[Linux-ha-dev] Re: [Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: draft of updated GRITSnote]]
Stephen C. Tweedie
Fri, 10 Mar 2000 17:17:59 +0000 (GMT)
On Wed, 08 Mar 2000 16:10:22 -0800, David Brower
> Amen! That's why I'm down on raw tcp, despite my colleagues, who I will
> have to keep talking to. System guys by and large still don't trust this
> new-fangled RPC business, and like to do things on their own.
That's why I prefer the XDR standard, which gives you a standard
on-the-wire protocol without forcing you to use _any_ specific
software to package it. Raw tcp doesn't necessarily cut it if we're
talking over SCSI. We still need some form of standardising on things
to avoid having multiple different marshalling formats when talking to
different drives on the same bus, if SAN manufacturers start adopting
this sort of thing over (say) FCAL.