[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 27 15:18:35 EDT 2017


  Same here. :-)

          -Dave

On 06/27/2017 03:16 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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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