[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 27 15:07:39 EDT 2017

  The first post in this thread could've been last year, as far as my
brain is concerned today. ;)  Was he planning to route between hardware
interfaces that are reasonable to obtain on something other than a router?


On 06/27/2017 03:05 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I was thinking the load was light enough for what the OP was looking to do.
> b
> 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

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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