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Jean-Guy Charron

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Jan 10, 2003, 8:51:57 AM1/10/03
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Hi,

wich gigabit NIC is available for OpenServer 5.0.6 ?
Does 5.0.7 will have more support ?

Thanks,
Jean-Guy Charron


moncho

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Jan 10, 2003, 2:03:40 PM1/10/03
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"Jean-Guy Charron" <jeanguy...@systhemes.ca> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> wich gigabit NIC is available for OpenServer 5.0.6 ?
> Does 5.0.7 will have more support ?


Try this link
http://wdb1.caldera.com/chwp/owa/hch_search_wizard.action

>
> Thanks,
> Jean-Guy Charron
>
moncho


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Bela Lubkin

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Jan 10, 2003, 5:11:46 PM1/10/03
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Jean-Guy Charron wrote:

> wich gigabit NIC is available for OpenServer 5.0.6 ?
> Does 5.0.7 will have more support ?

OSR507 adds support for the Broadcom 570x series of gigabit ethernet
cards. There may be some other gig drivers as well; I happen to know
about that one because I was looking into a motherboard with an embedded
Broadcom gigabit chipset.

>Bela<

Rainer Zocholl

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Jan 10, 2003, 4:22:00 PM1/10/03
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(moncho) 10.01.03 in /comp/unix/sco/misc:


>"Jean-Guy Charron" <jeanguy...@systhemes.ca> wrote in message
>news:5eAT9.21335$3u5.1...@weber.videotron.net...
>> Hi,
>>
>> wich gigabit NIC is available for OpenServer 5.0.6 ?
>> Does 5.0.7 will have more support ?

Gives:
"The server had an internal error and could not process the request. "

Hm, ;-)

Stuart J. Browne

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Jan 12, 2003, 6:18:01 PM1/12/03
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Does this mean that Bela has been playing with Dell's, or Compaq's?

You can get drivers for this beastie, and a few of the Compaq cards as well
that work.

bkx


Brian K. White

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Jan 12, 2003, 10:53:38 PM1/12/03
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"Stuart J. Browne" <stu...@promed.com.au> wrote in message news:<avst73$kb7$1...@perki.connect.com.au>...

I have not tested it yet, but,
Seneca Data just shipped me a new intel SHG2 server with it's on board
intel gigabit nic all configured in netconfig. This is of course 5.0.6

I don't know where they got the driver or if it works, but it looks
normal enough just from software. I did use netconfig to change the
nics ip address and ifconfig shows it as on-line. I only have a cable
plugged into the 10/100 nic at the moment though. If there be drivers
for this beastie (as there appear to be from above) I have aother site
that already has a shg2 server that I would consider suggesting them
to get a switch with a gigabit port for the server. When I installed
the server, it came from a different vendor (not Seneca) without a
driver for the gigabit, and I couldn't find any on the web, though I
didn't look too hard because I had way too much else going on that
weekend to worry about getting a gigabit nic working when there were
no other gigabit devices in the building anyways.

Bela Lubkin

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Jan 13, 2003, 2:03:00 AM1/13/03
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Stuart J. Browne wrote:

> > OSR507 adds support for the Broadcom 570x series of gigabit ethernet
> > cards. There may be some other gig drivers as well; I happen to know
> > about that one because I was looking into a motherboard with an embedded
> > Broadcom gigabit chipset.
>
> Does this mean that Bela has been playing with Dell's, or Compaq's?

Not a brand-name machine. A friend of mine is planning to upgrade his
dual-PIII-1GHz to a dual-P4-Xeon-2+GHz. We were trying to spec out the
best motherboard for OSR5 compatibility and number of free slots (he has
several oddball devices and requirements)... I think a couple of
SuperMicros and maybe a Tyan or Asus were still in the running, last I
heard.

>Bela<

Bela Lubkin

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Jan 13, 2003, 2:17:22 AM1/13/03
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Brian K. White wrote:

> I have not tested it yet, but,
> Seneca Data just shipped me a new intel SHG2 server with it's on board
> intel gigabit nic all configured in netconfig. This is of course 5.0.6
>
> I don't know where they got the driver or if it works, but it looks
> normal enough just from software. I did use netconfig to change the
> nics ip address and ifconfig shows it as on-line. I only have a cable
> plugged into the 10/100 nic at the moment though. If there be drivers
> for this beastie (as there appear to be from above) I have aother site
> that already has a shg2 server that I would consider suggesting them
> to get a switch with a gigabit port for the server. When I installed
> the server, it came from a different vendor (not Seneca) without a
> driver for the gigabit, and I couldn't find any on the web, though I
> didn't look too hard because I had way too much else going on that
> weekend to worry about getting a gigabit nic working when there were
> no other gigabit devices in the building anyways.

