Re: reflector,solaris 2.3, and nv

Aaron Hosier (
Thu, 18 Aug 1994 08:59:06 -0400

I have been able to get the reflector to send out to nv, and view
video on nv. I am running version 2.21x2 of the reflector. My setup
is as follows:

I have a Sun LX running Solaris 2.3. By default when the system is
installed, it sets up a multicast route to itself at This
is in the inetsvc file in the /etc/init.d directory. By default nv
sets its ttl to 16, so, in my reflect.conf file I have the line:


Now, with nobody connected to the reflector, you will get nothing. When
one person connects, I get a black screen. The best I can figure out there
is that since only one person is connected, no signal is being broadcast
out to anybody, so none is sent out to NV. Once I have two people connected,
the video comes up.

I hope this helps out.


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