Subject: Re: rack-optimised i386 machines
To: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/11/2005 15:30:39
In message <20050211202144.GH25450@sanctum.takilma.net>, Ben Collver writes:
>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?
I think there are a fair number of controllers NetBSD doesn't support.
I personally have exactly one data point, so I can't say more.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb