[nycbug-talk] network protocols: lab time?
pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed May 12 17:22:30 EDT 2004
G. Rosamond wrote:
> On May 12, 2004, at 2:14 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
>>> We should either use multiple protocols on one OS/platform, or one
>>> protocol with multiple plaforms/OS's.
>>> It seems that the main contention is about protocols, so maybe we
>>> stick to one platform/OS and test multiple protocols.
>> yea that a good point, maybe we should send an email to the apple
>> folks for an Xserve/OSX server lisc. for this.
> We are still waitiing on them to give us a time and place to test the
> Xserves. Almost 30 people signed up for that. It will probably be on
> a weeknight in June, I'd assume.
> I do think we should be a bit more methodical . . .
> Yes, we could contact Apple, but we'll have to be a bit more clear.
yea i totally agree, i was hoping that during BSDcan we can get a
methodology hacked out. i'd be willing to draw up a first draft, and we
could edit it etc...
> If we are testing networking protocols, then we could try a *BSD box
> and an XServe, and compare how they are with NFS, SMB, etc. We'd be
> comparing Xserve to a BSD, but the specs on each wouldn't be comparable.
> The better bet, IMO, is to try using i386 boxes with the same specs,
> with each of the relevant OSs (OpenDarwin on i386), then test each
> protocol that way.
i have not played with OpenDarwin, has anyone on the list? how does it
compare to OS X server? maybe it's time to repartition my laptop again
;) it sounds pretty promising...
> It would be much easier to organize, and I think I could find a vendor
> that would loan us the equipment. . .
> Of course, we'd have to determine a criteria for tweaks. . .or even
> basic config.
if we were to go the OS X server/Mac route it may make sense to use a
pretty vanilla install, which may reflect most OS X server installs in
the "real world." this would have the added benefit of being very easy
to set up and replicate.
> Anybody got a good location?
i most likely will be able to offer up my office for this, still have to
check w/ management etc. it would prolly have to be a weekend type
thing tho b/c we run 24/5 most weeks. we have a fair amount of mac's on
gig-e and 100base-T running 10.2 and 10.3.
pete at nomadlogic.org
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