Why do we want your old hardware?
The following list outlines hardware that the OpenBSD project could use.
Some of this is being requested so that developers can improve or add driver
support for devices which are rare; other requests are for hardware that
will improve our development environment. In either case, we think we are
being reasonable at asking for these devices.
If you do not own these devices, but want to help us, we recommend you
search on eBay for the devices. If
you do the bidding and then get the device shipped to us, it really
helps us. It's much better if our developers do not need to spend the
time going through the bidding process, since any time saved can be
spent on improving OpenBSD instead.
As a reasonably large quantity of OpenBSD developers and users are in northern
Europe we have setup a specific want list for that area. If you are in that
region, go here first to check what developers close
to you are in need of or want to work on support for.
In each case, please contact
Theo de Raadt
before simply shipping hardware around. (So that we can decide where
the hardware needs to be shipped to).
As an extra incentive, Theo is willing to trade quantities of stickers
for some of these things.
When shipping over International borders, never use UPS regular service,
because they charge incredible fees for brokerage.
The want list
- Some alpha hardware in North America.
- We are especially looking for alphas better than the
Multia and axppci33 models.
- Some sort of x86 In-Circuit-Emulator, for debugging really hard bugs.
- BT445S VL SCSI card.
- Aironet 4500/4800 in PCMCIA, ISA, and PCI form factors.
- Cabletron Roamabout PCMCIA wireless card
- 3COM Airconnect PCMCIA wireless card
- Intel i82586/i82596-based Ethernet cards
(i.e., BusLogic Bt763E EISA, Intel Flash32 EISA,
Cogent eMaster EM935/EM932 EISA,
AT&T StarLAN 10, AT&T EN100)
- Some SBUS ultrasparc machines.
- Some PCI ultrasparc machines.
- SBUS fas fast-wide SCSI card (hme or non-hme card).
- SBUS pcmcia adapters (using STP4020 or similar chipset).
- SBUS "xbox" sbus expander.
- MBus SM71, SM81, or SM81-2 cpu modules.
- More very fast hypersparc modules.
- Tadpole S3GX.
- More Gigabit Ethernet PCI cards.
- Adaptec 786x-based PCI SCSI boards
- Any supported PCI SCSI board with (at least) one narrow bus
for RAIDframe testing.
- S3 SonicVibes PCI audio card
- Initio PCI SCSI cards
- Any USB devices will help immensely
- USB Ethernet interfaces
- USB Zip Drives, USB Floppy Drives, USB CDRW
- USB Printers
- USB Modems
- Diamond Rio MP3 Player
- Handspring Visor
- Any other miscellaneous devices with USB connectors
PC Card (PCMCIA)
- Any CardBus cards, especially Ethernet and SCSI.
- A number of ISA->PCMCIA and PCI->CardBus bridge cards.
- Xircom RealPort 10/100 Ethernet + 56K modem + GSM.
- A couple Intel EtherExpress 10/100.
- ATA PCMCIA cards.
- Any Axis AX88190 based NE2000 card.
- ATA Flash cards.
- Any CompactFlash+ Ethernet adapters.
- IBM Microdrives.
- Really fast PC motherboard+cpu combinations. To increase our
development efforts on a continual basis, two of our x86 machines
need to be upgraded about every 4-5 months.
- A small FDDI concentrator.
- A fairly large UPS (Calgary).
- A Hardware RAID solution.
- DLT backup changer.
- 2 or 3 brand new U2W or LVD 9GB or larger disk drives.
Amiga gear (contact email@example.com [France])
- Amiga 68060 card, fit for an A2000 or A3000, preferably with fast SCSI
and slots for cheap memory.
HPPA gear (contact firstname.lastname@example.org [USA])
- HP 9000 C180 or a similar PCI-equipped machine w/ a PA-8000 cpu class
- HP 9000 J2x0 w/ two cpus (J210 is HP A4081A, CPU is HP A4278A)
- HP 9000/712 multiprotocol interface card (HP A4015A)
- HP 9000/712 2nd graphics w/ 2nd LAN card (HP A4212A)
- HP 9000/712 IEEE488 card (TAMS 50488,
Motorola mvme68k/mvme88k gear (contact email@example.com [USA])
- MVME327 SCSI VME Board plus documentation.
- MVME324 Ethernet documentation.
- Any type of VME 6U chassis.
- 1 to 4 gig Non-Wide SCSI drives. (These would help enormously)
PowerPC hardware (contact firstname.lastname@example.org [USA])
- Apple G4 Server configuration machine.
- PowerBook G3 system.
- iBook system.
- iMac DV system.
- Programmer Reference Guides on any recent Apple hardware.
- Any 603, 604, or 750 based Motorola MVME PowerPC based Single
Sun3 gear (contact email@example.com [France])
- sun-3 VME scsi cards.
- VME ethernet cards.
- Carerra (3/1x0) 2 or 4mb memory boards.
- Sirius (3/2x0) 8 or 32Mb memory boards.
- Xylogics 750 VME controller.
- SMD disks.
VAX gear (contact firstname.lastname@example.org [Canada])
- Any fast (12+ VUPS) 3100 or 4000 series vaxstation or microvax.
- BJC would love to hack on the 4000/70X, have one to spare?
- DELQA and DESQA ethernet controllers.
