talk command help

Roberto Nunnari roberto.nunnari at
Thu Feb 17 16:48:34 GMT 2005

Ruben de Groot wrote:
> 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
> $

Then, # /etc/rc.d/inetd restart

and you're ready to use the talk utility.

enable inetd in /etc/rc.conf with the line:
so that upon every reboot inetd will be run.

Best regards.

> Ruben
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