Thanks, but more help needed.

Hugo Jackson (hjackson@junction.net)
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 23:23:24 -0800


THE THANKS:

I wrote recently looking for help in getting a point-to-point connection
running. Thanks for all your help and advice. The problem, as many of you
suggested, was in getting the IP address right. steuer@vxcern.cern.ch
provided the trick to make things work (as both my friend and I are
assigned IP's that can change from each log-on). This is the procedure I
use:

1. dial in to my server
2. run CU-SeeMe and using the CONFERENCE/CONNECT TO/SELF menu
selection, get my current IP number.
3. call my friend and tell her my IP number.
4. wait for her to connect with me.

SOME NEW PROBLEMS:

1. The talk window does not provide reliable 2-way chat. I can always see
what she types to me, but she can not always see what I type to her.
The only thing that seems to work is for me to disconnect, quit out
of CU-SeeMe, restart CU-SeeMe and then wait for her to re-connect
with me.
This is the current hypothesis, but we haven't tried it enough times
to be absolutely sure that this is a reliable way to initiate 2-way
chat. However it seems to be the likely candidate due to the following
behaviour I have noticed in CU-SeeMe:

a) I am connected to a reflector
b) I disconnect from that reflector
c) I attempt to connect to another reflector -- but I am always
reconnected to the reflector I disconnected from when the
dialog box for the new reflector appears.
d) the only way to clear this condition (and it doesn't ALWAYS work)
is to quit out of CU-SeeMe and then try the connection to
the new reflector.

I presume then that CU-SeeMe isn't succesful in re-initializing itself
after a session and that is the problem I have when attempting
to initiate 2-way chat with the one-on-one connection.

Am I smoking something weird, or does anyone have any advice or suggestions
on why I'm having trouble getting 2-way chat to work?

Thanks again for your advice on just getting the point-to-point video working.

hugo

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