[CentOS] can CentOS act as an iSCSI server?

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 14:17:30 UTC 2008


On Nov 17, 2008, at 5:36 AM, Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de>  
wrote:

> Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>> Don't try to compare NFS and iScsi : they aren't working at the same
>> level : iScsi works at the 'block level' while other Network File
>> Systems (like NFS, CIFS, etc ...) work more at the 'file level'
>
> Hmmm. CIFS works at  block level (SMB == Server Message Blocks). iSCSI
> is a transport protocol while CIFS and/or NFS a file systems :)

SMB despite it's name does not work on the block level, but the file  
system level.

CIFS/NFS are ways of extending the file system across the network.

iSCSI is a way of extending the disk drive or array over the network.  
It's a subtle by important difference.

-Ross



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