Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:September:03 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/9/3-4 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:14537 Activity:nil
9/2     When I use rcp/scp on some machines I get the message:
        MANPATH: Undefined variable.
        What the hell does manpath have anything to do with copying files?
                \_ it does if its in your .cshrc
1998/9/3-7 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:14538 Activity:nil
9/3     I remember on UCTwink, when I logged in, it would tell me how many
        previous unsuccessful login attempts, if any, there were. Is there
        anything similar on CSUA?
        \_ Nope, though they could simulate it using the system logs, or by
           patching login.  But you should be using SSH...  -- SSH h0zer
1998/9/3-5 [Computer/Networking, Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:14539 Activity:high
9/3     When I use "talk" to talk to a SVR4.0 machine, it keeps on saying
                [Checking for invitation on caller's machine]
        What does that mean?  How do I get it to ring the other party?  Thanks.
        \_ Just use ytalk at all times.
        \_ There are different and somewhat incompatible versions of talk.
           You should probably try to get their sysadmins to compile the
           latest released talkd for that platform, and also to install
           ytalk (which is relatively interoperable).  On some systems, you'll
           see "otalk" and "ntalk" (old and new talk); if one doesn't work,
        \_ or it could just mean that the other person is mesg n...
           you might try the other.
           \_ Thx.  What path is "otalk" and "ntalk" on soda?
              \_ Soda's talk is ntalk; try ytalk (which should work with
                 either one) for connecting to older machines.
        \_ If the SVR4 machine in question is Solaris, it runs otalk.
           \_ I'm not sure.  Actually I'm trying to talk to someone on
              <DEAD><DEAD>.  (No flames please.)
              \_ Oski forbid that any packets should ever pass between any of
                 our wonderful computers and any of their terrible computers!
                 Our systems will be polluted by their rotten TCP
                 implementations!  The Berkeley IP stack is the best in the
                 world, and far above any association with that other school!
1998/9/3-5 [Uncategorized] UID:14540 Activity:moderate
9/3     Please excuse my ignorance, but what happened to
        \_  The people who were administering it graduated, and the
        \_  The people who were administering it graduated/left, and the
            new administrators aren't providing the same service.  --PeterM
            \_ Why can't someone resurrect it?
               \_ why dont you do it lazy ass fucker
                  \_ Sure, where do I sign up?
                \_ Why resurrect it?  While it was useful in it's time, what
                   did it provide that isn't available elsewhere now?
                   \_ Nothing.  You can get warez and porn anywhere now.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:September:03 Thursday <Wednesday, Friday>