Re: Adult Lists

Eric Ochoa [NOL Staff] (cwizard@nol.net)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 19:18:23 -0500 (CDT)


On Sat, 25 Oct 1997, Jason Williams wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Oct 1997, Laura Gee wrote:
> > How d I find lists of adults using cuseeme and haw do I use 'reflector'
> > sites and what exactly ARE reflector sites.
>
> Best bet is to try a reflector... My reflector scanner is up at
> http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/streak/scan
>
> How do you use a reflector? You type in the IP address as if you were
> connecting directly to someone else.

<soapbox>
I would just like to comment on a common misconception that alot of people
seem to have. While the most common method today is by connecting "via
IP", alot of people have become trained to think that ONLY an IP address
will work, when in almost all cases, an actual hostname works just as
well. For example I have told people to connect to "reflector.nol.net"
(doesn't that sound easy to remember?) and they INSIST on me giving them
the IP (206.126.32.101). These two things are one in the same, nobody
goes around looking at websites via IP do they? :) I guess you can call
this a rant but I just wanted to make it public knowledge that you can, in
fact, use hostnames in both Cornell and White Pine's versions of the
client software, that's what your providers DNS is for :)
</soapbox>

Note: there is nothing wrong with any of the quoted statements, don't take
this as a direct attack or insult to anyone on this list, it is just
something that has bothered me for a long time.

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