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lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

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Maaz
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lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Hi All

there is a lan messaging utility in win 2k, called "net send"

net send machine_ip message

whats in Linux equivalent ? I mean is there any lan messaging utility too ? if please let me know

Regards
Maaz
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Stuart Browne
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Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

smbclient -M

Type your message, and press ctrl-D
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Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Thanks Stuart, I higly expect that ur words will work, but I didnt try yet. If i failed I'll let u know.

Thanks n Regards
Maaz
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

smbclient -M machine_ip "hi" ^D
it doesnt work.

Any1 any Ideaz

Regards
Maaz
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

If you are using the IP, you'll also need the '-I' flag:

smbclient -M -I

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Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Hi
#smbclient -I 10.0.0.3 hello ^D
when I type the message and then to send the message, type ^D, my LinuxBox(rhl 9) only produce the beep sound, but didnt send the message to the destination(10.0.0.3).

Second I want to clear that I want to send messages to the machines running Linux, and since there are some machines running win2k, thus I would like to know how to send messages from Linux to windows machines as well.

But the major task is to send messages from Linux(rhl 9) machine to another Linux(rhl 9) machines

Regards
Maaz
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Oh.

You want Linux-to-Linux..

not Linux-to-Windows..

I dunno. I don't use that sort of messaging enough to have tried finding a linux-client equivalent.
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Ramalingam
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Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

Dear Ramalingam, Many Thanks for ur kind help/favor.
I m really very sorry for replying too late.

Regards
Maaz
Chris Saunderson
Frequent Advisor

Re: lan messagging utility in rhl 9 ?

rwall works pretty well, if you're able to stomach running that daemon on your servers.

Alternatively, some basic scripting and you should be able to kick off a script that ssh's into a list of hosts and wall's the box.
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