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Re: Stupid Question: bridgeing/routing

On Sun, 3 Jan 1999, Troy wrote:

> The setup is on a Pentium 133 with 3 3Com 595 PCI cards (10/100) and
> 1 3Com 509 ISA card (10Mbit), with 32MB RAM and a 500MB HDD.  None
> of the interfaces are assigned an IP address, and the system load
> level is always below 0.05. (no other services running on machine,
> it is a dedicated switch).

So ... a 386 should be able to keep-up without any trouble provided the
backplane can keep up (the bottleneck becomes the ISA bus). Hmm, if
someone could build a PCI motherboard with a 386 CPU a lot of inexpensive
routers and switches could be built using Linux.

George Bonser 
Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut? 
Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.

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