CuSeeme overloading the net?

Luk Van de Heyning (Luk.VandeHeyning@ping.be)
Tue, 30 May 1995 23:13:49 +0200


Hi,

me again....

My provider checked things out after I caused a major panic over here in
Europe (by using CuSeeme it seems I overloaded the net).

He claims CuSeeme (or the reflectors) are NOT TCP/IP, but UDP/IP.

And in the "small print" of the providers contract it says they will provide
total TCP/IP access. So they legally can cut this UDP/IP - thing...
preventing us from using CuSeeme!

Does anyone know what UDP means? And what the difference is compared to TCP/IP ?

My provider claims CuSeeme (or the reflector) do NO CHECKING wether the
packets sent are all received. So they send 128 kbytes/sec (for example),
not knowing if I (on a dial-up PPP modem-connection) can receive them. And
with this 128 kbytes/sec, the whole system reaches it's maximum over here!

Perhaps the people at Cornell can give me some answers to this one?

I wan't to keep using CuSeeme (I love it), but I don't want to cause more
trouble to the rest of Europe!

Greatings / groetjes

Luk Van de Heyning

(-: PhD Internet-Addictions :-)

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