[RC5] and now for something completely different

Paul repton at repton.org
Sat Jan 23 20:43:16 EST 1999

On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Bryan M. Smith wrote:

> I haven't tried it. But, it would be easy to set up processor farms! no
> maintenance of hard drives, multiple configurations on multiple
> computers or megs of RAM, a couple of old ram chips to equal 8 megs is
> so cheap that some places will give them away for free.  Also,
> everything would be centralized.  And...  It's not bloatware!

working on the same principle, however, its not particularly hard to make
a linux boot floppy with kernel and compressed root filesystem containing
an rc5 client. this has the advantage over QNX of being completely free

another similar option if you have a netware server is a DOS boot floppy
with netware client and the DOS rc5 client on it. You only need a single
unix/windows client sharing the buffers to do all the fetching and
flushing. the netware route has the advantage of minimal per-host
configuration too, as it doesn't need you to allocate an IP address per


Paul Everett                                 Microsoft is not the answer.
repton at repton dot org                       Microsoft is the question.
http://www.repton.org                                 "No" is the answer.
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