[rc5] feature not yet implemented?

Joe Sunday void at null.net
Sat Aug 9 00:29:15 EDT 1997

Mike Silbersack wrote:

> A while back, I remember people requesting a feature that would make
> rc5 go
> into a mode so that it wouldn't do *any* network communications, and
> simply
> run off the buffer file.  I didn't used to think this was necessary
> until
> now when I setup my 486/66 (which is still running windows 3.11, and
> will
> be for a while) with the rc5v2b4 win16 client.  The problem currently
> is
> that rc5v2b4 seems to require the TCP stack to be initialized before
> it
> will ever start running!  As a result, when I start the client, it
> auto-starts trumpet winsock, which I must let dial and connect before
> rc5
> will start running.  (Luckily, I can disconnect once RC5 starts
> running...)
> Since I have my 486/66 system networked with my primary computer
> (which I
> use to report blocks with on a daily basis), it would be much nicer if
> I
> could simply start the client on the win 3.11 machine and not have to
> go
> through the trouble of getting internet communications working first.
> Is
> there any plan to have this buff-file-only feature in rc5v2b5?
> Mike "Silby" Silbersack
> silby at execpc.com

Yes, this feature is needed for machines sharing a networked directory
that don't need to do their own communications.. P.S. I'll add it if you
guys are too busy to...


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