Subject: Re: What about old talk protocol?
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/19/1995 17:39:02
> > Some other systems (in particular a SUN I am trying to talk with) uses
> > talk not ntalk.
> > Where would be the best place to get the sources for talkd which use
> > the older talk protocol for a NetBSD machine?
> 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,
> so you could still get it from an old BSD distribution, but I am
> not sure. Or have a look at ytalk, which should do both protocols.
You also have another problem: Old talk protocol is byte-order dependent.
This means you can't ever talk to a Sun machine from a little-endian