[Re: [rescue] Link to listing of Comdisco sale items...]
rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 29 10:22:53 CDT 2001
On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 09:32:08AM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> The only "cool" things about VA Linux boxes I've seen (we had a buttload
> of them at ConnectSouth) were the blue LED and the fact that you could
> use a serial console on them (altho this was more of a motherboard feature
> and a linux-kernel feature, and far from proprietary to them).
they have a bunch of 2U x86 boxes at half.com that can do the serial port
thing, i think they are intel 440 boards with some extra crap to make the
serial bits work. don't remember, i could ask. these 2U machines were just
off the shelf parts that the vendor we got them from overcharged for. nothing
fancy like the Network Engines machines.
> I wish I knew what motherboards they used for this.
they were off the shelf. like i said, intel i think. i'll check.
> Gimme a Netra X1 anyday, over this.
you're my hero.
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