iSCSI support

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Tue Nov 22 16:39:41 GMT 2005

Wojciech Puchar wrote:

>> Whole devices accessed directly can be a lot faster than NFS, since the
>> client doesn't have to constantly ask the NFS server whether the file
>> it's currently accessing has changed.
> any problem to add such option to NFS?? with iSCSI you just CAN't do it.
> anyway this asking isn't bandwidth intensive, while adds delays. and 
> it may affect of transfer speed for ONE process reading one file, but 
> not multiuser system.

Regardless of whether iSCSI is any good, it's a common access method for 
SAN devices, and from what I've been told, may be the *only* access 
method.  So in heterogenous (read windows dominated) environment where 
you want to be able to access these things, an iSCSI initiator for 
FreeBSD can only be a good thing.


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