[rescue] Sparc Classic & IPX rescue

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Sun Dec 15 23:35:12 CST 2013

Solaris 2.4 was where I got my start on Sun products, although I later worked 
with 2.3 and SunOS 4.x/Solaris 1.x products.

We deployed quite a few SparcStation 20's and SparcServer 20's running Solaris 
2.4.  After we got Solaris 2.4 installed, there was a follow on/included CD that 
was full of patches.  For what we used those systems for, Solaris 2.4 was rock 
solid and I don't remember ever having any system crashes.

This was during my time in the Air Force, and these boxes were used for standard 
Internet service(s), i.e. (DNS, FTP server, web server, NFS file shares, email, 
RADIUS authentication for dialup modems) and Banyon Vines ENS (Enterprise 
Network Server) directory service.

These (Sun) boxes replaced older ATT 3b2 600G and 600GR systems.

Good times.....


On 12/15/13 04:48 PM, Peter Stokes wrote:
>> On 15 Dec 2013, at 19:44, Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
>>> On 12/15/2013 11:21 AM, Peter Stokes wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I think you could, in theory, order a Classic or an IPX with Solaris 2.x.
> In reality, I'm not sure that was a particularly popular option.
>> Solaris 2.1-2.2-2.3 were a pretty rough ride.
> I think these were developer versions from what I remember, the first
> seriously used version for production was 2.4, again this is just coming from
> my memory of what was said and what systems I saw at the time.
> Peter

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