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Old 07-04-2003, 11:29 PM   #1
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Send text message to another machine

Hi how do i send a plain text message to another machine running linux locally which has another ip address
ie suppose my ip is i wnat to send a plain text msg to which has linux
installed locally.. i too am running linux locally ..
Old 07-04-2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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"rwall hostname"

man rwall for details. I believe that a certain daemon has to be listening to allow messages to be recieved by the remote host.

Old 07-04-2003, 11:44 PM   #3
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first you probably need to login to the machine with ssh.

then use write to start a message

see these

man write
man wall
man mesg
man who

it goes like this..

login with ssh. then...
use who to see where they are logged in..
david pts/2 Jul 4 23:30 (

use write to start message..
write david pts/2


use ctrl_d to end message

what the other end sees..

Message from on pts/3 at 00:05 ...



they can do the same to write back


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