[RC5] More Win95 GUI lurk

Jim C. Nasby nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Wed May 6 12:49:58 EDT 1998


Lurk and lurk-only only look to Dieal Up Networking for info, so if you
don't have an active DUN connection, it figures that you're not connected
to the net.

Moo!
dB!

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On Tue, 5 May 1998, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I set up my roommate's machine to lurk a few days ago, to prepare for when
> he takes it home. But I checked on it yesterday, and it was generating
> random blocks, because it said it couldn't fetch more. I manually selected
> the "Fetch/Flush" command and it updated without problems.
> 
> I'm confused. Lurk is supposed to wait for an open Internet connection
> before updating. He's still on ethernet, so his Internet connection is
> always open. Why wouldn't the client detect this? How can I guarantee that
> it will actually work when he's at home using PPP?
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