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Connect to TCP/IP Hosts With Unknown Status (pcAnywhere) (All Windows)

This registry entry allows a remote to try to connect to a host if the host's status is unknown. The usual reason for not knowing the host's status is that direct packets have been filtered by a firewall between the host and the remote.

An unfortunate side effect of enabling this key is that if the host's status is unknown to the remote, but the host is actually busy, the remote will receive a blank screen when it tries to connect. The remote can cancel from this screen and make another connection without difficulty. Sometimes, due to the length of time that the browse list updates take, updates will be turned off. By setting this item, you ensure that the list delays will not be turned off due to the length of time they take.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\pcANYWHERE\CurrentVersion\System]
Value Name: TCPIPConnectIfUnknown
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = Use UDP directed packets, 1 = Do not use UDP directed packets)

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Last modified: March 1, 1999