[rescue] Sun Rays

Paul paul at techcenter3000.com
Mon Aug 11 03:07:23 CDT 2003

So where can I find one of these AXi's for $70.00 shipped?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Dombrowski" <ab1244 at yahoo.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun Rays

> > 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.
> Mike
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