Re: 2 Reflector Suggestions

Michael Sattler, San Francisco (
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 23:05:39 -0400

At 14:32 8/23/94 -0400, Hannes Lubich wrote:

>1) Let the CU-SeeMe application contact a reflector (or all reflectors)
> before bringing up the connection in order to obtain the actual number
> of active users.
> Background: ever so often, people drop in for "a quick CU-SeeMe demo".
> With a growing number of reflectors announced, it becomes more and more
> difficult to find one with some "life" traffic. Wouldn't it be interesting
> to add some "evaluation" software telling you whether it's worth dropping
> into a conversation :-)))

I've mentioned even a stand-alone app (to make changes to CUSM itself
unnecessary) that goes thru your Nicknames file and checks them all. In
the Mac world it'd be easy to use AppleEvents to have this tool act as a
front end to CUSM, setting the reflector to use, etc.

Michael Sattler <>
FTP Software, West Coast Operations
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