[rescue] looking for a Multia
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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