Subject: Re: BSD on Sony
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gary <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/2000 10:00:40
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> FYI, the PS/2 has a FireWire (a.k.a. "Sony i.Link", IEEE 1394)
> interface. There's mass storage available for that interface, and
> *preliminary* work towards a NetBSD FireWire driver has been
> committed to the source tree.
Sony has already released photos of their internal HD and ethernet module
but who knows when it'll ever release. Now we just need someone to start a
PS2 port of NetBSD. Does anyone want to donate a DTL-T10000? They only
cost 2 million Yen.
So far the only use I've found for the i.Link port is that you can use it
for LAN play with Unreal Tournament and a firewire hub. I'm not about to
go out and try to find another PS2 just for that, however. Adding CD-Rs
and hard drives would be a much better use for that port.