[rescue] looking for a Multia

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Aug 12 01:08:42 CDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:43:16AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 12:16 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >Hmmm.  How might [a DEC Multia] 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've never used a Multia, so I'm not sure how they compare
performance-wise to an LX (my current front-running candidate for that
job, mainly because I *have* one).

>   I use NetBSD in those applications.

*nod*  figured.  My LX is running OpenBSD, but needs an update to 3.3 to
handle the LX serial ports properly.

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