[rescue] looking for a Multia
Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Aug 12 08:24:08 CDT 2003
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 02:08:42AM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> 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 was going to use a classic for that task, but now am working on
setting up a U1 instead. Why a U1 for such a light task? Faster serial
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