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   Re: [xml-dev] The 11-pound solution to your XML problems

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On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 08:26:48PM +0000, Martin Klang wrote:
> let me take a wild guess here and say that the 11 pounder might just be a
> PC running Xalan (or some other opensource xslt-engine) on linux with a
> bit of bespoke software and four NICs, dressed up nicely in a 1u rack and
> painted green. hardly 'specialised hardware', if that would be the case,
> and i can't see any indication from the datasheet that it isn't.

  Hum, very probable, if someone has such a box it would be interesting
to check what's running in, the hardware is probably generic, that could
easilly be found either by shell access or by using a screwdriver (wondering
about the amount of RAM ;-)
 And for the software either they explicitely tell what's running or
some probing could get it too (TCP/IP stack handling signature for the
OS and playing with extensions support and other stuff to guess the 
XML stack). 
  Just curious, the price compared to a 1u PeeCee with extension NIC board
would be another interesting data point, more than the color or the weight...


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