[rescue] looking for a Multia

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 12 15:36:31 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 04:16 PM, Klaasjan Brand 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).
> Personally, I'd go with the LX rather than the multia. Multia's seem to
> produce a lot more heat than I've ever seen my LX produce. Overheating
> is the common cause of a lot of multia deaths since they are really 
> made
> for personal workstations rather than routers (note the flimsy power
> supply). I've used my LX as an IPV6 tunnel over 768kbit ADSL which it
> handled without any problems, so speed is not really an issue.

   I've solved Multia overheating problems before, by installing larger 
fans.  I wanted to use a Multia because of its PCMCIA slots and IDE 
interface (for CF).


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

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