Subject: Re: serial ports
To: Jason Downs <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/29/1996 15:00:02
I don't know that I agree with those who say the 3/50 won't do
this. I know people using 3/60s and nameservers and the like, and
certainly my 3/60 at home has no problem dealing with a 28.8K modem,
and I'm running X on it as well. (I've got 24MB of RAM, but it even
worked with 8MB, when my machine spent most of its time paging.)
The 3/50 is slower, but I don't know that it's all that much slower.
I would give it a try before dismissing it.


Curt Sampson		Info at
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On Sun, 28 Apr 1996, Jason Downs wrote:

> Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 23:31:37 -0700
> From: Jason Downs <>
> To: port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG
> Subject: serial ports
> Hi,
> How capable are the serial drivers in NetBSD/sun3?  I know the hardware
> pretty much sucks...  Would a 3/50 be able to run a 28.8k modem at 56k?
> Would it also be able to handle dns, mail, and a few ftp connections?
> I'm wondering if one would make a good router.  I've got one with the
> memory daughter board, so it'll max out at 12mb (got 8mb now), so memory
> isn't a problem.
> Are modern SCSI drives working ok?  (I.e., new Seagates.)
> Thanks for any information.  I'd like to relieve my PC of routing duties,
> and have all these 3/50s lying around...
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