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     talkd — remote user communication server


     talkd [options]


     talkd 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.


     -l, --logging
             Enable more verbose logging to syslog.

     -d, --debug
             Enable debug mode.

     -t, --timeout seconds
             Set timeout value to seconds.

     -i, --idle-timeout seconds
             Set idle timeout value to seconds.

     -r, --request-ttl seconds
             Set request time-to-live value to seconds.

     -a, --acl filename
             Read the site-wide ACLs from filename.

     -S, --strict-policy
             Apply a strict ACL policy.

     -?, --help
             Display a help list.

             Display a short usage message.

     -V, --version
             Display program version.


     talk(1), write(1)


     The talkd command appeared in 4.3BSD.