The gigabit NIC (and associated port) ought to support 10, 100, 1000
speeds. Try hooking up to your 10 or 100 network with it. If you can
demonstrate OSR5 pushing bits over an Intel gigabit NIC chip, even at
10/100 speeds, you've got your hands on a mystery driver...

I am very curious...

Show us what the config looks like in `netconfig`. Show us `hw -v -r
pci` output pertaining to the gigabit NIC. Show the `hwconfig -h`
laundry list line...

>Bela<

Brian K. White

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Jan 13, 2003, 9:43:38 AM1/13/03
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Bela Lubkin <be...@caldera.com> wrote in message news:<2003011223...@mammoth.ca.caldera.com>...

screen shot of netconfig

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xx HW Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection - PCI Bus# 2,Device#
4,Functi xx
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xx HW Intel(R) PRO/100B / PRO/100+ PCI Adapter Compatible - PCI Bus#
0,D xx
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"hw -v -r pci"

Report about PCI for unix1.genprotrans.com on Mon Jan 13 09:04:33 2003

Present: 1
Mechanism: 1
PCI buses: 4
MaxIndex: 1024

BIOS32: 0x0f6800
signature: "_32_"
Svc Dir entry: 0x0fd91e
rev: 0
len: 1 16-byte unit
chksum: 0xd6

[...snipped...]

Index: 14
DeviceNum: 4
Function: 0
Bus: 2
VendorId: 0x8086 Intel
DeviceId: 0x100d
RevId: 0x02
Command: 0x0157 Memory Enabled, I/O Enabled
Status: 0x0230
ClassCode: 0x020000 Ethernet controller
CacheLineSize: 8 32 bit words
LatencyTimer: 0x40
HeaderType: 0x00 Single-function, Standard encoding
SelfTest: 0x00 Not BIST capable
BaseAddr[0]: 0xfc020004 Memory 0xfc020000, 64 bit space
BaseAddr[1]: 0x00000000
BaseAddr[2]: 0xfc000004 Memory 0xfc000000, 64 bit space
BaseAddr[3]: 0x00000000
BaseAddr[4]: 0x00002461 I/O 0x2460
BaseAddr[5]: 0x00000000
CardbusCISPtr: 0x00000000
SubsysVendorID: 0x8086 Intel
SubsystemID: 0x3417
ROMbaseAddress: 0x00000000 Expan ROM 0x00000000, Disabled
InterruptLine: 0x0a IRQ-10
InterruptPin: 0x01 INTA
Min_Gnt: 0xff
Max_Lat: 0x00
New Capabilities
CapPtr: 0xdc
CapID: 0x01 PCI Power Management (PM)
NxtCapPtr: 0xe4
CapID: 0x07
NxtCapPtr: 0xf0
CapID: 0x05 Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
NxtCapPtr: 0x00 (End of list)


"hwconfig -h"
device address vec dma comment
====== ======= === === =======
kernel - - - rel=3.2v5.0.6 kid=2000-07-27
cpu - - - unit=1 family=15 type=Intel Xeon
cpuid - - - unit=1 vend=GenuineIntel
tfms=0:15:2:7(11)
fpu - 13 - unit=1 type=80387-compatible
pci 0xcf8-0xcff - - am=1 sc=0 buses=4
PnP - - - nodes=0
clock - - - type=TSC/2399650278Hz
serial 0x3f8-0x3ff 4 - unit=0 type=Standard nports=1
fifo=yes
serial 0x2f8-0x2ff 3 - unit=1 type=Standard nports=1
fifo=yes
console - - - unit=vga type=0 num=12 scoansi=1
scroll=50
adapter 0x2800-0x28ff 10 - type=ad160 ha=0 bus=0 id=7
fts=sto
adapter 0x2c00-0x2cff 9 - type=ad160 ha=1 bus=0 id=7
fts=sto
floppy 0x3f2-0x3f7 6 2 unit=0 type=135ds18
kbmouse 0x60-0x64 12 - type=Keyboard|PS/2 mouse id=0x00
parallel 0x378-0x37a 7 - unit=0
adapter 0x170-0x177 15 - type=IDE ctlr=secondary dvr=wd
adapter 0xfa00-0xfaff 10 - type=dpti ha=0 id=7, PCI, v1.14
pcxr - - - mem=0xF8000000 ports=2 PCI Xr
V7.0.6
eeG0 0x2460-0x247f 16 - type=PRO/1000 00:02:b3:51:9f:96
eeE0 0x2400-0x241f 17 - type=EE PRO/100+
00:02:b3:51:9f:95
cd-rom - - - type=IDE ctlr=sec cfg=mst
dvr=Srom->wd
tape - - - type=S ha=1 id=2 lun=0 bus=0
ht=ad160
disk - - - type=S ha=0 id=0 lun=0 bus=0
ht=dpti
Sdsk - - - cyls=8924 hds=255 secs=63
cpu - 255 - unit=2 family=15 type=Intel Xeon
cpuid - - - unit=2 vend=GenuineIntel
tfms=0:15:2:7(11)
fpu - - - unit=2 type=80387-compatible


in addition to what you specifically asked for above, I have found the
following files on the system:

