Re: Using New Macintosh Client via PPP

Duane T Williams (duane@cmu.edu)
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 08:56:03 -0400


I would like to report that the new Mac client together with MacSLIP 3.0.3
does the logon/logoff trick quite nicely with DESChall/OT in the foreground
with no additional extensions/programs needed. I configured MacSLIP to
auto-connect on TCP open or packet activity and to auto-disconnect after a
few minutes of idleness.

I have seen the new client get stuck, which I believe happens if it's in
the background when the relogon occurs, although I don't know if it gets
stuck all the time. (I avoid the situation.) The relogon is successful,
but the client doesn't seem to realize it. I have been able to unstick it
by manually disconnecting and reconnecting. It then completes its
communication with the server.

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