Re: CU-Seeme problems

pstingley@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 17:58:52 -0500


Today there are two of you with this problem, so I'm going to write
this once for both of you and post it to the list.

The most recent version of the reflector software does not work with
your set-up. The reason is that when SLIP sends a UDP packet, the
packet contains the address of your SLIP client. The reflector,
instead of reading this address from your packet, does a DNS lookup for
your IP address (which of course is different since you are using SLIP
and have essentially circumvented the normal domain name service.)
Thus, the packets are probably arriving at the reflector, but the
return packets from the reflector are going to a bogus address.

There are a few things you can do (until new reflector software is
released). The first is attempt to connect to the test bed server I
set up at 140.90.24.87. If your system is sending and receiving
UDP Packets, the test bed will display either your name or Tom Servo in
your menu window. If this fails, call me (or write e-mail) and I will
check the log file I keep on the test-bed and see if your packet
arrived here. (If not then you are having transmission problems.)

Another thing you can do is get ahold of someone on this list who has a
camera and arrang so that you can connect directly with their client.
Cu-SeeMe clients can do point-to-point between each other without a
reflector.

Best Regards,

Patrick T. Stingley