On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 02:59 PM, Niki Kovacs wrote: > Niki Kovacs a écrit : > >> >> Since the aim is lowcost, would it be wrong to install that fileserver >> on a no-name desktop PC with a 64bit processor and enough RAM, and then >> simply put 2 x 2 To hard disks in it, either with a mirroring RAID (can >> never remember which does what in 0, 1 and 5) or some rsync script >> regularly copying over the first disk to the second? Or do you have >> something more apt to suggest? >> > > Thanks for all your detailed answers. Seems the story resolved itself in > a quite curious manner. The lab already has a "sysadmin", e. g. a guy > who openly claims to be "no computer specialist, but my machines are > running anyway, better than the ones built by the pros". I asked him if > he could fill me in on some details, like what should the IP address of > the server be, netmask, gateway, dns, so that I could integrate it into > his network. I planned to first make a "dummy" server with my laptop > just to do some testing, ping around, etcetera. The following > surrealistic dialogue followed: > > - "You know, I can't really let you know this, this is a very special > network." Yeah, he probably is still using coaxial or token-ring, can't let you know that. > > - "Yes, but you asked me to install a server in your network. If you > want me to do that, I have to know some network specifications. For > example, will the machine be statically configured, or do you plan to > handle it with DHCP and a fixed address based on the MAC address?" > > - "This is neither DHCP nor static, you know, we have an internal > network." (!) Hey, maybe he is running netbeui or ipx and Windows 3.11 or Netware! > > - "So you can't tell me your network specs, if I get you right. You > know, when you ask a plumber to install a bathtub or a jacuzzi, you > ought to tell him at least where your bathroom is, and where he can find > the water tap." > > - "I only asked for a server. I don't know why you have to know all this." Or he could be a paranoid hermit that lives in the lab. > > And so on. In the end, I decided not to bother and just left. > > :o) > We want more laughs!