Talk (and Talkd)

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What is Talk (and Talkd)?

Talk & Talkd are a Macintosh implementation of the Un*x Talk protocol.  They are compatible with BSD 4.3 Talk (ntalk), as well as with some versions of 4.2 Talk (otalk), in particular, they are compatible with the Sun's current implementation of BSD 4.2 Talk (although the connection time is somewhat slower (around 10 seconds)). You can FTP BSD 4.3 Talk from various places and install it on your unix machine.  If you find a machine which has talk installed but you can't talk to with my program (and you can get me a temporary account on the machine) I'll try to make it work (no guarantees though). As far as I can tell, it should connect to any talk except BSD 4.2 talk on machines with reversed byte order, I don't have an account on such a machine, so I can't do anything about it until I get one.

Talkd is a background only application that notifies you when a talk connection is requested from anywhere in the world.  You will be notified when someone trys to talk to you (if Talk is running you will be notified acording to its preferences, otherwise you will receive and alert telling you to run Talk).  Talk is an application that allows you to talk to anyone in the net-world.    Note that unlike Finger&Fingerd, Talkd must be running to use Talk.


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Talk_1.1.1.sit (56.28 KiB / 57.63 KB)
Talk and Talkd v1.1.1 / compressed w/ Stuffit
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Motorola 68K

System Requirements

From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 7.0

Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K

Mac OS 6.x - Mac OS 7.x

Requires MacTCP installed


Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II

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