send message to remote machine
Is there any way to send a message to a remote machine, running KDE?
In windows i would use the
net send machinename "some message"
I can;'t find a linux version - I would prefer it NOT to be compatible with NET SEND (to avoid all the messenger spam crap that is floating around)
rsh machinename -l username wall "message"
kinda works, although it seams to require interactiction on the sending consol to finish it, and also displays previous messages - kinda of annoying.
rsh -l username machinename kdialog --msgbox "message"
responds with "kdialog: cannot connect to X server", however when you run
kdialog --msgbox "message"
on the local machine (from a cmd prompt window) it gives the result i want.
Anyone any ideas?
I only need to display it on machines Running Mandrake 9.1 with KDE 3, not bothered about nothing happening if the kde session is off - these are workstations so if it's off it's probably broken anyway!