I need some advice on BIG external storage units

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat May 10 17:06:11 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     I have lost the thread on this subject. What does an IP number have
>> to do with a hard drive?
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage>
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storage_area_network>
>> Why would a Freecom hd be a DHCP server? 
> Marketing (at least that's what I would expect). The extra DHCP function 
> comes for free because the computer inside the equipment has enough power 
> (DHCP is usually rather low bandwidth). However, marketing folks don't 
> know that it isn't useful if every network device is a DHCP server.
> Nils
    Well at least now I know what it is. The thing is not a hard drive. 
It is a computer with many hard drives and RAM and other smarts run by 
Linux operating systems. You reach your file system by going to the 
proper part of storage. One method is to use IP numbers to define areas.



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