[rc5] Mac Can't connect

Bruce Fisher bef at ssnet.com
Wed Aug 27 10:10:14 EDT 1997


Seth,

>My brother wanted to join the team I'm on, last week, but we couldn't get
>his client to connect and fetch any blocks.
>
>He's using a Power Computing MacOS (which I'm sure doesn't matter at
>all), and, more importantly, connects to the internet (from home) with
>OT/PPP and a scripted telnet session (available through OT/PPP). He's
>using MacOS 8.0.
>

Keep in mind that Power Computing has NOT officially certified MacOS 8 with
their machines.

>When he tries to fetch, nothing happens for a few seconds, then it slips
>into offline mode. If the connection to the internet HAS NOT yet been
>made, it doesn't initiate the connection. If the connection HAS been
>made, nothing happens except the drop into offline.
>
>I know that he could join the effort by getting a 'buff in' file from me,
>and then sending back the 'buff out' file, but that's a pain in the butt,
>and he'd like to participate a little more directly.
>
>Any suggestions?

Sounds like an error in the telnet script. Have him try FreePPP(version
2.5v2b9) instead. It's easy and reliable.



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