[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 15:16:21 EDT 2017


lol.  I am lost too.  I am going to back to programming.  Sometimes I come
up for air and bite at the worm in these threads.

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>
>   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?
>
>                -Dave
>
> 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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