SUMMARY: Y2K and SunOS 4.1.2 ??

Date: Fri Oct 02 1998 - 13:43:32 CDT

Fellow Sunners,

Rec'd four replies to my query (original is below).

I award Casper Dik ( first prize; three draft pints
of Schafley Oktoberfest beer (but he has to visit St. Louis to collect!)
His response: internal time is counted in seconds. I believe this won't be
a problem until 2033, and since I'll be in my 80's by then (God willing), I
likely won't care. The system is an embedded 4/65 running a Bytex switch,
so I don't think there's anything running that is date dependent.

2nd prize goes to Kevin Inscoe ( and Robert
Rose ( They each receive two draft pints of Schafely
Oktoberfest, but again must arrive in St. Louis before the kegs run dry to
collect. They suggested setting the year to 1972, since the dates are the
same as in 2000.

3rd prize goes to Phil Kao ( for suggesting upgrading
to SunOS 4.1.4. Would if I could...he gets one pint.

Thanks for the feedback guys,
Colin Melville
Technology Partners

Sun Managers,

I know that SunOS 4.1.2 cannot be made Y2K compliant, but I don't know what
will happen to a 4.1.2 system on 1/1/2000. Has anyone experimented with

The system is a Sun 4/65 embedded in a Bytex switch, it cannot be upgraded
AFAIK (still waiting for the OEM to respond).

The only date dependency is the system clock itself. My $0.02USD is to set
the clock to 1/1/1970 and let it run another 30 years.

Comments or war stories?

Colin Melville
Technology Partners

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