[SunRescue] Can someone tell me what I just bought please?

Hatle Hatle
Sat Sep 16 09:13:59 CDT 2000

I like my 670, especially since I got the VME expansion board in and now
have 384 MB of RAM (woohoo!). Now that it's fired up, I'm even less worried
about the basement being cold for the upcoming Minnesota winter <grin>.

Martin- I liked the photos. Everytime I think I'm the only sick bastard with
more computing power than some small countries in my basement, something
like this comes along and lets me know I'm not alone! Next project: get the
FDDI/CDDI cable strung so the NetApp can talk over faster pipe to

"Hi, my name is Steve, and I have a problem.  .  ." <grin>


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Wedel sr
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Sent: 9/16/00 1:53 AM
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] Can someone tell me what I just bought please?

Yes it's a sun4m-class box. It's a fun machine to dink around
with. I've run Redhat on mine (no VME support) while I waited for a
copy of Solaris 2.5.1, and up until recently, used it as a boot server
several IPCs and Classics. Not terribly fast (depends a LOT on the mbus
modules ) but it can tote a load. If you have the notorius SM-100
proc, do yourself as favour and yank it out and put in at least an
SM41. The SM100 was a very slow module and I believe limited you to
versions of SunOS.

Hopefully you don't have too far to ship it, mine cost around 225 to
from San Diego to St Louis.  Noisy power-guzzler but a cool conversation
piece. I hope you are single or have a very understanding 'significant
Let me know when you get it, I'd like to know how it turns out. Get
the part numbers off of the processor module(s) and cards and hit the
Hardware Reference on this site.

I have a few pics of mine at the URLs below.
Martin Wedel
sun at minor-element.net

On Sat, 16 Sep 2000 fernande at internet1.net wrote:

> Hello,
> I know very little about Sun equipment, but want to learn.  I have
> reading bit of the Sun Rescue list for awhile now.  I have posted once
> before...maybe.
> I have wanted a Sun computer, and have been looking on Ebay....
> dangerous I know.  I am sort of partial to big computers, so I bid on
> what I believe to be a 670mp. Thats a Sun 4 something right?
> Here is the url, can someplease tell me what I just bought, and if I
> getting my moneys worth?  The "1247" sort of confuses me.  I haven't
> noticed this designation before.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=433014828
> I should have posted before bidding I suppose.  Especially since they
> didn't answer my email about shipping.  What do these things weigh?
> Any info will be appreciated!  Thanks.
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA
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