[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter
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?
> 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
> > 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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