Subject: Re: DEC 3000/300
To: Jon Lindgren <>
From: Kevin <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/15/1999 12:02:50
At 10:34 AM 11/15/1999 , Jon Lindgren wrote:
>I've a chance to get a 3000/300 for $50 - I'm not familiar with these
>boxes in particular, as the two boxes I've owned were alphastation 4/200
>166's.  Can anyone refer me to a good reference for these machines?  I
>found some basic info, but I was looking for some more specs,
>capabilities, etc...

I've had my 3000/300 for about a year.  It came with: 150Mhz CPU, 64megs 
RAM, 1gig HDD, and nothing else.  No monitor, keyboard, cables.  Which i 
really don't need anyway.  I do all administration through ssh, and have a 
serial console handy should the need arise.  Works great as a utility-type 
server.  I use it for email, ftp, and proxy server on a small 
network.  Stable as hell, wish some of my wintel boxes had the uptime this 
little workhorse does.

At the time i got the box, I knew nothing about alphas and certainly 
nothing about this model.  There was little info anywhere on the net about 
the box.(you're welcome to search)  I learned the most just by wading 
through the netbsd INSTALL.txt and picking stuff up as i went.