[svlug] Help getting talk to work please
raffi at kset.com
Wed Sep 30 00:44:45 PDT 1998
On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Mike Rushford wrote:
> Hi Rafael:
> All this checks out. I think the problem is I never see any indication of a
> talk request in any of the
> shells I have open on my X windows desk top. I do hear the beep though.
> What I would realy like is to find script that might pop up a new shell with
> the reply to accept talk already lanuched in it. This would save on trying to
> type in the talk request which never seems to get done before the next
> request comes in.
I just tried to talk to myself. It works with the beep and as soon as type
"talk" in another shell I get connected between 2 xterms. I assume it
would be the same if I did it remotely. I tried it from a remote and that
works too. I believe all you want/need is a popup window. It's possible to
get the /etc/inetd.conf run another program instead of
/usr/sbin/tcpd in.talkd and start xterm at the same time.
talk dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.talkd
I guess you need to see who logged in when you hear a beep for talk then
talk to user with "talk user". Somebody probably wrote some Tcl script to
handle this nicely.
> > Check:
> > /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny
> > /etc/inetd.conf
> > /etc/services
> > On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Mike Rushford wrote:
> > > I am trying to figure out how I broke talk. Seems I can not receive a
> > > talk request from the internet but I can do so fine to the local host. I
> > > got an error message like this in syslog;
> > > Sep 29 06:19:39 korea-132 talkd: recv: Connection refused
> > >
> > > Could some one please suggest what may be wrong so I can turn talk on?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
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