Subject: API CS20 remote management?
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Stephen M. Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 08/24/2002 12:50:31
My organisation has acquired four API CS20 which are now running
NetBSD SMP like champs. I'm curious to find anyone who might have
a technical reference manual .. since API is now gone its been
impossible to find their system manuals (they had them on their
webpage as PDFs) and after extensive web searching I am unable to
find any rogue site with a copy.
Some questions I have:
* RCM (remote console management) on our DEC 5305s is a blessing
and absolutely necessary. It helps keeping downtime to a minimum
and its also great for doing remote updates to the OS. I know
the CS20 doesn't have RCM, but apparently it has some sort of
remote management that can be done over the primary ethernet
interface. Does anyone have information on setting this up?
* 'linux in ROM' .. how about NetBSD in ROM? I've not seen the
technical reference manual .. but perhaps that gives some hints
into hacking this.
* how compatible is the CS20 and the DS20L?
* Is anyone actively using these with NetBSD? Care to form a small
SDF public access UNIX system