Subject: Re: ntalk x talk
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Greg Hudson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1997 11:12:48
> I once toyed with the idea of adding support for both the old and
> new protocols to our talkd, but did not pursue it far.  Still like
> the idea though...

Hrm, this ties into my job.

We install the NetBSD talk and talkd on our Solaris machines so that
they will speak ntalk instead of big-endian otalk.  Unfortunately,
this means they won't talk to most random Solaris machines on the net.
If the NetBSD talk and talkd would speak all three protocols (ntalk,
big-endian otalk, little-endian otalk), it would make my life easier.

I haven't looked into how cleanly you can do the above at a protocol
level (the BE vs. LE otalk might become gross).  If it's not too
disgusting, would Core (tm) be willing to accept the changes if I
implemented them?