Subject: Re: talk (old and new)
To: None <>
From: Adam Glass <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/24/1994 09:45:49
> The best solution would be to write something that can handle both 
> versions. Maybe some heuristic test, using the amount of data
> that is read from the control connection. If it equals the size
> of the new structure, then the new protocol is used, if not, the old
> one. Just trying to think of something, I don't know it is at
> all possible (haven't looked closely enough yet).
> - Frank

This has been done.  Look for ytalk on your local archive site.  It
accepts both protocols, and has some extra *features*.