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Scuznet SCSI to Ethernet Adapter PCB & parts kit

rplacd

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Oh, yeah, I'd love one as well if y'all manage to keep production happening on an ongoing basis!

 

saybur

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Just FYI to those who are building this: The BOM has a discrepancy (at least the CSV BOM on github does) where it calls for an atxmega64, while the firmware is built for atxmega128 in the makefile. I don't know if it will make a difference, but I would assume the 128 is the correct part.
Sorry about that, I updated the BOM after making my prototype but didn't change the Makefile.  Fixed on Github.  So you're aware, I have not tested the 64A3U (my prototype uses the 128A3U) but the chips should be identical except for the extra memories, which the firmware doesn't use.

 

shadedream

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These look great! but there's no way I'd be able to pull off all that surface mount without screwing it up. If someone ever starts producing assembled (or at least surface mount assembled) versions, I'd be very interested.

 

tdr

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Would this work to get ethernet connectivity under A/UX on an SE/30? I'm skeptical as I haven't been able to confirm that *any* of the existing SCSI to Ethernet adapters work under A/UX, but perhaps my information is incomplete.

 

Daniël

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Would this work to get ethernet connectivity under A/UX on an SE/30? I'm skeptical as I haven't been able to confirm that *any* of the existing SCSI to Ethernet adapters work under A/UX, but perhaps my information is incomplete.
Very likely not. I don't think there are any A/UX specific drivers for SCSI Ethernet solutions, A/UX was an expensive beast, so most of its users probably went for pricier internal cards that were supported instead, for the supported Mac models that didn't include Ethernet as standard.

 

tdr

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 Very likely not. I don't think there are any A/UX specific drivers for SCSI Ethernet solutions, A/UX was an expensive beast, so most of its users probably went for pricier internal cards that were supported instead, for the supported Mac models that didn't include Ethernet as standard.
Yeah that sounds plausible, thanks.

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

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 Very likely not. I don't think there are any A/UX specific drivers for SCSI Ethernet solutions, A/UX was an expensive beast, so most of its users probably went for pricier internal cards that were supported instead, for the supported Mac models that didn't include Ethernet as standard.
Yeah that sounds plausible, thanks.
Yep, high end systems only. Wasn't A/UX and IIfx an Apple/NSA development kinda deal? Would big UNIX installations have been Ethernet or Token Ring based in that time frame?

 

Daniël

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Yep, high end systems only. Wasn't A/UX and IIfx an Apple/NSA development kinda deal? Would big UNIX installations have been Ethernet or Token Ring based in that time frame?
I do know A/UX was meant to entice Uncle Sam into adopting Macintoshes running it, due to the whole "government must run POSIX compliant operating systems" thing in the late 80s. 

 

Phipli

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Interesting. Do you have any left? How much to get one to the UK?

 
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aladds

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I'm very interested to get one to France !
DM me - I have some boards I had made up and enough parts I think to put together 3 kits at the moment, although I'm in the UK. I've been charging £30 + postage for a kit or £40 + postage assembled. (I'm also doing PowerBook versions, although I've still got a few things to sort out there - haven't found the time to finish that yet!)
 
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