||12-05-2012 01:50 PM
Using write to talk to different user/host
So I am trying to use write to talk to someone on another host machine, same domain. Example
> mesg y
> write jdoe@jdoe-lnx /dev/pts/2
write: jdoe@jdoe-lnx is not logged in on pts/2.
> write jdoe@jdoe-lnx
write: jdoe@jdoe-lnx is not logged in
The way the man page for write looks is that if a user if on another host you can use the @ to talk to another user. On both machines mesg y has been run and target machine has shell /dev/pts/2 open. Other forums has said they didn't think that write could talk between host and some said you can if you just use user@host
When using talk it never sends the invitation to the other callers machine.