- Later (1980's) hardware documentation.
- SCSI2 drives, MMJ cables, connectors, etc. Small stuff is needed!
- DSSI drives and external DSSI terminator.
We want as many as possible, so that our ISAPNP support can become
very rock-solid. All sorts wanted, including:
- ISAPNP cards that have IDE connectors.
- WSS audio card.
- CSxxx audio card, that definitely has MIDI support.
- Any Ultra, Ultra/Wide, LVD SE SCSI drives. We need these to further
SCSI driver development. Please, please, please!
- Any Ultra, Ultra/Wide, LVD SE SCSI cables. Internal and External.
Also needed for new SCSI driver devlopment.
- External MII (PHY) interface (HPDB40 connector)
- A MIDI playback device, so that the MIDI support can be kept solid.
- Any spare IDE/ATAPI devices people might have. It's a mess,
and high quality software requires that we have PLENTY of test
devices in use!
- POSIX.1 specifications document (purchased from IETF).
- Any other major relevant Unix standards document (ie. XPG, Unix99, etc)
Want list for Northern Europe (contact email@example.com [Sweden])
- SMP-capable i386 motherboards with or without CPUs.
- Intel CPUs in matching pair or more.
- SMP-capable alpha computers.
- Large (8-18 GB) laptop IDE disks.
- Wide, Ultra-wide and Ultra2, & Ultra160 LVD SCSI disks.
- Reasonably large tape device (>10GB uncompressed),
preferrably with a changer. SCSI preferred, ATAPI may do.
- Unsupported hardware RAID cards.
- Any kind of RAM, SIMMs & DIMMs are always useful.
PCMCIA & Cardbus
- ISA-PCMCIA & PCI-Cardbus bridge cards
- Other than Alteon Tigon based NIC(s)
- Other than Netgear gigabit switch
Since this web page was created in Oct, 1998, people have donated the
following items which we requested here. Those people are listed in
the ranks of our donations page. Thanks!
- SBUS qec+qe Ethernet card
- SBUS hme fast Ethernet card
- ISAPNP Adaptec 1542
- ISAPNP SMC EtherEZ 8416 Ethernet card
- PCI AdvanSys ABP940UW SCSI card
- EISA Bustek 740C
- Netgear FS508 10/100mbit switch with 8 ports
- A fast 4GB SCSI disk drive
- Adaptec 1535
- New, fast, small 9GB disk drive (SEAGATE ST39102LW)
- SBUS isp fast-wide SCSI card
- 64MB memory modules for SPARCStation-10.
- Intel EtherExpress 16
- hp735 AUI Ethernet card
- GSC network and video cards, gecko's cards, memory modules, hil mouse,
- ISAPNP GUS sound card
- ISAPNP ym/opl sound card
- Numerous EtherExpress 100 cards.
- Intel EE Pro 10 PCI card.
- MVME197 Single Board Computer (88110 processor)
- MVME374 Ethernet Board (LANCE)
- 3COM 3C507 Card
- Syskonnect SK-9843 Gigabit PCI card
- 3com 3c985-SX Gigabit PCI card
- Netgear fs509 8*100 + gigabit switch.
- Netgear gs504 4-port gigabit switch.
- pcmcia 260MB ATA card.
- 9GB fast-wide differential SCSI disk.
- fast-wide differential SCSI cable.
- ISAPNP modem.
- Weird ISAPNP sound card with IDE connector.
- SM81-1 (partial donation from MemoryX (they reduced the price for OpenBSD)
- MVME172 Single Board Computer. (68060 processor)
- MVME177 Single Board Computer. (68060 processor)
- Adaptec AIC-7890/7891/7895 and AIC-7860 programmers manual
- A medium-sized UPS for the OpenBSD mail and lists machine (Boulder Colorado).
- MBus ROSS HyperSPARC 125MHz cpu module.
- AdvanSys 3940U2W SCSI cards (preferably two: one for PC and one for
- Sun type4 keyboard.
- 3Com 3c900b Ethernet card
- Two alpha machines for Sweden.
- SMP i386 machines -- for the moment, we have received enough. Thanks. If we need
more, we will ask again.
- Intel FXP with National Semiconductor (DP83840, nsphy) phy Ethernet card
- EISA machine with 2 AHA-2742 Adaptec controllers
- AHA-2842 VLB Adaptec controller
- AHA-2902 PCI Adaptec controller
- AHA-2940u2w PCI Adaptec controllers
- AHA-29160 PCI Adaptec controllers
- AHA-2740 EISA Adaptec controllers
- AHA-2940UW PCI Adaptec controllers
- AHA-2940UW Pro PCI Adaptec controller
- 3Com 3c562B Lan+Modem card
- 3Com 3c589B Lan card
- 12GB laptop disk
- Hypersparc SS20 rom (version 2.25).
- PC Card Standard 7.1
- Sun PCMCIA Interface/SBus Card
- HP EISA LAN Adapter, A3303-40
- D-Link DFE-550TX Ethernet cards
- Two DEC PCI FDDI cards
- Two 3W-5400 IDE RAID cards
- AMI MegaRAID 428, 475, and 467 series
- HP9000/712 cards: video, serial+aui, telephony, serial.
- Vaxstation 3100 m76
- A VME 6U chassis.
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