[geeks] NAT and Filtering on Solaris
wonko at arkham.ws
Mon Apr 1 19:06:07 CST 2002
On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 06:32:34PM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> It's IDE. Blowing/sucking is inherent, except for the pricetag (ie: you
> get what you pay for).
U5/10 IDE is even worse than normal.
> But, apart from, that, it's a fine machine. Quite
> easily the nicest SPARC I've ever owned.
toss a SCSI card in it and your opinion of it will go way up. :)
i'm assuming you run it headless, since the video it comes with is quite
lackluster (especially for an SGI nut like you)
other than those two things, not a bad machine. ultra2 is still my favorite
"low end" sun though.
> > a U5 is OVERKILL for this. i was using a sparc5 at one point, and my
> > bridging filtering box will be a sparc2.
> I'm fully aware of that, but I -have- a U10 that I'm using as a CD
> toasting and portability-testing box. I've given away all my other
> SPARCs, and tossing another Ethernet interface into the Octane is -way-
> out of budget right now.
it was more to let you know you wouldn't be unimpressed with it's performance
than to knock you for using such an underpowered box.
> Actually, from what I'm seeing, it'll actually be cheaper to pick up a SS5
> or an SS2+Weitek and drop in an sbus Ethernet card than to buy another hme
> for the U10. Anyone have any (of either) they're willing to get rid of
> for fairly cheap? 
i don't have any spare stuff in that range for you unfortunately, but isn't
there a non-Sun ethernet card he could use? obviously 100Mbit isn't needed
since his internet can't even go 10Mbit (unless he got a T3 installed or
>  No, I'm still not going to buy a NetGear home router. If I can't get
> an affordable solution out of a SPARC, I'm going to pull the Packard
> Bell out of the garage and OBSD -that- POS. The PB, as much as it may
> suck, is far more hackable and fun than a network minirouter
those network appliance boxes are nice and easy, but i don't feel comfortable
using them. i'd rather had a sun or a cisco doing the job.
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