Subject: Re: NetBSD and FZA SAS FDDI card
To: Toru Nishimura <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/20/1997 17:37:27
> > Has anyone written the nic code to support DEC's FZA single attached
> > turbo channel FDDI card?  Most of my DS5k/240's have the FZA cards
> > in them and I was wondering about using NetBSD in place of Ultrix
> > on a select group of applications.
> Just FYI, I've once used DEFTA (PDQ PMAF-FA) FDDI turbo channel card
> with DEC 3000 model 300 (21064 alpha machine).  I tried severe network
> traffic over FDDI, and NetBSD/Alpha snapshot could drive it
> flawlessly.  I had no chance for DEFTA with MIPS machines, though.  At
> least one implementation can work with NetBSD.

Unfortunately, the DEFZA is a ... very different board than the DEFTA.