Fun with HAST and inter-host connections

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at
Sat Sep 2 14:30:07 UTC 2017

On 31/08/2017 23:50, Eduardo Morras via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:07:49 +0200
> Uwe Laverenz <uwe at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 30.08.2017 um 23:40 schrieb Frank Leonhardt:
>>> Thoughts anyone? In particular, is the USB 3.1 idea crazy? And is
>>> anyone else crazy enough to be trying the same thing?
>> 5) 1Gb ethernet and multipathing: use 2 or more interfaces for iSCSI.
> 6) Use Dolphinic pci express cards (I'm not affiliated) (No BSD drivers). Allows interconnect 2 servers via raw Pci express or use a pci express router to add more.

Now that's something I didn't know about! Googling or a dealer with a 
price turns up nothing; I guess if you need you ask you can't afford it. 
Perhaps they'd lend me some :-)

> 7) I developed a backup using sctp with cmt instead tcp. It used, all ethernet cards simultaneusly, converting sata3 in the bottleneck.

That sounds like the kind of hack I had in mind, but using USB 3.1 
instead of Ethernet.

Regards, Frank.

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