[rescue] Fast Ethernet with a Sparc Classic

Jonathan Katz jon at jonworld.com
Fri May 31 16:46:56 CDT 2013

sbus should just work. Worst case it won't keep up, but I had qfe's on SS5s
w/o issue.

Sent from my mobile device. Please pardon any brevity.

On May 31, 2013, at 16:40, Kurt Nowak <knowak at alumni.calpoly.edu> wrote:

> Sadly, after many years I have to retire my SS2 for my personal home
> firewall and ipsec gateway, since my cable provider is pumping out 20+ Mb/s
> and and the Sun4c just cant handle that kind of bandwidth. I am
> contemplating putting a quad fast ethernet card in my Sparc Classic since
> its a Sun4M and quiet and compact enough - not as much of a power hog as an
> SS5/SS10/SS20 too. My questions are, 1) can an SS Classic even take a quad
> fast ethernet sbus card? 2) If so, would anyone be able to predict what
> kind of performance I could get with this if its even possible? I'll be
> running OpenBSD as I have happily been doing for years with my old Sparcs.
> My other option is to do overkill and use a Sunfire V100 that's just
> sitting around doing nothing... Its too noisy though for running 24/7, so I
> want to avoid that....Looking forward to the bandwidth though!
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