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Re: is there a market for this?
From: Andrew Bangs <andrewb () demon net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 15:47:21 +0100 (BST)

Perry E. Metzger wrote:

As for the other implication, although I personally don't run or
intend to run networks using normal unix boxes as routers (and BTW,
PCI bus covers Power-PC hardware, Alphas and soon Suns, too!), I know of
organizations like Demon in the U.K. that run almost exclusively this
way and seem to like it a lot.

UK and Netherlands :-)

They seem to work well as routers with ethernet, fast ethernet and
fddi, and we make quite a bit of use of the ZNYX multi-port ethernet
cards where we need higher port density. 

We ended up buying a non-PC router when we wanted a HSSI connection
somewhere. Has anyone found a nice HSSI-PCI card that has support
in any of the BSD-a-likes ? 

Andrew Bangs, Network Engineering Team Leader, Demon Internet Ltd
andrewb () demon net    http://www.demon.net/   http://www.demon.nl/

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