connecting from a Netcom shell account

Bernie Verreau (
Sun, 4 Aug 1996 23:36:49 +0000

Forgive me if this is a FAQ, but I was hoping someone might
have a quick answer..

I have a Netcom shell account and a (beta test) Netcom
NetCruiser account. I've managed to get both the freeware
and enhanced versions of CUSeeMe running under the NetCruiser
account with Trumpet 2.1f but haven't had any success with
SLiRP 0.9o and Trumpet from the shell account. I am unable
to connect with any IP address except my own.

I can think of two possible explanations: I'm running
Trumpet in PPP mode with Netcruiser and in SLIP mode with
the Unix account. I can possibly switch to PPP for the
latter, but that presents some configuration problems itself
especially if it means having to use White Pine's winsock.
The other possibility that occurs to me is that it's a firewall
problem. I know that shell accounts couldn't handle RealAudio
until the firewall vendor made provision for it and the same
may be true for CU. Any suggestions? TIA,

Bernie Verreau,, Redwood City, CA