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Network Shell v.3.0

Shpink Software announced Network Shell v.3.0, a powerful Internet and web-administration server. Version 3.0 supports concurrent remote management of multiple UNIX and Windows 9x/NT machines from a single UNIX or Windows NT administration station. Network Shell provides a shell and Perl environment allowing users to perform secure, automated and/or interactive system administration of remote hosts without needing to use TELNET or establish a remote shell connection to each host individually. It supports FreeBSD, BSDI and Red Hat Linux.

Contact: Shpink Software, 3612 Santiago Street, Suite 100, San Mateo, CA 94403, 888-492-6867, 650-525-1537 (fax),,


Cyclades Corporation announced a new product for server-based networking. The Cyclades-PC300 is a WAN PCI adapter that supports one or two serial WAN ports for Internet and inter-office connectivity. Initially offered in a model that supports two serial WAN interfaces (RS-232, V.35, X.21) supported under Linux, the PC300 family will also be available in models with built-in DSU/CSU for direct connection to the communication line. The PC300 can replace access routers and connect remote offices using standard PC servers, providing cost and management advantages without sacrificing performance.

Contact: Cyclades Corporation, 41934 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538, 800-882-9252, 510-770-0355 (fax),,

ESP Print Pro v4.0.2

Easy Software Products announced the ESP Print Pro v4.0.2, a complete printing solution for UNIX. It can print international text, Adobe PostScript, PDF, HP-GL/2, GIF(SM), TIFF, PNG, JPEG/JFIF, SGI RGB, Sun Raster, PhotoCD, PBM, PGM and PPM files transparently to over 1600 printers via serial, parallel and network connections. ESP Print Pro is based on the Common UNIX Printing System and provides PostScript and image file RIPs to support non-PostScript printers.

Contact: Easy Software Products, 44141 Airport View Dr., Ste 204, Hollywood, MD 20636-3111, 301-373-9600, 301-373-9604 (fax),,

Progress Version 8.3

Progress Software is shipping its embedded database and other deployment products on the Linux operating system. Progress provides scalable, multitiered Linux support with Progress version 8.3, a comprehensive suite of integrated development tools, application servers and relational database products. Linux-specific products include Progress AppServer, an application server for sharing components across heterogeneous environments, and Progress Enterprise RDBMS for scalable storage.

Contact: Progress Software Corporation, 14 Oak Park, Bedford, MA 01730, 781-280-4000, 781-280-4095 (fax),,

Time Navigator

Quadratec announced Time Navigator, its new backup and archive server for Linux. Time Navigator is an advanced solution for on-line backup, archiving and restoration of files, databases and application software for UNIX and other platforms. The new Linux flavour runs on inexpensive x86 to SMP platforms and offers high performance, easy and consistent restore and archiving. Independent of the Linux distribution, the software supports Linux kernels 2.0 and 2.2 which use GNU libc5 and libc6.

Contact: Quadratec SA, Parc Club “Orsay-Universite”, 14/16, rue Jean Rostand, F-91893 Orsay Cedex, France, +33-1-69-33-20-80, +33-1-69-33-20-81 (fax),,

Quick Restore 2.6

Workstation Solutions announced Quick Restore 2.6, the first centrally administered, enterprise-ready network backup system for Red Hat Linux (5 and 6) Intel x86 servers and clients. Quick Restore on Linux is seamlessly integrated with all other platforms, allowing backup and recovery of UNIX, Windows NT or Network Appliance data to tape libraries attached to Linux servers. Quick Restore 2.6 also supports Network Appliance filers using the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP).

Contact: Workstation Solutions, Inc., 5 Overlook Drive, Amherst, NH 03031, 800-487-0080,,