iSCSI support

John Oxley john at
Tue Nov 22 06:25:33 GMT 2005

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 12:24:49AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >and growing. I'm currently looking at a Coraid AoE
> >(ATA-over-Ethernet) solution since it seems to have good support for
> >FreeBSD and Windows drivers in the works. On the other hand, iSCSI
> >has Windows support and FreeBSD in the works.
> >
> stupid question: can anyone explain me the sense and adventages of iSCSI 
> compared to say NFS? for me it's just some more layer to take lots of $$$ 
> from people.

ICBW but to me it seems that iSCSI is like a distributed NFS backend.  You can
store the data on multiple devices, in multiple forms (as long as they
all talk iSCSI).  You can also have two storage sites (geographically
separate) connected by fibre and use those for storage.


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