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Re: talk to debian and sun

Christopher Jason Morrone (cmorrone@UDel.Edu) wrote:

: I think that Sun and such are using the old talk port.  (I have no idea if
: the protocols differ...)  If you check your /etc/services file, you'll
: probably see:
: talk            517/udp
: ntalk           518/udp
: And in the /etc/inetd.conf:
: talk     dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd/usr/sbin/in.talkd
: ntalk    dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd/usr/sbin/in.ntalkd

Right, but under Debian in.talkd is a symlink to in.ntalkd:

sxrwxrwx 1 root  root  9 Mar 3 20:29 /usr/sbin/in.talkd -> in.ntalkd*

I've heard the problem has something to do with byte ordering (little vs.
big endian) in Sun's implementation; their implementation of talk is



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