[rc5] Mac RC5 client quit unexpectedly
Marc Farnum Rendino
mvgfr at netcom.com
Wed Jul 2 08:46:38 EDT 1997
At 10:18 PM -0400 on 97/07/01, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:
> Anubis driver on both HDs
How recent is the driver? I've seen _lots_ of crashes because the driver
wasn't compatible with a newer OS.
> GV 33.6 modem
GV makes good stuff, but there are so many extensions!
> System B7.6.1
Haven't heard of this one - what's the "B"?
> Using FreePPP 2.5v3
I recently tried Apple's OT/PPP - and haven't gone back. Unless FreePPP
offers you something OT/PPP doesn't, I'd give it a try.
> Using rc5-client-68k v1 - the v2 client is not yet available for Macs.
> There was no version number in the info panel.
Right, but I believe there were a few V1 releases. The current is dated
> Non System 7.6.1 extensions and control panels:
Loading up a bit, aren't we? :) I don't even know what some of those are,
but it might be useful to try it w/o them.
> used a different command line:
> -h 1 -e -s rebecca at astrid.u-net.com
> rather than the original
> -c 1 -e -s rebecca at astrid.u-net.com
Hmm... I don't recognize (and can't find in the docs) some of those
parameters: what are '-e' and '-s'?
Also, I'd recommend using "-a rc5proxy.distributed.net" to get to the new
distributed proxy server.
> it took 12 hours to go from launch to crash.
Ouch! I do wish there were a smaller block size. I'm running the client on
some SE/30's and it takes something like 30 hours. :)
> The link was not up at the time of the crash.
Aha! :) It's been my experience that setting the link to auto-connect on
traffic (which may well have been what was happening at the time of the
crash) is (IMO) a recipe for disaster. I have seen what appears to be an
improvement in this area with OT/PPP, but I still avoid it most of the time.
> I use Eudora 3.1 light, MacSoup 2.2, Spyglass Mosaic...
> I occasionally suffer dropped lines which
> the modem reports as `lost carrier'...
All sounds normal there.
Let us know how it goes.
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