PHOBOS - Re: drbd (was nmbd)
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 20:53:08 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, banibrata dutta wrote:
> called IN-sWITCH. they have drivers for Linux. I was wondering, if we could
> use these things is some way for the Linux-HA project. Of course, this is
> not too good an idea, as development and testing based on it be prohibitive
> and difficult due to costs, but i think in the long run, to equal
> commercial grade HA solutions this could be helpful. I was wondering, if the
> Phobos guys are listening, would they donate one pair of their products to
> the Linux-HA community... :-) who knows they just might... but yeah, anyway
> the testing is not going to be easy as distributed as it is now...
I have approval to purchase some of these units for evaluation. I can put
together a test network and make it accessable over the ineternet if
anyone is interested. This probably will not happen until mid December as
I am up to my eyes in work right now with a major network rollout. Once
that is stable, I can get the test network built and turn some people
loose on it. I know I can give it a fairly dedicated T1 and possibly put
it in some spare colo space we have if we really need to pound on it. I am
interested in proving thsi hardware out because I want to get Linux more
entrenched in our infrastructure. Oh, and if any Linux types with some
network savvy need a job in the SF Bay area, I need help!
Being from a hardware background, I always like to offload tasks to
dedicated hardware whenever possible (the winmodem vs. real modem thing)
and where the task is fairly well defined.