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August 26th, 2010, 01:41 AM
I am figuring this is the best place for a server hardware question. How is the support for iSCSI?

August 26th, 2010, 06:05 AM
I use iSCSI on my Ubuntu based home router and it works well. Whether it does everything you need I couldn't say unless you have more info.

I have it setup with external eSata drives so that when powered on they auto-mount and become visible on the LAN. This works but needed some special udev rules added.

I don't think it currently supports multiple concurrent mounts though. I may be wrong on that but I think I read that was still a limitation. So if you need full multi-user access your'e better off with Samba probably.

iSCSI has been faster than Samba in my brief tests. Samba is more flexible.

August 26th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Thanks. I am learning severs the hard way by building one.

August 26th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Actually I think that is the only way. Someone can teach you but doing it and gaining experience is necessary.