[rescue] SS1+ (was "Sun Unobtainium memory tool")

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Tue Oct 21 11:38:39 CDT 2003

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Magnus Hedemark wrote:

> > It's fast enough to do some things still, right?  Fast enough to be a
> > nameserver, for example?
> Why bother?  It's very easy to score sun4m machines for free these days.
> sun4m is still supported by Linux, Solaris and *BSD.  If you spend even
> a small amount of money you can have sun4u (like the 6 Ultra 1's I just
> scored for $20/ea).
> I had an SS1 around for curiosity's sake and historical preservation,
> but when I moved back to PA this year I dumped a lot of those machines
> on the Aurora Linux project (and I understand that they were even less
> interested in supporting the SS1).
> Nameservers?  Being upgraded from SS4 & SS10 hardware to Ultra 1's in a
> couple of weeks.  The SS's that I've been using I got for free.  So why
> even bother with lesser hardware?

Why waste all those processor cycles?  You can use them for something

Peace...  Sridhar

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