RE: White Pine Reflector price

Ross Wheeler (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 16:55:02 +1100 (EST)

> Thanks for you comments. I am also thinking of what software to use for a
> reflector at our company. Your comments will steer me away from White
> Pine, but you didn't mention any of the other products you do recommend.
> Please fill me in on some other relector companies that are better choices
> than White Pine. I am also investigating Cornell, but I think their
> software is Mac or PC only, and I'd like to run the reflector on a UNIX
> workstation, an HP or Sun box.

David, as I responded to another question a few minutes ago (by private
email), I'll post my findings and conclusions to this list after the dust
settles (and hope I don't get lynched for them!).

In the very short term however, the Cornell reflector definately works on
BSDI 2.0.1, but I don't think it works on FreeBSD. I think there are
versions for AIX and SUN, and a pile of others.

My initial testing showed that apart from Colour (sorry, color) support,
the WP version did very little different to the Cornell version and
performed much the same on similar hardware. (My testing in this case
were purely related to access on a local LAN/WAN and with a limited
number of modem dial-in users. YMMV)

Regards, RossW