[rescue] dealing with node-locked software on sun4m

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Tue Jul 15 20:49:37 CDT 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Clayton Wheeler wrote:

> In a corner at work, we have a Sparcstation 10 running a Web site with
> a node-locked copy of WAIS. This occasionally makes me worry, since
> WAIS is long-dead, and the Sparc 10 isn't all that new either. Does
> anyone here know whether, if I had a PROM reader/burner, I could
> duplicate the PROM, hostid and all, and use another Sparc 10 as a clone?

> Alternatively, does anyone know what became of the commercial WAIS code
> base or developers?

Go check out the NVRAM FAQ.  There are ways to spoof the HostID.

Make sure and write it down BEFORE the NVRAM dies though =)


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