Re: How to ensure that you can talk to a particular recipient? (2)

Grattan Colvin (Wahoo25@m1.sprynet.com)
Sun, 28 Jun 1998 17:59:16 -0700


Phil wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chan Ka-sing <kschan@hknet.com>
> To: <CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu>
> Date: Saturday, June 27, 1998 10:16 AM
> Subject: How to ensure that you can talk to a particular recipient? (2)
>
> >Dear Members,
> >
> >As the IP address is often NOT fixed, hence not known before we run
> >CU-SeeMe. The IP address is often assigned by the ISP. How to ensure that
> >we can talk to a particular recipient?
>
> I'd use other methods, such as an Internet pager. (ICQ, Excite PAL, etc.)
> You could also email the person or arrange to meet in an IRC channel. You
> could even call on the phone first.
>
> On the plugging/unplugging, I advise that you never plug in or unplug
> anything on a parallel port while the machine is running. A/B switches
> should be OK except they'll noise up the video a bit. I've used one with no
> major problems, but Connectix tech support advises against it. This is
> rather strange, since Connextix also sells A/B switches for this purpose.

I have run 4 devices off a single parallel port with an A/B switch -
printer, scanner, quickcam, zip drive - with no problems.

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