[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.
klemish at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 5 10:41:26 CST 2016
"First of all you'll probably want to grab resolv+, so you'll have
useful DNS support without having to deal with the YP brain-damage."
I'll try that, I've only had to try to setup NIS once.
It was used as a go between our windows servers and linux workstations &
servers at a job.
Since the head corperate IT really only had window experience,
I setup the window file sever as a master NIS server which was set to mirror
That way the could control and administrate linux system user access without
For a home system I really didn't want to have to set up a NIS server for only
"Remember, "link" indication on TP Ethernet interfaces only looks at
the receive pair, so to have a good "link", the link indication must be
positive on both ends. I'd check the cable first."
I checked all my cable with a cable test and they all tested okay.
The switch I was using is a 10/100 switch that is supposed to auto negotiate
speed and duplex.
Other have suggested that maybe the issue maybe with the ability
auto-negotiate and that
I should look for a 10m only hub. I'll take a look next I am at the
recycled PC shop for a
10 only hub.
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> From: mcguire at neurotica.com
> Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:30:48 -0500
> Subject: Re: [rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some
> On 02/04/2016 12:33 PM, CLIFFORD HAIGHT wrote:
> > In December I picked up at SPARCstation 10 for $5 plus shipping as an
> > purchase.
> > I picked this up for the purposed as an automation server after nostalgia
> > looking back at using a SPARCStation back in the mid 90's that was used as
> > for our high school.
> > It didn't have a hard drive and the NVRAM had gone bad. Since I have
> > upgraded the SM41 to SM61, replaced the NVram, put in a 1gb had disk with
> > SunOS 4.1.4 and added a 64mb of ram...
> Very nice! Great machines.
> > Now onto the issues...
> > 1) Solaris drivers for GPIB-SCSI-A and SB-GPIB. I am using SunOS 4.1.4
> > initially because National Instruments only provides drivers for SunOS 4
> > their website. There was drivers produced for Solaris 2+ but they
> > for purchase. I have tried to buy these drivers from NI but
> > they don't sell them anymore and won't provide them. Does anyone know
> > where I can find them or a source for them?
> I have that. See my off-list message.
> > 2) SunOS 4.1.4 patches, what patches are available for SunOS 4 and were
> > they be found? I would like to be able to connect my sparcstation to a
> > network but this has issues, I having issues software and hardware wise
> > this department.
> > Optionally any critical fixes I should now about? Is there a package
> > management system on SunOS 4 and/or binary repositories?
> First of all you'll probably want to grab resolv+, so you'll have
> useful DNS support without having to deal with the YP brain-damage.
> > 3) I am having a hardware issue with the onboard NIC. On the hub I show
> > connection but on the sparcstation OBP shows no connection. Any ideas
> > troubleshooting/repairing?
> Remember, "link" indication on TP Ethernet interfaces only looks at
> the receive pair, so to have a good "link", the link indication must be
> positive on both ends. I'd check the cable first.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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