reflector questions (4.0b3)

Nigel Sharp (
Thu, 07 Dec 1995 12:05:15 MST

I am having some problems with 4.0b3 on a Sun SPARC SunOS4.1.4 system.

1) I cannot run the reflector in the background. It complains about
a socket action on a non-socket. It runs in the background on
my alpha (OSF/1) system. Is this a known bug, and is there a
work-around ? I vaguely remember a message, but cannot find it
in my archive.

2) I get statistics messages every ten seconds - the "Pkts in/Pkts out"
line - which makes for an irritatingly large log file. With version 3
I changed the code line from 10 seconds to 3600, which was much nicer.
Can this be made a configurable part of the new binaries, and does
anyone know off-hand where I could patch this number in the executable ?
I really want my reports less often, please !

On the other hand, it's all a wonderful system, and I am amazed at how I
can run Unicast and Multicast nv/vat and interoperate with Macs and PCs
and thoroughly compromise my network bandwidth :-), so these are
minor hiccups.

Nigel Sharp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories NOAO::NSHARP
P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, AZ 85726 (520--318-8273)