a program similar to netsend?
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Aug 21 16:03:46 UTC 2007
On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:53:51 +0000
Dave M <DaveM at Mich.Com> wrote:
> At 09:18 AM 8/17/2007 , [x] ulf wrote:
> >Package: linpopup
> >Description: X Window System port of Winpopup, running over Samba
> > This allows a linux system to communicate with a windows computer that
> > runs Winpopup, sending or receiving message. It also provides an
> > alternative way to communicate between Linux computers that run Samba.
> > Note that LinPopUp is not only a port, as it includes several enhanced
> > features.
> >Another portable option would be xipmsg:
> >Package: xipmsg
> >Description: A pop up style message communication software
> > IP Messenger is a pop up style message communication software
> > for multi platforms. It is based on TCP/IP(UDP).
> > Xipmsg is the X11 version of IP Messenger. It can communicate
> > with IP Messengers for Windows/MacOS.
> Can either of these be used to communicate between users on a single linux
> box? For example, when I have a script running as root and I want it to
> send a pop-up notice to a user?
sudo apt-get install sux <-- overrides problems with X authentication,
MIT magic cookies etc.
As root ( say sudo -i , or whatever)
# sux peter zenity --info --title "This is your Captain speaking..." \
--text "there is absolutely no cause for alarm"
Substitute user name as appropriate...
Works on the local box. If you want to do this on a box you are ssh-ed
into, you need to know the display number for the victim ;-) , which is
ssh foo at blah
root at blah:~ # sux victim zenity --info --title "Message from Beyond" \
--text "The world ends in 5 minutes. Save yourself now. Thank you." \
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