Subject: Re: SCSI network
To: None <>
From: Kenneth D. Merry <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/01/1999 10:06:46
Matthew Jacob wrote...
> The actual sensible way to do this is IP encapsulation over FibreChannel
> SCSI. An IP stack for Fibre Channel is a big pain in the ass. Target Mode
> for Fibre Channel is pretty easy. In fact, I'm about half ported for this
> into this sillyass Qlogic driver. You get a very large address space,
> don't have to worry about ID conflicts, and while it isn't as cheap as
> parallel SCSI, it isn't all *that* expensive and you get 1024Gbit
> transport with a 2k framesize (but no particular reason why can't layer
> arbitrary MTUs on top of that).

Although with Jumbo-frame capable GigE adapters available for $300, IP over
fibre channel may not be worth the hassle.

Kenneth Merry
ich forces the unmount to be done. Guenther