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MachineOfTheMonth: Using your CD-RW drive as a UDF filesystem packet writer Part 2

Aug 18, 2001, 17:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)

[ Thanks to Glenn Mullikin for this link. ]

"Packet writing is an interesting application of cd-rw drives but until the process can become more user-friendly and the tools can become more feedback-oriented, we'll have to wait for some time. No one wants to waste a pack of cd-rw discs on something that won't even tell them what is going on. They just sit there and wait and wait and finally, it spits out an error message.

And of course, the packet writing capability that Linux has right now is not really anything to put on a production system anyway. It is just something to play with and see how far you can take it.

However, maybe the hardware I used isn't supported very well by the packet writing programs that were used. I was under the impression that they would be, at least in the case of the Philips drive since it is brand new. Unfortunately, I am not very impressed with UDF packet writing capability on the hardare I tested under Linux. Hopefully that will change in the future, if I get the opportunity to test it again."

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