Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 16241
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/05/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

1999/8/3-5 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:16241 Activity:high
8/3     How hard is it to get a Solaris 7 X86 machine on a Win32 TCP/IP
        LAN?  Software on the Sun will be broadcasting UDP packets to a
        Win32 machine listening for them. -jctwu
        \_ What's the issue?  What kinds of UDP packets are you broadcasting
           to the Win32 machines (although, I don't know why that would
           matter).  Basically, if both computers obey the TCP/UDP/IP
           specifications correctly, you have nothing to worry about.
           \_ just a initial setup issue.  Remember all those "How do I get
              my Windoze machines hooked up for LAN games?"  This question
              is "How do I get my Solaris machine hooked up for LAN work?"
                \_ ifconfig
                   \_ the right way would be setting up TCP/IP on a well-
                      documented UNIX (RH Linux, FreeBSD), then doing it
                      for Solaris X86, but all I really want is a "Hey
                      stupid, here's an FAQ for you to follow." -jctwu
                        \_ Except Solaris x86 does everything for you if all
                           you need to do is put it on the network - when you
                           install it asks for hostname, IP address and puts
                           them where you need to go.  And starting with
                           Solaris 7 5/99 they even added DNS configuration to
                           the GUI.  If there's something more than that you
                           want you'll have to be specific.
                        \_ & you lazy ass.
                           \_ thanks.  I hadn't known that Solaris X86 was
                              auto-detecting like that, for the reason that
                              my NIC was not on the HCL.  "NE2000 compatible"
                              doesn't get you very far as I've learned. -jctwu
                \_ Solaris isn't a well-documented Unix?
                   \_ is solaris open source?
                      \_ Not for most people, no.  It doesn't have to be open
                         to be well documented.  You'd really read source to
                         figure out how to get a sun on a network?  No.
                      \_ if you have enough money to buy a source license it is
                         \_ so it's not well-documented unless you have
                            enough money.
                                \_ source makes for very poor documentation.
                                   \_ unfortunately, documentation makes even
                                \_ documentation is fine documentation for
                                      poorer documentation.
                                   (and a source license is free for edu sites
                                    Even the OCF has solaris source)
                                \_ documentation is fine for
                                   trivial bullshit like setting up TCP/IP.
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