OT: A Unix question (the TALK function).....

From: Chris Kennedy <chris_at_mainecoon.com>
Date: Tue Nov 16 15:52:37 1999

Arfon Gryffydd wrote:


> When I "talk wolf_at_hera.dominion.net", it SEEMS to make a connection then I
> get "[Checking for invitation on caller's machine]" and it sits there...
> mocking me. (Stupid machine).
> Talk works fine when myself and the person I am trying to contact are on
> the same machine.
> What is the deal?

Assuming that the person you're trying to talk with is actually
logged in, the top two causes would be the talk daemon being
disabled in the inetd configuration (pretty standard at most
sites, actually) or a firewall between you and the intended

Chris Kennedy
Received on Tue Nov 16 1999 - 15:52:37 GMT

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