Subject: Re: Talk program compatible with otalk
To: None <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
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?