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Re: Notification escape sequences

]] Henrique de Moraes Holschuh 


| On Thu, 02 Dec 2010, Thomas Thurman wrote:
| > I am proposing an escape sequence which, when transmitted over SSH
| > or telnet, requests the client to display a desktop notification.  I
| > have written up a description, with some example code, at
| If you're going to do something this insecure, just use wall/rwall.  Why
| reinvent the wheel?
| And teach gnome to display it as a notification if it cannot do that already
| (KDE4 can, and does).

How would I get a remote host to write something to my workstation,
behind NAT and a firewall?

I think having this facility would be great, but the titlebar bugs we
saw some years ago showed us, again, that inline signalling is bad.  If
there's a way to do this as an out-of-band signal, I'd be all for it.

As for those who say «you can be DoS-ed», well, you already can, if
there's a rougue application it can send you loads of data, it can force
titlebar changes all the time, etc.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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