Netscape and Eudora try to connect when I am already connected
Posted on 1997-03-07
I use MacTCP and Config PPP (although for some reason when I click on "open", MacPPP always seems to launch itself and make the actual connection). Anyway, what I used to do was to open my connection, then open Eudora, check my mail,then open Netscape and start browsing. However, now for no discernable reason, neither Eudora nor Netscape seem to realise that a link has already been opened. The result is that they try to open a link with MacPPP when one is already up.
I tried to beat the problem by just letting Eudora open the link in the first place. Fine. That worked (it opens the link when I check mail).
However, Netscape still doesn't know it's open so that when I then open Netscape it again tries to connect me even tho I am already connected.
The position is thus that I have to check my mail, then close down the link manually, then open Netscape and let it re-open the link (then if I want to check my mail again and I have to go thru the whole process in reverse.
Why why why? What's going on ? It never used to happen
Spec is Peforma 5200, 32 megs ram, System 7.5.3 (Open Transport disabled - it doesn't work).