Re: Reflector questions about Cornell's reflector

Jason Williams (
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 17:11:04 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 18 Feb 1998, C.K. wrote:
> 1. What is the maximum number of lurkers a reflector can host.

I believe the Cornell reflector handles up to 100 participants (100
lurkers if you wish)..though if the participants are on modems, people
will start timing out after 24-30 people are on it. The Cornell reflector
is horrible about bandwidth management.

> 2. Can there be more that one instance of a reflector on a Unix machine.

Not with the Cornell reflector, no. The reflector binds itself to
INADRR_ANY which is all the interfaces defined on the machine.

> 3. Will Cornell's reflector work with White Pines CU-SeeMe Clients.

It will work as long as the clients use the grayscale codec.

All that being said, you might want to take a look at Brian Godette's
Enhanced Reflector. It allows up to 100 lurkers as well but has support
for multiple conferences, so the 100 participants can be spread out. It
also handles bandwidth much more efficiently. You can run multiple
instances of it assuming each one is bound to a different interface. Best
of all, it's free and it works. :) (Cornell 4.0B3 reflector has a ton of
problems).. When I ran 4.0B3 a few years ago, it crashed everytime someone
sending color came on. For more info on it, check

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