[AG-TECH] quick question

Don Morton morton at cs.umt.edu
Tue Sep 10 20:43:16 CDT 2002

Greg, it's been my experience that the PIG software
will allow you to create a very simple AG-node with
your laptop.  Get yourself a $50 Kritter Cam, a cheap
headset with mic, and install the software from


and you "should" be good to go.

My experience was that the video really bogged down
my laptop, but I haven't investigated the issue fully.


Gregory Bell wrote:
> At Mary Fritsch's suggestion, I'm posting here as well --
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: quick question
> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 16:25:10 -0700
> From: Gregory Bell <GRBell at lbl.gov>
> Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> To: ag-mcs at mcs.anl.gov
> I have a vision of being able to configure my laptop as a "mobile AG
> node" for the purposes of multicast testing and debugging. (I'm
> investigating a Cisco bug which causes multicast packet loss under
> certain conditions, and the beacon grid doesn't offer quite what I
> need).
> After consulting the AG documentation pages on the subject of minimum
> hardware, though, I'm beginning to suspect the "mobile AG node" idea
> won't fly.  I don't need the ultimate in video / audio fidelity, just an
> easy way to join AG sessions, serving as a video / audio source.  Any
> suggestions?
>     - Greg Bell, LBLnet

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