Re: He gets me off the reflector, how ?

Ciaran Carter (
Fri, 23 May 1997 09:10:27


I did hear somewhere about a bug in cuseeme that allows someone to send a
"dissconnect from reflector" message from a client to the reflector and
have it then reflected to another client thus forcing them off. It may be
that this obnoxious person has a program to send these packets. It is als=
possible that the obnoxious person has access to the refmon program on th=
reflector - he may be the system administrotor ! Horrid thought....

Stay clear of the site is my suggestion.


At 23:43 22/05/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Nico Pot wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This evening I was on Biker Cafe ( and there was a very=
>> man that was yelling to anyone, lurkers buy a f.... cam and when they =
>> something back he say, I will trow you off the ref.
>> At that moment, my son has put his finger on the cam and has frozen th=
>> picture.
>> It was black, but I don't watch myself so didn't notice it.
>> He starts to "talk" to me, was very rude and then it happens:
>> He say I trow you off and a couple of seconds later about 20 error mes=
>> apeared on my screen: buy a cam, you need a fu.. cam, you are not allo=
>> to use this ref and a lot more, I was disconnected.
>> I reconnected my cam and send out a clear pic of me, changed my nick i=
nto :
>> I have a cam and reconnect.
>> For 5 minutes it wents ok, then he start again, I trow you off, bye !
>> Again, all the errors start again and I was gone.
>> Several times I reconnect and he trows a lot of users off the ref, bei=
>> very rude (he was at least 60 years old !!!) to everyone.
>> How does he do that (trow people of the ref.), can I do it, can I prot=
>> myself so he can't do it anymore ? I like the ref but the chance is bi=
>> that this man starts all over again.
>> The ref says that it is public, I didn't send any bad language or stra=
>> vids (never done that, never will.)
>> Please help.
>> TIA Nick
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>Gosh what a jerk! Sorry you had this happen. I am curious how he did it,
>too, but I do have a suggestion. The reflectors in Japan are very nice.
>I always get treated politely and the people are always eager to try to
>talk, despite the language difference. A refreshing change from
>exhibitionists and starers. There are many others, too. I stay away from
>the bad ones. Keep trying.
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