Re: status of software

Jason Williams (
Tue, 7 Apr 1998 05:08:46 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, leam wrote:
> The cornell reflector software is freeware, but dated 1995. (We use
> linux as a platform).

The linux version of the Cornell reflector has a lot of problems (I
believe it's related to the big endian vs. little endian issue). I'd
suggest trying out Brian Godette's Enhanced Reflector (available at His 1.07b9 version seems to fix a
lot of the bugs in the latest White Pine 3.X clients as well as allow
color and support for multiple conferences. Best of all, it's completely

> Note that any White Pine advertisements can be sent to me directly, I'm
> willing to look at them.

Ahh..if you have the money to blow ($4000-$20,000 US last I heard) then by
all means check the 2.1 reflector out (From what I've been able to tell,
there won't be a Linux version of MPCS).

> Basic questions-how to add the White Pine codecs, ours only show
> grayscale, and how to limit client usage by time.

The Enhanced Reflector supports color, so there's no need to add any
codecs. Limit client usage by time? I know the White Pine reflectors and
the Enhanced Reflector all have the time-limit command to restrict usage
time. You need to know the exact format of the command?

> "If at first you don't succeed, recompile the kernel!"

Great quote :)

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