> > Is it possible to set some type of simple messaging system between > > networked > > FreeBSD machines? For example, client A pings client B, and then > > client B > > sends some prespecified text reply to client A. > > > to what end? I don't know how you respond to a literal ping, but you > could code up a simple client <-> server system where client A connects > to client B on a specified port and B emits some text on request.
Is ping not enough? An ICMP ECHO REPLY is a specific reply, directed only to the hosts that sent the ICMP ECHO REQUEST in the first place. It's not a prespecified _text_ reply, but it is a reply nonetheless. Of course, if you need more information, you need a client/server implementation. You could e.g. enable 'daytime' in /etc/inetd.conf (and start inetd), if you need the local time of the host, etc... -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"