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1. Introduction

1.1 What's this document

Some unused piece of delicious hardware floating around on my desk. Screaming to be used. 40 MB of ram and a 403 PPC inside.

So I decided to give it a try and connect it to my local Linux network. I want to thank the company I work for because they gave me the chance to experiment with it.

In this Howto we'll be dealing with an IBM Network Station model 8361-100, other models may be featured in the future.

We also have some additional info about the other 2 models. The 8361-200 (Model 300) and the 8362-A23 (Model 1000). More info can be found at your region here)

I'm trying to describe how I setup the NC, there are probably lots of other ways to set up this machine, however this one works fine. Any other remarks you might have from your own experience are welcome. (Free Hardware too ;-))

This Howto is not trying to be the Bible on NC's and Linux, it's trying to get you started. Contributions to this NC are most welcome.

During the past year I have received numerous comments on the HOWTO and lots of help from other people (suprisingly a lot from inside IBM). I've been busy therefore now is the first time that I'm trying to do a real update of the HOWTO. Most people are asking me about Linux binaries to extract the AIX distribution file. I have heard about an internal IBM project that is going on there but I have no accurate info on that matter yet.

Things we still have to implement in this Howto

Help is appreciated ;-)

This howto does not describe the more recent units like the 2200 and the 2800 , maliny because I haven't had any experience with them yet (hint), and because they run Linux out of the box.

1.2 Latest versions

Latest versions of this document can be found on the main website.

1.3 Copyright

This HOWTO is copyrighted 1998-2000 Kris Buytaert

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1.4 Disclaimer

Use the information in this document at your own risk. I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

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You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.

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