Re: PC CU-Seeme won't connect

Jan Engvald LDC (
Fri, 25 Nov 1994 05:41:37 -0500

>So, would someone who is successully running Cu-Seeme on a PC
>provide some suggestions? HOW do we "name" our machines in the
>host file. I thought I'd done it, but apparently it doesn't work.
>A sample host file might help, too. I now know of at least 3
>users having this same problem.

In my case our SLIP server assigns a unique IP number for each
userid in the SLIP pool (Shiva LanRover, configured to do so),
the same number each time I access it. So I have the possibility
to put an entry in the HOSTS file with my IP number and a name.

But it is old time thinking for the CU-SeeMe program to look in the
hosts file to get its name (there are some other programs doing it too :-(
It should FIRST ask the nameserver THEN if no answer look in the HOSTS file.

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