iSCSI and friends, was Re: UNIX V7

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Fri Jun 12 03:21:52 CDT 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>>> iSCSI makes up (in a clumsy way) for a lack of a "first class  
>>> citizen"
>>    Eh.  (and this is WAY OT)  iSCSI is kinda interesting; I've been
>> working with it quite a bit lately.
> Have you seen ATAoE?  It is, as the name implies, ATA over Ethernet.
> Unlike the 300-page mail-order catalogue of the iSCSI spec, the ATAoE
> spec is eight pages, mostly taken up with diagrams showing an ATA  
> packet
> wrapped inside an Ethernet frame.

   That's just frightening.  ATA is ugly enough when it *isn't* being  

> I toyed briefly with the idea of writing an ATAoE target for the  
> PDP11.
> Not sure if I could port it to OS/2, though, or make it talk to TK50s.

   Now ok, I have to admit I think that'd be kinda fun.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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