Re: UNIX reflector setting to 1 video src, broadcast only?

Brian O'Shea (
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 15:36:07 -0500

>On Tue, 27 Feb 1996, Mark Thacker, Internet Specialist wrote:
>> Is there a way to setup the CU-SeeMe reflector to broadcast just a
>> single video source? That is, I will have Windows machine or a Mac
>> feeding a video signal to the UNIX reflector and I want that signal
>> sent to all others.
>> However, I don't want others being able to send audio or video into
>> the reflector; just this one client.

Actually Andy, you are wwwrrrr, wwwwwrrrrr, wwwwrrrrr, not exactly correct.
Note that he wants to inhibit video AND audio transmission.

>you want to have a statement in reflect.conf
>MAX-PARTICIPANTS (#of people you want to allow in to watch on YOUR reflector)
>MAX-SENDERS 1 (just your heart-cam)
>MAX-LURKERS (# of people you want to allow on your ref to watch MINUS 1)

What this does is restrict video senders, but a "lurker" can still send audio.
With the NO-LOCAL-SENDERS option, and/or CONF-RCVONLY-ID conference, only
those that are allowed in with an ADMIT-SENDER, or CONF-ADMIT-SENDER are
allowed to send audio and video, all others are prohibited. The other people
can still send Chat, but no audio or video.

BTW, I should mention that CONF-RCVONLY-ID and CONF-ROOT-ID have a bug in B2D3
reflectors. If you specify either type of conference, you will not be able to
specify any more conferences later on in the reflect.conf file. You can have
as many CONF-DUPLEX-ID conferences as you want. Sorry...

I've fixed it, and it will be in the next release, which will be out soon....


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