Network probe script
#2 Updated by Marc Mengel over 3 years ago
Sent a note with some general questions to Ian Fisk:
My name is Marc Mengel, and I work for Robert Illingworth, and have been
assigned the task of building a network connectivity test tool for Simons
data users. This of course leads to some questions, which I'm hoping you
can either answer outright, or send onwards to folks who might know.
For the initial design work, I would need to know:
- Is there some reference data model for the Simons effort already in existence?
So far I've been told we will (probably) be using DCache /Enstore as the central
data store, and Fermilab-SAM for a Data Catalog.
- What sort of client systems are we hoping to cover (MacOS? Linux?...)
- Are we expecting users to keep copies of datasets at their local institutions,
(so that we might want to also test data rates to their local storage)?
- Have decisions already been made about file transfer details, i.e. protocols
to be used, etc.