[rescue] Need 10/100 NIC for RS/6000 & AIX 4.3

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 4 14:44:26 CDT 2003

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, James Denton wrote:

> I seem to recall at one time reading that the 3C905B PCI card would work
> under AIX. Do you know this to be true?  Our 7043-140 will only be in
> production for another year; it primarily runs our Progress database
> used to manage student and PEIMS information. The company who makes the
> software is requiring us to switch to a Terminal Server next spring
> *shrug*. Well, at least I'll get a free RS/6000 out of the deal.

I don't know this to be true, but 3C905's are cheap enough so that it
wouldn't hurt too much to try it.  I always use FDDI on my RS/6K's.  It's
a whole lot cheaper, and faster, for that matter.

Peace...  Sridhar

> >> I'm looking for an inexpensive 10/100 NIC that can be used in an
> >> RS/6000 43P Model 140. It's running AIX 4.3 right now, but will
> >> possibly be upgraded to 5.1 in the near future. IBM wants my first
> >> born child + cash in exchange for one of their NIC's.
> >
> > Even used on ebay, thes RS/6000-compatible 100Mbps ethernet cards pull
> > several hundred dollars.  It'll easily cost more than that entire
> > machine. Your best bet is to get a machine with one already in it to
> > replace your 7043-140.

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