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 17:02:28
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> a 386 (even a DX/40) is WAAAAAAAAAAAY to slow to route a T1.  Get a
>> 486DX2/66 or something.  I used to drag my 386DX/40 down with just a
>> 33.6k modem w/ FreeBSD.
>It all depends on what you expect. A dedicated 286 box will work just fine
>as a router, with dedicated software.
>A 386 will work just fine, it's just that it gets swamped easily, and then
>it will throw away some data. Nobody will die because of it, and nothing
>ought to break.

  I'd consider dropping packets because of inadequate performance "broken".

>It's all a question of what performance you expect. If it is going to
>route for a uVAX behind, than machine will hardly swamp very much

  You must be used to MUCH slower VAXen than I am.

      -Dave McGuire