Re: How to stop NV from sending anything

Markus Buchhorn (
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 09:20:12 +1000

> Is there a way to stop NV from even opening a
> window on a reflector, once connected to it? Or is it
> good enough to just 'Stop Sending' under NV? Would that
> be bothersome to a reflector such as NASA that does not
> want anyone conencting in send mode?

If you have nv, why don't you check if you also have a full mbone
connection (ask your sys-admin ?). NASA also sends the same stream
over the mbone to nv clients using multicast. Try running a program called
'sd' and see if you see a NASA session advertised there.

You may also want to have a look for a programme called 'vic', which
is sort of a successor/competitor to nv. It uses H.261 video compression
meaning you can get better framerates at the same bandwidth. NASA are thinking
about using 'vic' for their next mission broadcast...


Markus Buchhorn, Parallel Computing Research Facility
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