Basic CU questions: A SECOND TRY

Harry (
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 20:56:02 -0700

Hello again,

I have some basic (or so I think) questions about CU. I did not find
these addressed in any readme or faq.

#1. Why is it that only SOMETIMES I get the "gethostbyname" error when
I start up my (WFW 3.11) cu-seeme?

#2. What controls the ability of sending audio AND video (or just one
of these?)? Is it mostly your connection - ie T1 liine vs a 28.8
modem? How much does it depend on YOUR machine - ie 486, Pemntium, Pent

#3. Can I control WHO SEES my vid transmission on a reflector? Or is
it only send to all or send none at all?

#4. I use Demon Dialer - a very very useful tool. But it is a bit
buggy. Are there alternatives that you prefer?

And that's all for now. Thanks to all who addressed my quickcam

[from 2nd note that day]

I knew I forgot something in my earlier posting.....

1. What is going on when you get the reflector's GREETING MESSAGE but
then a few seconds late you get the "no response" window?? Did I
connect and then was screened-out? Just a bug? My (client) bug or
theirs (reflector)?

2. Should I suspect something on my end (either with my provider's
connection or my cu-seeme program) when I get 20, 25 "no response"
results in a row. I mean, is that really likely? Shouldn't I be seeing
at least some "too Busy" or some other reasons.