Re: Hi-Speed connection help

John R. Haggis (
Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:56:09 -0800

One question:

About this "4mb" line from TCI... Most cable forays I've heard of into
TCP/IP transport involve a fast incoming line and slug-like outgoing line.
This could be a new infrastructure, but most of them are geared toward
content delivery. Are you sure the 4mb is bidirectional? If it were only
incoming, it wouldn't do very well for your CU-SeeMe reflector to send out...

- John (

At 05:06 PM 1/29/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Mon, 29 Jan 1996, Sgt Daniel W. Erskine wrote:
>> On Sun, 28 Jan 1996, Video Com wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> > I own a reflector (V4.00B3) on a T1 line opperating under LINUX, and I want
>> > to transmit one CUSEEME feed to many lurkers. Now for the questions, I
>> > have a choice of using a 486/66 or a Pentium 100, is there going to be a
>> > benefit using the Pentium? Also I have a choice of a 28.8K dialup or a
>> > 4 mbps line from TCI Cable, is there going to be a benefit using such a
>> > high speed connection?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Bill
>> Greetings:
>> There'll always be a benefit from choosing a Pentium processor over a 486DX
>> processor! Now you have to weight the cost differences between using a 28.8
>> modem and a 4Mb TCI connection. Will your workstation be using the internet
>> enough (and require the power) to justify the 4Mb pipelime???
>> You never said if this was for a business or for private (home) usage? If
>> your 4Mb TCI provider is giving you "decent" rates, then GO FOR IT ! ! !
>> There's many factors here that you haven't mentioned, so I cannot define for
>> you which is more cost effective!
>> Let me know what you're using the internet for, how often your using it,
>> and tell me if it's for business or home use. Then, I'll be better able to
>> provide you with a more "cost efficient" answer!
>> "THERE IS NO SANITY... Just organized CHAOS!!!"
>> "I'ld rather STAND CORRECTED than SIT CONFUSED!!!"
>> Sgt Daniel W. Erskine ""
>> PHONE: (618) 256-6891 ""
>> ""
>Hi Dan,
>We will be using the reflector for business, and want to provide the best
>possible picture, TCI is offering the 4Mb line for $49.95 a month. Do you
>think transmitting to the reflector via the 4Mb line will improve the
>quality (frame rate) of the picture to the end user?