a program similar to netsend?
debiani386 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 20:28:07 UTC 2007
Peter Garrett wrote:
> 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
>>> 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?
> Step 1:
> sudo apt-get install sux <-- overrides problems with X authentication,
> MIT magic cookies etc.
> Step 2:
> 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
> usually :0
> ssh foo at blah
> sudo -i
> root at blah:~ # sux victim zenity --info --title "Message from Beyond" \
> --text "The world ends in 5 minutes. Save yourself now. Thank you." \
> --display :0
i also found zenity works for local stuff
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