[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 15:05:49 EDT 2017


I was thinking the load was light enough for what the OP was looking to do.
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On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 06/27/2017 02:55 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > curious, but can't a VAX of even a modern box of some sort be rigged to
> act
> > as a router for this kind of thing?  Admittedly just asking not
> > knowledgeable enough to answer this question myself..
>
>   That depends on the type of interfaces you want to route between.
> Some of the earliest routers were PDP-11s.
>
>   If you need to route something like a T1 or T3 line, that's pretty
> tough to do on anything but a purpose-built router due to support for
> those types of hardware interfaces.  Further, for more modern circuits
> like OC192s, etc, there really aren't too many general-purpose computers
> available that can move data that fast in any predictable or consistent
> way, and nothing anywhere near as reliable or internally redundant as
> something like a big Cisco or Juniper machine.  They exist with their
> six-figure price tags for a reason.
>
>               -Dave
>
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
>



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