[rescue] Lot o' sbus cards

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Jun 24 00:59:48 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 10:51:30PM -0700, Robert Novak wrote:
> 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.

*nod*  not a lot of call for them by then ....

> 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.


'Course, it's all moot until we have the money to move someplace we have
choices other than dial-up, anyway ...

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