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Invisible LAN Revision History

The following table lists the revisions of Invisible LAN, from version 3.10 to version 4.00K. For each version, we indicate the approximate release date, and the changes that were made.


Version Date Changes and Additions
4.00K 02/04/01 Modified setup and documentation to support Windows Millennium Edition.
4.00K 12/30/99 Released patch to support Windows 98 Second Edition.
4.00K 02/25/98 DOS and Windows 3.X versions added support for DEC 21140 PCI Ethernet cards that have MII-type media interface chips.
4.00J 02/01/98 Supports Windows 98.

(Also supports Windows 98 beta 3 and Windows 98 Release Candidate 0.)

4.00H 12/07/97 This is the free version of Invisible LAN, released for downloading from our web site on 01/01/98. Except for the fact that AI software no longer requires serial numbers, there are no changes from version 4.00G.
4.00G 11/06/97 Fixed a bug in the Windows 95 server which can cause a page fault while recovering from a lost network packet.

Fixed a problem with the Windows 95 logon dialog box. (Passwords entered in the logon dialog box were not being used in subsequent mapping attempts, resulting in repeated prompts to enter password.)

MAP command and DOS redirector modified to allow for the long start-up time of a Windows 95 server when waiting for the server to start (/W option on MAP).

NetBIOS modified so it does not zero out the length field of an NCB when a command fails (applies to DOS, Windows 3.X, and Windows 95).

Windows 95 version includes an option to disable Invisible NetBIOS.

4.00F 09/14/97 Supports Windows 98 beta 2.

Supports Microsoft's Universal Serial Bus version of Windows 95. (Fixed a bug in the server that caused a crash when Universal Serial Bus is installed.)

Windows 95 version warns user if there is a binding between TransBIOS and the Dial-Up Adapter.

Windows 95 network provider modified to resolve problems connecting, disconnecting, and listing network drives in a multi-network configuration. (It now uses a specific network provider ID.)

Windows 95 network provider modified to resolve problems in handling passwords. (It now tries both the logon password and the Windows 95 password cache, before prompting the user.)

Windows 95 network provider modified to fix a problem creating persistent loopback mappings. (Previously, these would fail because of the long startup time of the Windows 95 server.)

Windows 95 redirector and network provider modified to allow mapping directly to directories with long names. (Previously, this required defining a shortname.)

4.00E 05/08/97 DEC PCI driver modified to resolve a compatibility problem with some motherboards (the driver now checks to make sure that I/O access and bus mastering are enabled).
4.00D 02/26/97 Supports Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2. (Also called OSR2 or version 4.00.1111.)

Windows 95 version fixes various problems accessing network files from Microsoft Office. (Among other things, the redirector now supports a "null" shortname to allow mappings to paths of the form "\\Server".)

Windows 95 version fixes a compatibility problem with Microsoft Briefcase. (Network ID in registry was changed to a standard Microsoft-supported value.)

4.00B 09/26/96 Windows 95 redirector modified to support timed print stream truncation for applications running in a DOS box.

Ultra Server modified to support three different methods for controlling the A20 line, in order to resolve compatibility problems with some motherboards.

4.00 08/10/96 Supports Windows 95.

TransBIOS, redirector, and server are rewritten as 32-bit virtual device drivers for Windows 95.

Added 32-bit network provider, print provider, and shell extensions to integrate Invisible LAN into the Windows 95 shell.

Windows 95 A.I. version supports any Ethernet or Token Ring adapter with an NDIS-3 driver.

DOS and Windows 3.X versions upgraded to support interoperation with Windows 95 version (principally, support for the new print queue architecture in the Windows 95 server).

DOS and Windows 3.X versions added support for DEC 21041 PCI Ethernet controller chip, and for the new DEC ROM format.

DOS and Windows 3.X disk cache upgraded to support drives larger than 2 gigabytes. (This cache was made available separately as CACHE2G.ZIP for users still running older versions of Invisible LAN.)

Fixed a bug in the Windows 3.X server that could cause the server to crash during Windows startup or shutdown while under heavy network load.

Fixed a bug in the NetBIOS CANCEL command that failed to release the local session table entry when a LISTEN command was canceled.

3.54C 07/03/95 A.D. version added support for Invisible Ethernet PCI.

A.I. version added support for DEC PCI Ethernet.

3.54B 04/22/95 Western Digital drivers modified to support SMC 83C790 controller chip.

3COM 3C509 driver modified to support 3C509B.

3.54A 01/21/95 Modified README files for new documentation.
3.54 12/11/94 Changed NDIS driver to fix a retry count problem with token ring adapters.

