This is the netiquette file from F.Jill Charboneau at Cornell. PLEASE
READ before launching onto the net with CU-SeeMe.
In consideration for those who operate reflectors, please observe the
following practices when connecting to someone else's reflector:
- [If you plan extended and organized use of a reflector] DO email the contact person for each reflector to clarify your use of the
reflector and how you are planning to use the connection and for
(approximately) how long.
- DON'T stay connected for extended periods (hours) unless invited to do
so. "Hanging out" is something to do on your own reflector.
- DON'T leave a transmission going with a still image (or worse) with a
message crawling. It uses bandwidth on the net and capacity on the reflector.
- DON'T play a VCR tape. CU-SeeMe opens up ready access to LIVE video.
Canned video typically uses more bandwidth as well as conveying any old
information better transmitted in another medium.
- DON'T set your Maxkbps (cap) above 100 kbps. DON'T set change threshold
below 20. Preferably just use the defaults.
[If you know the line you're sending to is of low bandwidth < 64 Kbps, adjust
your transmission bandwidth accordingly.] (BL's addition)
A General Caution
Currently CU-SeeMe conferences are open to viewing by anyone who
connects with an active reflector. Anyone who "hangs out" on an active
reflector can see anyone who "tunes in" to that reflector as reflector
software repeats all streams of a conference to all receivers.
PLEASE TREAT THE INTERNET KINDLY--keep b/w limits set down under 100kbps, or
less if you share limited bandwidth with others. Many, many folks connected
to the Internet can use CU-SeeMe with default settings and cause no problem
to anyone else; but unfortunately, not everyone. If you don't know whether
using CU-SeeMe will mess up the network for someone else.
Advanced Technologies and Planning Group
Cornell Information Technologies
cu-seeme information designer
Ithaca N.Y. 14853