[rescue] looking for a Multia

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Aug 12 10:52:22 CDT 2003

If your after the faster serial ports to connect to a modem... you
could use a PCMCIA modem instead along with an SBUS to PCMCIA SBUS
card (depending on if your OS has drivers).  I've heard (here I think)
of someone doing this.

-- Curt

>Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 08:24:08 -0500
>From: "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at celestrion.net>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] looking for a Multia
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>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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Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
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