[rescue] Time to replace the IPX

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:20 CST 2003

A Sun Ultra 1 170E or 200E would fit your req... excpet you can only
fit one 1.6" SCA drive inside.... (don't know if Sun supported that,
but as I recall, I had a 1.6" height in one bay and an inch height
in the other.

Does have 100Mbit eithernet, Fast Wide SCSI, runs Open or NetBSD, isn't
bad on height, shouldn't be noisy, has "spiffy" RISC arch, and should
fit your budget.

If your lucky, you might be able to dig up an Ultra 2 in your price
range and have future expandability.... although I don't think the
U2 can take 1.6" height SCA drives... at least I never tried...
maybe someone else here can comment.

-- Curt

On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 11:34, Scott Newell wrote:
> 	I've been using an ancient IPX at work for a few years now, and it's time
> to upgrade.  I'm looking for recommendations.  
> 	I'd like: 
> a faster box
> runs OpenBSD or NetBSD
> can use 1.6" SCA drives (used SCA seems to be good value at 9-18GB)
> fairly quiet
> not too hot running
> 100Mbit ethernet (without dongles/AUI transceivers)
> able to boot headless
> not too pricey  (<$100 would be great)
> bonus points for spiffy RISC arch
> not too big (say, smaller than a full tower)
> 	The main uses of the box will be to run CVS, Samba, dhcpd, and apache (low
> volume internal static webpages).  Sometime in the future it'll be called
> on to also handle some low volume cgi and database stuff.  The IPX is out
> of disk space on the internal 4GB drive, and Samba is pretty sluggish
> (compared to the PCs on the 100Mbit network).
> 	My OS requirements seem to eliminate SGI, and I suspect anything Alpha
> based will be either too hot or too noisy.  Sun Ultra 1E?  What about HP or
> IBM?
> newell
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