Re: Linux reflector stability?

Brian O'Shea (
Thu, 23 May 1996 10:07:58 -0400

>Hello friends,
>I've been experimenting with setting up a dedicated CU reflector for the
>purpose of discussing and experimenting with Telemedicine applications. I
>will publicize this reflector once we can release it for real use.
>In the meantime, the ISP which I am working with (The Net Group, Inc. San
>Mateo, California) has been attempting to bring up the Linux version of the
>CU reflector. However, so far we have had mixed results.
>I am sorry that I cannot give specific debug information other than we have
>gotten rather indefinite error log messages, and general crashes and hangs
>so far.
>Could someone briefly outline the reflector versions which are available,
>how "stable" each version is. It is important that we can just start the
>reflector and forget about it. Is this a realistic expectation?

During the development of the White Pine Reflector, which began it's life as
a 4.0B3 Cornell reflector, we fixed many "Byte Swapping" bugs. These bugs
only appeared when you ran on the reflector on a CPU that used Little Endian
byte ordering (Intel). The White Pine Reflector has fixed all known "Byte
Swapping" bugs, and should work well for you. There were some other Linux
specific bugs that were also fixed. You can download a Linux reflector and
obtain a 10 user Demo license and see for yourself.

You have a choice for linux.


The 1_2_1 version was built on Linux version 1.2.1, etc. Choose a version
that is less than, or equal to the version of Linux you are running, unzip,
tar xv, and run refinstall and you should be in business.


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