[rescue] "New" Sparc Classic -- qouple of Q's (my first post)
jredmond at bmts.com
Mon Feb 23 14:27:54 CST 2004
I've just "rescued" a sparc classic from Ebay. In nice shape (almost)
maxxed out ram, very clean, had to drop in a spare hd only 1gb --
otherwise seems perfect. Still not quite sure what it will be doing, but
it's too cool a little box to just sit.
Question: It came with two token ring adapters which show up in OBP as
SUNW,501-1932. I can't test beyond this but since the box was in such
good shape I figure they would work. Would they be any good to anybody?
Here? Ebay? I've got an ss20 with two Ross rt626 maxxed out ram + 4mb
vsimm, plus two nondescript ss10's. Any oddball (or not so oddball)
accoutrements could be of interest for a swap. (I guess off list is the
way to do these things?)
Somewhat unrelated: I'm stuck with a dial-up internet connection, so I
can no longer run servers at home for more than my own amusement. I'm
interested in any opinions on how foolhardy would it be to stick the
ss20 (say) in a co-lo and use it for real - maybe hosting some domains
for friends and/or local charities or small businesses etc. Obviously
the hardware is great quality, but it IS old, and I'm guessing I would
have to expect to do any repairs myself.
Thanks in advance
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