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IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD
Contributed by jason on Sun Apr 1 12:43:21 2007 (GMT)
from the we-all-remember-when-10-megs-was-enough dept.

The IOBSD project has released their first public beta of IOBSD. This storage-focused fork of OpenBSD was created to address the storage shortcomings of the security-focused OpenBSD community. Founders Marco Peereboom, Darren Reed and Thorsten Glaser have been working in parallel on this project for a few months now.

"Although Open[BSD] is a really good platform for firewalls, we feel that Theo et. al have spent a disproportionate amount of time and effort with stuff like CARP and BLOBs and license wars", explains Marco. "Our users have been clamoring for advanced storage features like a journaling filesystem and distributed storage nodes. Our primary goal for the 1.0 release is to port Linux resierfs to IOBSD. Beyond that is anyone's guess, but as always, we're focused on user requests."

Interested users are asked to visit the project website and download current snapshots for testing.

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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod -5/15)
by Anonymous Coward (24.8.70.179) on Sun Apr 1 04:39:22 2007 (GMT)
  LOL. I think you should include the DSTfilesystem as well, where it does backups on every time change during the hour that gets lost/repeated.
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 2/14)
by Curtis Gallant (74.121.251.96) on Sun Apr 1 04:58:18 2007 (GMT)
http://soleauthority.ca
  Love the picture of the rack in the corner
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod -8/38)
by Anonymous Coward (24.113.149.46) on Sun Apr 1 05:33:19 2007 (GMT)
  stop posting these stupid april fools stories, thanks
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 2/16)
by matvey (210.136.232.129) on Sun Apr 1 05:47:07 2007 (GMT)
  There should be a link from /dev/null for the aipril 1st ftp release! :)
Cool!
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  FAQ 10.2 (mod 6/22)
by jason (TheDudeAbides) (jason@snakelegs.org) on Sun Apr 1 05:56:40 2007 (GMT)
http://www.snakelegs.org
  Why isn't www.iobsd.org hosted on Solaris ?!?
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      Re: FAQ 10.2 (-1/5) by iwanek08 on Tue Apr 3 11:09:56 2007 (GMT)

  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod -1/13)
by Zack Jansen (76.16.132.204) (jansen@iobsd.net) on Sun Apr 1 06:12:21 2007 (GMT)
  ROFL! Funny, nonetheless IOBSD is a cool name, hopefully someone will fork OpenBSD just to use this name. :P
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 1/13)
by grey (63.249.87.17) on Sun Apr 1 06:21:44 2007 (GMT)
  SWEET!

Next April fool's: IOUBSD

I'll get back to you on it though. ;)

\m/
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 4/12)
by Leonardo Rodrigues (201.34.47.150) on Sun Apr 1 06:43:46 2007 (GMT)
  Heh, this got me until I read they were trying to port ReiserFS to OpenBSD !
I said "WTF? ReiserFS? Are they stupid or what?"
Only then I realized the april's fools joke :P
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 0/12)
by Isak (87.60.203.164) (isak@lyberth.dk) on Sun Apr 1 06:54:55 2007 (GMT)
  I actually felt myself pale up just a little, thinking - NOOOoooaaaaarhh shit i fell for it...
when i think back on two minutes ago i still get that feeling in my stomach that things are not as it should be...

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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 6/24)
by Anonymous Coward (81.83.81.251) on Sun Apr 1 08:23:21 2007 (GMT)
  Seriously, this place really has turned into slashdot..
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 1/17)
by Marc Espie (213.41.185.88) (espie@openbsd.org) on Sun Apr 1 10:38:58 2007 (GMT)
  Come on,
Marco Pereboom, Thorsten Glaser, and Darren Reed ?
like, dead give away, get these to cooperate, oh wow...

the jdixon Id line is a nice touch. ;-)
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod 3/15)
by Anonymous Coward (65.96.221.40) on Sun Apr 1 14:47:56 2007 (GMT)
  By far this is my fav part:

http://www.iobsd.org/storage.html

<i>IOBSD believes in high capacity. Lots of it. So much, in fact, that the porn industry will make us the platform of choice for their realtime editing and distribution needs.</i>

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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod -5/11)
by Anonymous Coward (65.96.221.40) on Sun Apr 1 14:48:34 2007 (GMT)
  By far this is my fav part: http://www.iobsd.org/storage.html IOBSD believes in high capacity. Lots of it. So much, in fact, that the porn industry will make us the platform of choice for their realtime editing and distribution needs.
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  newrack.jpg (mod 2/16)
by Matthew Mulrooney (66.18.211.194) on Sun Apr 1 18:32:17 2007 (GMT)
  Jason: completely off topic here - but I love the rack you've got in the bottom right (not the computer equipment - the rack). I've switched all of my infrastructure into these things (I think they are NSF brand).

Suggestion - you can get standard 4" swivel casters for each corner. Adding casters makes it stupid easy to access the backs (i.e. cabling) of all the machines. [Just roll the rack away from the wall :).]

Matthew
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      Re: newrack.jpg (-2/6) by Anonymous Coward on Sun Apr 1 18:43:38 2007 (GMT)
        Re: newrack.jpg (-1/9) by Matthew Mulrooney on Mon Apr 2 20:22:46 2007 (GMT)

  Nice Nerf gun!! :-) (mod 3/9)
by Brynet (Brynet) on Sun Apr 1 21:44:14 2007 (GMT)
  Anyone else notice the Nerf gun on the bottom shelf? haha :-)

http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/6237/nerfva1.png

That for sale too? hehe :)
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  On a serious note - storage/disk encryption? (mod 3/11)
by Anonymous Coward (204.9.40.20) on Mon Apr 2 15:23:03 2007 (GMT)
  This reminds me - is there any interest in improving the disk / storage encryption capabilities in OpenBSD? In my opinion, svnd is showing its age cryptographically, such as only supporting Blowfish. Linux's dm-crypt, NetBSD's cgd, and FreeBSD's GEOM appear to be more cryptographically modern and have more developer interest. I would expect OpenBSD to be a leader in disk encrypiton, but it looks like that feature has fallen behind. I'd very much like to see someone capable and interested pick up the torch.

I'd fix it myself, but I'm in the US :(
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  Re: IOBSD - A Storage Focused BSD (mod -1/13)
by sthen (85.158.44.148) on Mon Apr 2 16:38:05 2007 (GMT)
  free downloads now available (-:
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  Total riot! And a good plug for the real OpenBSD (mod 0/14)
by Anonymous Coward (151.188.247.104) on Mon Apr 2 20:39:16 2007 (GMT)
  OK, this is cute, and funny. The quip about the porn industry was indeed precious. Sometimes, some folks get so involved into the computer that they forget to have a sense of humor. Glad you're not one of those. :-)

So, when is the port of Windows Vista to IOBSD going to be done? Oh, sorry, forgot that IOBSD, as a "trusted" platform, doesn't trust Vista. :-D

The links leading to the real OpenBSD project are a nice touch, too, and add some sincerity to the joke.

Well done!


swalker@cmosnetworks.com
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