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Hummingbird Connectivity 2006 Suite consists of the following major components:

  1. Hummingbird neighborhood
  2. HostExplorer VT -- terminal emulator
  3. Hummingbird FTP
  4. Exceed X Server -- high quality Xserver with XDMCP and Adobe fonts support
  5. NFS Support
  6. Networking tools
  7. Scripting support
  8. Web Update wizard

Hummingbird neighborhood

Hummingbird Neighborhood is fully embedded within Windows Explorer. As an extension of Windows Explorer, you can use Hummingbird Neighborhood to access and manipulate the Profile Spaces, profiles and directories associated with Hummingbird applications.


HostExplorer VT

Hummingbird FTP

Hummingbird FTP is a client implementation of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). You can use Hummingbird FTP to transfer both text (ASCII) and image (binary) files between your PC and a remote FTP server using Windows Explorer. You can also use advanced scripting with OLE automation to view files and to transfer files to multiple hosts.


Security-Supports the following security systems:

OLE Automation-Supports advanced scripting and OLE Automation.

X Server

Hummingbird X server includes three major components:

  1. Exceed Exceed X server is a PC X server that displays graphical UNIX, Linux, and X applications on your computer. In the X Window environment, the Exceed X server is also referred to as an X Window terminal or display server.

  2. Exceed Connection Manager Lets you view, create, rename, delete, and modify Xstart, Xsession, and Xconfig profiles from a single user interface.

  3. Exceed Tools
  4. This is the most difficult to replace part of the Connectivity Suit. Cygwin/X provide replacement for certain cases but in general its X emulation is less reliable that Exceed.

Networking tools

NFS Support

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Open Text Special Information and Offers

Special Info. Details Effective
Regions Requirements
Product Discontinuation Effective July 1, 2009 Open Text will discontinue support, development and sales of Connectivity 2006 and lower for the product families:
  • Exceed®
  • HostExplorer®
  • NFS Maestro™
  • Hummingbird FTP™
  • Hummingbird InetD™
  • Connectivity Secure Shell™
  • Connectivity SecureTerm®
Version 5.0 and lower for:
  • Exceed onDemand®
For customers with valid maintenance contracts that terminate after June 30, 2009, and who are still using version 2006 and 5.0, Open Text will provide you with support for this version until the maintenance period expires.
July 1, 2009 Worldwide All Connectivity Customers. Please contact your Open Text Account Manager or Reseller for further information.

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