Re: Round-trip delays

John Ingham (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 11:34:24 +0930

Thankyou "Streak" and Brian Godette who kindly replied to my recent post
regarding long Round-trip delays between my site in Oz and another in
Alabama when using CU-SeeMe and PowWow.

Streak said (in part)...
>My only comment would be to make sure your rates are set correctly. If
>you are on a 28.8kbps modem, try keeping your max send around 15kbps...and
>your max receive around 28kbps. <snip>

Yes I am on a 28.8 modem and I always run my Tx cap around 15kbs to make
room for the audio, although as a rule I pause the video when speaking.

Brian then said (again in part)...

>Was the 60 second lag for CU chat or PowWow?

Both and Chat as well

>If it was for CU, if you're connected to a ref <snip>

We were point-to-point not via a reflector - I avoid reflectors and 90% of
the time connect directly.

>As for PowWow, it's my understanding that chat sessions can either be
>group based or direct

Again, I always go point to point never group based.

Thanks again for your input.

John Ingham
Supervisor, Technical Operations, TLC (Tele-Learning Consortium)
Adelaide Institute of TAFE (Training and Further Education)
GPO Box 1872 Adelaide South Australia 5001
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