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Microsoft SFU & Cygwin

Does anyone here know if...  Has any one here tried...  Is it possible to run Microsoft Services for Unix on a machine with Cygwin?

I like Cygwin as a means of having an SSH daemon on my Windows machines, but SFU looks rather interesting.  Am I looking at a world of hurt if I try running both on one machine?

Thanks in advance. :)

Andrew Burton
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I've not touched SFU, but my thoughts are this: your area most likely for conflict are probably network ports (i.e. SSH, if SFU provides it). It ought to be trivial to simply not install the cygwin ssh server, if the other is available.

Mike Swieton
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I have no idea, but since SFU runs as a different subsytem to the kernel whereas Cygwin just runs on top of win32, I guess they should stay out of each others way pretty much.
BTW, does anyone care that SFU is now a free download? Is NT a Unix now? (only slightly joking here).

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, January 22, 2004

NT has a native POSIX subsystem (though I think it's incomplete) so depending on your definition of UNIX....maybe. 

A cynic writes
Friday, January 23, 2004

SFU 3.5 should be a more complete replacement for that. Some people seem to like it http://www.dashes.com/anil/2004/01/19/microsoft_nix

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, January 23, 2004

mmm...that's interesting  -  it might be worth setting up a test environment to compare the two.  Thanks for that.

A cynic writes
Friday, January 23, 2004

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