View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install and start talkd or ntalkd

May 29th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I know that people talk about talk/ytalk/ntalk being superseded by newer styles of IM, but I'm increasingly missing the realtime character-by-character IM capabilities of the prequel to current IM's.

I've also searched, and found that I can install talkd/ntalkd/gtalkd servers, but they all seem to require additional configuration--even with additional configuration, I haven't yet either started a talk session on the same machine or gotten a response telnetting to localhost on 517 or 518.

I know that talk/ytalk/ntalk is considered to be superseded by newer IM methods, but could someone explain how to get a talkd/ntalkd daemon working and handling requests?


June 26th, 2009, 03:23 AM
I am having similar problems. I used the set of patches in this bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/netkit-ntalk/+bug/250971) report to make talkd work under 32-bit Jaunty Desktop. I am yet to get it to work under jaunty 32-bit server.