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Thankx for the replies..
i tried the things that you told me...
I do not have a inetd.conf instead "xinetd.conf" . i guess its equivelent to the former.
I saw the contents of the xinetd.conf . The dir. xinetd.d was included in that file.
In that dir. there is a talk file which has some parameters for talk.
i made disable=no , all other parameters have the default values.
the wait=yes, user=nobody, socket_type=dgram, server=/usr/sbin/in.talkd
then i restarted the linux server,, but still i have the same problem and the same error message.
Did I do something wrong ? is there anything more to do ?
This is simply driving me up the proverbial tree :-)
Has anyone given a working solution to this problem? I would be very grateful if someone could indicate or hint at how to start in.talkd (or in.ntalkd) on a Redhat 9.0 system WITHOUT getting a "Socket operation on non-socket" error.
i'm having the same problems.
i'm running redhat 9
all the /etc/xinnet.d/talk ntalk ktalk have the disable=no
i have restarted xinetd service
i am on a single switch from
i can talk on local account
yet not over the network ie. talk email@example.com from 192.168.0.3
there seems to be no howto;s out there that discuss this
If you guys are getting this to work locally, then it's another network configuration that are preventing this to work over the "network".
Does it work on the internal "network"? and localhost? If yes and not on the "internet". Then you consider most likely a firewall is blocking the port this service uses? Or the firewall on the host your trying to talk to has this port closed also. See what I getting at here guys?