Subject: Re: rack-optimised i386 machines
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2005 12:21:44
On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 03:09:08PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> With a couple of caveats, I think that most server machines will work
> well. You don't have the graphics adapter to worry about; that solves
> one big problem. If the disks are IDE, they're probably safe, too, but
> watch out for S-ATA disks. RAID is probably a separate can of worms
Regarding S-ATA disks, what should one watch out for?
> Some vendors of such boxes actually support BSDs, including NetBSD.
> Iron Systems (I seem to recall hearing good things about them) is one
> such vendor.
HP has a Proliant DL360 (rack-mounted i386 server) running NetBSD 2.0,
according to recent mailing list activity.