Re: Publicize CU-SeeMe!!!

Richard Cogger (
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 16:24:30 -0500

What you ask for is in the works, the next thing in line, in fact. -Dick

>Before Cu-Seeme is put in the hands of the general non-technical user, there
>should be a better way of bandwidth control being incorporated.
>As the program is now, if say 10 users in New Zealand would connect to a
>Reflector in the States, it would completely take over international Frame
>Relay link for the whole country of New Zealand.
>This (extremely expensive) link is only 640 kbps.
>While these 10 happy Cu-Seeme users would call out, 'Oh look Papa, Video,
>the international link for our country would be on its knees.
>As I mailed before, I would like to see speed negotiation between Cu-Seeme
>and a Reflector, so that the 'default' speed in CU-Seeme can be set to, say,
>30 kbps (which also makes it work over a 28,800 bps modem) and users do not
>do to much damage without knowing.
>Don't get me wrong, I love the program, but even I do not use it for more
>then a few minutes at the time to a Reflector, because I almost take down,
>all by myself, the 128 kbps Frame Relay link between Waikato (International
>Gateway) and Dunedin, a distance of 1500 km.
>And I *cannot* tell the reflector I only want to receive 30 kbps and not 80
>Bart Kindt (ZL4FOX), Sysop, Efficient Software NZ LTD