[Pauldotcom] smartcard readers in Sun boxes
bcg at struxural.com
Thu Oct 1 16:27:15 UTC 2009
I guess this depends a lot on the vintage of the Sun box.
Maybe I'm wrong, and Sun has only ever used a single design for Smart
Card reader, but in my experience I've never seen an internal USB
smart card reader, only external USB ones, and internal PCI or PCMCIA
(I don't think I've ever seen an ISA one).
I've also found most things Sun to by highly proprietary. I can
remember one scary situation where a legacy system that I had
inherited was down because of a extreme regional event, and realizing
that we didn't have a mouse, keyboard, or monitor that fit the
proprietary Sun system. Luckily we were able to attach the system to
a console server device, which took a serial connection that provided
SSH access to the console server interface that let you connect to a
bunch of different serial connections.
On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Robin Wood <dninja at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was at the local computer recycler shop yesterday and found a Sun
> box with a smartcard reader in it and a card in the reader. Does
> anyone know what connection type the reader has and if it can be
> reused, eg, is it USB with linux drivers or proprietary?
> If I can reuse it I'll go back down and take it out and add it to my collection.
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