Subject: Re: What about old talk protocol?
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: current-users
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

-- Ragge