[rescue] Fast Ethernet with a Sparc Classic

Barry Callahan barryc at rjlsystems.com
Fri May 31 19:42:04 CDT 2013

use an ultra-1?

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+
>and and the Sun4c just cant handle that kind of bandwidth. I am
>contemplating putting a quad fast ethernet card in my Sparc Classic
>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
>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
>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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