PHOBOS - Re: drbd (was nmbd)
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 15:17:11 +0100 (MET)
On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, George Bonser wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, banibrata dutta wrote:
> > No one can disagree with what u said.
> > The problem is, Linux-HA
> > happens to be a volunatary development effort, and developers
> > are working overtime (mostly) out of interest (mostly again),
> > doing coding, testing - from their homes with 2-3 PCs. I do not
> > really see (at this point of time), how the remote testbed
> > which Ben was referring to can help. It would, but how, I
> > don't know.
I will send Alan new code with several modules in the next few days. The
point that is made here is very important. Special hardware is not on my
wish list either, except it can be switched in on a plug-in basis.
Top priority on my own agenda is currently to provide a framework that is
most easy to configure, verify and use. And use what is already working.
> Let me put it another way ...
> I would rather see our company use a Linux box with a phobos redirector
> than buy an F5 Big IP box or a Bay Networks Accelar 700 series. There is
> no way a piece of software is going to compete with dedicated hardware.
Maybe we could distinguish between HA (in the sense of Software to make
services more highly available by some kind of failover) and FT (in the
sense of guarranteeing constant operations by means of hardware) to make
us all happy. This is just an idea, don't know how valid ...
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