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NAME

sendmsg - send a message via Internet

SYNOPSIS

sendmsg [ -46vVfrmMl ] [ -u ’from’ ] [ -s ’message’ ] recipient

DESCRIPTION

sendmsg sends a one line text message to the terminal(s) of the specified recipient.

On the receiving site there must be a SAFT-server (Simple Asynchronous File Transfer) installed, like the sendfiled and the recipients terminal must be writeable.

The recipient address can be specified as:
user

a local user or a sendfile alias (see below), e.g.: framstag

user@host

an user on a remote host, e.g.: framstag [AT] bofh.de

saft://host/user

like above, but in URL-syntax, e.g.: saft://bofh.belwue.de/framstag

saft://host:port/user

like above, but with alternate SAFT-port, e.g.: saft://bofh.belwue.de:4870/framstag

OPTIONS

-4, -6

Explicitly force IPv4 or IPv6 connections. By default, the program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, sendmsg will try to use the adresses in the order they are returned by the resolver.

-v

Verbose mode: show SAFT protocol messages.

-V

Show version information and exit.

-f

Force sending of messages and ignore tty (re)settings.

-r

Reply to last received message.

-m

Receive messages only on this tty. This is the default.

-M

Allow receiving messages on other ttys.

-l

Allow sending of multiline messages messages.

-s ’message’

Send directly message.

-u ’from’

Set sender to from instead of $LOGNAME.

-q

Quiet mode: print no transfer messages.

EXAMPLES

sendmsg neg [AT] linux.de
message: how about lunch?

FILES

/etc/sendfile.deny

Users which are not allowed to receive files or messages (set by root).

/var/spool/sendfile/$LOGNAME/config/restrictions

List of addresses from where you don’t want messages or files. The format is:

user@host [mfb]

m stands for messages, f for files and b for both. Wildcards * and ? are allowed. Examples:

gates [AT] microsoft.com b
*aol.com m

/var/spool/sendfile/$LOGNAME/config/aliases

The sendfile alias file. Format:

alias address

Example:

chief grmblfz [AT] bigvax.net

SEE ALSO

sendfile(1).

AUTHOR

Ulli Horlacher - framstag [AT] rus.de

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