help needed on point-to-point connection

Hugo Jackson (hjackson@junction.net)
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 00:01:37 -0800


I thought the documentation for CU-SEEME identified that I could connect to
another person running CU-SEEME directly (i.e. not a reflector connection),
but now I'm not so sure. My understanding was that all that was required
was to fire up CU-SEEME and using the "CONNECT" command, type in the IP of
the machine I wanted to talk to and presto -- a connection would be made.

I tried this with a friend at another site last night, and it didn't work
-- we both received "No response from..." messages.

Here is a description of our respective setups:

MINE HERS
computer Mac LC475 Mac Power PC
modem Supra 14.4LC Zoom 14.4
system 7.5.1 7.1
protocol TCP/PPP dialin TCP/PPP dialin
video cam connectix quick cam connectix quick cam
CU-SEEME VER 8 8
Server: junction.net mindlink.bc.ca

Why does it not work?

1. Does point-to-point connection only work if you are directly connected
to the net (i.e. dial-up modem access doesn't cut it?)
2. Am I getting my IP address wrong, or her IP address wrong, and perhaps
more to the point, how do I make sure I've got her correct IP address and
that she's got mine.

If there's anyone out there who can shed some light on this situation, I'd
greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

hugo

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