[rescue] Lot o' sbus cards

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Tue Jun 24 00:51:30 CDT 2003

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > > FYI, that does not necessarily imply SunSwift.  There were other
> > > cards that were plain old 10 base t and SCSI.  A SunSwift
> > > (assuming you don't know) is 10/100 ethernet and Fast/wide SCSI.
> > I wasn't aware there were older combo cards, no.  Actually, for the DSL
> > side of a firewall, an le would still work fine....
> Yup, it would still work great, just didn't want you getting into
> something because you were expecting the much nicer card =)

Yeah, FSBE (Fast Scsi/Buffered Ethernet) is a good card for a lot of uses,
but it has slightly lower value than SunSwift.

I guess SunSwift SBus is going for $30-40 on ebay. The PCI ones go for a
bit more ($51-$167). I don't think there was ever a PCI version of the
FSBE, since by that time it wouldn't have been very useful to make a
separate card.

For a firewall, you can also get 'be'/qec+be cards (BigMac) if you're not
using newer Solaris. They're fine under BSD/Linux/SunOS and Solaris up to
2.5.1 (maybe 2.6? I don't remember for sure), and for a 6mbps max
connection (for most broadband) their slightly-worse-than-hme performance
is quite fine.


Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com

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