[rescue] "New" Sparc Classic -- qouple of Q's (my first post)
vraptor at promessage.com
Mon Feb 23 17:54:10 CST 2004
Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 03:27:54PM -0500, John Redmond wrote:
>>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.
> Why not? Just buy another complete ss20 for under $100 and keep it as a
> I've actually never had anything but hard drives and framebuffers 
> fail in SPARC boxes. All other failures I eve rdealt with were the
> result of bad cooling and were where E4Ks were just "frying" boards. 
I have an SS20 with a failed serial port A here; I've
seen PSUs go as well, but the SS20 that died of that
was stuck in a DC at one point where the temp went 104F+.
Oh, and the infamous U1 CPU fan deaths.
(You don't want to know how many HDs went south over
many months after that fiasco. But, it made facilities
add a monthly check of their failure notification system.)
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