Subject: Re: rack-optimised i386 machines
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: netbsd-users
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 
> entirely.

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.