Subject: Re: Setting up a T1 and email
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/15/1998 14:31:22
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> Sure... but using a Unix box as a router is not recommended.
>> I currently use my NetBSD box as a DNS server and a mail server
>> using exim MTA.
>Huh? What's wrong with using a Unix box as a router? I know of a bunch
>used that way perfectly well. Unless you want very high throughput, they
>work just fine. And if you do, I guess you also have the budget to go
>along with those requirements, and will hardly even think about playing
>around with meagre VAXen. :-)
>Anyway, I'd expect performance using a Unix box (even a VAX) to work
>better than something which has anything from MS involved in it.

  I think (at least I hope) the suggestion wasn't to go with a microsnot box as
a router, but to use a *router* as a router...a cisco 2501, for example.

  I'd expect a higher-end VAX would make a fine router, though...with all that
I/O going on and stuff...

                        -Dave McGuire