/etc/conf/node.d/eeG
eeG mdi/eeG0 c 0 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG1 c 1 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG2 c 2 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG3 c 3 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG4 c 4 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG5 c 5 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG6 c 6 root root 600
eeG mdi/eeG7 c 7 root root 600

/etc/conf/pack.d/eeG/Driver.o
/etc/conf/pack.d/eeG/space.c
/etc/conf/pack.d/eeG/space.h

/etc/conf/sdevice.d/eeG
eeG Y 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
eeG N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0

and I discover the following telling tale in "custom":


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xx GNU Tar (ver 1.12)
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xx Graphics Libraries (ver 1.5)
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xx Groff - GNU nroff, troff and related tools (ver 1.15)
* x
xx Hog - memory, cpu and i/o hog analyser (ver 1.1)
* x
xx ImageMagick - interactive manipulation of images (ver 5.1.0)
* x
xx Intel Network Drivers (ver 1.4.10)
x x
xx Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Drivers (ver 1.0.0)
x x
xx Lynx Character Mode Browser (ver 2.8rel2)
x x
xx MenuPort Interface (MPI) Package (ver 4.2.0)
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xx Midnight Commander Visual Shell (ver 4.1)
v x
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and the following when I "software --> examine --> files"
on the line that says
"Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Drivers (ver 1.0.0)":

./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/cntl
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/cntl/packages
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/cntl/ccs
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/cntl/instlib.sh
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/cntl/packages/pkg.drv
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/var
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/shared.db
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/SharedControl.fl
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/eeG.fl
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/ClientControl.fl
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/var/.softmgmt
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/var/.softmgmt/client.db
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/var/.softmgmt/ClientControl.fl
./var/opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt
./var/opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/client.db
./var/opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/.softmgmt/ClientControl.fl
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/Driver.o
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/Master
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/System
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/Node
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/Space.c
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/lkcfg
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/AOF
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/AOF/eeG
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/space.h
./opt/K/Intel/eeG/1.0.0/ID/eeG/08.intel

In about 40 minutes I'll move the cable from the 10/100 port to the
1000 port and see if it actually works.


even armed with keywords from all the above to search for, I still
don't find these drivers on the net with google. Even looking at all
of the pro/1000 stuff available on the intel site, I don't find these
drivers, unless they are included with the Unixware or OpenUnix
packages and it just doesn't say so on the outside.

curiouser and curiouser. I did see on the intel site where for a
couple OS's you can request a driver via email. OSR5 was not mentioned
in that spot, but maybe elsewhere, or maybe it's available that way
but not mentioned anywhere the average joe can read it, but someone
like a large volume system seller may have contacts.

Brian K. White

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Jan 13, 2003, 2:40:33 PM1/13/03
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Bela Lubkin <be...@caldera.com> wrote in message news:<2003011223...@mammoth.ca.caldera.com>...


OK, in addition to the stuff I posted earlier, I can now say it also
definetly really works in real life.

I am posting this reply via netscape & groups.google.com on the server
in question with only the PRO/1000 nic plugged in.

when I plugged in the cable I got these messages on the console:

WARNING: eeE[0] - Lost Link
NOTICE: eeG0: 100Mbps half duplex copper link is up.

A few manual route commands and voila here I am.

I wonder if I tar up all the eeG files and manually copy the few lines
that mention eeG in mdevice sdevice et al, will that be enough to
install this driver on my other 5.0.6/SHG2 box?

Brian K. White

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Jan 13, 2003, 4:39:50 PM1/13/03
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br...@aljex.com (Brian K. White) wrote in message news:<60bd4c6b.03011...@posting.google.com>...

> Bela Lubkin <be...@caldera.com> wrote in message news:<2003011223...@mammoth.ca.caldera.com>...
> > Brian K. White wrote:
> >
> > > I have not tested it yet, but,
> > > Seneca Data just shipped me a new intel SHG2 server with it's on board
> > > intel gigabit nic all configured in netconfig. This is of course 5.0.6
> > >
> > > I don't know where they got the driver or if it works, but it looks
> > > normal enough just from software. I did use netconfig to change the

[...]

>
> even armed with keywords from all the above to search for, I still
> don't find these drivers on the net with google. Even looking at all
> of the pro/1000 stuff available on the intel site, I don't find these
> drivers, unless they are included with the Unixware or OpenUnix
> packages and it just doesn't say so on the outside.
>
> curiouser and curiouser. I did see on the intel site where for a
> couple OS's you can request a driver via email. OSR5 was not mentioned
> in that spot, but maybe elsewhere, or maybe it's available that way
> but not mentioned anywhere the average joe can read it, but someone
> like a large volume system seller may have contacts.

