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Old 04-11-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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chrooted user: "write" and "talk" don't work.

I have a chrooted user on my system but for some reason, he cannot use talk and write.
When I execute talk or write, I get the following error:

-bash-2.05b$ talk lieven
talk: cthulhu: Resolver Error 0 (no error)
-bash-2.05b$ write lieven
write: can't find your tty's name

I copied the two files to directory: /home/stijn/usr/bin/
And I also did an 'ldd' to find and copy the needed library dependencies to /home/stijn/lib/

I can logon without any trouble, use any of the builtin bash functions + some other commands that I copied to /home/stijn/bin/ directory:
-bash-2.05b$ pwd
/bin <====================== this is in fact /home/stijn/bin/
-bash-2.05b$ ls
bash cp ls mkdir mv rm rmdir su

What am I missing to make "write" and "talk" work? Or are they impossible to use from within a chroot jail?

Old 04-11-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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hi there

as u get that here is no tty associated with it
that is the only problem
Old 04-12-2005, 03:05 AM   #3
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But how do I solve that?


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