Fixed a bug in the redirector that could cause an incorrect length to be reported on a very long "Write" operation when local buffering is enabled. (This only occured when the length of the "Write", plus the amount of buffered data, exceeds 64K bytes.)

Modified QSETUP to install mail pop-up.

3.53 10/19/94 Added file compression to distribution disks.
3.52 10/13/94 Added QSETUP quick setup program for DOS.

Added QSETUPW quick setup program for Windows 3.X.

Ultra Server enhanced for Pentium.

Supports UNC (uniform naming convention) for network resources. (This fixed a compatibility problem with Btrieve 6.X and certain other applications.)

Supports Tripp Lite UPS serial cable connection.

A.I. version supports 3COM 3C509 Ethernet adapters.

A.I. version supports site licenses and multi-user licenses.

3.51 07/29/94 Added Bridge function to Invisible LAN Remote.

Windows 3.X installation modified to eliminate confusion between Windows version 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups version 3.11.

3.50 03/28/94 Added Invisible LAN Remote.

Supports Windows for Workgroups version 3.11.

3.44 12/04/93 Supports OS/2 2.1 in a DOS-specific session.

Modified NetBIOS to fix a compatibility problem with some applications. (Attempting to add a duplicate name to the local name table now returns the alias number of the existing name.)

3.43 08/12/93 Fixed compatibility problems with old programs that issue an "FCB Open" call to a printer device.

Fixed problems with print stream truncation on an "FCB Close" call to a printer device.

Fixed compatibility problems with programs that perform long "Write" operations to local character devices on the server. (This fixed a compatibility problem with some scanner drivers, when the scanner is installed on a server.)

Fixed a compatibility problem with programs that attempt to open a CD-ROM file in read/write mode.

Added support for Thruport Pocket LAN Adapter.

All files on a CD-ROM are automatically made shareable.

The redirector supports a subset of MSCDEX function calls, for CD-ROM programs that test for or use MSCDEX.

3.42 06/22/93 A.D. version supports Invisible Ethernet 2000S in WD8013-compatible mode.

A.D. version supports Invisible Ethernet VL3200 (VL-Bus Ethernet card).

3.41 06/02/93 Supports Windows for Workgroups version 3.10.

A.I. version supports third-party boards with NDIS drivers.

Disk cache made compatible with DOS version 6.0 SmartDrive.

Added Print Demon to speed up printing in Windows 3.X.

Added SETUPW to automate installation of Windows 3.X icons.

Made network startup quicker. (Modified TransBIOS to provide faster name registration.)

3.40 03/16/93 Modified SETUP30 to support option disks for Ultra Server and other add-on products.
3.30 01/31/93 Added Ultra Server.
3.20 10/13/92 Changed name from "NET/30" to "Invisible LAN".

Simplified the Easy Configuration section of SETUP30.

Improved user interface design in SETUP30 and MENU.

A.I. version supports IBM Token Ring and compatible adapters.

A.I. version supports D-Link Ethernet controller chip.

Added UPS monitoring function to the server.

Added Invisible Control for Windows bundled into product.

Added ability to access shadow RAM through the XMS interface. (This is in addition to the three other interfaces already supported -- the Invisible RAM interface, the MS-DOS 5.0+ interface, and the QEMM-386 interface.)

Added break page design for PCL printers. (This is in addition to the two previous break page designs -- PostScript and ASCII.)

Print spooler added option to print either direct to hardware or through the printer BIOS.

05/01/92 Supports Windows version 3.1.

Added Adapter Independent version, with support for the following third-party adapters: NE-1000 compatible, NE-2000 compatible, NE-2 compatible, WD-8013 compatible, and WD-8003 compatible.

Supports use of packet drivers concurrently with network operating system. (Allows co-existence of TCP/IP software.)

Added direct print option to the print spooler.

Added configurable print priority to the print spooler.

Added user-customizable break pages to the print spooler.

Added ability to rearrange the order of jobs in the print queue.

Added ability to browse the network for servers, drives, and printers.

Added server usage statistics, server audit trail, and server disk cache statistics.


Notices: Copyright 1997-2001 by Invisible Software, Inc. Invisible Software, NET/30, Invisible LAN, Ultra Server, and Invisible LAN Remote are trademarks of Invisible Software, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

This document was prepared on 11/11/97 and 03/01/98 and 12/01/01, and was believed to be accurate as of those dates. Procedures, specifications, and compatibility may change without notice, and therefore this document may be out-of-date and/or inapplicable to current product versions. Invisible Software provides this document "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. Under no circumstances shall this document be construed as creating or expanding any warranty of product performance.


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