IVS can interact with the World Wide Web in two ways:
Then, put the IVS binaries (only ivs, ivsd, ivs_record, and ivs_replay are really needed) somewhere in your Unix PATH.
application/x-ivs; ivs_replay -clip %s application/x-ivs-call; ivs `cat %s`Put these lines in your mime.types file (usually ~/.mime.types):
application/x-ivs ivs application/x-ivs-call ivs-callAdd the following lines in your /etc/httpd.conf file:
AddType .ivs application/x-ivs binary 1.0 AddType .ivs application/x-ivs-call binary 1.0
ivsd &Then just logout and login, ivsd will show up as a small telephone:
You can click on it to send an IVS call, and it will listen for any incoming IVS calls.
If you want to add a link in a WWW page to make an IVS call to somebody (e.g. you, if you run ivsd), just put in a file the hostname of the machine which runs ivsd (the file name must end by the suffix .ivs-call, e.g. me.ivs-call) and any other ivs options, e.g.:
foo.inria.fr -start_send -cifThen make an HTML link to this file, and if the mailcap and mime.types files of the persons who reads the page are configured properly as explained before, this link should initiate a call to the the machine indicated in the file (in this case, foo.inria.fr which does not exist) after clicking on the "Call Up" button of ivs.
You can also initiate an IVS call to anybody who put a link to an ivs-call file in an HTML page (some home pages at INRIA contain links to ivs-call files). This person may or may not reply to your call (just as if you use the Unix talk command or a standard telephone!).
Last modified: August 16, 1995
This page has been written by Frederic Devernay