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Re: wanted: new cisco router for cvs connection
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: wanted: new cisco router for cvs connection
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:47:11 -0700
On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 10:30:38PM +0200, Jakob Schlyter wrote:
> we need a new cisco router for the connection to
First, this is in no way a troll; nor is it a criticism. I'm not
qualified to criticise.
I'm curious: what is it about the cisco router that makes it
preferable to a ``normal'' computer (i386, Sun, whatever) running
OpenBSD for this application? I can make guesses--hardware being
at the top of the list--but I've never had to deal with networking
at this level so all my guesses would be completely uninformed.
Would it be possible to use OpenBSD in this situation at all? If
so, what would it look like? I have in mind a computer with one or
more fast PCI busses and as many quad ethernet cards as will
physically fit...but, again, this is out of my league (which is
why I'm asking).
Might OpenBSD be a reasonable fit in some similar situations to
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