talk command help

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Thu Feb 17 14:43:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 10:07:43PM -0800, monchis typed:
> I Am new to unix so I am learning how to use it, but i want to know how to talk to someone. I already used the man pages but i just don't get it. can you show me an example of how to talk to someone hat is logged in. thanks

You'll have to enable the talk daemon in /etc/inetd.conf like so:

$ grep ntalk /etc/inetd.conf
# ntalk is required for the 'talk' utility to work correctly
ntalk dgram udp wait tty:tty /usr/libexec/ntalkd ntalkd


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