[rescue] another sandia/los Alamos auction

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Feb 12 22:23:54 CST 2004

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:06:57PM -0500, Stephen Sukovich wrote:

> Now I got a strange question... was IS everyone using their sun machines
> for? My sparc20 right now is a silly router/firewall/dns server/samba
> server/great adzapping proxy server for my miniature network. Wonder
> what everyone else is using these things for.

My U5 is colocated (and provides jdboyd.net).  My U1 is my home router
(10mbit, FastE, FDDI, and dialup).  My SS20 is my home CVS server and
does some file serving (of things important that I don't feel like
bothering to place in CVS, like photographs, archived university
projects, etc). 

I have two other Suns in my apartment that don't really work (both have
SCSI issues).  I don't know what I would do with them if they did work
(I can come up with tasks, but the tasks in mind either require too much
time or additional money) so I haven't had a lot of motivation to get
them fixed.  For instance, if I had the spare money, buying an ACard
SCSI<->IDE adapter would allow me to use a U1 (once I figure out it's
SCSI problem) to replace the Celeron that that drive currently sits in.
Likewise, if I had a decent Internet connection, I could use the classic
as a NAT/Firewall, and make the other router a router for internal
traffic only.  

I have a few Suns in storage that will likely never be put to any task
more usefull than just entertaining myself (3/160, 3/80, SS2, other

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