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Old 12-18-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
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How to get the talk deamon to work on my slack??


when I try to $ talk user
an error occurs that a talk deamon is not runnig ?

How to fix that?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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Have a look at /etc/inetd.conf ...


Cheers,
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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After you get it turned on, you might want to read man talk as well.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 03:59 PM   #4
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Code:
shell   stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.rshd -L
#login  stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.rlogind
# exec  stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.rexecd
 talk   dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.talkd
 ntalk  dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.talkd
Then I do a

#kill HUP inetdpid

to restart the inetd

but nothing ....it's still the same

Code:
 Error on read from talk daemon: Connection refused. Press any key... ]
plz help ...I really need this to work
 
Old 12-22-2004, 06:59 AM   #5
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I still can't get this shi*** to work ...anyone ?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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I still can't get this shi*** to work ...anyone ?
So you're from Vulgaria, huh?

I don't know what to tell you...

If the service is present (and not commented out)
in /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf and inetd either
gets a SIGHUP or the box gets started it just works
for me ... the only other thing I can think of is that
you were to restrictive with the /etc/hosts.{deny|allow}
or that you set iptables to intercept and drop talk's
ports ... one difference I see (even though I don't
know whether that's significant or not) is that your
entries for talk and ntalk have a space before them
rather than being at the beginning of the line.

It works fine here (and I only made it work to find
out what your problem might be).


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #7
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Lol ..I have forgotten about this thread ..well ..I've figured it out ..and now it works great ... And the thing that I talk dirty ...That's not true ...

if you see the "s word" is ... censored ...so I'm innocent
 
Old 11-10-2006, 01:35 AM   #8
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Just as an FYI in case anyone was wondering what the fix was. As mentioned by user Tinkster, but not confirmed, if you have a space in front of talk and ntalk in your /etc/inetd.conf file it does make a difference. I now have it working thanks for the tip guys.
 
  


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