[rescue] Sparc Classic & IPX rescue

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Sun Dec 15 10:21:07 CST 2013

Hi Fred

If you want to stay in the period, then you need to run, from memory, Sunos
4.x and Openview or Solaris 1.x.

As to legal status, no real idea, we always traded on these systems as having
a lifetime licence for the version they were currently licensed to, but the
idea of someone from Oracle getting uptight about it, especially for home use,
is so unlikely as to be laughable. having said that I am sure that an official
permission to run could be sought and given from someone within Oracle, though
I would not want to estimate how long it might take given how long they take
to give quotes for new kit out....


> On 15 Dec 2013, at 02:56, Fred <FRED at MISER.MISERNET.NET> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Picked up a Classic and IPX recently and finally had time to dig in.  Have a
> serial cable on the way, have plenty of SCSI hard drives so I slapped one in
> there.  While I'm waiting for the serial cable to arrive so I can hook it up
> my terminal server, I have been pondering operating systems ...
> I'd like to run something Solaris-ish.  Is this even legal?  Sure, I could
> NetBSD, Linux, or OpenBSD, but that's too easy.  I'd like to stay "in the
> period" if I can ... I am not *overly* concerned about security as you'll
> to have an account on my main ssh accessible system to get to the Sun(s) -
> won't port forward to them specifically.
> I'm also looking for sources of memory for the IPX (it came with none, which
> knew going in).  Any pointers would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Fred
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