Subject: Re: What about old talk protocol?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/19/1995 08:46:02
On Oct 19, 9:54am, Frank van der Linden wrote:
} Quoting John C. Hayward,
} > Some other systems (in particular a SUN I am trying to talk with) uses
} > talk not ntalk.
} Unfortunately, Sun still uses the old talk protocol, which I have been told
} is broken in a couple of ways. I don't think the old 'talk' was encumbered,
One of the big problems with old talk protocol is that it is not byte-order
independant. A VAX or i386 system will not be able to communicate with
a Sun system running the old talk because of this.
Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Technology Center
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA