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RE: [ProgSoc] Storage Media
] I should cross-post to firstname.lastname@example.org - my name is Alister...
] If you give something to one group of students, it must be available to
] all students. It's an equity-of-access thing.. who's to say that (for
] example) postgraduates need their own space on a server more than
] undergraduates would?
This is something I'm probably simply not capable of understanding.
Perhaps due to my experience as a part-time student at UTS. Next
you'll be suggesting yachts for everyone! ;)
] Each server is a copy of the others... you'd have to play around with the
] replication software and split up the locations of files. A user would
] authenticate to the tree (btw, setting up accounts for 22k students?!?)
Oh - so the data is replicated ? You've got 5 Novell servers (did someone
say 5 before?) and they're all exact copies of each other? What a
bizarre idea. How big are these boxes? Why are they replicated? Why
would you necessarily use the existing Netware infrastructure to provide
individual space for 22k students? I know you don't have (nor should
you be responsible for) the answers to all these .. but with what's been
revealed so far, I'm overwhelmed with questions.
(Do any com-sci / IT subjects ever set as an assignment a task of
re-designing the UTS network ?)
] and then access their documents from whichever server. But what if you're
] acessing files from Magpie (at Kuring-gai) and you're at Broadway?
] There's already a noticeable delay from time to time saving files to
] Quokka (my server) from PCs on the same subnet... but across campuses on a
] 2Mb/sec link?
Uhm - what kind of files are you suggesting here? As in what kinds of
sizes? I'm presuming we're talking small (well under 2Mb) generally.
A lot of people do a lot more with a lot thinner pipe than 2Mb.
] Snowgum and Ironbark are backed up.
That was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Anton bit. :) Anyways ... just offer
all-care-taken, etc, or invest in a gratuitous piece of DLT hardware. It's
probably a bit of a non-issue anyways. No one ever *really* bothers with
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