Re: Timeouts

Bill Woodland (
Sun, 07 Sep 1997 18:37:58 -0500

At 04:33 PM 9/6/97 -0500, Jason Williams wrote:
>On Sat, 6 Sep 1997, Anthony Cosgrove wrote:
>> I'm using Windows 95 and NT with the cornell version of CU and everytime
>> it has a timeout it nukes my internet connection. I have to hang up with
>> my ISP and call back in order to fix it. What is causing this?
>I've seen other reports of this but I can only think of the problem as
>being one thing..incorrect rates for sending and/or receiving.
>Make sure you have your max send set to 15-20kbps...and a max receive of
>28kbps. I'm no expert on this, but it sounds like the packets are being
>buffered at your ISP because your rates are set to high. Since they're
>being buffered, CU can't respond fast enough to prevent a timeout and then
>everything else appears to halt as well. If you have an external modem,
>look at the Rx/Tx lights after you timeout. If it's still constantly lit,
>then the lowering your rates should prevent it. I believe I read
>something on Bill Woodland's (Squeek) page about the details of timing out
>of a reflector. Check his page at

The particular part you want to read can be found at the bottom of the
"Download and Getting Started" page. Scroll all the way to the bottom and
click on the link where it says "More info on how CU-SeeMe handles
disconnecting from a reflector here."

Bill Woodland (Squeek =A9) PC questions only, please.
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