Allows users to send messages to and receive messages from a remote system.
The writesrv daemon allows users to send messages to users on a remote system and receive responses from users on a remote system with the write command.
The writesrv utility receives incoming requests from a write command and creates a server process to handle the request. This server process communicates with the client process (write) and provides whatever services are requested.
To perform these services, the writesrv daemon creates a socket that is attached to the port defined in the /etc/services file. All requests for service are sent as messages to this socket.
Note: If the writesrv daemon terminates abnormally (such as a system crash, power failure, or the kill -9 command), the /var/spool/writesrv directory must be manually cleaned out to remove any files left behind by the writesrv daemon.
The writesrv daemon is started from the /etc/rc script. This is the usual way the daemon is started.
startsrc -s writesrv &
The writesrv daemon is started using SRC.
|/etc/services||Contains the Network Services directory.|
The kill command, write command
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