[plug] Problems with talk
gregg at maths.uwa.edu.au
Sat Oct 24 19:22:05 WST 1998
According to John Summerfield:
> On Fri, 23 Oct 1998, Greg Gamble wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On my home machine running Slackware 3.5 (Linux 2.0.34) I can run
> > talk quite happily. However on my boss's machine running Linux
> > 2.0.21 we get the message:
> > [Error on read from talk daemon : Connection refused (111)]
> > before it exits. On both machines (and I guess with practically
> > all Linux boxes) we run the
> > 4.2 Berkeley Distribution April 22, 1991
> > version of talk. Any clues as to what's going wrong? ... or what
> > to look at? ... I wasn't terribly enlightened by the manpage.
> The message "Connection refused" generally means the daemon's not running.
Ah! ... yes, indeed I see that the daemon is in.talkd and it isn't
running on my boss's machine and it is on mine. How is this normally
initiated? A grep of /etc/rc.d/* didn't turn up anything.
Greg Gamble <gregg at maths.uwa.edu.au>
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