Articles tagged 'sparcstation'

This is the first part in hopefully what will become a series on the trials and tribulations I have with a Sun Fire T2000 over the coming weeks while I have it on trial. This is going to be an interesting experience; I have used Sun kit extensively in the past -- I was one of the sysadmins for the Tardis project while at University, and since then I've run a variety of Internet services on Sun hardware, ranging from a SparcStation 5 (homer.mathie.cx, who used to be in the Usenet top 1000 peers, something I consider impressive for that calibre machine sitting behind a 512kb/s leased line) to a Sparc Ultra 30 (initially my desktop machine, eventually drusilla.wossname.org.uk, a replacement for homer). So I'm reasonably familiar, if a little rusty, with Sun hardware and Solaris. OK, OK, homer ran Linux, but at least all the Tardis kit was a mixture of Solaris 7 & 8 (with one machine, brigadier still running SunOS 4.1.4!). Read more…