[DragonFlyBSD - Submit #3261] (New) [PATCH] talkd: Find users for more than one talk request.

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Wed Jan 13 16:02:37 PST 2021

Issue #3261 has been reported by dancrossnyc.

Submit #3261: [PATCH] talkd: Find users for more than one talk request.

* Author: dancrossnyc
* Status: New
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: Userland
* Target version: Latest stable
talkd was written to use `utmpentry` from `who`, which
caches the results of read the `utmpx` file.  However,
talkd is usually invoked from inetd `wait` mode; it's
possible that a user might login after `talkd` starts;
with the cached utmpx data, one can't `talk` to that

Further, consumption of the utmp data nulls it out for
subsequent requests.  The result is that the first talk
succeeds, but subsequent requests fail.

The fix is to avoid using the `utmpentry` machinery,
and just read `utmp` directly every time we need to.

0001-talkd-Find-users-in-more-than-one-talk-request.patch (4.78 KB)

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