Subject: Re: Setting up a T1 and email
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Eka Kelana <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/16/1998 08:40:42
Nothing's going wrong with using a Unix box as a router....

Only that it could slow down the network performance...
especially if you're using a high speed media.
Well I don't really know about T1 network... but I think doing a
routing through any kind of non-dedicated routing OS
would suffer from processing overhead in the OS kernel.

So I would suggest to use a dedicated router box to do a routing
and use the NetBSD box as DNS server and mail server.

- Eka - 

At 19:25 15/07/98 +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Eka Kelana 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.
>	Johnny
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