SUMMARY: Sun Fast Ethernet on SPARCstation IPC?

From: Bob Hoffman (
Date: Thu May 23 1996 - 09:55:24 CDT

My original question:

> We are upgrading parts of our network to Fast Ethernet and that has brought
> up a question about the SunFastEthernet 2.0 board. According to Sun's web
> page, this board is supported under Solaris 1.1.2 for the following systems:
> SPARCstation 4, 5, 10, 20 and LX, SPARCclassic and SPARCserver 6x0MP.
> We are running Solaris 1.x on SPARCstation IPCs as file servers. Can anyone
> tell me if there is a technical reason why the IPC is not among those listed
> above? Is anyone using the SunFastEthernet 2.0 board in an IPC?
> If the SunFastEthernet 2.0 board will not operate in an IPC, is there a third
> party board that will?

The answer:

Sun does not provide fast ethernet drivers for the sun4c architecture under
Solaris 1.x. They are only provided for the sun4m architecture.

Many thanks to those who responded:

Benjamin Cline <>
Brad Young <> (Mike Daffey) (Jeff Wasilko)


Bob Hoffman, N3CVL      University of Pittsburgh           Tel: +1 412 624 8490     Department of Computer Science     Fax: +1 412 624 8854

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