SUMMARY: Replace a new machine

From: Anthony N. Tran (
Date: Tue Sep 02 1997 - 13:34:39 CDT

Hello again gurus,

Thanks for all the replies. List of people who reply was attached at
the end of this message. In general, most of the people recommend not
to install SunOS 4.1.2 to SS10 because it's not compatible OS to the
machine. Well, that brought up another problem for me. What I will try
to do now is to install Solaris 2.5.1 to this SS10. This machine will
have two functions: web servers and a gateway. To doing this, I would
need all your help or recommendation again.

1. In order to create a web server I need a HTTP package. Could anyone
point me to a good HTTP package for Solaris 2.5.1? At least a website
to search is fine.

2. How would you config a gateway in Solaris 2.5.1?

3. If I have data on a tape backup by SunOS 4.1.2 using "rdump", can I
"ufsrestore" those data to Solaris 2.5.1 system?

Thanks for all your help in advance.


Original question:

> Hello admins,
> Out site in a need of replacing a new gateway machine. We have an old
> SS370 running SunOS 4.1.2 and we want to replace this gateway with a
> better performance SS10. At this point, the SS10 have SunOS 4.1.3
> installed in it. This swapping must be done quitely (i.e., less
> disturb
> to the network as much as possible). This is what I am planning to
> do:
> 1. Make a full back up on SS370.
> 2. Attach SS10 to the network with new IP and confinguration.
> 3. Remote restore everything from SS370 to SS10 (It was remote backup
> on
> SS370)
> 4. Down SS370 and reboot SS10.
> My questions are:
> 1. What are the stategies that I would face while doing this?
> 2. How effectively SunOS 4.1.2 would overwrite the SunOS 4.1.3 or do I
> have to install SunOS 4.1.2 on SS10 first then restore?
> 3. If anyone have any recommendation or suggestion please let me know.

Thanks to these individual:

Glenn Satchell
Rich Kulawiec
Nickolai Zeldovich
Casper Dik
Martin Oksnevad
Darryl Levesque
Bismark Espinoza

Phone  (310) 764-6561
Fax  (310) 764-3399

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