[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Sep 27 03:43:42 AEST 2017


On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:34:19AM -0700, Bakul Shah wrote:
> You probably know Brantley Coile did ata over Ethernet. AOE is a
> simple protocol so the client side driver is simple. He ran plan9
> on his controller. One per rack. Basically you have a storage area
> network. Adding disks becomes very easy. His company is back in business
> if you want to buy some!

Didn't know that, do now, thanks.  Very cool and pretty much what I 
was asking for 20+ years ago.  Ya gotta be patient I guess :)

> AOE is probably a better idea than FCoE, fiber channel over Ethernet,
> with its requirement for a reliable transport. On the other hand, may
> be there is need for encrypted channels all the way to disks.

Yeah, the old school people want their comfort zone, I'm also not so sure
that FCoE is such a good idea.



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