[ih] Origin of 'talk' command

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Dec 19 14:29:10 PST 2002


Olde Fuzzball had equivalent of talk on port 63 for the SATNET coming
out party/demonstration at NCC 79. Fuzzball is not Unix, of course, so
this bit of trivial history might not be useful to you.

Brian Dear wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know the date that the Unix "talk" command originally appeared,
> and on what version/platform of Unix, and also if there's an RFC on it
> (I've not been able to locate one)?
> - Brian

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