On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:52:38 +0200, "Redd Vinylene" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 1) messaging offline users on my system? No e-mail please, I want > something more concrete, something displayed immediately upon login, > no need to go via a third party app.
Allthough it might sound strange - you've given the correct answer. You can use the system's mail system, sendmail, in offline mode. [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~% mail -s "Important change" tim Hi Tim, please note that our system changed -this- to -that-. And put the T.P.S. report in my box. Thanks! ^D ... Login: tim Password: You have new mail. [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~% mail & t 1 ... & d 1 & ^D The mail program isn't a third party app, it comes with the FreeBSD OS (base system). See /etc/mail/* for introduction. For important notices everyone should see right after login, you may use /etc/motd. Things that should be displayed prior to the login prompt can be placed into /etc/issue. > 2) talking to users logged onto my system? I find ntalk too > frustrating, and ytalk too ASCII artsy. Anything else out there under > the sun? The normal talk utility isn't appealing enough to you? :-) There might be a solution to use an IM client (e. g. for the Jabber network), but this would require external accounts and the installation of the proper client applications. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"