Oh for heavens sakes, it was an expired client. You would think that if you downloaded the whole package from Stanford, that it would include the unexpired client and not need to download the drop-in replacement exe.
I ran into the same problem 2 days ago when I dusted off the SMP client after months. Stupid fah.exe just quits with nothing about expiration or anything until I stare at the Stanford download page long enough to realize that.
Don't know why they did not package up a most up-to-date client is beyond me. No love for the SMP I suppose.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.