Subject: Re: Setting up a T1 and email
To: Doug Junkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Cherkus <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/1998 08:17:24
Doug Junkins writes:
|> Actually, before the RS6000s arrived, the NFS T1 backbone was run on
|> clusters of IBM PC/RTs running BSD-Reno and AOS. The general idea was
|> that multiple RTs were connected on a Token Ring network and some had 1 or
|> 2 T1 interfaces and others had ethernet. I've got a couple of the RTs
|> from the old Seattle node in my basement now (idle at this time).
Correct. The T1 interfaces had i960 cpus on them and a route cache.
They ran the dlc and ip stacks on the cpu and did a route lookup.
If it failed, it was passed onto the RT which had the entire routing
table on it.
|> As for PCs running configured as routers, I've got an old 486 laptop
|> runnning FreeBSD routing between ethernet (3C589D) and a WaveLan (Digital
|> RoamAbout) segment and it has had no performance problems -- it's not
|> doing anything else (yet). YMMV.
Interesting. I didn't know *bsd had support for wireless boards.
Do you know if there is support for Proxim boards?
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