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Chakravarthi
Trusted Contributor

talk

Hi,

Two users are logged in their machines, can the fist user talk to another user who is in other machine

ex: Machine A has user A
Machine B has User B, can machine A User A use talk command to talk to machine B user B.

when i try i get the following message
[Your party is refusing messages]

thanks
chakri
3 REPLIES
Mark Grant
Honored Contributor

Re: talk

Make sure both users have run "mesg y" to allow access to other users.
Never preceed any demonstration with anything more predictive than "watch this"
Chakravarthi
Trusted Contributor

Re: talk

i'm using redhat 6.2
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: talk

You have to have talk-server package installed and enabled.
It's xinetd based service
in redhat 6.2 I guess you have to edit the file /etc/inetd.conf and change the line with ntalk to enabled.


try to run
chkconfig ntalk on