TALK cannot assign requested address (99)

TALK cannot assign requested address (99)

Post by Stefan Kneif » Fri, 11 Nov 1994 01:13:31



Hi all,

I have a problem with TALK: when I'm trying to talk to another user, I always
get the following message:

[Couldn't bind to control socket: cannot assign requested address (99)]

instead of being able to talk. I'm running Slackware 2.0.0 (Linux 1.0.9) withoutnetwork cards (only PPP), but this problem also occurs when trying to talk bet-
ween two virtual consoles.

Who knows about help for this problem?

Thank you very much

Stefan


 
 
 

TALK cannot assign requested address (99)

Post by Emarit Ra » Fri, 11 Nov 1994 05:40:53


: Hi all,

: I have a problem with TALK: when I'm trying to talk to another user, I always
: get the following message:

: [Couldn't bind to control socket: cannot assign requested address (99)]

: instead of being able to talk. I'm running Slackware 2.0.0 (Linux 1.0.9) withoutnetwork cards (only PPP), but this problem also occurs when trying to talk bet-
: ween two virtual consoles.

        This usually happens when the hostname of the computer does not match
        it's IP address at the nameserver.  i.e. you dial up slip and get a
        different address each time and your machine is always called, for
        example "darkstar", granted each IP address is not darkstar.  What you
        need to do is type at your prompt as root "hostname [your hostname]"
        then "domainname [your domainname]" as per your current IP.  If I
        missed it, because you did not say if you were on SLIP or something
        simular, good luck! :)

        FAQ maintainer:  ^ this should be in the FAQ if it is not already.

: Who knows about help for this problem?

: Thank you very much

        That's why wer're here!  GOOD LUCK! and happy Linuxing. :D

: Stefan


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1. Q: talk error--[Couldn't bind to control socket : Cannot assign requested address (99)]

I am using Slackware 2.2 with linux kernel 1.2.8 and whenever I try to intiate
a talk session with anyone (even myself), or reply to someones talk request I
get the following error message:

        [Couldn't bind to control socket : Cannot assign requested address (99)]

When I try to do the same thing using ytalk I get the following message:

                 ##############################################
                 #                Ytalk Error                 #
                 #                                            #
                 #  No talk daemon on planitia.cybercom.net   #
                 #         No such file or directory          #
                 ##############################################

I am pretty sure that everything is set up correctly in /etc/services and
/etc/inetd.conf since I have compared them to several working systems and found
nothing to be different. Any help on this error would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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