Re: reflectors

Collins,Richard;ContStd; (RCOLLINS@leif.ucs.mun.ca)
Thu, 22 Sep 1994 09:56:07 -0400


This is the second time I've sent off this message in the hopes that it
will reach the CU developers.

No one else is detailing this problem in the group so maybe "it's just me".

We have disconnect problems. Somehow most of the CU systems I run
whether transmit or receive only rarely disconnect from a call. The
disconnect message appears (flashing) and then, for a second or two,
appears to have worked. Within another couple of seconds the site
reappears and demands that you try and disconnect again. Most of the
systems will disconnect if you select disconnect and then EXIT the
program. After waiting a minute you can then start up again and connect
to a second site, but not always.

One or two systems never let you out of that particular connection
without a reboot and I'm not even sure then.

I play with this on slip connections also and there, with the help of a
modem status screen, you get to see what's happening. Even after
disconnect I know that the transmitting site is still bombarding the port
with packets. I've watched for as long as 30 minutes and they continue
to come even without CUSeeme running.

When talking to a reflector it gets even weirder... There I find that
rather than constantly reconnecting to the reflector I sometimes get the
address of the last transmitting computer and end up with a one on one
connect. The computer I'm using seems to become a reflector and I can
even take the other sites of the reflector session to that other site.
At that point things usually crash the other site.

Is this the DATA storm we've heard of??? Is this documented and I just
missed it?

I know this is beta and I'll continue to use at my own risk as always but
each and everytime I use it without an explaination from the developers I
run the risk of bringing our campus net down around my ears (30,000).

I'd appreciate any help!