Re: Getting started...

pstingley@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 09:50:59 -0500


No Bill, you are probably not overlooking something obvious. The
Windows client and the most recent reflector software are an extremely
delicate combination when it comes to IP addressing. The symptoms you
are experiencing are most likely due to some inconsistency in your IP
address. To check out your system, set your name in the preferences
box (instead of Tom Servo) and try connecting to the test bed server at
140.90.24.87. If you are sending/receiving properly, your name will
appear in the status menu. If you do not see a change in the status
menu send e-mail to me at stingley@apwk01g1.nws.noaa.gov and tell me
the IP address of the machine you are trying to use Cu-SeeMe from. I
capture all connect requests at the test bed. If you are transmitting
correctly, I will have a packet with your IP address in it. If you are
not transmitting, we will know that too.

One of the best tests for CU-SeeMe users with the impenetrable
no-connect-from-host problem is to get ahold of someone with a Cu-SeeMe
client and a camera and connect directly with them. If your system is
transmitting and receiving, then you will be able to establish
point-to-point sessions (even though the reflector software will not
work with the setup).

I bounced this to the list because there are usually several lurkers
on-line with the same question, but they were afraid to ask...

Best Regards,

Patrick T. Stingley
(301) 713-0882 x104