Subject: Re: Talk program compatible with otalk
To: None <Mark_Weaver@brown.edu>
From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/03/1995 00:52:28
>I'm looking for a talk program that will communicate with talk on
>systems that only have otalkd (such as Solaris). In the past I've
>used ytalk, but now I'm unable to get it working on NetBSD. It
>compiles fine, but always fails with various errors such as "no
>talk deamon on this machine".
I was under the impression that otalk passes the address of the remote
machine via a struct sockaddr, and this structure differs between big/little
endian machines. So if you're using an i386 with otalk to communicate
with a sparc, it shouldn't work (ytalk might compensate for this ... dunno).
I don't suppose installing new talk on the solaris box is an option?