[rescue] Total corporate madness (

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Wed Aug 6 12:52:16 CDT 2003

> From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
> You know, a neat hack would be a small FC-AL box (like the Sun 611
> form-factor) with either an FC-AL<->FDDI or FC-AL<->Ethernet "bridge"
> board that has an IP stack and talks NFS/AFP/SMB.  Even neater would be
> a way to stack or daisy-chain them for RAID.  At that point, you could
> go nuts and make the multiple Ethernet ports (as a result of stacking)
> talk EtherChannel for a fatter pipe to workstations.
> I don't know how efficient such a product would be, but it'd be damned
> cute, and probably easy enough for Joe Luser to use.

Isn't that basically a Network Appliance? Of course, your version would be
much cheaper- and easier to license <grin>


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