[rescue] dealing with node-locked software on sun4m

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Tue Jul 15 21:28:47 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 06:49 PM, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> 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 =)

Go to www.squirrel.com, (the guy who got me into system administration)
there is info there on how to do this.

(Oddly, he just quit his job at AMZN, and is becoming a therapist.
Guess I won't get much by way of referrals there anymore. :-/)


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