Bug#5257: talk won't start up ...
On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Frank Neumann wrote:
> I had this problem for a while, too. I believe your problem could be that
> your machine is in a stand-alone environment (no networking board installed),
> and you do not have a route to your machine except for the one going through
> the loopback device.
No, not the case. My machine is connected by ethernet 24-hours a day. As
I mentioned in my bug report, I can receive ntalk requests from other
hosts - I get the message on my terminal, e.g.
Message from Talk_Daemon@amasis at 17:11 ...
talk: connection requested by firstname.lastname@example.org.
talk: respond with: talk email@example.com
But talk won't let me reply, giving that error message "Couldn't bind to
control socket". Likewise if I try to initiate a connection.
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