[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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