Re: Cornell/Linux 4.00b3 connects with Cornell client but not

Ciaran Carter (Ciaran.Carter@stbrn.ac.uk)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 17:25:28 GMT


>-I am currently running an experimental Cornell reflector at IP 199.72.46.57
>-on a Linux operating system. People can connect to it with Cornells version
>-of Cu-Seeme, but nobody can seem to connect to it with WhitePines version of
>-Cu-Seeme ver 2.1 or 2.1.1 (WFW3.11 or Win95).
>-
>-UDP port 7648 is set up ( I read somewhere about ports 7648 -7652 ??)
>-TCP port 7649 is set up
>-TCP port 7640 is set up
>-
>-If a friend is connected to the reflector with the Cornell cu-seeme program
>-and I try to connect to the reflector with WhitePines version, I show up on
>-the "participants list" of the reflector, I show up as a client with the
>-"refmon" program, and I show up in the "reflect.log" file, although the
>-WhitePine version shows "connecting" but never actually shows "connected".
>-I called WhitePine about this, but they have no idea why this is happening.
>-Any Ideas ???
>-
>
>The Cornell 4.00B3 reflector has Byte Swapping problems. If you run it on a
>little endian machine, like an Intel, it will not work properly. It's one of
>the first bugs I fixed when I started working on the reflector. I'm assuming
>that you are running on an Intel box??
>
>I doubt that the type of client that connects is relevant, it's the reflector
>that is having the problem due to the fact that it doesn't convert from
>network order to host order in all the places that it should.
>
>What does this mean? If you want to run on Linux, you'll have to buy a White
>Pine reflector. If you have a Sun laying around, or any other machine with a
>processor that has Big Endian byte order and matches one of the supported
>4.00B3 builds, you can do that.
>
>-bos

The 4.00B3 runs fine under FreeBSD. You could build an intel based FreeBSD
machine to run your reflector on.

Ciaran

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