[rescue] looking for a Multia

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Aug 11 23:43:16 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 12:16 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>>>  Hey folks.  I'm looking for a DEC Multia, either the 166 or 233MHz
>>>> version.  Anybody have one they don't need?
>>> Isn't that one of the alphas that you like to benchmark against
>>> urinating
>>> archives?
>>   The very one.  But to act as a firewall and DHCP server for a
>> two-machine network on the end of a slow DSL pipe, it's perfect.
> Hmmm.  How might it do as a firewall/ppp/NAT/router box?  And what were
> you thinking of running on one?

   For a low-bandwidth application it'll be fine.  I've run AS200 4/166 
machines in that capacity on several occasions with excellent results, 
and while those machines aren't nearly as dog-slow as Multias, they're 
not exactly zippy.

   I use NetBSD in those applications.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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