Re: dialling out problems

Sean Rima (
Mon, 10 May 1999 17:41:13 +0000 (GMT)


I have had no joy with any connections, either inbound or outbound or even
TCP ones :) Not being able to see a status screen is not helpfull but can
be worked around. I just wish I could make it connect and handshake to my
RC :)


On Mon, 10 May 1999, Jim Holland wrote:

> On 10 May 1999, Sean Rima wrote:
> > For some reason Whilst I can get ifcico to dial a node, it seems to wait
> > halfway through the handshaking and handup. I have 90 set as the wait
> > for connect.
> >
> > I did manage to get it to connect but I did notice that it will not
> > handshake with my RC who uses TIMS.
> MANGO had a similar problem trying to connect to another FidoNet node here in
> Harare that also runs ifmail. It would connect then do nothing for about 4
> minutes. The logs would indicate a message something like "Hey you, are you
> going to log in or what?", and then it would handshake and send the outgoing
> mail at normal speed. However when it came time to receive mail the modem
> (USR Sportster 33600) would again hang and neither transfer mail nor
> disconnect. To receive mail they had to poll us.
> Neither of our two systems has any problem with ifcico connecting with our
> users, who use a variety of DOS, Windows and Macintosh FidoNet software,
> but we subsequently moved to doing all our internode transfers by UUCP.
> Regards
> Jim Holland
> MANGO System Administrator
> Harare
> Zimbabwe