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Novell vs. Microsoft courtcase
Some time ago Novell filed suit against Microsoft. Does anybody know
what became of this case?
The case resolved around behaviour of Windows95 which sabotages
larger campus-sized NetWare networks: if "File sharing for NetWare
networks" is enabled, a Win95 workstation falsely advertised itself
as a file server closer than any other NetWare server in the network.
The effect is that network traffic is redirected to the Win95
workstation instead of going to the intended servers, which leads to
slowdowns in network traffic etc.
hMicrosoft documents indicate that this behaviour was deliberately
coded, and is not a software bug on their part (they give spurious
reasons why this is a neccesary "feature"). (Roundabout the same time
they advertised NT as a superior solution to NetWare because of its
better performance on campus-sized WAN's...)
Has the case ever been filed, has it been settled, or is it still in
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