[rescue] SWM Seeks SunOS 4.1.4 HME drivers

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu May 20 21:25:19 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 13:31, trygve lode wrote:
> I maintain the hardware for Nyx.Net and I've managed to move
> a lot of people over to using newer machines running Solaris,
> but I still have some people and programs running on a couple
> of older Suns running SunOS 4.1.4.  I'd like to take down the
> oldest of these machines and have the other, slightly less obsolete,
> SunOS machine answer for it as well.
> As far as I know, I can't multi-home a single network connection 
> under SunOS, but it just so happens that I have a couple of 
> 501-2919 Sbus FastEthernet cards which are supported under
> SunOS.  (Which means I can even bump the remaining machine
> up to 100BT at the same time.)

If your thinking of dropping these all on the same net... keep
in mind that Sun's use the same MAC addr for all ethernet interfaces.

If you need to have the equivalent of le0:1, etc under SunOS, there
was some software called vif that allowed you to create vif
interfaces vif0, vif1, etc... each could have it's own IP.  I can't
recall, but a static published ARP entry may also have been needed.

I did this once a long time ago at an ISP under SunOS 4.x for 
webserving in the days of an IP for each domain.

Should be locatable on google.

-- Curt

> However, I don't have the FastEthernet 2.1 disks for these cards
> and I've been absolutely unable to track down the SunOS HME
> drivers that would be on these disks.  Would anyone out there
> have copies of the drivers or know where I can get them?
> (I know support for these cards and others that I have is built into
> Solaris 2.x, but switching the OS isn't an option at the moment.)
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