[rescue] looking for a Multia

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 12 10:03:54 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 09:24 AM, Joshua D. Boyd 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
> ports.

   You using a modem or something?

   I have several U1s here, and I love 'em...I don't want to use one in 
this application because I want something physically smaller.


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

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