Power costs a lot!

Norgate my current SSH tunnel machine is a an old dual P3 2RU Intel white box. Nothing special, its kinda power hungry.

I recently come to acquire a Sun Netra T1 105 for $12 AUD. I'll get some pic's and some specs soon. I will be detailing the swap from the old norgate to the new Sun Sparc system in the following posts.

Things I will be covering :-

  • Using the wack on-board IDE channel on the T1, including useing a laptop HDD  and no SCSI drives.
  • Sun Sparc boot prom paths
  • Setting up an OpenBSD Netboot Environment
  • Getting some generic yumcha four port serial card to work
  • Writing a c application to toggle an external opto coupler via serial port
  • Setting up PF and other security settings on OpenBSD