WhitePine Reflector Unicast Question

Joseph M. Izen (joe@utdallas.edu)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 15:57:27 -0600


Suppose a reflector chain has several reflectors that are UNICAST-peered to
eachother for conference ID's 1 and 2. Now a new reflector is added to the
end of the chain, but that reflector operator only configures his/her site
to share conf ID 1. How does the reflector to which the new one is
connected behave?

1) Does it exchange Conf ID 1 packets with the new reflector?

2) Does it recognize the new reflector doesn't want Conf ID 2 packets, or does
it forward ID 2 packets needlessly?

3) Does it fill up its log file with complaints about the new reflector?

In my experience, only WhitePine's reflector is reliable enough to use for
Unicast, but I am interested in how the Cornell version behaves as well.

Thanks! -Joe Izen