[rescue] Total corporate madness (
alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Aug 6 14:25:37 CDT 2003
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 12:52:16PM -0500, Steve Hatle wrote:
> > 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.
> Isn't that basically a Network Appliance? Of course, your version would be
> much cheaper- and easier to license <grin>
Hey, I could see a market for a mini-NetApp in a lunchbox form-factor.
(My switch, unfortunately, is a cheap little unmanaged Netgear unit and,
while solid and reliable, doesn't do EtherChannel.)
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