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Re: not using debian as firewall!

On Thu, Apr 22, 1999 at 05:33:01PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> Debian is no more dependant on a PC system with PCI bus than any other
> distribution.  There are PCs on the market with more than one PCI bus.  I
> believe that IBM has some PC server systems with two PCI busses and an EISA bus
> (not that you'd want EISA).  Also I have read reports of RS/6000 systems with
> 10 PCI slots, wouldn't this require 3 PCI busses at least?
> Recently Network World Fusion http://www.nwfusion.com/ announced the release of
> aq Linux based router system which could handle full routing between 30
> saturated gigabit-Ethernet interfaces (it could handle more interfaces but not
> at gigabit speed).  This device was planned to sell for $US300K.

My PC seems to consider the AGP slot to be a second PCI bus.
(I have 5 PCI slots which seem to be on bus 0, plus the AGP on bus 1.)

Didn't Digital used to have high end Alpha servers with 10 or more slots

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
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