View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to send popup or msg over home network 9.04

July 1st, 2009, 01:14 AM
I cannot find a way of sending messages, preferably popups, over my home network. All connected pc's are running 9.04. I have root access to all.

I have read about programs that are meant for windows(!) such as Samba, or cli methods I don't understand such as gxmessage.

Is there a reasonably simple way of sending messages over a Ubuntu home network?

July 1st, 2009, 01:18 AM
There may be (probably are) other options, but check out the wall command (man wall).

July 1st, 2009, 02:28 AM
Zenity (http://linux.byexamples.com/archives/259/a-complete-zenity-dialog-examples-1/) ftw

January 23rd, 2010, 08:18 PM
I manages to implement a 'net_send' script for Linux and I was able to get Samba to respond and display popup messages when sent to it by name, see below:


My problem is: If I send a broadcast message from a Windows PC using, say, 'net send * Hello', all of the Windows PC's get the message, but the Linux PC's, running Samba, ignore it. How can I get Samba to respond to the broadcast message?