Proteon P4200 and Suminet 3500H/FDDI

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Sat Jun 9 11:51:11 2001

On Jun 9, 10:13, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:50:58AM +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:

> it's got DAS FDDI on the system board, a Dual AUI ethernet card and a
> token-ring card. each card has a set of status lights (couple leds in a
> numbered starting from 0) and the DB-25 on the system board.

Well, you've obviously worked out what the ports are, and I doubt I can add
anything to that.

> > for the serial port, I'd expect it is indeed a console line, and you've
> > just got the wrong baud rate. Or it's Japanese!
> well, hmmmmm. i've tried a handful of rates/settings and haven't come up
> much, tried straight through and roll-over, nothing works for me. if
it's in
> japanese i have no idea what to expect output to look like on a non
> terminal (if i added japanese support to solaris would tip be able to
> advantage of that??) i can plug the thing in and show you the garbage i
> at 9600 8n1 if you'd like.

No, sounds like you've started where I would have. I'd have guessed most
likely speed as 9600, 19200, and 1200. If you get garbage, you probably
have the Rx/Tx round the right way, and I expect you've tried the comon
speeds. I doubt if tip has Japanese support and it probably wouldn't help

I wonder if it's worth snooping on either of the Ethernet ports? I wonder
if it tries to bootp when it starts up? That might provide a way in.

> On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:50:58AM +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:

> > I still haven't quite got my own FDDI up and running, partly due to a
> > faulty SAS card in one of my SGIs. If anyone has any surplus FDDI
> > for SGI kit, especially GIO DAS, or any surplus *small* bridges or
> > I'd be interested to hear from you...
> nope, don't have any of that, sorry. finally got my FDDI ring into a
> state. DAS backbone ring with all the network equipment hanging off of
> all the sun boxes (that can support it anyway) have SAS FDDI cards and
> into a 3Com FDDI Hub.

Sounds pretty cool. All I have is a Netbuilder with a DAS card set (and
some AUIs and 10baseFL), and two SAS cards for my Indys. Hard to build a
proper ring with SAS :-(

> -brian (who has too many machine, most of them LARGE)

Pete has, too :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
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