Introduction & RE: Clustering with Freebsd

Gabriel Ambuehl gabriel_ambuehl at
Thu May 12 00:39:41 PDT 2005

Matthew SWINBOURNE wrote:

>Hi All,
>Something to think about along these lines are TCP Off-Loader (TOE)
>cards.  If you are seriously looking at ATA over ethernet or something
>similar on any production scale, then these cards are a life saver.
>Reduce the CPU overhead of running storage via TCP/IP to almost

As I understand, this is the whole point of ATA over Ethernet (vs
iSCSI): it doesn't actually use TCP/IP, it runs on raw ethernet (and
thus isn't routeable but that's probably more of a feature than a bug).

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