Subject: Re: SCSI network
To: Kenneth D. Merry <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/01/1999 09:44:56
> > Agreed- but it's not quite fair to state that it's 300$- it is 300$ *plus*
> > per-port costs for a Gig Hub, right?
> Right, if you have more than two machines.  With just two machines, $600
> plus a piece of fiber (soon to be Cat-5 cable) will do the trick.
> > The only reason for doing IP over FC is if you already have a SAN for
> > FC-SCSI in place, and if that is the case, there's no particularly great
> > reason to use the FC-IP ULP because of the addeded software nonsense for
> > that.
> Right.  I was thinking primarily of situations where there isn't already a
> FC network in place.
> IMO, unless there's an overriding need (i.e. equipment already installed or
> some other reason), it would be better to go with a Gigabit Ethernet
> network than FC.

Hmph! Tryin' to do me outta some work, eh? :-)