[rescue] Sun Rays

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sat Aug 9 14:12:19 CDT 2003

Funny.... someone is auctioning 1.1 of the SunRay server software on
ePay for $99 ! :-)

If what people say here is correct and it is a free download, anyone
buying that isn't going to be too happy if they find out.

Is the latest version of the server software (2.0 ?) what is available
for download ?

-- Curt

>Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 11:16:03 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Michael Dombrowski <ab1244 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun Rays
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>> Has anyone used Sun Rays?  I picked up a few on ebay
>> (35$ each + 15$
>> shipping, not a bad deal) to play with, and am
>> wondering what all I'll
>> need.  Do they require smart cards?  Sun docs imply
>> not, but I'm not
>> totally sure.  Can I get away without any licenses,
>> or does the software
>> actually check for those?  Any pitfalls?
>> 	Thanks
>> 		Nick
>Just got my Sun Ray 100 up and running using Server
>2.0 software, they are quite nice. Do not require
>smart cards, I don't have any to play around with but
>any ISO SC shoud work. No licenses needed. Only
>problem I had with mine was the autoconfigure setting
>for the monitor resolution not properly keeping set
>after I set it. But I eventually got it working,
>somehow. I'm running my Sun Ray off an AXi(360mhz,
>2mb, 512mb, rackmount for $70 shipped!) using a FDDI
>connect as my main interface so I use the HME as
>dedicated for the 'Rays which makes configuring them
>easy as pie. It is possible to use a single interface
>for Sun Ray and system connect, and it is even
>possible to use a third party DHCP server but I don't
>know how. Given that PCI HMEs are like $30 on Ebay
>now, I would suggest picking an extra up to save
>yourself hassle. All in all, initial setup was under
>an hour.
>The 'Ray is very nice to use, it appears just like
>another head on the Sun. Audio is supposedly
>transparent although I have not tried it out yet. I am
>piping my SunPCi display to it which is very cool.
>Performance is pretty good although I have no hit it
>hard yet with Mozilla scrolling or anything like that.
>Other than slight trouble with the monitor (which I
>think may be because of improper DCC settings on it),
>I have not had any issues with it and will probably
>get a couple more.
>Hope this helps.
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Curtis Wilbar
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