My contact at Seneca just told me that they got the driver from Acer,
because they sell a lot of Acer boxes, and one of Acer's new servers
has a PRO/1000 TX embedded, which is the same as on the Intel SHG2.
Apparently it's available on Acers web site, but I didn't find it
inside of 5 minutes and I have to run now and can't look further until
later. Perhaps someone else can find it now that I've taken it this
far.

Bill Vermillion

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Jan 14, 2003, 5:57:20 PM1/14/03
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In article <60bd4c6b.03011...@posting.google.com>,

Brian K. White <br...@aljex.com> wrote:
>Bela Lubkin <be...@caldera.com> wrote in message news:<2003011223...@mammoth.ca.caldera.com>...
>> Brian K. White wrote:
>OK, in addition to the stuff I posted earlier, I can now say it also
>definetly really works in real life.

>I am posting this reply via netscape & groups.google.com on the server
>in question with only the PRO/1000 nic plugged in.

>when I plugged in the cable I got these messages on the console:

>WARNING: eeE[0] - Lost Link
>NOTICE: eeG0: 100Mbps half duplex copper link is up.

So is this saying that even though you have a Gbit card it's only
runing 100Mbit hdx?

--
Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

Stuart J. Browne

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Jan 14, 2003, 6:00:30 PM1/14/03
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> >OK, in addition to the stuff I posted earlier, I can now say it also
> >definetly really works in real life.
>
> >I am posting this reply via netscape & groups.google.com on the server
> >in question with only the PRO/1000 nic plugged in.
>
> >when I plugged in the cable I got these messages on the console:
>
> >WARNING: eeE[0] - Lost Link
> >NOTICE: eeG0: 100Mbps half duplex copper link is up.
>
> So is this saying that even though you have a Gbit card it's only
> runing 100Mbit hdx?

to be expected if it's plugged into a 100Mbit hub..


Brian K. White

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Jan 15, 2003, 12:50:55 AM1/15/03
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"Stuart J. Browne" <stu...@promed.com.au> wrote in message news:<b024u6$7r8$1...@perki.connect.com.au>...

exactly.

I don't have any gigabit devices to plug it in to. And neither does
the customer, who now has the box I've been talking about.

I'm going to try creating a tar of all the files I found and all the
eeG lines in the kernel config files and see if I can't get my other
SHG2 server to get it's gigabit nic working. I was not able to find
the drivers on the Acer site, even though I was able to find the
driver & downloads page associated with one of their newer servers
that has the same embedded PRO/1000 XT .

I'll have to get Seneca to be more specific in telling me where to get
it.
I'll post it here, if allowed, if I do get the prize.

Bela Lubkin

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Jan 15, 2003, 1:50:59 PM1/15/03
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Brian K. White wrote:

> I am posting this reply via netscape & groups.google.com on the server
> in question with only the PRO/1000 nic plugged in.
>
> when I plugged in the cable I got these messages on the console:
>
> WARNING: eeE[0] - Lost Link
> NOTICE: eeG0: 100Mbps half duplex copper link is up.
>
> A few manual route commands and voila here I am.

So, I asked around internally and apparently we're supposed to be
getting a handoff of the eeG driver, to be made available some time
after OSR507 ships.

> I wonder if I tar up all the eeG files and manually copy the few lines
> that mention eeG in mdevice sdevice et al, will that be enough to
> install this driver on my other 5.0.6/SHG2 box?

You might get away with it. Another way: set up the user "swadmin" on
the box that already has it. From the other box, run `custom`, tell it
"install"; "from another host"; the host that has it. See if you can
get it to offer you the driver. See:

http://osr5doc.ca.caldera.com:457/NetAdminG/swnetT.servsetup.html
http://osr5doc.ca.caldera.com:457/NetAdminG/swnetT.netmedia.html

>Bela<

Brian K. White

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Jan 19, 2003, 2:50:21 AM1/19/03
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Bela Lubkin <be...@caldera.com> wrote in message news:<2003011510...@mammoth.ca.caldera.com>...

I have obtained a copy of the original drivers. If anyone wants a
copy, email br...@aljex.com

I'd feel funny actually putting it on a public www or ftp site, but,
It was given to me via email with absolutely no comments or hints
about if there is an explicit or implied nda in effect that my source
or myself might be breaking, so I have only the contents of the zip
file itself to go by.

There is the briefest glancing reference to a license, but no copy of
it nor pointer to it nor even a title or name which could be looked
up.

So in the absence of any counter evidence, I declare myself free offer
copies at least to other indaviduals, on a no-liability basis. (No one
is liable if it fries your system, etc, etc,...)

I still don't know where or even if it is originally available from or
else I'd just post that link.

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