[rescue] dealing with node-locked software on sun4m

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Jul 15 23:13:13 CDT 2003

Write down your ethernet address and hostid !

If your NVRAM ever goes, or the sparc does, you can reprogram a new NRAM
or the one in the replacement SS10 (or you can swap the NVRAM from the
"dead" system into the replacement (provided your NRAM is still good)).

The NVRAM FAQ is on squirrel.com.

-- Curt

>Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:13:17 -0700
>From: Clayton Wheeler <csw at thirdshoe.net>
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>Subject: [rescue] dealing with node-locked software on sun4m
>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?
>Clayton Wheeler
>csw at thirdshoe.net
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
rescue at hawkmountain.net

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