Subject: Re: load balancing
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul M. Newhouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/1998 12:06:11
Johan Ihren <email@example.com> wrote:
>I don't agree with this.
I'm not sure what you don't agree with *8^)? Chris was looking for
"thoughts", which I took to mean "other possibilities".
Chris may well find HiPPI to pricey (I did mention it was more
expensive). If memory serves, each HiPPI NIC ran ~$2500 and a
loaded switch was in the $20K-$25K range. Not your typical SOHO
choice/option *8^) but, it was something he could look into.
Chris hinted he wanted price/performance but, didn't give any clue
as to his budget. He might be able to tolerate a pricier option ...
maybe not. I assumed he was looking for alternatives so he could make
a rational analysis of his options. I didn't tell him or anybody else
that it was "the only way to go"! *8)
I don't remember if NetBSD supports the Zynx card (? I think that's
the right name?). It has 4 fast ports per card, with the daughter
card it acts as a switch. Again, not as cheap as the NetGear 1 port
10/100 cards (under $30/card) at ~$1200 for 4 ports. BUT, again
something to look into.
It sounded to me like Chris wanted to present a spread of options not
just one. I am merely suggesting some fodder for the presentation.