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Hi everybody, Is there any command, for sending instant messages in linux like NET SEND" in windows pls help me. thanks&regards, yogendra...
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    instant messaging in linux


    Hi everybody,

    Is there any command, for sending instant messages in linux like NET SEND" in windows

    pls help me.

    thanks&regards,
    yogendra

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    You can use "msnlib", along with it there comes a CLI msn client. I don't know NET SEND however.

    But can't you just use GAIM, kopete or something? They provide a gui for it.

    If you're talking about writing to each other over a terminal on the same box, "write" might be usable as well. Write might be able to send over a network, but I don't think so.

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    I remember back in college, I used to use "talk" all the time on a vax system. I don't know if there is a similar program on *nix systems, but that might be work a look...
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    netsend for linux

    I know and use two methods in linux to chat with windows users
    1. a program called linpopup, you can get it here http://linpopup2.sourceforge.net
    you use the netbios names though and needs to be set up in your samba.conf to recive messages from windows machines.
    2. on the command prompt i use smbclient part of the samba suite, you can look up the man pages for synax the simple one is smbclient -M <netbiosname>, you can use nmblookup to get netbios names as well

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    instant messaging from windows to linux

    Hi,
    thank u for giviging suggestions,
    #echo "hai" | smbclient -M <NAME> is working properly.

    please help me on the following also on the debian linux.

    how to send the messages from windows machines to linux
    and
    also how to send the popup messages with in the linux network

    thanks & regards,
    yogendra.

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