I've avoided asking for help on this problem until I've had at least
2 or 3 weeks of Linux experience - just to see if I could figure it out.
I have PPP working 100% accessing through an ISP with a dynamic IP address.
Problem is, I cannot get out with talk. I receive
the notice of requests if someone talk's me, but can't answer.
Most of the time I immediately get this:
[Error on read from talk daemon : Connection refused (111)]
But sometimes I'll get the:
[No connection yet], [Checking for invitation on caller's machine]
and there it sits, the other party receives nothing from me.
I have no trouble getting out with ftp, telnet, finger, ping etc.
I have been through the inetd.conf, the hosts.allow, hosts.deny, and
services files, and all looks well.i Here's the related lines from each:
talk dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.talkd
ntalk dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.ntalkd
I would VERY much appreciate any help in getting this to work.. I really need
this service up and running while I'm online.