[rc5] Mac client problems

Aaron T Porter atporter at entropy.muc.muohio.edu
Wed Oct 29 15:47:17 EST 1997


On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, James Mastros wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Rob Winters wrote:
> > When telnet'ing from an adjacent workstation, I get:
> > 
> > $ telnet rc5proxy.distributed.net 2056
> > Trying 199.45.111.6...
> > telnet: connect to address 199.45.111.6: Connection refused
> > telnet: connect to address 207.43.209.10: Connection refused
> > Connected to rc5proxy.distributed.net.
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > Connection closed by foreign host.
> 
> rc5proxy.distributed.net is a "round-robin" dns entry.  It points to several
> (11 at the moment) different machines (IPs), cycling through them.  Here,
> two of the servers refuse the connection (Anybody know why?), and the third
> picked up OK.  As to the timeout, you need a really terrible connection for
> it to take ten seconds for the first character to get through.  Try pointing
> to a specific IP, like 205.149.163.211 (eris.noc.best.net) (note: I just
> picked a random IP from the list).

	I would assume that not all proxies are Unix machines, and as such
you can't telnet to all of them.  Or they could just have the telnet port
refusing connects from the net in general.

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