Re: Bugs/annoyances Cornell 0.96a17

Phil (
Fri, 8 May 1998 04:43:52 -0400

>At 03:50 AM 5/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>I found a couple bugs in the Cornell color client. They aren't big ones,
>>but they're annoying.
>>1) On occasion, when dialing a reflector the dial window will just freeze
>>for nearly a minute. The main window's "disconnect" icon doesn't light
>>Clicking the main task and dialer task on the taskbar repeatedly seems to
>>help restart it.
>This happens when it's trying to resolve a domain name that either doesn't
>exist or the DNS server your using can't get an answer for quickly....
>solution is to use an IP address unless the reflector is on a dynamic IP
>(DHCP Cable Modem for example). It'll also "freeze" if you don't have quick
>connect turned on and the reflector is behind a firewall with TCP (not UDP)
>port 7648 blocked.

I avoid using domain names like the plague. It's probably because I don't
have quick connect on.

>Turn on quick connect and turn off auto-close.

Auto-close is off. I can't stand auto-close! The main window stays up when
you connect to a ref and it times out.

I'll have to try quick-connect.