: 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
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