[rescue] dealing with node-locked software on sun4m

Devin L. Ganger devin at thecabal.org
Tue Jul 15 21:14:54 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 06:13:17PM -0700, 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?

You don't even need to do that.  Heck, you don't even need to host it on
another SS10.

The Sun NVRAM/hostid FAQ reveals all:

Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
"Aikido is based around the central precept of letting an attack take its
natural course.  You, of course, don't want to impede that natural flow
by being in its way." -- overheard on the PyraMOO

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