Subject: RE: Off-Topic: No Goodbye to ftp.digital.com?
To: Audun Arnesen Nordal <email@example.com>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 05/15/2002 15:12:48
*** Yes, it's time to kill this thread. Or at least take it off of the
NetBSD mail lists. I'm working with Lord Isildur on this Digital FTP Tree
project (hey that sounds good, maybe we should use that?) so you can contact
me direct about this...
With that being said, here's my last bit...
> From: Brian Hechinger
> On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 01:09:38AM +0200, Audun Arnesen Nordal wrote:
> > I've got around 250 gigs on a fairly good line (my university's) that I
> > can set aside for a couple of weeks if need be. I see a lot of people is
> > already downloading, so let me know if I should start grabbing. If
> > would like to "dump their dumps" with me, that too could be arranged.
> i'm just now catching up with my mail, boy you kids have been busy. ;)
- ...and I'm the one to blame. :)
> gatekeeper isn't going away. that's great news. but if you know suits as
> well as i do, promises mean NOTHING, so take that new with a grain of
- That's why Lord Isildur is still planning on getting a Digital ftp
tree setup on his area...
> as far as storage, i think i've found a source of CHEAP disks so i will be
> to max out my NetApp for a song. when i get this together (need a new job
> first of all) the NetApp will have 240GB of useable space. i have a T1.
> would be MORE than willing to dedicate the entire NetApp to the job of
> a big gigantic DEC mirror. if this needs to be done, than i am here to do
- Thanks very much! That will come in handy. Maybe hang some off of
this VAX 4000/300 sitting here? ;) That, and the storage unit make great
stools here in my office...
> the questions are:
> a) are we still going to be making mirrors?
- Probably the best option. That way, everybody has the same stuff.
Maybe the gatekeeper admins might work with us a little on this project?
Hopefully? Doubt it...
> b) how much space is *really* needed?
- Not sure yet. Lord Isildur can asnwer this. It'll probably increasse
some, too, as more missing DEC files are found and added...
> c) can everyone else split it all up and sit on it for a while until i get
> act together here?
- Those who are grabbing it probably can, I would think.
> in regards to question c, i need to get a job first (shouldn't be too
> hard) and
> i need to see if i can swing a deal with the guy on the disks. the other
> is that the disks all have EMC microcode, so i'll have to look into
> getting new
> Seagate microcode loaded onto them. that could prove to be fun. ;)
- Good luck!
> i'll post here once i have an update of any kind.
- Cool. Drop me a note. :)
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