[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 15:30:57 EDT 2017


Lately I have been doing a lot of security stuff.  There are a lot of
script kiddies out there playing where they should not be.

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>
>   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
> >>
>
>
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
>



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