Subject: Re: rack-optimised i386 machines
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/11/2005 15:30:39
In message <>, 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 
>> entirely.
>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,