Articles for SUA Community (Subsystem for Unix-based Applications, SFU & Interix)
I've started a series of articles to add more information about Interix, SFU and SUA (Subsystem for Unix-based Applications) onto the Internet. This is to boost the available knowledge in articles that make it easier for people to read and get the information they need. By having more information available this should increase the number of users (big and small). Some of these articles have been published before and some haven't. If you have an article you would like to contribute or the idea for an article please let me know.
You will also find links below to several videos we made a few years ago.
And I've just started to add some MP3 podcasts. The podcasts have their
own list, but where they overlap with an Article it is marked.
Our FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions) for Subsystem for Unix-based Applications (SUA), Interix / SFU and NFS.
This is a long and detailed description of using the pkg (installer) tools for installing, updating and uninstalling. Shorter more focused articles listed on the next entry.
The 3 quick web pages for managing your installed packages are Updating, Displaying Information, and Deleting/Uninstalling.
An overiew article highlighting why you should use Interix/SUA.
The split-up of Windows Services for UNIX into individual components in Windows Server 2008 and 2003/R2, and Windows Vista and Windows 7 has left users confused as to how to set up the ultimate Unix/Linux interoperability environment.
A tech Note on the transition from Service for Unix (SFU) to Subsystem for Unix-based Application (SUA), Identify Management on Windows, what NFS is and installating SUA.
This is a long in-breadth white paper (41 pages before getting HTML-ized). This comprehensive paper provides a lot of information.
An overiew article discussing what you need for software development wth Interix and Subsystem for Unix-based Applications.
A brief on what needs to be installed for compiling C programs. Also discusses shared library loading and the enhanced "ld.so" available.
How to set-up OpenSSH for a passwordless login using the public key exchange.
Many Unix and Linux application have source code using crypt() to directly handle passwords. This paper covers what can still be done and how to do it with Interix and Subsystem for Unix-based Applications (SUA).
This paper covers the installation of Microsoft's NFS Server on Windows 2003/R2 and how to configure which components. The paper continues to be applicable to Server 2008.
This paper lists the available registry entries for controlling some of the behavior and limits with Interix and Subsystem for Unix-based Applications. These can be important to check when behavior is not correct or changed because hotfixes and some other programs/installations will clobber these registry entries.
This paper is a quick quide to getting sendmail running on Interix. Once you have it going to can refer to other Sendmail information for more complex configurations.
These videos are referenced from other locations on this site. While videos aren't articles or White Papers these are good references.
SUA Installation Screencast
A step-by-step video geared to anyone installing and using SUA for the first time. This webcast covers activating the SUA subsystem, installing the Utilities & SDK and the Interop Tools Bundles. It walks you through each step and choice and provides an actual installation for visual reference.
SUA Familiarization Screencast
The second video follows the Installation video (above). After covering a brief history of SUA, an overview of the system architecture is presented. The video then comments on security aspects, the shells and filesystems. Actual examples of common configuration actions and program use for administrators are shown. Intended to broaden the knowledge of SUA users, developers and administrators.
MP3 Podcasts about Interix/SUA and Unix/Linux in General
Off-site Articles and References
The following are links to 3rd Party sites where information can be found on Subsystem for Unix-based Applications (SUA), Services for Unix (SFU), Interix and NFS. Please note that while the SFU information is older much of continues to apply and/or be relevant to SUA/Interix too.
These links may change without our knowing about it. If that happens please let use know there is a stale link so we can update it for other people.
© 2008. 2009. Interop Systems Inc., 2012 R. Ruddock.