[nycbug-talk] Lab environment
ike at lesmuug.org
Wed May 19 22:47:23 EDT 2004
Hi George, All,
On May 19, 2004, at 6:10 PM, G.Rosamond wrote:
>>> I put out the idea of comparing FBSD with ipfw, NetBSD with ipf, and
>>> OpenBSD with pf, but the dominant interest seemed to be around
>>> networking protocols.
>> Actually, agreed for the moment... Seems like pf, with the new
>> pfsync and carp mania is taking off in some new directions, so this
>> could be more appropriate in a few months IMHO... once folks have
>> more familiarity with it all-
> But the problem, again, is that it's not about CARP, etc, and the
> other funky OBSD pf features.
>>> One problem is that if we do want to include AFS, AppleTalk, etc,
>>> we're comparing protocols on inherently difficult to compare
>> I'm in- and have enough experience to make the architectural
>> differences relatively painless (i.e. I've got our back on mac).
> But what are we comparing then?
Well, as I expressed to Sunny just 1 min ago, I believe that a raw
performance test is as foolhearty as comparing X86 to PPC to Sparc to
Power4 architectures- there is really no clear 'winner', only strengths
>>> Who is interested in taking a lead on this?
>> I don't know about lead, but count me in. If it's a lead that's
>> necessary, I'll do it, but not until after next NYCBUG meeting can I
>> commit the time.
> I take that as volunteering. . . <g>
> We need to create a test environment, so we have to have each variable
> controlled. Not to sound like I just took 6th grade science. . .
Ahh- seeing as you have a good idea of the network enviornment, I'd say
I can't go this one alone, but will need some backing on how the
hardware/network/softwares are setup and controlled.
So I'll keep volunteered if some folks get my back on this stuff... <g>
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