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

     talkd - remote user communication server


     Talkd is the server that notifies a user that someone else wants to ini-
     tiate a conversation.  It acts 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 invita-
     tion 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 ren-
     dezvous address and the caller and callee client programs establish a
     stream connection through which the conversation takes place.

     talk(1),  write(1)

     The talkd command appeared in 4.3BSD.

4.3 Berkeley Distribution       March 16, 1991                               1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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