Re: On then Off the Ref ?

Jason Williams (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:35:45 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 18 Jan 1998, DBM wrote:
> Hi All,
> Anybody else experience the problem of getting on the ref, then, if its
> busy, you get knocked off, sometimes with the message "invalid ID". You can
> rejoin so its not that big a deal, just curious why it happens and is there
> anything to do to prevent/stop it.

This is typical of busy White Pine 2.1 reflectors...This happens when the
reflector is full and there are lots of people trying to enter and and
leave at the same time. It's like it allows the participant in, then
realizes that the reflectoris full and boots them to ID 0...which, on a
private reflector, isn't usually defined (and hence, the invalid ID
message). Just a guess. As far as stopping it...quitting CU and
reloading sometimes helps. It's a bug in the WP 2.1 reflector..
>From the WP 2.1 reflector README:
Known Problems in Version 2.1

There is a short delay between when a client is disconnected and
when the Reflector clears it from all of the internal lists and

> Keep up the good work Streakster, school going OK ? far so good... :)

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