[SunRescue] dsl advice

PaulKhourypkhoury2 at loop.com PaulKhourypkhoury2 at loop.com
Thu Aug 10 06:21:56 CDT 2000

On Wed, 09 Aug 2000 10:43:41 -0400, Chris Terwilliger wrote:

>BSD Bob the old greybead BSD freak wrote:
>> Are there any issues with machine speed in using an older sparc as a
>> gateway?  I was thinking of doing something similar, and have available
>> things like an IPX or an SS2, or maybe a DEC 3000 that I could use.
>> What are the pros and cons of using older slower equipment as gateways
>> for the home net, at the usual home connect speeds one is likely to get
>> these days?
>I use an IPX running Redhat 5.2.  It performs flawlessly, I never touch
>it.  More than enough speed.

Not that this is the best comparison, but I use 2 OS/2 boxes
for my NAT/gateway, one is a 56k modem, 200MHz, the
other is a ThinkPad, 33.6k, 33MHz, and obviously the first
is fastest, but speed differences are neglible.  So I think
a lower end SPARC should do well - the ThinkPad seems to be
as fast as the IPC I use on that network.

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