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    SubjectRe: Drunken mumblings [OFFTROPIC]
    On Fri, Jan 01, 1999 at 06:53:08PM -0500, Nat Lanza wrote:
    > Right. The problem here isn't SCSI -- it's the disks you'll hook up to
    > it. To do this sort of thing well, you'd want a far more intelligent
    > disk that knew about its own filesystem and expected to see requests
    > from more than one machine. With normal disks, you're taking a fairly
    This already exists -- it is called an NFS[*] server.

    > dumb piece of hardware and expecting it to act as a full network
    > host. It's a bit like trying to network your keyboard.
    > The Right Thing here is disks with enough intelligence to act as
    > reasonable independent entities on the network. With luck, you'll be
    > seeing more of this soon. Of course, I might be a bit biased here -- I
    > hack intelligent storage for a living, so I sort of have to think it's
    > a good idea.

    [*]: If you don't like NFS pick your favourite networked file system.

    Alain Williams

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