SUMMARY: SCSI on 4/280 ?

Date: Fri Jun 05 1992 - 17:53:23 CDT

The results are in, and much to *nobody's* surprise:
        Sun #501-1217 SCSI-3 board, aka Option 598A

is now and has been supported by Sun.

HOWEVER: It's NOT supported for all devices, particularly the
interesting ones: 8mm tapes and CD-ROMs. Users results vary.

My thanks to all the respondants, with the following modifiers:
- Steve Swaney mentioned Box Hill Systems
- Bob Reardon and Ned Danieley mentioned Falcon Systems
- Mark Wallen mentioned Apunix
- Barry Shein mentioned various 3rd-party sources
- Phil Ritzenthaler mentioned Pinnacle Data Systems
- Arie Bikker mentioned Interphase

Get with the program, folks; my original message was quite specific:
>Is there another maker of SCSI boards for a 4/280 which will NOT
>I repeat NOT require the use of their own driver?

An apparent exception is the board from Falcon, which Ned says
"works just great" with the GENERIC kernel. Still: read and
understand before responding, okay? For instance, I had already
talked to Box Hill, so I know that they require their own driver.

My favorite suggestion was from Marcel Bernards (just how do I
get a SCREAMNet connection to the Netherlands, Marcel?):
>So take hold of your sales rep's tie and slowly tighten it till he sells you
>an official Sun supplied VME SCSI(1) interface. :-)

Wilson H. Bent, Jr. whb@hoh-2.ATT.COM
AT&T - Bell Laboratories HOH L-274A
Holmdel, NJ 07733 (908) 888-7129

        Thanks to the respondants, in order of receipt: (George Nassiopoulos P-353 495-7181) (Fons Ullings) (Mark Ketter)
allegra!mp (Mark Plotnick)
a Sun engineer who asked to remain anonymous (Daniel Strick) (Ivan Dean)
steve@buick (Doug Neuhauser) (Brian White) (Andrew Scherpbier)
reardon@sws.SINet.SLB.COM (Bob Reardon Maildrop 3F - x4794) (Steve Jay {Ultra Unix SW Mgr})
wallen@cogsci.UCSD.EDU (Mark R. Wallen)
Postmaster <> (Barry Shein)
bernards@ECN.NL (Marcel Bernards) (Maarten van Wijk) (Fergus McMenemie LDC ext 2210) (Robert M. Kuhn)
kalli!glenn@fourx.Aus.Sun.COM (Glenn Satchell) (Tim White) (Phil Ritzenthaler) (Ned Danieley)
"Bill Gray" <>
snowhit!rmk (Richard Kurtz (816)995-3204 (John Stiles) (HAO Computer System Managment Group) (Gary Richardson)
Mike Raffety <>
Jonathan Corbet <corbet@stout.atd.ucar.EDU>
Arie Bikker <>

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