Re: CU-SeeMe from PC to PC without Internet

Bill Woodland (wcw@bga.com)
Tue, 23 Apr 1996 11:25:02 -0500


>Date: Tue, 23 Apr 96 02:06 PDT
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>Hi
> Does anybody know how to use CU-SeeMe for two modems connected point
>to
>point w/o internet in between them.
>pls. advice
>Regards
>-Ali
>
>

There have been a few inquiries about this lately, so I thought I would
share what I got from Grant Newland a few months ago. Email him directly if
you need more help with this.

>From: star@gvi.net (Grant Newland)
>To: <CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu>
>Subject: NOT possible? 2 PC's? C'moooooonnnnn
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>> From: "John R. Haggis" <haggis@cesium.com>
>> Ravi,
>>
>> It is NOT possible to connect 2 PC's directly for CuSeeMe in its current
state
>
>I have done this both dialing one to the other directly, and, through a
>serial cable between two PC's on a desk. I used Trumpet Winsock 2.0b,
>although any version can do it. Setup Winsock with a false IP address,
>and remove the name server address and domain name entries (make them
>blank). Make sure both ends have identical values and port bit rates.
>
>For a serial cable test, confirm the serial link works first with Comit or
>terminal on each end, you should get NO local echo of characters, only
>on the opposite end should they show. For modem to modem, set one
>of the Winsocks to manual dial, and enter the auto answer command
>(ats0=1), then escape to PPP or SLIP again. The other side dials.
>
>Once both sides are in PPP or SLIP, one CUSM can connect to the false
>IP address given to the other side. No name server queries are made, and
>PPP client to client works.
>
>One thing to remember, the maximum transmit rate on side A is controlled
>by the setting on side B for minimum transmit rate, and this must be set
>to a high value before the CUSM connection is made. I don't know why,
>but it's the truth.
>
>There's no other mysteries to doing this. It's a valuable test for determining
>what affects what.
>
>Grant
>
>P.S. I have 97 mail messages in one day from this thing, I will have to
>back out after this evening. I am always available by direct e-mail.
>Good luck all !!
>
>
>

Bill Woodland (wcw@bga.com)
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