[rc5] RC5 for Mac--which settings?
dane at macconnect.com
Fri Jul 18 12:15:06 EDT 1997
Sorry to add to the growing list of Mac users who are (justly)
complaining about the lack of
support, but I can't figure out what Network Settings to use. I seem to
be getting by with
the trial and error method, but I can't find a setting that consistently
works. The "help"
page didn't shed much light on the issue. As you can see,
> These options, in english are:
> 1. I can communicate freely to the Internet on all ports.
> This setting is what most users will use. It allows simple, direct communication
> between the client and the keyserver. Try this setting first, and if it works,
> you're fine.
> 2. I can communicate freely on telnet ports
> If your site has a simple port filter that blocks all non-standard ports, this
> setting will probably work. It forces the client to contact the keyserver on
> port 23, instead of the normal port.
> 3. I can communicate freely on telnet ports, but need uuencoding
> If your site has a firewall that allows telnet port traffic but enforces 7-bit
> flat ASCII, this option will uuencode the packet information so that no data
> will be lost on transfer.
> 4. I have a local HTTP proxy that I can go through
> This option will perform HTTP tunneling to satisfy the more draconian firewalls
> out there. Try this option if nothing else works. For this option, you should
> set the proxy address/port to the identity of your local http proxy and not the
> final destination, which is hard-coded into the client.
> 5. Let me specify my own things (expert mode)
> Most clients can safely leave this option untouched. However, if you need to
> fine-tune the settings, selecting option 5 will give you additional options
> on the main menu. (see below)
I have a serial port, but what the blazes is a telnet port? Or a normal
port? Or a standard
port? Or a port filter?
As far as I know, I have no firewall, draconian or otherwise, and I'm
not sure how http
tunneling or proxies could be relevant to my situation.
I'm just a normal guy with a mac and a modem who wants to participate in
this thing. Can
someone please contact me, off-list if necessary, and walk me through
this procedure in
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