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HUMMINGBIRD'S NFS MAESTRO PROVIDES HIGH PERFORMANCE NFS CLIENT AND SERVER TO DOS AND WINDOWS WORKSTATIONS



NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows Gives Users 32-bit
                   Internetwork Solution


ATLANTA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hummingbird Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: HUMCF; TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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), the worldwide technology and market leader in the PC to UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 integration software industry, announces NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows, a new internetworking solution that brings DOS and Windows workstations into enterprise networks. NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows includes both the NFS client and the NFS server, as well as a suite of TCP/IP networking applications supporting file transfers, network news, e-mail, troubleshooting and more. With NFS Maestro, any DOS or Windows workstation can exchange data with virtually any other computing platform, including UNIX, OpenVMS, MVS, Macintosh, Windows NT, and Windows 95.

NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows includes Hummingbird's own TCP/IP stack. Users may install TCP/IP as a 32-bit VxD for Windows-only environments, or as a DOS and Windows stack. NFS Maestro can be used to create peer-to-peer workgroups, or it can be used to integrate workstations into larger networks. It will also coexist with other network platforms such as Novell's NetWare, Microsoft's LAN Manager, 3Com 3+Open, and Banyan Vines.

"The TCP/IP stack has become the most common integration engine in today's networking market," said Fred Sorkin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Hummingbird Communications. "With NFS Maestro, we can offer DOS and Windows users a high-performance engine that will link them to Windows NT, Windows 95, UNIX, and other platforms."

NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows offers both a 32-bit NFS client and NFS server. The NFS client allows Windows users to quickly access file and print services on any NFS server throughout the network. The NFS server applications make local Windows resources available to other NFS clients throughout the enterprise.

Features of NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows:

-- High performance 32-bit NFS client implementation for seamless access to file and print services across multiple networks

-- Support for up to 64 sockets for third-party application programs such as databases, terminal emulation, and X-Windows applications

-- Peer-to-peer networking with Hummingbird's optional NFS server

-- Support for UNIX symbolic links

-- Hummingbird EMail application supporting SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet and part of the TCP/IP protocol suite, as defined by IETF RFC 2821. SMTP defines the message format and the message transfer agent (MTA), which stores and forwards the mail. , POP2, POP3, MAPI (Mail API) A programming interface from Microsoft that enables a client application to send to and receive mail from Exchange Server or a Microsoft Mail (MS Mail) messaging system. Microsoft applications such as Outlook, the Exchange client and Microsoft Schedule use MAPI.  and MIME standards. Provides MAPI interface to support mail enabled applications

-- TN3270 IBM mainframe terminal emulation, Telnet, and graphical drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another.  FTP

-- Hummingbird's Exceed Basic scripting language

-- Hummingbird's Launch Pad and Virtual Desktop facilities

-- Internet access tools, including News reader and Gopher clients

-- Network utilities that aid in troubleshooting and address resolution, such as Finger, Ping, TraceRoute, Exports, Talk, Wiki, NSLookup, RPC-Info, Whois, Cookie, Unix "R" commands, and more

-- Suite of Internet service daemons (inetd) including FTPd, LPD, Telnetd, Fingerd, Bootpd, TFTPd, Timed, Tnamed, Gopherd, Cookied, and others.

NFS Maestro for Microsoft

For added flexibility, Hummingbird also offers NFS Maestro for Microsoft, an NFS software solution that offers the same 32-bit, VxD NFS client functionality that integrates with the Microsoft "wolverine" stack. With NFS Maestro for Microsoft, Windows for Workgroup users also receive the same TCP/IP applications, including FTP, Telnet, News, EMail, terminal emulations, and more. Users can also take advantage of the full suite of Hummingbird's Inetd server functions.

Both NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows and NFS Maestro for Microsoft are available in October, and carry single copy prices of US$395. Site licenses are available.

Hummingbird Communications Ltd. specializes in the development of PC to enterprise internetworking software products that provide seamless integration within corporate networks. Hummingbird products are sold internationally by authorized resellers in more than 40 countries. The company is headquartered in North York, Ontario North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As of the 2006 Census, it has a population of 624,610. The official 2001 census count was 608,288. , Canada, with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. in the United States; and Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva.
, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Paris, France, and Maidenhead, United Kingdom in Europe.

NOTE: NFS Maestro and Exceed are registered trademarks of Hummingbird Communications, Ltd. All other copyrights, trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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/CONTACT: Tom Woolf, press: 415-508-1554; Peter Auditore, 415-917-7300, or Inder P.S. Duggal, investor relations, 416-496-2200, both of Hummingbird Communications/

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