Re: Warning: Mac CU-SeeMe 3.1.0.xx

Scott Lacroix (
Wed, 04 Mar 1998 09:25:58 -0400

At 10:29 PM 3/3/98 -0600, Jason Williams wrote:
>On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Chris Silverberg wrote:
>> Installing White Pine Mac CU-SeeMe 3.1.0.x will prevent Cornell's CU-SeeMe
>> from being able to function. (how convenient for White Pine eh?)
>Hmm..This is a new one I haven't heard of. What do you mean by
>"preventing Cornell's CU-SeeMe from being able to function?" Since it's
>related to the listener, does it somehow relate to receiving incoming
>calls? What are the symptoms? It's not codec related like Windows
> version I hope.

It's all part of the grand White Pine Conspiracy... Or at least that's
what's implied. *sigh*
In reality, it's the same problem that happens under Windows. The Listener
starts up and grabs the CU Port (to LISTEN for incoming calls, of all
things!). Thus, any client that doesn't know how to tell the Listener to
release the port (ie. the Cornell client or even the older WP client) won't
be able to access the port.
Solution: Disable the Listener. Just like Windows. Same as it ever was.

- Scott


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