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TALKD(8)                FreeBSD System Manager's Manual               TALKD(8)

     talkd - remote user communication server


     The talkd utility is the server that notifies a user that someone else
     wants to initiate a conversation.  It acts as a repository of
     invitations, responding to requests by clients wishing to rendezvous to
     hold a conversation.  In normal operation, a client, the caller,
     initiates a rendezvous by sending a CTL_MSG to the server of type LOOK_UP
     (see <protocols/talkd.h>).  This causes the server to search its
     invitation tables to check if an invitation currently exists for the
     caller (to speak to the callee specified in the message).

     If the lookup fails, the caller then sends an ANNOUNCE message causing
     the server to broadcast an announcement on the callee's login ports
     requesting contact.

     When the callee responds, the local server uses the recorded invitation
     to respond with the appropriate rendezvous address and the caller and
     callee client programs establish a stream connection through which the
     conversation takes place.

     talk(1), write(1)

     The talkd utility appeared in 4.3BSD.

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4        December 11, 1993       FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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