cvs commit: src/usr.bin/talk get_names.c talk.1

Bruce M Simpson bms at
Mon Jun 14 15:34:23 PDT 2004

bms         2004-06-14 22:34:14 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    usr.bin/talk         get_names.c talk.1 
  Change the default behaviour of talk(1) to use "localhost" as the
  "machine name" in ntalkd(8) request packets, when the destination
  and source are local.
  This should make talk(1) use much more pleasant for those security-
  conscious individuals who have chosen to bind talkd to "localhost".
  Previous to this change, talk(1) would require that the hostname of
  the machine, as retrieved by gethostname(3), resolved to a valid and
  reachable IPv4 address, using gethostbyname(3).
  This makes talk(1) dependent on a valid host entry for "localhost"
  in /etc/hosts (or the Domain Name System).
  PR:             bin/23178
  Submitted by: admin (with cleanups)
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.9       +1 -1      src/usr.bin/talk/get_names.c
  1.16      +17 -0     src/usr.bin/talk/talk.1

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