miscellaneous	kernel refinements
		have been added.  (See the section on ``Performance
		Enhancements'' above.)

       ptf 607	The interface to the Arcnet DLPI driver	has been
		added to NPSD, and the IPX driver has been modified
		to handle the Arcnet header information.

       ptf 610	Async I/O transfers of 16 KB blocks are	now

       ptf 615	The IDE	disk HBA support no longer issues seek
		commands, which	eliminated job timeouts, install
		failures, and corrupted	reads on certain Maxtor	and
		Connor IDE drives.

       ptf 617	Tektronix emulation is now supported in	xterm.

       ptf 618	The asyc driver	no longer leaves RTS high after	the
		device is closed; RTS is now dropped when DTR is

       ptf 621	IDE disk drive parameter translation (parameters
		which define heads as greater than 16) is
		supported.  Drives requiring this are usually
		greater	than 500 MB.  Some vendors refer to this as
		Logical	Block Addressing (LBA).	 To install on
		systems	with a disk using this capability, use the
		boot floppy provided with ptf 621.

       ptf 624	The UnixWare mail command and the
		(configuration file) have been modified	to allow
		sendmail and the UnixWare mail command to work
		together.  The ismail variable is now checked
		before parsing arguments to the	mail command,
		indicating whether the program was run as mail or
		as rmail.

       ptf 625	Problems with the mipx driver have been	fixed; the
		message	``A file server	could not be found'' is	no
		longer generated when a	new Merge session is

       ptf 627	The MCA	SCSI controller	with mcis driver now
		recognizes tape	drives.

       ptf 629	syslogd	can now	process	information from remote

       ptf 631	The IDE/ESDI HBA driver	(athd(7)) supports more
		thorough error recovery	to recover from	transient
		read failures.

       ptf 636	Problems with the NumLock and Shift keys in X
		windows	have been fixed.

       ptf 646	PPP now	retransmits a PAP packet if no response	is
		received from the remote end.

       ptf 648	Problems with UnixWare update installations when an
		el3 driver is installed	have been fixed.

       ptf 652	There are no longer problems with clicking on icons
		and moving windows when	the NumLock key	is active
		with Motif Window Manager (mwm).

       2.2.2  Graphical	User Interface (GUI)

	  - The	Desktop	now comes up properly when csh is the login
	    shell and the European Language Supplement package is

	  - Problems with applications that used the GetError
	    functions have been	fixed.

	  - Additional menus under the X window	manager	have been
	    translated for European locales.

	  - Using the space bar	to select an icon now works
	    properly in	European locales. Other	keyboard mapping
	    problems have also been fixed.

	  - The	default	permissions given to new Desktop users are
	    now	more restrictive regarding mounting privileges.

	  - Problems with installation of Type 1 fonts from DOS
	    diskettes have been	fixed.

	  - Problems when using	the GUI	to add more than 10
	    packages on	tape or	disk have been fixed.

       2.2.3  Printing

	  - The	lp command -o options for length, copies, and pages
	    are	now processed correctly.

	  - The	lp driver now checks printer status during the open

	  - The	European Language Supplement package now supports
	    the	IBM Proprinter,	EPSON ESC/P, Canon Bubble Jet, and
	    Hewlett-Packard Deskjet printers.

	  - The	banner page now	prints international characters

       2.2.4  Networking

	  - setuname now changes the hostname in all necessary
	    files, so there are	no longer problems starting up
	    during the next reboot.

	  - PPP	now responds with a NAK	to any authentication
	    protocol request it	receives that is not supported.

	  - PPP	usage no longer	causes inetd to	loop.

	  - The	in_cksum routine no longer generates incorrect
	    checksums that can cause TCP retransmissions.

	  - Problems with the NIS address resolver have	been fixed.

       2.2.5  Drivers

	  - Systems using both the asyc	and asyhp drivers are now

	  - The	asyc and asyhp drivers no longer have receive
	    overrun problems at	19,200 baud.

	  - DMA	flags are now set correctly for	async I/O with
	    adse, adsa,	mcis, and fdtb drivers.

	  - A number of	enhancements have been made to the ODI core
	    package.  These include: a fix pertaining to the Eagle
	    NE1500 and compatible network cards; a fix to the token
	    ring source	routing	module to fix problems with the
	    token ring bus mastering cards; and	addition of ODI
	    APIs to support additional ODI HSM drivers such as
	    HP27247B, Proteon token ring, etc.

       2.2.6  File Systems

	  - File compression now works properly	with files on an
	    NFS	mounted	file system.

	  - File systems mounted with the nosuid option	now execute
	    setuid programs with the correct privileges.

       2.2.7  Miscellaneous

	  - There is no	longer a limit on the number of	environment
	    parameters allowed by make.

	  - pkgtrans has been added to the base	operating system.

	  - Problems with the LD_BIND_NOW environmental	variable
	    have been fixed.

	  - The	valid_login() routine no longer	allows . and ..	as
	    login names.

	  - The	maximum	number of sockets on a server has been
	    increased to 200.

	  - The	cpio command now produces the correct exit status

	  - The	userdel	command	will no	longer remove the home
	    directory if it is a system	directory such as / or

	  - The	sort command now works properly	with accented
	    letters in Spanish locales.

	  - Login names	with ``log'' as	the first three	characters
	    are	now allowed.

	  - Minor problems with	cron have been fixed.

	  - Calls to connect() no longer return	unnecessary EAGAIN
	    errors; instead, the connect() code	will retry the

	  - Problems with the socket.h include file have been

	  - The	pcnfsd command now verifies NIS	users.

	  - There is no	longer a 35-40 second delay during SPX
	    communication with the UnixWare X server.

	  - There are no longer	problems with core dumps from ld
	    stating that ld is not checking the	return values from

	  - Problems where the BNU recovery scenario would lock	up
	    a modem have been fixed.

	  - There are no longer	problems with icon installation	if
	    the	home directory where the icon is being installed is
	    a symbolic link.

	  - Problems with floating point expressions involving the
	    ?: operator	have been fixed.

	  - Problems with the extended backup service have been

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