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Steve Simon

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Aug 7, 2005, 6:24:55 PM8/7/05
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Nothing more than general interest but what hardware
does the ppc and mtx ports in the current distribution
relate to?

-Steve

Sape Mullender

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Aug 8, 2005, 9:26:31 AM8/8/05
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> Nothing more than general interest but what hardware
> does the ppc and mtx ports in the current distribution
> relate to?

The port in mtx is for a mini processor board that we have used to
build tunneling devices for people to connect to the work network
from home. We call them `bricks'. They're the size of a typical laptop
power supply and have an internal and external ethernet connector.

There are two ports in ppc, `blast' and `ucu'. The former is for the
8260 PowerQuicc II processor as used on a research experimental
cellular radio platform. The latter is for the PowerPC 750 processor
as found on one of the Lucent radio boards (which uses a saturn
chipset for ether, serial and clock).

We've done some of the work for a 8248 port and we're likely to do
an MPC860 port too.

Sape

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