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dialnet access to riverside
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1992 23:13 EDT
From: William D. Gooch <email@example.com>
In light of the announced impending cessation of dialout from riverside
for mail delivery, I would like to find out if other people experince to
same difficulty I have in getting dialnet service when dialing in.
Although I can occasionally (usually late at night) get riverside to
answer and give me dialnet service when I dial in, far more frequently
my attempts at contact fail for reasonas which are not entirely clear to
me. The most common response from my mailer is, e.g.:
21:47:06 < Message 31405: Network error sending with MAIL-TO-USER (SMTP) -- RIVERSIDE.SCRC.SYMBOLICS.COM on DIAL|DIAL to
(RIVERSIDE.SCRC.SYMBOLICS.COM): Request for dialnet stream to RIVERSIDE.SCRC.SYMBOLICS.COM was refused;
reason given was DIAL 1 15123463480.
21:47:07 < Message 31405: RIVERSIDE.SCRC.SYMBOLICS.COM has gone down
Whenever this happened to me at customer sites, the number reported was the same
as the one I was dialing (e.g. Riverside's); it turned out that the real problem
was that the modems had disconnected and the DIAL 1 nnnnnnnnnn message was being
locally echoed by the modem. The dialnet stream doesn't monitor carrier detect,
so it doesn't notice that the connection has dropped.
However, I don't seem to have the same problem from home. (I do frequently
get the "unsynchronized peer" message, but usually a second try fixes it.)
This also happens with other dialnet hosts I call, but with much lower
frequency than with riverside. If this continues and riverside ceases
dialing out, I don't know whether it will be practical for me to send or
receive mail along that path. For several reasons, I cannot afford to
keep a machine up 24 hours a day, and frequent attempts to contact
riverside will, in my experience, simply run up my phone bill without
getting the mail through.
I hope this message gets delivered...