Then there’s that whole, “what do I do with it” problem… I could SSH the crap out of stuff. Not much else worthwhile, or is there?
More importantly, how much do I offer for this? Low-ball, high-ball, vodka martini?
The root password needs to be reset. It has no CD-ROM, but does have a SCSI port. So that could be done, but would be a pain in my ass. I’ve seen instructions to the effect of, 1) boot a UN*X cd (“ boot cdrom -s” for Solaris at OBP) 2) mount the filesystem 3) cd to /etc/shadow 4) open with vi and clear the password text, then save 5) reboot.
It has a Sparc 32-bit processor and around 80MB of ram (i forget, and the photo is too low res. to tell). So that limits the OS selection to Solaris (duh!), and as far as I can Google, OpenBSD. The documentation I have read says it has a special version of Solaris. So, re-installing Solaris would probably give all sorts of errors. I have no experience with OpenBSD and very limited experience with FreeBSD.
Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated!