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/