Still need help using CU-SEEME with Winsock

Jack Decker (decker@Detroit.Net)
Mon, 10 Jul 1995 22:26:12 EDT

I wrote the other day that I was having problems getting CU-SeeMe to
operate. I've had a couple of responses but nothing giving the answer. I
can't believe that no one else has had this problem, so I'm asking again
but this time I'm providing a bit more information.

To restate the problem, when I run CU-SeeMe I get the following errors:

Gethostname() failed (11004)
Problems with Receive Network Initialization. CU-SeeMe will exit.
Unable to create the (invisible) Network window.

I did make a "hosts" file as noted in the help file. The line that I
put in this file reads as follows: jack

This line was added to my Winsock "hosts" file (I tried it as a standalone
file and in other subdirectories as well, and I did make sure there was a blank line
following the above line).

The version of Trumpet Winsock that I am running is 2.0B, and I'm making a
PPP connection to my access provider. The above IP address is assigned to
me, and is a.k.a. (although this probably hasn't
propagated through all the nameservers yet, having only been assigned a
couple of days ago).

I do not have a video card of any kind in my system. Basically, I want to
use CU-SeeMe to "lurk" and see what's going on, and also to try using it
for sending AUDIO only (I assume you can do this, right?). Ideally I'd
like to be able to hold conference AUDIO conversations among three people,
and if any of us at some point get a video board then sending the video
would be a bonus.

The version of CU-SeeMe that I have is dated 6/23/95 and is 286,156 in
length. I can't tell much more about it than that because it won't run
long enough for me to view an "about" screen!

As far as I know, there is NO ONE else locally running this program, so I
have to rely on the kind assistance of you folks to get me past this
problem. If you have any thoughts on what the problem might be, please
let me know! (And my sincere thanks to those who responded to my initial

Thanks in advance for ANY help,