Subject: Re: bin/5631: talkd (/usr/libexec/ntalkd) doesn't work
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/20/1998 20:12:41
In article <>,
	Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE writes:
> talkd produces the following in /var/log/messages: (Example)
> Jun 20 16:35:57 Server talkd[12580]: sendto: Address family not supported by protocol family
> The calling client keeps checking for invitation until giving up.
> The target user (callee) never sees the message "talk: connection requested..."
> on his terminal. 

Our "talkd" works absolutely perfectly. I successfully tried any
combination of NetBSD 1.3.2, NetBSD 1.3F and Linux (Kernel 2.0.34,
SuSE 5.1 distribution) a few moments ago.

There are two probable reasons for your problem:
a) You use a dynamic assigned IP address. Our talk daemon doesn't work
   correctly if "inetd" didn't bind to a full routed address at startup.
b) You are trying to talk with a system running Sun OS. Sun OS's talk
   daemon was never compatible with anything except Sun OS.

Matthias Scheler