UnixWare Frequently Asked Questions (Overview)
This is the Overview section of the UnixWare Frequently Asked Questions file
maintained on the Internet for the Usenet newsgroup comp.unix.unixware.misc.
Its maintainer is Andrew Josey (andrew(at)tamarix.demon.co.uk). Suggestions
and contributions are always welcome.
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This article is posted monthly around the middle of the month.
The FAQ is divided into the following categories:
* (O) Overview, this document describing other documents which compose the
total UnixWare FAQ and pointers to other UnixWare resources.
* (D) Developer, for items of interest to software developers/programmers
* (A) Autoconfiguration, describing use of the Device Configuration Utility(DCU)
* (M) Mailsurr, describing the Email system
* (T) Troubleshooting, describing UnixWare 2.x installation and miscellaneous topics
* (G) General, for items of nonspecific interest
* (N) How to setup Networking.
* (U) UnixWare 7 specific qustions.
A Meta FAQ is now available - see http://www.freebird.org/faq/meta.html.
(The following are now looking a bit dated and could do with
* (U) User, for items of interest to general users
* (S) SysAdmin, for items of interest to UnixWare system administrators
Each of these category is now a separate file; together, along with this
overview, they are the UnixWare FAQ. They are posted to the Internet
newsgroups comp.unix.unixware.misc and comp.unix.unixware.announce, and
related groups, including news.answers and comp.answers, roughly once a
month. Readers of these files with access to the Internet should be able
to find them archived in the news.answers archive at rtfm.mit.edu and
available by anonymous ftp Its location is:
UnixWare RESOURCE POINTERS
This section gives pointers to other UnixWare and UNIX system resources.
Suggestions and contributions to be added to this section
are always welcome.
O1) Where can I get Freeware and shareware for UnixWare?
O2) Where can I get Information on setting up Internet Services on UnixWare?
O3) What is PDF and where can I get a PDF viewer for UnixWare?
O4) Where is the comp.unix.unixware.misc news archive?
O5) Where can I find the official UNIX system manual pages?
O6) Where can I find SCO Documentation?
O7) Where can I find links to other UNIX system resources?
Subject: O1) Where can I get Freeware and shareware for UnixWare?
The Freebird archive (from ftp.freebird.org) is a set of unsupported freeware
software ported to UnixWare. Sources and binaries are included, often the
binaries are in pkgadd format for ease of installation.
See http://www.freebird.org for more information about the
Freebird archive - also note that there are plans afoot to
make the archive available on CD-ROM.
Also see the SCO Skunkware project at http://www.sco.com/skunkware.
Subject: O2) Where can I get Information on setting up Internet Services
A list of pointers to freely available information can be found at
This includes information on the following:
- UnixWare 2 As an Internet Access Server (HTML Presentation)
- World Wide Web (WWW) - http servers, web browsers
- File Transfer Protocol (ftp)
- Wide Area Information Service (wais)
- Domain Name Service (DNS)
- Bootp and DHCP server (including auto allocation of IP addresses)
- Electronic Mail
- Usenet news (netnews), server and client software
- Post Office Protocol (POP, APOP)
- Point to Point Protocol (PPP)
- Archie, Xarchie
- Service Wrappers
- Ftp Mirror tool.
- Firewall Tools , (fwtk, ssh)
- Sendmail for UnixWare
Subject: O3) What is PDF and where can I get a PDF viewer for UnixWare?
PDF is Adobe's portable document format. SCO and many other
companies are starting to distribute documents in this format.
A PDF viewer for UnixWare, called xpdf is available on
Subject: O4) Where is the comp.unix.unixware.misc news archive?
A free-text searchable news archive can be found at
Subject: O5) Where can I find the official UNIX system manual pages?
The official UNIX system manual pages from The Open Group's
Single UNIX(R) Specification are online at http://www.UNIX-systems.org/go/unix.
Subject: O6) Where can I find SCO Documentation?
Online SCO documentation for a variety of products including
UnixWare 7 can be found at http://www.sco.com/documentation/.
You can go direct to the UnixWare 7 documentation at http://doc.sco.com.
Subject: O7) Where can I find links to other UNIX system resources?
A set of links to other UNIX system resources is available at
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