Re: a novel problem?

lynn@hellcat.cit.cornell.edu
Fri, 23 Sep 1994 10:40:51 -0400


>I just downloaded and began to use CU version PPC0.70b10 (the newest and
>greatest yet) and an odd thing happened, which I will describe. I
>connected to the Secondary Reflector at Cornell and three windows opened,
>the owner of one of which asked to use audio with me.
>
>After I turned off my internal CD player ("School Boy Crush" by the Average
>White Band from Rhino Record's "In Yo' Face! The History of Funk, Volume 4
>{which is actually better than coffee to get me started in the morning}) I
>was able to make an excellent audio connection to the user in Germany. I
>clicked on his microphone icon to establish a more private connection (also
>being kinder to the internet I think).
>
>After our discussion, he logged out of the reflector and I saw that the
>microphone icons on the remaining windows were all Xed out, there appeared
>to be no way I could talk to them. I quit CU and then immediately
>re-started and this time the same two windows were available for audio,
>although I don't usually talk to the New York skyline :{)
>
>Elliott
>
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Elliott,

You did indeed come across a new bug - if you are in privacy mode
with some one who disconnects, you have no opportunity to turn
off privacy mode. This will be fixed, however in the interium,
you can get around the problem by turning on privacy with some
one else, and then turning it off again, this will reset
everything.

John Lynn
jal7@cornell.edu