New Find: AS400

From: Mike <>
Date: Wed Feb 2 21:29:03 2005

On Wednesday 02 February 2005 20:41, ES wrote:
> Ethan wrote about an AS/400:
> > Any idea what I can do with this except heat the room?
> I gave up on the idea of running any of the old CISC-based
> AS/400 boxes because the OS/400 license for those is non-
> transferrable, it costs a lot of money to buy a license,
> and the service processor assumes that if the machine has
> been powered down for more than 40 days, the machine may
> have been sold, so it demands a password that you have to
> have IBM generate for you before you can get it going again.

Which brings up the question of what to do with classic equipment that has
been abandoned. I have a pair of 9404's with 6 disk packs. I also have an
arix 800 that ran a proprietary unix, which I cannot locate.

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