SUMMARY (2): Solaris 7 with Newbridge ATM

From: John Horne (
Date: Fri Jul 16 1999 - 06:11:36 CDT

I have received information via a 3rd party who spoke to Newbridge that the
drivers won't work at Solaris 7, but will at Solaris 2.6. So, as said, we'll
scrap the Newbridge stuff (can't wait for them to catch up, we'll use
other equipment which does work at Solaris 7).


> Original question:
>> In about a month I am due to upgrade our E3000 from Solaris 2.5.1 to
>> Solaris 7. This will be a full installation, rearranging and formatting
>> the disks, upgrade the prom for 64 bit, etc. The works. No problem,
>> except
>> that I have now remembered that this system uses a Newbridge ATM network
>> card - all our other Suns use standard 10MB ethernet. I am told, from our
>> Networking people, that Newbridge do not have a Solaris 7 driver, but a
>> Solaris 6 one still in testing. So the question is will our 2.5.1 driver
>> work under Solaris 7? Has anyone tried this? The only information I have
>> about the driver is from pkginfo which shows:
>> system NNCatmnic Newbridge Networks ATM Network Interface
>> Card
>> (Solaris 2.x)
>> I appreciate that this is dicey and that I am obviously going to have to
>> find out more about where the config files (or whatever) are located on
>> the system. Unfortunately I wasn't involved in the installation of the
>> ATM
>> card when the system first arrived. It would seem obvious to just ask
>> Newbridge, but, as said, they just state that there is a 2.6 driver in
>> testing and nothing for Solaris 7.

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