[AG-TECH] WinXP RAT problem

Fred Dech fdech at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 26 16:47:50 CDT 2008

hmmmmm.... let me check.  well i'll be damned.
Cisco Sytems VPN Client.  not running, but i will uninstall.
i expect it may require a reboot.  nope.
wow.  rat.exe now also starts ratmedia.exe!

thank you very, very much, Joe and Tom!  i was already beginning to resign
myself to the cold reality of having the re-install the OS.

this was pretty subtle.  thanks again.


On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 04:27PM, Joseph Stone wrote:
> Any chance you've got Cisco VPN software installed? It doesn't even need to 
> be running to induce this behavior, just has to be installed.
> Do a "netstat -a" and look for port 47000. It turns out Cisco locks it up 
> for its own use and when rat goes to use it for its original purpose, mbus, 
> rat has problems with getting ratmedia to work. This failure occurs 
> silently.
> Joe
> On Mar 26, 2008, at 3:36 PM, Fred Dech wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 02:20PM, Thomas D. Uram wrote:
>>> On 3/26/08 12:37 PM, Fred Dech wrote:
>>>> hi,
>>>> i've just installed release AG3.1 on a WinXP platform.
>>>> i'm having trouble with the RAT.  it does not come up when i enter a
>>>> venue, but i show no errors in the AudioService.log file.
>>>> i believe i am missing a process.
>>>> rat.exe is running, and
>>>> ratui.exe is running, but there is no
>>>> ratmedia.exe
>>>> also, when i quit the AG client, ratui.exe is not killed.
>>> is the windows firewall running on that machine?
>>>> running rat.exe directly from the commandline does not elicit any error
>>>> messages, either.
>>> "does not elicit any error messages", but works, or does not work?
>> sorry... does not work, either.  rat.exe runs, but no GUI is created.

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